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.

Baseball rips Hornets

Once again, Tom Shanley is coming up big for the GW baseball team. The junior infielder socked two homers in the Colonials’ win over Delaware State Tuesday afternoon. GW slugged its way to an 11-6 victory at the Hornets’ Soldier Field. The Colonials recorded 12 hits and knocked out four home runs in the win. […]

Film Review: “Melinda and Melinda?”

For a number of different reasons it’s difficult to make any kind of qualitative judgment about Woody Allen’s newest film. The film offers too many indications of genre types and categories. But oddly enough, or maybe not if you’re a Woody Allen fan, this peculiar characteristic is responsible for the film’s successful portions. “Melinda and […]

Web Update: JEC postpones announcement of run-off results until Friday

Posted Friday, March 25, 12:44 a.m. This year’s Student Association presidential election just won’t end. The Joint Elections Committee will announce the winner of this year’s run-off by 5 p.m. Friday. The JEC announced late Thursday night that because of violation hearings that could remove both candidates from the election, they would announce the results […]

Column: Understanding the other

Watching Mrs. Doubtfire, or La Cage aux Folles, or the Harvard Hasty Pudding drag theatricals I attended in college, I laughed along with everybody else. Yet I always felt queasy, without quite knowing why. Years later, as I became a cultural critic, I began to ask myself why drag never represents the great qualities of […]

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 […]