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.

Bathed in controversy

This film is about Israel, a particularly controversial country. A lot of people have very strong opinions on it; some people don’t. If you are one of the latter, you will really enjoy “Walk on Water” (Samuel Goldwyn Films) for its riveting storyline, complex characters, sharp cinematography and solid pacing; if you are one of […]

Cookie Monster eating fewer cookies to combat child obesity epidemic

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – “Sesame Street”‘s infamous Cookie Monster is eating fewer cookies, and his Internet home page now features a “healthy habits” section, picturing the familiar blue, furry monster eating — an apple? Yes, “Sesame Street” rang in its 36th season last week, featuring a segment for its new health initiative at the beginning of […]

Fraternity to dunk students, staff for charity

The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity will hold its second annual Dunkin’ for Disabilities philanthropy event Friday in Kogan Plaza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students and faculty will have the chance to dunk well-known GW community members such as men’s basketball team players Mike Hall and J.R. Pinnock, Student Association President-elect Audai Shakour, Hatchet […]

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 […]