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.

HFS for the holidays

Christmas time is upon us, and you know what that means: Santa Claus, sugar plum fairies and rock bands sacrificing themselves at radio festivals to get some air play. No worries though, because artistic integrity’s loss is your gain, oh noble concertgoer, as WHFS has put together an HFSmas Nutcracker with something for everyone. If […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 11/23 – Pelham Hall – 9:50 a.m. – case closed Community Living and Learning Center staff found a small container that tested positive for marijuana. Referred to Student Judicial Services 11/22 – New Hall – 9:10 p.m. case closed CLLC found two glass pipes that tested positive for marijuana. CLLC also found […]

Publication puts the parody in George Washington

In its first issue, The GW Carver investigated racial tension in D.C. – racial tension between gray and white squirrels, to be precise. The Carver, the University’s satirical newspaper, pokes fun at the GW community with fake news stories. “We like to be devil’s advocate on a lot of issues just for the hell of […]

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 […]