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.

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. […]

Men’s soccer draws UNC

The GW men’s soccer team will challenge the University of North Carolina in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday at 6 p.m. at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C. After shutting out Temple 2-0 last Sunday in the Atlantic 10 Tournament finale, the Colonials earned a spot in NCAA Tourney for the second […]

Column: Meet Joe Country and Jim City

Joe Country lives in rural America, gets his news from Fox and commentary from Rush Limbaugh on the radio on his way to work. He attends church more than once a week and often discusses issues important to him with a group of church friends every Sunday after services. During the day, he follows the […]

Law may deter volunteers

Roughly 2,500 GW students who volunteered at D.C. public schools last year could have to go through a background check before doing so again in the future. The D.C. City Council might consider a bill next month that would require all unsupervised volunteers to be fingerprinted at their own cost before working with children in […]

Column: Taking their eyes off the ball

In the spirit of the approaching holiday season, I thought I would take the time to be a little gracious in this week’s column. Well, to start at least. I first wanted to apologize to the dozens of hostile OC fans offended by a gaffe I made in my last column. At one point while […]

Kalb report participates weigh role of morals in election

A group of journalists at Monday night’s Kalb Report at the National Press Club debated whether moral values were the deciding factor in the 2004 election. The discussion, hosted by moderator Marvin Kalb, featured CNN political analyst Jeff Greenfield, The New York Times’ Adam Nagourney, U.S. News & World Report senior writer Michael Barone and […]

Column: Goodbye John

When I heard the news, I went out to buy a bottle of champagne. I came back with a bottle of vodka instead, but regardless of the method, the idea was the same; I was going to get blasted celebrating the retirement of a man who, during his time, gave me more reason to question […]