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.

Protesters say U.S. should do more to stop Sudanese genocide

A handful of students began a 24-hour fast Wednesday afternoon in front of the State Department to urge the U.S. government to take action against the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. About 180,000 people have died in Darfur, and more than two million have been displaced from their homes since 2003, when the genocide started, according […]

Baseball completes season sweep of James Madison

The GW baseball team came back from a four-run deficit for an 8-7 victory over James Madison University at Barcroft Park on Wednesday. The victory made it a season sweep of the Dukes. The Colonials (26-13, 7-5 Atlantic 10) won the first match-up of the year 8-4 in 11 innings. “We came out a little […]

Bike thieves find plenty of prey on campus

Last semester, freshman Ben Borden left his bicycle outside the Academic Center while he spent a couple of hours in the darkroom for his photography class. After three hours away from the outside world, Borden walked out of Smith Hall to find that his bike was gone. “I got the bike thinking it could be […]

Na?ve, madam?

Pegged with such adjectives as “misanthropic” and “morose,” director Todd Solondz might be perceived as a disturbed individual. Like most things, there are layers to understanding his purpose as a filmmaker. In such instances, one might glance at Solondz’s new film “Palindromes” (Wellspring) with a misconceived notion of the man who birthed it. Solondz presents […]

Students show skepticism, hope for new Pope

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – “Habemus papam”, Latin for “We have a pope” were the words heard around the world last Tuesday when the election Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, was announced. The 78 year old Cardinal was elected by the College of Cardinals as the 265th leader of the Catholic Church, after only the second […]

‘Boy’ just wants to have fun

Five years ago, Chicago natives Fall Out Boy weren’t there to see their hometown become a breeding ground for an invasion of pop-punk bands. The band’s hook-laden sound was out making waves across the country while setting the standard for aspiring musicians back home. But while most trendy pop-punk bands didn’t last very long, Fall […]

The Piano Lesson

In the early 1980s, August Wilson set out to encapsulate the experiences of 20th century black culture. Although he purposefully set each of his plays in a different decade, it is important to understand that Wilson doesn’t claim to be a historian. Wilson’s memories of his mother are reflected in the fragmented collection of music […]

Minorities at disadvantage for graduating on time

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Since the civil rights movement, racial minorities have made great strides in the world of higher education. Yet when it comes to graduating on time, many are still at a disadvantage. Even as college enrollment among minorities continues to rise, the latest figures from the Department of Education’s graduation rate survey show […]

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 […]