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.

Good vs. Evil?

There is nothing special about the plot foundations of “Constantine” (Warner Brothers Productions). God and Satan were shooting craps and one of them said, “Hey, I bet I can get more souls into my realm than you can.” The wager was mutually accepted, and both deploy “halfbreeds” who look like normal humans but are constantly […]

Column: You have options

It’s a sad reality that GW, despite allegedly having the second most sexually active dorm in the nation, charges so much for STD testing that some students can’t afford to be tested on campus. What’s more sad is that GW, with supposedly a bright and assertive student body, is full of students who accept the […]

After scare, Colonials tackle Fordham

Men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs got frustrated last night. His players were not sharp, and it almost cost them. “Everybody is fighting now,” Hobbs said after the GW men’s basketball team beat Fordham 80-70 in a tight contest. “It’s that time of year when you make too many mistakes in a ball game, you’re […]

Column: Appreciating humility

To add a bit of charm to the daily interaction with GWorld receipts, I will often say to the clerks when they ask for my signature, “Hold onto that, I’m going to be famous one day.” And we both smirk, me thinking, “God, do these things really come out of my mouth?” Them thinking, “How […]


Thursday Summer job and internship fair 2 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by the Career Center Global justice and human organ trafficking lecture Berkeley anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes to speak 4 to 6 p.m. Lindner Family Commons, 1957 E St., Room 602 Sponsored by The Institute for Ethnographic Research, anthropology department and Columbian […]

Women have title in sights

The clock is ticking down on the regular season, but the GW women’s basketball team appears poised for a late charge. With a league title in their sights, the Colonials (16-7, 9-3 Atlantic 10) have just four regular season games remaining. GW is currently battling Richmond (18-5, 9-3 A-10) and Xavier (10-2, 15-7 A-10) for […]

Column: Let’s be real about the SA

As we close out another term, it’s time to realistically assess how the SA is serving students. When I ask students on campus, “What has the Student Association done for you?” each student normally responds with a sarcastic comment, or a profanity-laced sarcastic comment. During his term, Omar Woodard has made major strides in forging […]

SA Notes

JEC charges five candidates with violations The Joint Elections Committee said Tuesday night that Student Association candidates may be facing seven violations. The alleged violations all involve candidates who did not get approval from the JEC, which oversees the elections, to post campaign materials on Web sites and on thefacebook.com. Presidential candidate Jon Ostrower faces […]

The anatomy of a laugh

If you’ve ever found yourself standing on a makeshift stage in the early hours of the night with nothing but a microphone and a bottle of water, facing a dwindling crowd of students who are halfway through dinner and wondering why this guy is in the middle of J Street going, “So, who here likes […]

Stephen Hawking receives award at Lisner

Theoretical physics and an episode of “The Simpsons” were juxtaposed Monday when world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking was awarded the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal at Lisner Auditorium. The program began with a talk by University of California-Santa Barbara physics professor James Hartle, who discussed some of Hawking’s greatest discoveries in the field of astrophysics and cosmology. […]