April 21, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 59

Stories from the April 21, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Walk with a swagger

If only we all had the charm of Mr. Bobby “Valentino” Wilson – the ability to make gorgeous women take their clothes off at the mere sound of a soulful, penetrating voice. Coming straight out of the Atlanta circuit as Ludacris’ prot?g?, Valentino has been blowing up radio and music television, leading up to the […]

Editorial: Four-by-four can work

Last year University administrators first floated the idea of a four-credit, four class system to replace the current three-credit, five-class structure. The plan was scrapped, along with the plan for a mandatory summer session. At a Faculty Senate meeting on April 8, Executive Vice President Donald Lehman resurrected the four-by-four plan – this time independent […]

Freeway faces scrutiny

The Whitehurst Freeway, D.C. drivers’ main route from downtown to the Key Bridge in Georgetown, could be torn down following a proposal from Foggy Bottom’s city councilmember Jack Evans. Evans’ proposal, introduced in January, would lead to the destruction of the freeway between K Street and Canal Street. The Mount Vernon Campus Shuttle buses use […]

The Hatchet Recommends: 5 album picks

Artist: Beck Album: Guero Label: Interscope Beck has been called a lot of things (from genius to jokester), but one cannot deny that the man is incomparable. On Guero, Beck rocks the mic like, well, Beck circa 1996. He doesn’t mine mindlessly from the past, but rather conjures songs piecemeal in a way that makes […]

Letters to the Editor

I would like to thank Kyle Spector for his latest column (“Shifting attitudes on Israel,” April 18, p. 4). I think it is very important to put these issues out in the open for a productive exchange of ideas and perspectives. The occasion of Spector’s column was my protest of last week’s Israel Day at […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 4/17 – Ivory Tower – 10 a.m. – case closed A University Police search revealed a container that tested positive for cocaine residue, marijuana paraphernalia, prescription drugs and ammunition for various types of guns. Three air guns, two large and one small, were also found. Metropolitan Police arrested an unknown number of […]

“Turtles Can Fly”

“Turtles Can Fly” is the first movie to come out of Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein. But the movie doesn’t look at the mess in Baghdad head-on; instead, Iranian-Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi concentrates on Kurdish refugees on the Iraq-Turkey border, who await the U.S. troops with cautious optimism. Ghobadi uses local children as […]

Gangster Brit

“Made an album/Over 100,000 people bought it,” Dizzee Rascal boasts on “Dream,” a track from his striking new record Show Time (XL/Matador). In characteristically thoughtful fashion, he is quick to tack a “Thank you” to the end of that bit of bravado. Even the British braggadocio Mr. Rascal, n?e Dylan Mills, is more polite and […]

Washington, D.C.-area universities look for legal file-sharing options

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As new methods of file sharing push music and movie piracy to new heights on college campuses, universities around Washington, D.C., and the nation are weighing their students’ freedom against the entertainment industry’s demand: Shut down or pay up. Since file sharing began with the launch of the music sharing program Napster […]

High Drama: The Washington Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet

The Washington Ballet brought the classic tale of young lovers and rival families to the Kennedy Center with its adaptation of Shakespeare’s beloved Romeo and Juliet last weekend. The performance featured new choreography by the company’s artistic director, Septime Webre, set to an exciting score by Sergei Prokofiev. Before the performance, Webre described the score […]