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.

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 […]

A gendered analysis

Girl’s Opinion: “XXX: State of the Union” (Columbia Pictures) features Ice Cube as a rogue Navy Seals sniper who must stop Willem Dafoe from assassinating the president and restructuring the government in his perverted Jeffersonian conception. Naturally, Ice Cube does this with sweet explosions – everything he touches explodes. He farts gunpowder and pees petrol. […]

O, Brave New World!

Let’s face it. Pretty much everyone has been assigned to read Shakespeare’s The Tempest at some point in his or her educational career. If not, I don’t know how you got out of that one, as I personally have had to read and overanalyze the play twice. However, if you really have not had the […]

Column: What are we looking for?

It’s the secondary education Catch-22: does one go to school to receive an education or go to school to find a job? Unlike the utopian ideal of the collegiate academic experience where days are spent scouring library stacks, debating political theory with friends and professors living and breathing their subject matter with their students, GW […]