October 28, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 24

Stories from the October 28, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Hey kids, like violence? “Saw” hacks into theaters

“Saw” (Lions Gate) is a fantastically ugly movie. If you’re easily grossed out, offended or upset by graphic violence and cruelty, stay home. If there’s even a question about it, stay home. But if you can stand to watch what unfolds, you won’t be disappointed. The film’s low budget is readily apparent, but there are […]

Varsity Roundup

Golf Results from Oct. 25: The Colonials finished ninth out of 13 teams at the Old Dominion University/Seascape Collegiate Tournament, shooting a combined 611 for the tourney. Next: The ODU/Seascape was GW’s last fall tourney. The Colonials’ first spring match will be March 20-21 at the William & Mary Colonial Invitational. Women’s tennis Results from […]

Students try out for “Colonial Idol”

Ten GW singers strutted their stuff at the Mount Vernon Pub Wednesday night, hoping to win a chance to sing the national anthem at GW’s kickoff to the basketball season. “Colonial Idol,” which was inspired from the hit television show “American Idol,” gave nine female and one male performer the stage to sing an a […]

Patriots extend Volleyball’s skid

A year ago the GW Volleyball team was 21-11 and 8-6 in the Atlantic 10, which was good enough for conference tournament berth. This year has been the complete opposite for the Colonials, who have now lost nine straight matches, the longest streak in program history. On Tuesday night at George Mason, the Patriots handed […]

SA senators say Univ. should fully fund EMeRG

Some Student Association senators are complaining that their organization is picking up the tab for EMeRG. and are urging the University to fully fund the program. When the SA dished out funds to on-campus student groups earlier this month, the Senate threatened to cut the budget of EMeRG., which is mostly financed by the University. […]

“Sideways” and Behind: An interview with writer/director Alexander Payne

Riding the critical acclaim of “About Schmidt,” director and co-writer Alexander Payne took the cynical road through Southern California’s wine country in his new film “Sideways.” Starring Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church, this venture demonstrated that he is more than a satirist but one also drenched in pinot noir expertise. Hatchet: Where did the […]

Event displays eco-friendly clothes in Kogan

Companies and student groups came together Wednesday in Kogan Plaza for the first ever Eco-fashion Extravaganza, an effort to elevate fashion and environmental awareness. GW hosted the event as part of GreenFest 2004, which took place all day Wednesday in Kogan Plaza. Vivavi, an online company offering products made of environmentally friendly materials, was the […]

Undergraduate, law students debate election issues

Student groups and law professors debated the war in Iraq and other major issues in the election at a Town Hall meeting Monday night. The debate, sponsored by the Student Association and Black Law Student Association, attracted about 130 students to the Law School’s fourth floor. Students from the College Republicans, College Democrats, College Law […]

Halloween Club and Bar Events

Once you reach college, Halloween’s festivities (i.e. trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples and funny costumes) take a ghoulish turn. The treats turn alcoholic, bobbing becomes not so innocent and girls wear “funny” outfits suited for a soft porn flick. The drinking and costumes are the easy decisions when it comes to planning your Halloween adventure. But […]