March 10, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 50

Stories from the March 10, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Taken “Hostage”

Want to know a fun fact? “Die Hard” is based on a book. Nope, I’m not kidding. So is “Die Hard 2.” And the same is true for the upcoming “Sin City.” Even the coolest action movies can have their roots in literature. “Hostage” (Miramax) is no different. Based on a novel by Robert Crais, […]

Women will face Mississippi in NCAA tournament

The GW women’s basketball team will play Mississippi in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday March 20. The No. 9 seed Colonials play No. 8 seed Lady Rebels in Chapel Hill, N.C. Mississippi went 19-10 this season, is a member of South Eastern Conference. GW (22-8) and Ole Miss have never faced each […]

Special Arabic program renewed for second year

After a successful debut last year, the Margaret and Edward W. Gnehm, Jr. Summer Honors Program in Arabic Language Studies is returning to GW for a second year. Named after the GW graduate and former ambassador to Jordan, the 12-week Arabic intensive program is being offered tuition-free to students who have a strong commitment to […]

GW women rally to advance in NCAA tourney

Start the slideshow! Posted Sunday, March 20, 11:32 p.m. Updated Monday, March 21, 2:17 a.m. CHAPEL HILL, N.C.-The GW women’s basketball team’s 60-57 first round NCAA Tournament victory over Mississippi Sunday night helped define the term “March Madness.” The Colonials trailed by as many as 14 points in the second half but used a nine-minute, […]

Catering prices may force Senior Prom scaleback

For the past two years, GW’s Senior Prom has brought students and low-income elderly citizens together for a night of dinner and dancing on the house. But this year, attendees may have to go without the free meal. Some Student Association senators said they are reluctant to foot a $6,000 bill imposed on the charity […]

The Bar Belle

Helix Lounge 1430 Rhode Island Ave. Even you seasoned carousers, prepare to be shocked by the following information: Adam’s Morgan, Georgetown and McFadden’s are not the only places to get drunk and pretend to have a social life in D.C. Fine, go to Faddies on Tuesday and Tom Tom’s on Thursday, but use at least […]

GW women set to face UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.-As you walk on to the floor at the Dean E. Smith Center, your eyes are immediately drawn to the ceiling, where banners honoring almost 40 retired North Carolina legends hang. And even if Michael Jordan’s or James Worthy’s jersey were removed, the arena is still intimidating for visitors, with it sea of […]

SJT’s son to tie the knot in the Marvin Center

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will be in the Marvin Center on Sunday, but he won’t be conducting business. He will be attending the marriage of his younger son Ben. Ben, who will graduate from Columbia Law School later this year, will exchange vows with bride Joanna Winslade in the building’s Betts Theatre on the […]

Something like a Menomena

Just walk into any hipster hangout and you’ll see it. Far and above, the most popular debate amongst fans of so-called Indie rock is about the lack of originality in a growing number of copy-cat bands, a strange phenomena in a genre that was once (and presumably still is) built around experimentation and uniqueness. But […]