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.

Pop art and parody

Hidden behind a green folding panel in the East Building of the National Gallery of Art’s reception room is a collection of 13 rarely exhibited Roy Lichtenstein drawings, contributing to the museum’s collection of Lichtenstein’s comic strip-styled pop art. The drawings, primarily of graphite and colored pencil, are all studies he completed in preparation for […]

Students receive ‘hate’ mail

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – An unlikely suspect was identified and charged last Tuesday as the author of the racist hate mail that caused an evacuation of minority students at Trinity International University outside of Chicago. Alicia Harden, a 19-year-old black student, was attempting to scare her mother into letting her transfer to a Mississippi school when […]

A good Day

Before taking the stage Saturday afternoon for the Mount Vernon Campus’ Fountain Day, pop musician Howie Day executed his normal pre-show rituals. After two cocktails, a layer of Chapstick and one last glance in the mirror, he was set to hit the stage in Lloyd Gym. The singer/songwriter, who was recruited by the Program Board […]

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 […]