February 17, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 44

Stories from the February 17, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Georgian Rhapsody

Synthesis: The fusing of several items into a whole. Kinetic: Imparting motion; dynamic. These are the words that Synetic Theater provides to describe the concept behind its name. However, even such colorful and inventive terminology fails to do justice describing Synetic’s vibrant, groundbreaking style. Having received national acclaim after less than half a decade in […]

Priest sentenced 12-15 years for raping boy

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The Boston area priest, Paul Shanley, who was convicted of raping a boy repeatedly in the 1980s earlier this month, was sentenced to 12 to 15 years Tuesday. “It is difficult to imagine a more egregious misuse of trust and authority,” said Judge Stephen Neel while delivering the sentencing. However, he chose […]

The Bar Belle: Perry’s Restaurant

Perry’s Restaurant 1811 Columbia Rd. N.W. Contrary to popular opinion, it is socially acceptable to drink heavily during the day. Even in D.C., the realm of the politically correct, there is an exception to the “only drinking on weekend nights” rule – Sunday brunch. While some people attend religious services or prepare for the week […]

U. Maryland receives largest one-time donation in state’s history

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Two prominent University of Maryland alumni have pledged donations totaling $60 million to their alma mater which will fund scholarships for engineering students and business school and performing arts program. While officials say the university has not yet actually received the money, which was announced Feb. 3, the two $30 million donations […]

D.C. in anarchy

It’s not very often that D.C. is exposed to a musical orgy quite like that of Gogol Bordello. Defined as gypsy punk, the band perversely mixes Balkan, Middle Eastern, punk and electric beats to transgress all barriers of music except that of manufactured rock. Their sound is for those tired of the forced rock ‘n’ […]

Colleges promote healthy eating among students

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Worried about packing on the notorious freshmen 15 after all the late night snacking and take-out Chinese food? According to new reports, significant weight gain may be more of a serious health risk than you think. Recent reports highlight a growing obesity problem among young adults. According to the Center for Disease […]

Editorial: Evaluate priorities

Our view: While an academic facility entirely for student-athletes would raise GW’s profile for recruits, GW should allocate its resources toward other projects. At last Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting, men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs proposed the University construct an academic facility exclusively for student-athletes. During his speech, Hobbs cited that the current facilities are […]

Pop princess sues insurance companies

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Pop princess Britney Spears made headlines once again last week, as she is filed suit against eight insurance companies that rejected her $9.8 million claim for canceling a summer 2004 tour due to a knee injury. Spears filed suit in the New York State Supreme Court against the eight companies, seven of […]

Saving the world from pop

“Basically everything,” Kasabian bassist Chris Edwards said in response to a query about the music he’s most recently hated. “It’s just all the manufactured crap that’s flooded the market,” he elaborated over the phone from his London hotel. But musical doomsdayists needn’t fear, because Kasabian says that they are here to change all that. “I […]

Column: Not just for conservatives

Having always been a bit left-of-center, I expect the Bush administration to disappoint me on a number of fronts. But besides its handling of foreign policy and civil rights, the present administration has left me dismayed in another important, yet often overlooked, area. Specifically, I am upset at what the president has done with religion. […]