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.

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 […]

Editorial: Hippo-critical

The Order of the Hippo, the GW administration-sponsored secret society, has come under fire for alleged hazing violations prior to an initiation ceremony last Friday night. The Greek-letter groups on campus have decried the activities as blatant hazing, and the University has responded by opening an investigation centering on the individuals who may have perpetrated […]

Breakfast brings back ’80s

Students took a break from studying for finals during Midnight Breakfast, held in the Marvin Center Wednesday night. Tim Miller, director of Student Activities Center, said the University anticipated a 3,000-student turnout at the 1980s-themed event. Faculty, staff and administrators served french toast, scrambled eggs and hash browns to students at the feast, which was […]

Column: A brave new blog

Freedom of expression is a right guaranteed by the U.S. constitution, but with traditional methods of protest and expression of opinion becoming more and more obsolete, it’s no wonder that many people find standing around with signs poking into the air a waste of time and symbolism. However, the first amendment is back in action […]

Students help design video games to teach classic literature

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As students across the country prepare for final exams, making time for that “Halo 2” break is becoming more difficult. But students may soon be picking up keyboards and game controllers for their finals in place of No. 2 pencils, according to recent research conducted at Abilene Christian University. “I think we’re […]

Fees loom over students

As students begin to pack up and head home for the summer, some may realize that the overdue library books piled up in their dorm rooms are going to cost them a pretty penny. More than 2,400 people owe $25 or more in Gelman late fees, while 1,380 library customers owe at least $50 to […]