March 3, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 48

Stories from the March 3, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Film Review: Diesel: Out of Fuel

Vin Diesel, how far ye hath fallen. After “Saving Private Ryan,” “Pitch Black,” and even “The Fast & The Furious,” Diesel was prepped to become the next big action star. But after a string of critical and financial flops like “A Man Apart” and “The Chronicles of Riddick” he was in dire need of a […]

Editorial: Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

New GWorld Partners Utilizing new technology has allowed the expansion of the GWorld Card program to a variety of new vendors as the quality of J Street continues to deteriorate. JEC politics Despite last year’s scandals, the Joint Elections Committee still proves itself incapable of ensuring the integrity of Student Association elections by filing frivolous […]

For Thompson and coach, road nears end

In October 2001, GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs sat in his 22nd Street office, having just completed his first day of official practice as a head coach, and talked about the four members of his freshman class. He talked about the athleticism of a guy named Darrio Scott and the strength of Tamal Forchion, […]

New rule makes for quiet campaign

Unlike the intense buildup to Student Association elections of previous years, candidates engaged in scaled-back campaigning Wednesday due to new area boundaries for students looking to court votes. Candidates spread themselves out along H Street in front of Kogan Plaza to talk directly to voters with the help of music, costumes and free handouts on […]

Column: Get out and vote

Thursday marks the last day that students will be able to go vote for their elected representatives in GW’s only official outlet for student opinion and representation, the Student Association. There is a contentious – although fairly quiet compared to years past – fight for the Student Association presidency between five well-qualified candidates and two […]

Alum competes on ‘Survivor’

GW alumna Caryn Groedel took a break from her job as a lawyer to spend some time on an island in the South Pacific, but she wasn’t on vacation. Groedel was a contestant on the latest round of the CBS reality series “Survivor.” Groedel, who holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from GW, is […]

Greek Briefs

Greek-letter groups show their spirit at game The Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Association and the Multicultural Greek Council called on all Greek-letter groups to support the men’s basketball team at its last home game Tuesday night. “We encouraged all Greek people to come out and wear their letters,” Panhellenic President Kelly Shea said. “The game […]

Column: Fix the housing debacle

It’s that time of year again when friends and current roommates fess up to the fact that each can’t stand the other’s music, one is too messy, one too loud and those treacherous words must be uttered: I can’t live with you. Well thanks to GW, now you can avoid all the discomfort of figuring […]

President Bush returns to U.S. after mending fences in Europe

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush returned from Europe late last Thursday, after a weeklong effort to heal the rift between the U.S. and Europe specifically in stabilizing a war-torn Iraq. His goodwill trip included meetings with traditional U.S. allies in Germany, Belgium and France, as well as a stop in the newly formed […]

Men no match for St. Joe’s

As senior night came to an ill-fated close Tuesday, Pops Mensah-Bonsu launched a soft Robert Ferguson jump-shot attempt into the stands like a beach ball. While the long sedated crowd came to for a moment, the cathartic block – which the officials deemed goaltending – could ease the frustration for the GW men’s basketball team, […]