December 9, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 34

Stories from the December 9, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Ridge resigns, police commissioner to take over

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, resigned from his post last week. “As the Department’s first leader, Tom oversaw the large reorganization — the largest reorganization of the government in nearly a half-century,” said President George W. Bush. “He met urgent challenges with patience and purpose, and because of his service our […]

Column: Sitting down with Omar

With a job that sets tuition back eleven g’s and affords one the luxury of over 700 facebook friends guided by the greatest sincerity, who wouldn’t want to be President of the Student Association? Naturally, a character of great mystique is the one who ends up handling the job and the collective fate of our […]


Thursday GW Trails Stress Free Skate-Off Ice skating at the National Gallery of Art skating rink 2:45 to 8 p.m. Meet at Marvin Center Great Hall Cost: $12 Sponsored by the Student Activities Center The Third Crazy Night: Hannukah Hoopla! Food, candle-lighting, student performances and art projects 7 to 9 p.m. Columbian Square in J […]

Creating a universe

Rehearsal started at 7 p.m., and they were in the middle of a scene when I arrived. “Oh, welcome,” said several voices after I had taken a seat. I said that I was just there to observe. “You’re lucky,” said Jason Ioannides, one of the two actors standing in the middle of the room, rehearsing […]

Column: An SA image makeover

Members of our Student Association are dropping seven large on expensive meals? Harrumph. While it would be easy simply to ridicule these hungry, hungry, hippos, it is more useful to discuss how the SA can move beyond these foodgate scandals to gain respect from GW students. Though $7,000 sounds like a lot of money, it […]

Column: Denying reality

Denial is a fascinating emotion. In the face of damning and irrefutable evidence, humans placate their fears and doubts by simply claiming the opposite is true. Democrats refuse to accept any culpability for their losses on Nov. 2. Instead, many blame alleged delusional, ignorant, Fox News-watching, religious zealots in the nation’s heartland for their poor […]

Review: Ocean’s Twelve

The creation of great film sequels seems to come from a want to produce them, not from a need. The general critical reception of Steven Soderbergh’s 2001 remake of the Rat Pack caper “Ocean’s Eleven” was that it was fun and slick but by no means a masterpiece. “Ocean’s Twelve” (Warner Bros.) was created out […]

Officials consider moving Monumental Celebration

GW administrators are in the process of reevaluating their plans for Monumental Celebration following a year of disappointing ticket sales and significant financial losses. In an effort to lower costs and boost attendance, the University may switch the annual graduate gala from the traditional Union Station location to the less expensive Smithsonian National Museum of […]

Review: Blade: Trinity

“Blade: Trinity” (New Line Cinema) has serious identity issues. Is this an action movie? A horror movie? A buddy comedy? A surreal blend of all three? Like a raging alcoholic at a Christmas party, the film staggers about, alternating between charming humor and harsh violence, always demanding your attention in the most garish way possible. […]