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.

MPD investigates alleged abduction

Metropolitan Police officials are still investigating a freshman’s claim that he was abducted at gunpoint while walking home from a bar early Saturday morning. The student, who was not harmed in the incident, said a male driver forced him into a car at gunpoint at 18th and G streets and proceeded to drive around the […]


I’m sure by now most every college student in America has seen Mystery Science Theater 3000. You know, that show where the janitor and two robots are forced to watch the worst movies ever made from an orbiting satellite. If you haven’t seen it yet, I suggest holding off a little longer. Once it ends […]

Better left alone

What should filmgoers make of this recent trend of movies based on videogames? The back story for most games is just a hasty excuse for running around and shooting things. That might not be a problem when you’re actually running and shooting (or at least pushing the buttons), but when you’re just watching the action, […]

William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice”

Despite the glut of Shakespearean films in the ’90s, there has not been a true film adaptation of “The Merchant of Venice” since the silent film era. The play remains controversial, especially due to its anti-Semitic theme. And although screenwriter-director Michael Radford attempts to deal with this issue, in doing so, he creates a tragedy-comedy […]

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 […]