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.

In the dumps: Students wade through trash for a cause

Graduate student Matthew Tisdale started last weekend the way he starts many weekends: hoping the industrial-strength garbage compactor he was standing in did not turn on. Perhaps because he had done it 25 times before last Friday night, the 2003 Columbian College of Arts and Sciences graduate was not as worried about being crushed by […]

Popular Chinatown bar swings into Aidan’s Orbit

The boys of Scythian have come a long way from playing on the streets of Alexandria for gas money. But that’s exactly how these D.C. natives are proud to say they started out. Now, playing a full house every Thursday night at Fado’s gives these lads the credibility they deserve. Their new studio-recorded album, Aidan’s […]

Too few Spanish classes leads to overcrowding, long wait list

GW’s Spanish program is struggling to accommodate students with enough faculty and classroom space, professors in the department said. There are 89 students on a wait list to get into a Spanish class this spring and 24 classes have exceeded their caps, said Ellen Echeverr?a, chair of the Spanish language program. Spanish 1, 2, 3 […]

Film Review: “The Education of Shelby Knox”

“The Education of Shelby Knox” opens with Butch Hancock, guitar player for the Flatlanders, saying, “life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things: One is that God loves you, and you’re going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth, and you should save it for […]

Elliott School panel discusses tsunami aftermath

With December’s Asian tsunami sliding into the inside pages of newspapers, Elliott School of International Affairs professors discussed challenges facing the ravaged nations at a town hall meeting Tuesday night. Elliott School Dean Harry Harding moderated the panel, which consisted of faculty members Ray Williamson, Shawn McHale, Elizabeth Chacko, Stephen Commins and Leon Fuerth. The […]

Men face roadblock

Since the onset of the season, GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs has made his aspirations clear. Three names have been mentioned countless times, citing their success as a measuring stick in Atlantic 10 basketball. Xavier, Dayton, and Temple have all had great success in the past decade, the kind of success Hobbs’ program is […]

Student protestors learn rights to avoid night in jail

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Imagine spending nine hours in a room the size of a walk-in closet. That was exactly what George Washington University senior Beth Pellettieri faced after being arrested in her student center for protesting the treatment of university workers last spring. “It can really make you understand the power dynamics involved in being […]

Women eye two wins

Despite the fact that the GW women’s basketball team has never lost to La Salle or Dayton, head coach Joe McKeown is not taking either team lightly. Wins against the Explorers and Flyers would help the Colonials pick up some ground in the Atlantic 10. GW currently sits in third place in the A-10 West, […]

Pro-life activists gather in nation’s capital

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Last Monday, tens of thousands of pro-life activists gathered on the National Mall to protest the thirty-second anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. The crowd, made up of protesters from around the country, marched in frigid conditions from the White House Ellipse to the Supreme Court, to voice their […]

In response to “Should we support our troops?” (Jan. 31, p. 4)

Use your ballot Should we support our troops? The answer: absolutely, unequivocally, yes. The men and women who govern our country were democratically elected, by and for the people. Our citizens, our vote, gave them the responsibility to protect our shores and preserve the integrity of our great nation. Our men and women in uniform […]