December 2, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 32

Stories from the December 2, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Getting “Closer”

“Closer” (Sony Pictures) is a movie about love at first sight – and it’s to writer Patrick Marber’s credit that he manages to make that notion sound utterly unbearable. If the protagonists, once they found someone, could only keep their eyes to themselves, they would be perfectly happy. But then we wouldn’t have this gut-wrenching […]

Grads get Supreme Court clerkships

The Supreme Court is the nation’s highest and most secretive judicial body. But a select few GW Law School graduates have gotten an exclusive look at the court by serving as clerks for its justices. Since 1990, six Law School graduates have been named Supreme Court law clerks, which are among the most coveted positions […]

Women’s basketball knocks off Villanova

The GW women’s basketball team knocked off a ranked Big East Conference team for the second straight year Wednesday night, beating No. 24 (Associated Press) Villanova University 62-52 at the Smith Center. Last season, GW beat No. 23 Boston College at home. Just under 800 fans watched the Colonials (3-1) hold the Wildcats (3-2) to […]

Music, movement sizzle in Movin’ Out

The sounds of Billy Joel’s piano recently took over the National Theatre, but not for a concert. It was the first Broadway tour and D.C. debut of the smash hit Movin’ Out. In the tradition of recent dance shows like Swing and Contact and musician-inspired musicals like Mamma Mia, Movin’ Out is an energy-packed synergy […]

Students to appear on WB

GW students will help write, report and produce a weekly public affairs show on the local WB affiliate beginning in January. Some episodes of WB NOW, a local news and talk show on WBDC, will be produced and staffed by GW students. Other shows will be produced by Montgomery College, a community college in Rockville, […]

A Thompson family reunion

Brothers T.J. and Landy Thompson are self-proclaimed polar opposites. T.J.’s noisy, Landy’s quiet. T.J.’s a compact 5-foot-10-inches, Landy’s a taller six-foot-one-inch. T.J. plays for GW, Landy plays for Mount St. Mary’s College. Many aspects of their personalities, even their fashion sense, are very different. Twenty-two-year-old T.J.’s size 46 shorts droop almost to the tops of […]

Editorial: Defray costs

Lost in the mess surrounding the omnibus budget bill passed by Congress last month is a provision to rework the formula guiding the distribution of federal Pell grants. Under the new formula, the grants – which provide financial assistance to low-income families to defray the cost of college tuition – would be slashed, and for […]

SA Notes

Woodard accessible on the Web Student Association President Omar Woodard may sometimes be too busy for face-to-face meetings with his constituents, but he can be now be reached every Monday on the Internet. AOL Instant Messenger users can log on Monday nights from 10 to 11 p.m. to have a live chat with Woodard, whose […]

Mensah-Bonsu leads rout

In a clear mismatch of talent and power, the GW men’s basketball team topped Mount Saint Mary’s College 81-58 Wednesday night at the Smith Center. GW’s inside game was a focal point, as the Colonials scored 44 points inside the paint. Junior forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu led all scorers with 27 points, surpassing his previous career-high […]

Column: Sex and the seasons

Amid all these picture-perfect holiday scenes, it becomes easy to wonder if maybe you might have missed out on meeting your soul mate by even the most minute shift in circumstances. Like if you had caught that Metro you just missed by seconds the other day. Sometimes I think looking for your destined love is […]