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.

Column: Nuclear winter comes to the Senate

Imagine this: a bleak, inhospitable landscape, once a fertile place for growth and development, is now nothing more than scorched earth. Whatever life remains is twisted and bent on the total destruction of what’s left of the environment. The future, if it can be called that, is absolutely depressing. What is it? A war zone […]

A ghost reborn live

The second performance of Wilco’s two-night stand at 9:30 Club was, in a word: mesmerizing, replete with beauty, humor and inspiration. Lead singer Jeff Tweedy rambled on stage, glowering like Johnny Cash with his band in tow, and dove in to “Handshake Drugs,” which sounded simultaneously lovely and harrowing, considering his recent stint in rehab […]


Thursday Taxes and Tiramisu Get dessert and help with your taxes from accountancy professor Keith Smith 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monroe Room 102B Sponsored by Working Undergrads Friday Live Aid 2005 Variety show to raise money for tsunami relief 8 to 10 p.m. Lisner Auditorium Tickets: $10 pre-sale. $12 at the door Sponsored by Class […]

Letter to the Editor

Leave fantasy island As far as I can tell from walking around campus, all of the candidates in the Student Association elections endorse loud music, free candy and mass littering. Now, I cannot turn down free candy, but the other two seem to be byproducts of the SA’s obsession with imitating the worst aspects of […]

Beyond the Myth

The title of this exhibit alludes to the general idea of fiction surrounding Amedeo Modigliani’s life and works. Actually, he wasn’t larger than life, but rather lived a realistic and often harsh bohemian lifestyle at the beginning of 20th Century Paris. An Italian ?migr?, Modigliani grappled with poverty, addiction, illness and most of all, lack […]


Due to an error, Timothy Ziese’s Senate candidate statement (Feb. 26 p. 12) mistakenly stated that he wants a GW Wifi. He actually called for a web page similar to Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia. The former Sigma Alpha Epsilon house is not located at 2028 G St., as stated in the article “GW to buy […]

Film Review: A broke down palace

As a critic, my job should not be to interpret the politics of a movie or documentary, but rather to assess how compellingly it presents itself. In the past year there were two films prominently positioned at extreme side of the ideological spectrum (“Fahrenheit 9/11” and “The Passion of the Christ”). And their reviews often […]

Smoke and honey

Humans have gathered honey longer than they have recorded their own history. In Prehistoric times as well as today, the beekeeping tradition has yielded the food, medicine and artistic medium through which entire cultures have been sustained. And it is through this lens that singer/songwriter Tori Amos views the mythology and current state of Christianity […]

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 […]