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.

Film Review: “Downfall”

“Downfall” (Constantin Film Produktion) is a great film from beginning to end. There is one scene from the film’s beginning, however, that I think will live in my memory for a very long time; in 1942, Adolf Hitler (Bruno Ganz) is looking for a new secretary. Five young women have been granted personal interviews with […]

Potbelly sues Coggins’

The sandwich wars have officially begun. In a complaint filed in federal court, Potbelly Sandwich Works said an integral part of its success is “the unique look and feel” of its shops. But lawyers for the sandwich shop said a new restaurant has rendered the Potbelly chain not so unique after all: Coggins’, located in […]

Film Review; “In My Country”

“In My Country” (Sony Picture Classics) begins with gorgeous, sweeping pans of the South African countryside punctuated by grainy footage of young black men being beaten to death by white soldiers. Set right after Apartheid, two journalists try to reconcile the country’s beautiful landscape and horrible past. But although the movie raises interesting questions, it […]

Film Review: “Dear Frankie”

“Dear Frankie” (Path? Pictures) is Scot Shona Auerbach’s feature film debut, but she already has an ability that many experienced American directors haven’t mastered – filming a sad story without making it into mush. The movie begins with a family moving from one town in Scotland to another. Lizzie Morrison (Emily Mortimer, “Young Adam”) and […]

Traverse campaign stays alive

Student Association presidential candidate Ben Traverse is not out of the woods yet. While the Joint Elections Committee acquitted the junior Wednesday night of two violations that would have resulted in his dismissal from the March 23 and 24 run-off election, the organization will discuss an additional two complaints this week that may still result […]

Wins equal dollars, exposure for GW

As the GW men’s basketball team took the floor last week for its final home game of the year against St. Joseph’s, the student section of the Smith Center was again packed to capacity, a testament to the buzz the team has created on campus. Just as notable, though, was the scene courtside, where the […]

Crime Log

Burglary 3/5 – West End – open case A man walked into the wrong room and picked up a pair of female shoes while the residents were home. The shoes have been recovered. Disorderly Conduct 3/6 – Thurston Hall – 8:30 p.m. – case closed University Police responded to reports of someone throwing rolls of […]

Editorial: Discrimination at Columbia Plaza

Columbia Plaza apartments are consistently in high demand by students. Enticed by low rent for relatively luxurious units, students queue several months in advance to grab a coveted GW-guaranteed spot in the building – of which the University controls 28 percent. Many more attempt to sign leases on vacant apartments. These facts juxtapose Columbia Plaza’s […]

Owls too much for GW

Late in the Atlantic 10 Tournament final Monday evening, the GW women’s basketball team looked ready to pull off an upset of Temple. After a 19-7 run slashed a 17-point Owls lead, the Colonials trailed 56-52 with less than three minutes left in the game. However, A-10 Player of the Year Candice Dupree came to […]

Special Delivery

Imagine a band composed of musicians who stretch across ordinary musical boundaries to accomplish a shared vision of songwriting. However it is not the ingredients of The Sunday Mail – a guitar, a piano, and a drum-set – that make this band stand out. After all, Coldplay, Ben Folds and even Queen already dominate the […]