November 18, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 30

Stories from the November 18, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Getting it started

Last Sunday night may have been the first time Black Eyed Peas recited an impromptu freestyle driven by shout-outs to “G-Dub.” However, the estimated 2,500 people who attended the band’s recent GW performance appeared as if they hoped it wasn’t the last. “The show was amazing. I went crazy,” said junior Jackie Burgess, panting as […]

Movie Review: National Treasure

“National Treasure” (Touchstone) tells the story of treasure hunter Benjamin Gates (Nicolas Cage). For generations, his family has searched for an elusive fortune, amassed over the course of centuries, last known to be in the hands of America’s founding fathers. When the latest clue in the worldwide trail indicates the Declaration of Independence as a […]

Editorial: Eliminate taxicab zones

Yesterday, District cab drivers participated in a 12-hour work stoppage to protest D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams’ proposed reorganization of the way taxicabs are regulated. Perhaps the plan’s most controversial suggestion is the provision calling for cab companies to contribute toward raising $350,000 to equip a small number of cabs with fare meters as a means […]

Theatre Review: Pericles

Warning: Do not allow an excessively complicated story to scare you. Pericles, showing at the Shakespeare Theatre on 7th Street, is actually a silly, soap opera tale of a bedraggled king that encompasses more than 16 years, several countries, persons presumed dead and various ship-crushing tempests. The plot “summary” in the playbill covers several pages […]

Women’s basketball faces tough early season schedule

Unlike the GW men’s basketball team, the women’s team will not open their season with a nationally televised game. However, coach Joe McKeown’s team will begin with a big game of its own – against cross-town rival Georgetown. The Hoyas will look to defeat the Colonials for the fourth straight year. When Georgetown squared off […]

Letters to the Editor

A good race I would like to publicly commend Kris Hart for his efforts in the race for election as the 2A-05 Commissioner of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission. Having known and worked with Kris on community projects, I was delighted to endorse him as a candidate and, in a way, to act as his campaign […]

Movie Review: “Kinsey”

Watching “Kinsey” (Fox Searchlight) is like disappointing sex. It’s intriguing at first, certainly has its moments early on, but by the end it’s just awkward and painful. Afterwards, it’s hard to know what went wrong – it seemed so promising approaching the halfway mark, but the lack of closure, the breakdown of communication, the lack […]


Thursday Vietnamese Thanksgiving Dinner 6 to 8 p.m. Multicultural Student Services Center Room 209 Sponsored by the Vietnamese Student Association Showing of “Dirty Secrets” Documentary about CIA-led detainment and torture in Latin America 7 to 9 p.m. Funger Hall Room 108 Sponsored by Amnesty International Free Pita Giveaway Pita giveaway and meet a legal drinking […]

Movie Review: “Spongebob Squarepants”

In his book “From Caligari to Hitler,” film theorist Siegfried Kracauer argues that Hitler’s rise to power in the crippled post-World War I Germany was aided by the cinematic movement German Expressionism, which focused entirely on creating alternate, almost dreamlike realities in the films under its stylistic umbrella. By taking the focus away from the […]