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.

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 […]

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 […]

Calendar

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: “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 […]

Greek Briefs

Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Kappa win Greek Week The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Sigma Kappa sorority won the annual Greek Week competition, which took place last week. Greek Week, which ended Nov. 11, featured a seven-day sequence of competitive events, including a date auction, skit night and Greek God and Goddess competition for fraternities […]

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 […]

Column: Playing in two different worlds

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – If there is one thing that should be pretty clear after Monday night, it is that despite how far the GW men’s basketball team has come, the program is still a long way away from the likes of Wake Forest. With their last two games, excluding the preseason, being losses here in […]

Editorial: Don’t charge volunteers

After passing through a committee, the D.C. City Council is set to consider a bill requiring all volunteers in the District’s public schools to be fingerprinted and subjected to an FBI background check. The most egregious component to this piece of legislation is its stipulation requiring volunteers to foot the $40 bill for such services. […]