April 28, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 61

Stories from the April 28, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

God save the king

Legend has it that David Bowie once convinced Mick Ronson, lead guitarist for Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, to wear makeup by telling him it would help him get girls. Glam-band Louis XIV takes similar fashion cues from the Thin White Duke, as well as vocal cues from gutter bards Lou Reed and […]

University considers adoption of medical amnesty policy

University officials said they are considering formulating a policy that would ease sanctions for students who call for or need medical assistance because of excessive alcohol consumption. At a Tuesday night meeting in the Marvin Center, Student Judicial Services officials met with Student Association and EMeRG. members to discuss the possible adoption of a medical […]

Enron is back

The word Enron has become shorthand for corporate malfeasance, but the scandal itself was forgotten a couple years back. Then along came Alex Gibney’s documentary “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” (Magnolia Pictures) to remind us of all the damning details. It may seem like old news, but Gibney makes a strong case for […]

Creative Combustion

It’s an indisputable fact – American summer cinema is defined by gargantuan blockbuster films. As Batman swoops back into theaters, the “Star Wars” saga draws to a close and Johnny Depp dons a hat once worn by Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, blockbusters may rule summer 2005 even more so than usual. But perhaps the […]

Shhhh! Gelman is not only for studying

As final exams approach, more students will start spending days and nights at Gelman Library. But, some students might be fitting in more social time than study time at Club Gelman. Enhanced by the January opening of a Starbucks on the library’s ground floor where a silent study room used to be, the library is […]

Editorial: A step in the right direction

At The Hatchet’s Student Association presidential endorsement hearings, nearly all candidates recognized medical amnesty for alcohol violations as a priority. Their proposals, however, lacked nuance and a basis in reality. Fortunately, GW is in the process of formulating a medical amnesty policy that better represents both student needs and University concerns. Overall, University alcohol policies […]

The Bar Belle: The Reef

The Reef 2446 18th St. NW It’s that time of the school year when the spring break tan has diminished and the D.C. weather is playing tease like a freshmen year hook-up with its on-again-and-off-again warm weather game. It’s tough being a Southern girl in the Mid-Atlantic. I went home last weekend to enjoy wine […]

Interview with “Palindromes” director Todd Solondz

Hatchet: What pushed you to get involved in filmmaking and go to film school? Todd Solondz: After I went to college I thought I would never go back. I studied at Yale for undergraduate where I majored in English, and it was a waste of time. But now it is hip to go to film […]

Column: In defense of Ratzinger

The election of Benedict XVI, a man of firm faith and great wisdom, has already come into question. Many have asked why the college did not select a cardinal from the third world. Doing so may have signaled a new evangelization. The third world, however, is not where a new evangelization is needed. Two-thirds of […]