February 3, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 40

Stories from the February 3, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Film Review: “Game 6”

The Boston Red Sox will never ever win the World Series. Until last fall, this fact was accepted since 1918. And for the long years between these triumphs, Sox fans wallowed in their own self-induced apocalyptic sense of doom every time Boston began to show promise. What is about sports that makes it such a […]

Late night TV legend dies, students remember

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Though students may not remember seeing long-time host and comedian Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show,” many heard about him from parents and older relatives. The comedian died last week at age 79 of emphysema in his Malibu, Calif., home. “When I was little my parents watched him all the time,” said […]

SA elections charter aims to prevent last year’s mishaps

The Student Association Senate finalized the Joint Elections Committee, confirming its final two members and passing an amended charter intended to prevent allegations of fraud that marked last year’s election. The new amendments include sections to prevent bribes and inappropriate campaign spending. Rules Committee chairman Ben Traverse (CCAS-U) said the amendments were a direct response […]

Power to the people

Democracy was in action last weekend when 16 members of GW’s Chamber Choir performed in the world premiere of Democracy: An American Comedy, The Washington National Opera’s first commissioned work in more than a decade. GW’s company debut also marked the WNO’s temporary return to its original home at Lisner Auditorium. “It’s been a great […]

Crime Log

Burglary II 1/30 – Francis Scott Key Hall 11:22 p.m. – open case A laptop was stolen from a resident’s room. The resident claimed her door was locked, however a male witness told University Police that he noticed the door was open during the time period in question. Destruction 1/26 – Thurston Hall – case […]

Film Review: “The Jacket”

Jack Starks has died. At least once. While serving in the first Gulf War (a montage that eerily resembles current images from Iraq), Starks (Adrien Brody) is shot in the head and miraculously survives. Suffering from amnesia, he returns to a cold and barren Vermont and winds up in a mental institution after being involved […]

Students join for day of service

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Dana Chester, a junior at the George Washington University, braved the low temperatures and snow on Jan. 22, and led a team of 11 of her fraternity brothers in providing groceries to the elderly. “We saved them a trip to the grocery store,” said Chester the co-service chair of the Phi Sigma […]

Editorial: Synch funds and priorities

Our view: The University must balance long term growth with educational quality for current GW students. This semester, GW students have felt the pinch of a University-wide classroom shortage. Forced to sit in chairs without tables – and even on the floor – students in some of the University’s most popular departments have voiced concerns […]

Theatre review: Meyerhold: Dead in the Water

Mark Jackson’s The Death of Meyerhold, opens with the phrase, “Give me life or death, only not sleep!” Unfortunately, sleep is the only reaction that the three-hour, two-intermission play provokes. Set in early 19th century Russia, Studio Theatre’s new play explores the life and death of its title character in conjunction with the political trend […]