February 24, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 46

Stories from the February 24, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The best movie ever made

In anticipation of next week’s Academy Awards, I would like to make a bold claim. After years of close scrutiny and study of the awards, I believe that I am now in possession of the knowledge necessary to create a film that would not only be a shining Oscar darling, but would become the divine […]

Crime Log

Attempted Simple Assault</b. 2/18 – Townhouse Row Unit G – 2:45 a.m. – case closed University Police responded to an intoxicated man who resides in the townhouse. When they responded, they found his jeans ripped and a puncture wound on his left thigh. He agreed to go to the GW Hospital emergency room. Referred to […]

Column: Reclaiming a generation’s activism

Uggs. The “O.C.” Starbucks. Reality television. AIM. Camera phones. The Internet. iPods. Are these going to be the defining the characteristics of our generation? Moving along the assembly line of arbitrary titles handed out in society, “Generation Y” has yet to prove itself a presence worth remembering. The only thing large and in charge about […]

Spring Gallery Exhibits

The Hirshhorn Museum – Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor (Until May 8) What makes one a master sculptor? Is it a mastery of materials? An ability to create a realistic figure one day, and an abstraction the next? Or perhaps just the talent to create a simple, but strong image? Isamu Noguchi is, as the title […]

Column: Smoking ban not a survey issue

The Hatchet editorial and article (Feb. 22 issue) about the lack of a formal survey leading to the ban on smoking in residence halls is based on a fundamental misconception. While many issues – like which bands to invite to campus – should be determined primarily by student opinion, the University has the right, if […]

Officials plan to reduce use of Social Security numbers

Administrators are preparing for a University-wide reduction in use of Social Security Numbers as a means of identification. The use of Social Security numbers cannot be completely phased out, officials said, but they hope a reduction will lessen the risk of identify theft for student and employees. A committee charged last fall with exploring a […]

Calendar

Thursday Soul Bowl Make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and activity packets for homeless children. Free Hippodrome Bowling from 8 to 10 p.m. 7 to 10 p.m. Hippodrome Sponsored by the Black Student Union GW Academic Success Series: Master Your Stress 4 to 5:30 pm The University Counseling Center, 2033 K St. Sponsored by the […]

Students deal with decaying rooms

Shortly after returning from winter break, sophomore Melissa Veilleux watched as the bed she had been sleeping in just minutes before became covered in concrete and plaster. “It was like a bucket of mud,” she said, referring to the gunk that covered her sheets and pillows. What may sound like a nasty prank is actually […]

Greek Briefs

Sorority collects soda tabs for Ronald McDonald House The Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority is sponsoring a semester-long soda tab collection to help raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House for Children. The Ronald McDonald House for Children builds and provides free housing for families of children receiving medical treatment in hospitals across the country. This […]

Dayton on tap for GW

The Colonials will head north on Saturday to face Dayton. GW beat the Flyers 82-73 on Jan. 30 at the Smith Center. Junior Monty Scott (15 points per game) leads Dayton, one of the youngest teams in the A-10. Freshman Warren Williams is a contributor – he torched the Colonials for 18 points in teams’ […]