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.

Varsity Roundup

Women’s basketball McKeown looks to reach milestone GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown looks to reach victory number 425 tonight against St. Joseph’s in Philadelphia and crack the top 50 for all-time wins in Division I college basketball. McKeown currently ranks 15th in all-time career winning percentage (73 percent). A-10 Shootout For the fourth consecutive […]

The BORF mystery

“BORF?” said freshman Hayley McDonough when she was informed about graffiti around campus by the anonymous humorist. “What is BORF?” Despite writing in high visibility areas of campus, such as outside the Marvin Center and near the Foggy Bottom Metro stop, some students have not taken notice of what some call art and others call […]

Intimations for Saxophone: Poor Mimicry

A world-premiere play. A talented cast. Fabulous costumes and set design. Cool music to weave in and out of scenes. Arena Stage’s production of obscure American playwright Sophie Treadwell’s Intimations for Saxophone has all of the elements of a great show. Almost. The last addition to the above list, sadly, is an incoherent script. Treadwell […]

Budget brings cuts for education, dollars for initiatives

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – In the $2.57 billion budget he unveiled before Congress last week, President Bush called for an overhaul of financial aid in higher education and a major reorganization of aid aimed at helping disadvantaged students. While the overall education budget would be cut by about one percent, the first reduction in 10 years, […]

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 […]