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.

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 […]

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 […]