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: “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 […]

“Assisted Living”

Anyone who’s had a relative in a nursing home or other elderly-care facility knows that the phrase “assisted living” can be misleading; one’s life is not being assisted – it’s often driven, at the cost of an individual’s independence. It is in this uncomfortably carceral setting that writer-director-producer Elliot Greenebaum created his independent tragicomedy “Assisted […]

University to ban smoking in dorms starting in fall

Students looking to smoke in their dorm rooms next year will either need to move outside or kick the habit. The University announced Wednesday that it will prohibit smoking in all residence halls beginning next semester, citing accidental fire alarms, health concerns and maintenance issues. A letter sent by the Residence Hall Association to GW […]

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 […]