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.

Editorial: Stay classy, GW

On Tuesday, the men’s basketball team suffered another heartbreaking, last-second loss to Xavier. The students who filled the Smith Center filed out hanging their heads in disappointment after the team lost its third game out of its last four. The only thing these fans should be disappointed with is their conduct before, during and after […]

Editorial: Change tactics

On Monday, anti-abortion marchers congregated in Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life, protesting the anniversary of Roe v. Wade – the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Such action is part of a well-organized and persuasive campaign by pro-life groups around the country – and as a result, on college campuses – at influencing […]

Column: Fix the inept Senate

Sitting down to write a column on the Student Association is a frustrating task. Because of a pedestrian publicity effort, most of what I – and other students – learn about the SA comes from the pages of The Hatchet. Looking for some first-hand perspective on the intricacies of SA politics ahead of the impending […]

Column: What have we learned?

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp Auschwitz. It was the site of the systematic murder of one and one half million Jews. At its prime, Auschwitz operated as a killing machine perfectly constructed to end up to 2,000 human lives at once. It became the infamous location of […]

Georgetown paper seeks independence from school

The Hoya, Georgetown University’s biweekly student newspaper, is seeking editorial and financial independence from its school. “We don’t feel the university is as invested in us as we are,” said senior Josh Zumbrun, chairman of The Hoya’s Board of Directors, which oversees management of the publication. Attainting independence might allow the newspaper to increase its […]

Column: Bush’s conservative speech

I originally planned to defend President Bush’s second inaugural address from the usual and increasingly bitter Democratic attacks. But with four more years of the Bush White House, there will be plenty of time for that later. Right now, I must answer the few – but pressing – conservative criticisms of Bush’s truly momentous speech. […]

Thousands call for abortion ban at demonstration

About 50 students joined thousands of anti-abortion activists to call for a legal ban on abortion at the 32nd annual March for Life Monday. The demonstrators marched nearly 18 blocks from the Ellipse to the Supreme Court. Many of the students belonged to Colonials for Life, a non-sectarian group founded in October 2003 that has […]

Music Reviews

Artist: U2 Album: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb Label: Interscope Records U2’s Atomic Bomb is a safe and predictable album that may frustrate the avid listener. This 11-track album is an uneven blend of subdued Euro-techno tempos and signature guitar reverberations, seemingly borrowed and reworked from previous studio sessions. Lead singer Bono contemplates more […]

Black Milk: Surprisingly Tasty

Bad Russian techno music issues forth from a cheap radio. Weak sunlight straggles through the thick smears of dust on the cracked glass of the doorway. The floor of this abandoned train station is filthy, littered with crumpled newspapers and other, unidentifiable debris. A wood-burning stove wheezes quietly in a corner as dustings of plaster […]