May 5, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 63

Stories from the May 5, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Rocking for relief

Since the disaster in Southeast Asia, the world has seen an outpouring of charity and generosity from many artists. The latest group to latch on to this beneficial cause is D.C.-bred rockers The Walkmen, who will bring their critically hailed, chaotic sounds to the gymnasium of their former alma mater, St. Albans School, near the […]

WEB UPDATE: Baseball sweeps George Mason

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 11 a.m. The GW baseball team won its third straight game Tuesday, defeating George Mason 6-4 at Spuhler Field in Fairfax, Va. The victory secured the season sweep of the Patriots for the second straight year. “We hit the ball well today,” GW head coach Steve Mrowka said Tuesday. “We made […]

Alumnus seen as 2008 presidential contender

Political watchers are speculating that Virginia governor and GW alumnus Mark Warner has ambitions of running for president in the 2008 election after his term concludes in January 2006. Warner, a Democrat who graduated from GW with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1977, is unable to run for another term because of Virginia […]

That wax is hot

What do you get when you put a pop culture icon on an island with elaborate costumes and 20 tons of wax? The answer: basically the same things you’d get with any Hollywood horror flick. “House of Wax” (Dark Castle Entertainment) doesn’t stray far from the genre’s foolproof formula – carefree college students, a deserted […]

Theatre Review: The Clandestine Marriage

“Love and a cottage?” Miss Sterling’s eyes glaze with boredom as she lifts her chin with contempt. “Give me indifference and a carriage of six,” she declares icily on stage, fingering the pearl bracelets encircling her wrists. Like almost all of the other characters in The Folger Theatre’s production of the 18th century comedy The […]

The Bare Belle: Pizzaria Paradiso/Au Revoir

Pizzaria Paradiso/Au Revoir 3282 M St., NW When considering the last place to cover as the Bar Belle, I wanted to go somewhere super fabulous and nouveau. But a 30-page paper and dreary precipitation hampered my plans. Unwilling to traverse far or flatiron my hair, I ended up at the bar at Pizzaria Paradiso. But […]

The Marvin Center: A conference center or student union?

Sophomore Stephanie Greenleaf spends a good portion of her time on campus in the Marvin Center – eating at J Street, studying and occasionally hanging out in the Hippodrome. But to her, the building just doesn’t feel like it’s supposed to. “I feel like it’s not the student center it could be,” Greenleaf said. “When […]

Star Wars to Premiere in D.C. for Charity

One might call the upcoming Washington, D.C., premiere of the final Star Wars movie “Episode III: Revenge of the Altruists.” On May 12, one week before the film’s nationwide release, “Star Wars: Episode III” will premiere at a charity event benefiting the Children’s Defense Fund. Carrie Fisher, known best to film fans as the original […]

Movin’ on up

Often overshadowed by New York, D.C. is hardly perceived as a hot spot for theater. However, countless national awards and successes tell a different story. The D.C. area is home to more than 75 unique, cutting-edge theater companies and venues-the problem is that nobody knows about half of them. But that may be about to […]