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.

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 […]

Editorial: Focus on providing services

Our view: Next year’s Student Assocation president should focus on small service-based initiatives rather than grandiose advocacy. Earlier this week, Student Association President Omar Woodard released his “Executive Accomplishments Summary” in which he describes the work his administration did on behalf of students between last May and February. While the document outlines an impressive set […]

Greek Briefs

Fraternity to host pop culture quiz bowl The Sigma Nu fraternity will challenge the pop culture knowledge of Greek-letter groups at 7 p.m. Thursday when it hosts the Greek Bowl Quiz Tournament in the Hippodrome. The fraternity expects to raise about $500 quizzing contestants from nine teams on trivia about popular music, movies and television […]

Column: The right plan for America

In 1935, Americans drove the Model T, enjoyed Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing “cheek to cheek,” watched the Chicago Cubs in a rare World Series appearance and were mostly unaware of an experimental technology known as “television.” For today’s Generation Xers, the 1930s are a world away, as contemporary American society bears little resemblance […]