January 27, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 38

Stories from the January 27, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Here’s a rare breed

The recent influx of generic pop/rock bands has flooded the radio, record stores and clubs. But rarely do these bands deserve the recognition they receive. The Chicago-based band The Academy Is… is a wonderful exception. Set for release Feb. 8, their debut album Almost Here (Fueled by Ramen Records) demands your attention from the first […]

Last-second shot stuns Colonials

Freshmen are not supposed to make shots like that. No one is supposed to make shots like that. Twenty-five foot jumpers are not supposed to be made, let alone attempted. But Xavier rookie Stanley Burrell never got that memo. As a result, the GW men’s basketball team’s slide continued Tuesday night. Facing a two-point deficit […]

A feel-good tune

It is no surprise that Christophe Barratier’s film “Les Choristes” or “The Chorus” (Galat?e Films) was France’s collective nominee for the foreign film category at the Academy Awards. It is one of the more palatable and “feel good” movies I have seen for quite some time. The performances were genuine and well-acted, the direction was […]

Starlight, Starbright

In 2002, Taking Back Sunday, a little-known band from Long Island, broke into the music scene with their first album Tell All Your Friends (Victory Records). Since the album’s release, the band coursed its way along the Billboard Music chart, claiming a spot every week for two years straight. But just when it seemed like […]


These days it seems like many musicals are compiled, rather than composed. A fashionable alternative to writing from scratch is to find an existing collection of songs and create a plot that encompasses all of the lyrics. Is this post-modernity at its finest, or mere laziness? Previously applied to George and Ira Gershwin for the […]

SA Notes

Senate may put more money into co-sponsorships The Student Association Finance Committee received $105,173 from the 2003-04 budget surplus on Tuesday night. Some of that money will be given to student groups as co-sponsorships. The SA has $57,369 remaining in the co-sponsorship fund, an amount that can be increased by the Senate. Co-sponsorships allow the […]


Thursday Theta Delta Cheese Help the Homeless by donating canned food or paying a dollar for a grilled cheese sandwich 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kogan Plaza and H Street Terrace Sponsored by Theta Delta Chi Miriam’s Dialogue Discuss poetry and literature with soup kitchen attendees 8:15 to 9 a.m. Miriam’s Kitchen, 2401 Virginia Ave. […]

Greek Briefs

Fraternities, sororities ready for spring recruitment Twelve fraternities and two sororities begin spring recruitment next week with a variety of events. The spring recruitment period, traditionally shorter and less formal than fall recruitment, will take place between Jan. 31 and Feb. 5. Sigma Delta Tau and Phi Sigma Sigma are the only two of GW’s […]

Journalism interest increases

More reporter notebooks and tape recorders could be spotted on campus if applications for next year follow University and national trends. The number of students who applied to be journalism majors in the School of Media and Public Affairs reached an all-time high last year, with 371 applicants, 87 more than the year before. “There […]