March 24, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 51

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

What’s in a name

With more than 1,300 artists at the 2005 South by Southwest Music Festival, how they avoid getting lost in the shuffle? Apparently, the best way to attract attention (besides being extraordinarily talented) is to give your band a cracked out name. The following, listed in alphabetical order, are this year’s 10 best band names: 1. […]

The South by Southwest Experience

AUSTIN, Texas – Many destinations offer all the key elements of spring break – booze, sun, young people and parties. But only Austin, Texas, was packed with all this and 14,000 of the world’s most innovative thinkers. The bastion of liberal thought, bathed in 70-degree weather and plastered with tattoos, is the home to three […]

Shakour wins SA presidential run-off

Posted Friday, March 25, 1:32 p.m. Updated 8:50 p.m. The votes are counted. The winner has been announced. But the Student Association presidential run-off is far from being over. Although junior Audai Shakour beat junior Ben Traverse by 31 votes in one of the closest elections in SA history, he still needs to beat several […]

Film review: “Miss Congeniality 2”

Congratulations, Sandra Bullock, you’ve made a romantic comedy without a romantic interest. While you’re at it perhaps you could make me a candle without a wick and a virgin Long Island iced tea. Both would be equally useful. “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous” (Warner Bros.) is about frumpy FBI Agent Gracie Hart, played by […]

Inside the industry

AUSTIN, Texas – The White Headphones Phenomenon With one walk through campus, the phenomenon is clear – those little, white ear buds indicate that a growing number of students don’t leave home without their customized, digital libraries. “Consumers love music more than ever,” said Hollywood Records vice president Abbey Konowitch, referring to the 300 million […]

Two GW men’s basketball players to enter NBA Draft

Posted Saturday, March 26, 4:50 p.m. Updated 6:47 p.m. When the GW men’s basketball team ended its season in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last weekend, junior forwards Mike Hall and Pops Mensah-Bonsu expressed optimism that the Colonials would only get better next year. But there is a chance that neither player will […]

Bombs to Make You Blow, Beats to Make You Bang

From March 16-20, Austin overflowed with more Converse sneakers and black plastic glasses frames per square inch than anywhere else on the planet, as musicians and music industry types swarmed into the city for the 2005 South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. Every March SXSW helps establish the year’s upcoming buzzworthy acts. This year’s clear […]

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 away from a town in Scotland, clearly running from someone. As F. Lizzie Morrison (Emily Mortimer, […]

SA Notes

Senate rejects bill limiting spending on food The Student Association Senate voted down legislation Tuesday night that would have put a limit on the amount of money spent on food with student funds. The legislation called for a $10 per person cap on SA money used to purchase food and would have banned alcohol purchases […]