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.

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. […]

Seniors graduate early

Senior Rachel Aaronson will not attend an elaborate Commencement ceremony when she graduates from GW. Aaronson and 150 of her classmates plan to graduate this month, a semester early. There are 151 students out of a class of 2,566 who have applied to graduate a semester early, according to the University’s Office of Institutional Research. […]

University introduces online evaluations

Students in about one-third of Columbian College courses and almost all Elliott School classes are able to rate their professors over the Internet this semester. The Student Association and the University are overseeing the online evaluations, which are run through GWeb and were first tested last spring and summer in select international affairs courses. In […]

Learning to Cope

If you’ve never heard of singer/songwriter Clarence Greenwood, a.k.a. Citizen Cope, shame on you. Recently named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “Top Ten Artists to Watch,” he has gained popularity among fans of all genres with the release of his second album, The Clarence Greenwood Recordings. His bluesy funk-rock combines a tinge of tripped out […]