February 10, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 42

Stories from the February 10, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

South African actors perform at GW

Members of the Bokamoso Youth Theatre portrayed the gritty realities of AIDS, domestic violence and death at Betts Marvin Theater on Feb. 5. The performers came from a center for at-risk South African teens to act out issues that plague their hometown of Winterveldt, South Africa, an area that has struggled with poverty, illiteracy and […]

Doom’s day

Underground hip-hop’s most notorious masked emcee will pay a special visit to GW Friday for the “Live from the Ballroom” series, WRGW’s first major concert of the semester. “Hip hop heads in the community are really excited for MF Doom. He’s not someone who tours a lot. He’s played one date in D.C. in the […]

Editorial: The shrinking student union

Mounting student angst with, and contempt for, J Street culminated in the passage of a bill in the Student Association Senate that could lead to a one-day boycott of the Aramark-run establishment on March 7. Offering a number of steps – including specific meetings with University administrators and Aramark officials – to address student concerns […]

Zuton Fever

Liverpool has had a reputation for breeding young, talented musicians who push the envelope, claiming rock groups such as The Beatles, The La’s and The Coral. Next in line may be the psychedelic five-piece act The Zutons. So what is a Zuton, you might ask? A clear definition may be hard to come by, but […]

The Bar Belle: Fur Nightclub

Fur Nightclub 33 Patterson St. N.E. Unless you are an active participant in the D.C. club scene or subscribe to the right club promoter’s listserv, you probably have not heard of The District’s newest posh nightclub – Fur. As someone who belongs to the latter category with a duty to present and dissect nightlife for […]

Column: Follow the road

Since the White House propaganda shop began its work in 2002 to sell the Iraq War, so often it has seemed America exists in a bizarro world, an Orwellian universe where up is down, good is bad and hot is cold. The Bush administration has led us down a freakish Yellow Brick Road, but instead […]

A panacea for the heart

The Warner Theatre has received a pulsing, lusty valentine, courtesy of the peerless Broadway choreographer/director Susan Stroman. “Contact,” her 1999 Tony Award-winning “dance play,” is still the most contemporary landmark work in the American Musical theatre. Even “The Producers,” also directed by Ms. Stroman, doesn’t hit the creative heights on which this show so intrepidly […]

The Thai Warrior

It is no secret – in fact, it is openly admitted and understood that the world of martial arts cinema rests almost entirely on the shoulders of martial artists. It is one of the few genres which still valiantly defends the archetypal concept of the hero, and for that, I am personally grateful. The very […]

Column: A proud and real fraternity

In light of a recent op-ed written by the highly misinformed president of the Interfraternity Council (“Join a real fraternity,” Feb. 3, p. 5), the members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Washington City Rho chapter feel the need to clear up the many misconceptions and lies that circulated in last week’s Hatchet. Sigma Alpha Epsilon […]

SA Notes

Students to vote on fee increase, Board of Trustees representation Students will be asked on the March election ballot if they want to pay an extra dollar per credit hour to the Student Association. The SA Senate passed a bill Tuesday night that will put a referendum on the ballot asking students to support an […]