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.

Exits Clov’s Saskwatch EP to be released at Black Cat Friday night

The Saskwatch EP from GW’s own Exit Clov is finished and will be ready for the masses Friday night at the Black Cat. Recorded on their own budget, studio and equipment in a basement in Virginia, the band calls the self-produced 5-tracks more “experimental” than their previous release, Starfish. “(We’re using) compositional rock, mixing in […]

Bar Belle: Dream Nightclub

I have suffered long enough from the curse of the largely-ignored mid-December birthday. So last weekend I decided to beat the curse. I found two other victims of winter break birthdays so we could throw ourselves a fabulous party. And where to throw this type of party, you ask. The answer is the “Red Room,” […]

Textbook prices soar; legislation on the way to offset cost

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The cost of college textbooks has increased at nearly four times the rate of inflation since 1994, costing students upwards of $900 per academic year, according to a study released Tuesday by the State Public Interest Research Groups. The study, which surveyed textbook prices at 59 public and private universities across the […]

Film Review “In the Realms of the Unreal”

Jessica Yu’s startling film documenting the life of outsider artist Henry Darger serves as a cogent reminder of the fantastical worlds and stories Joan Didion once said that we as humans create and “have learned, to freeze the shifting phantasmagoria which is our actual experience.” And so the story follows; Darger, a troubled child floated […]


Thursday GW Academic Success Series Workshop: Get Organized 4 to 5:30 p.m. The University Counseling Center, 2033 K St. Sponsored by the University Counseling Center Lecture on World War II and Japanese-Americans Franklin Odo, director of the Asian Pacific American Program and cultural history curator at the National Museum of American History, to speak 2 […]

Record high number of students pass AP tests in 2004

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – More high school students than ever before are taking and passing Advanced Placement exams according to a recently released report. The first-ever Advanced Placement Report to the Nation was released by the College Board, the non-profit organization that administers the AP program, just as the program approaches its 50th anniversary. There was […]

Column: This week is for the Birds

Take a moment to remember a few great rivalries. Yankees vs. Red Sox. Howard Stern vs. the F.C.C. Hillary Duff vs. Lindsay Lohan. Condoleezza Rice vs. Barbara Boxer. Now forget them. Repress them. Ignore them. Do whatever you can to push them out of your brain. They don’t matter anymore. This week, it’s the Eagles […]

Greek Briefs

Service fraternity looks to increase members The co-ed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega is hoping to nearly double its membership during this week’s spring recruitment period, Alpha Phi Omega President Violet Ricker said. Recruitment for the organization began Wednesday. Some of the events planned for this year’s spring rush include making peanut butter and jelly […]

Column: Rename the Marvin Center

It was not long ago that students protested at the Marvin Center dedication, believing, as The Hatchet editorialized that day in 1971, that “the name Cloyd Heck Marvin will insult many users of this Center, especially the black students whose parents were not allowed to attend GW.” To this day, the mention of Marvin’s name […]

Varsity Roundup

Atlantic 10 honor roll 75 student-athletes recognized Seventy-five Colonial athletes have made the Atlantic 10 honor roll by compiling a GPA of 3.5 or greater. This year, the A-10 has made requirements more stringent, raising the minimum GPA from 3.0. Fourteen members of the crew team, 11 soccer players, and 10 swimmers and cross country […]