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.

Special Delivery

If you’re sick of the monotony of modern radio, junior Bryan Randolph thinks he has a solution: podcasting, a fast-rising medium that exposes consumers to a wide array of new artists without the hassle of station surfing or file sharing. This new technology automatically delivers songs or talk radio files to users through a subscription […]

Frosh fears retaliation after Thurston drug bust

University Police officers seized a large quantity of marijuana last week in simultaneous raids of three Thurston Hall rooms. UPD conducted at least two of the searches based on information from a freshman who now fears retaliation from several people that were cited for drug possession. On Jan. 21, UPD officers searched the Thurston rooms […]

The Bar Belle

GW Inaugural Ball I hope I don’t disappoint my loyal readers by admitting that, yes, I attended the GW Inaugural Ball. I even have my tile/coaster party favor to prove it. Politics aside, I decided why not take up my parents’ offer to have them buy my ticket and get drunk. The ball began at […]

JEC still not ready

The Student Association Senate adjourned at 2:38 a.m. Wednesday without passing a 2005 Joint Elections Committee Charter to govern the March elections. The meeting was stopped when Ryan Kilpatrick (ESIA-U) left, saying it was irresponsible for a JEC charter to be passed with only half of the voting senators present. Many senators left as the […]

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 […]

Zip-ah-dee-do-dah

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 […]