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.

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. […]

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 […]