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.

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. […]

College students discuss America’s role in Iraq, Sudan and tsunami

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Put your left foot forward, Campus Progress is coming to town. In an effort to “counter the growing influence of right-wing groups on campus,” the Center for American Progress began its college speaker’s tour on Friday, February 11th, with a dynamic Washington, D.C., panel addressing what America’s role should be in Iraq, […]

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 […]