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.

Mount Vernon Campus courts neighbors

Despite the longstanding disputes between GW and Foggy Bottom residents, University and community officials said the Mount Vernon Campus enjoys good relations with its neighbors. In Foggy Bottom, some residents have engaged in zoning battles and fought the University on almost all of its efforts to expand. But at Mount Vernon, located in the upscale […]

Students seek to return to townhouse

Students evicted from three apartments in an off-campus townhouse three weeks ago have not been allowed to move back in, and said city officials have offered no explanations. “I’ve been doing horribly on tests just because I’m making a thousand phone calls a day … we’re trying to get back to normal,” said senior Richard […]

Concert previews: Talib Kweli & Dogs Die in Hot Cars

THURSDAY Talib Kweli w/Saul Williams 9:30 Club $25 Talib Kweli, whose name means “student of truth,” lives up to this title on his recent effort The Beautiful Struggle, an effortlessly smart and infectious album that sends one hand to the air and the other to the encyclopedia. You’ve probably heard Kweli name-checked by a mainstream […]

Theatre Review: “The Highest Yellow”

What do you have to die for? Not to live for, but to die for? What do you love so much you would stop breathing for it; what moves you so deeply you want to experience it to the ultimate degree? For Vincent van Gogh (Marc Kurdish), that would be painting. For his doctor, Felix […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]