April 7, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 55

Stories from the April 7, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Dorms will not get cooler in the next week

Cool air will not be coming to residence halls early, despite temperatures reaching into the upper 70s this week. Most dorms cannot offer both heat and air conditioning at the same time, which often leads students to complain about not being able to cool off during part of the spring. University officials said in a […]

Film review: “Oldboy”

Everyone loves a good revenge story. Quentin Tarantino’s cinematic orgy “Kill Bill,” for all its formal splendor, was driven by an all-too-simple narrative: Bill tried to kill the Bride, and now the Bride is going to kill Bill. If one were subtract that film’s cartoonish dismemberments, decapitations and smartass postmodernist references and add a convoluted, […]

Banks show gives Program Board no worries

The University will not be changing its standard security procedures for this weekend’s Spring Fling featuring rapper Lloyd Banks, planners said, despite the violence and controversy associated with his rap group. “(Banks) has had 25 to 30 college shows and had zero incidents,” said Eric Wiegand, executive vice chair of Program Board. “We definitely did […]

A seamless package

When David Sedaris entered Lisner auditorium he was greeted with wild applause. Rabid and casual fans alike came to hear him read and sign books to promote “Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim,” which was released last June. Sedaris smiled shyly, thanked the audience for coming and then launched into an hour and a […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 3/30 – Mitchell Hall – 10:25 p.m. – case closed Community Living and Learning Center staff conducted an administrative search in response to a complaint about a suspicious odor. Nearly one gram of marijuana and some drug paraphernalia were found. Referred to SJS Liquor Law Violation 4/2 – Thurston Hall – 12:59 […]

Real entertainment

Whether he’s handing Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore his resume or playing a video game with Tara Reid, Boaz Frankel brings a new dynamic to entertainment news as the host of Clips & Quips, a program that GW-TV and nearly 30 other college television stations across the country have recently added to their line-up. “What […]

Democratic strategist accepts NAACP honors

Democratic political strategist and pundit Donna Brazile received the GW NAACP Minority Woman of Excellence Award Tuesday night in the Marvin Center. Brazile, a Louisiana native, rose through the political ranks to run Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign and work under President Clinton. Brazile is a regular guest on CNN’s “Inside Politics,” “American […]

Paris on the Potomac

Once upon a time, it was fashionable for Washingtonians to bash the French. After France decided not to support U.S. military decisions in Iraq – sacre bleu! Congress petulantly changed its menus from French fries to “freedom” fries, patriotic Americans shattered expensive bottles of French wine in the street and time-wasting jokers nationwide Googled the […]

Warm weather brings hot bats

As the weather warmed up in the D.C. area, the GW baseball team’s bats also heated up, producing 21 runs in two games this week. On Wednesday, the Colonials beat local rival George Mason 11-5 and Tuesday they routed Norfolk State 10-1. “Offensively we are getting more comfortable at the plate,” head coach Steve Mrowka […]

SA pres. escapes censure

The Student Association Senate voted 13-8-1 not to hold a hearing to censure President Omar Woodard Tuesday night over claims that he illegally paid a member of his administration $3,800 last summer. Woodard was accused of violating SA governing documents by using student funds to pay chief administrative officer Christian Washington to prepare the SA […]