September 15, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 10

Stories from the September 15, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW promotes grad life

When the Office of Grad Life offered 120 spots on a crab boat cruise along the Potomac River, the tickets sold out within a number of days. And when Grad Life held its fall barbecue last month, more than 1,000 GW graduate students showed up for free food. A campus social life, it seems, isn’t […]

“Baxter” bores, leaves audience wanting more

Baxter – a noun, term for the man who is always left behind, the guy that girls will “settle” for when nothing better is around. In a world of alpha-males, this hapless fellow is the beta. See also – the movie written by, directed and starring relative newcomer Michael Showalter (“Wet Hot American Summer”) opening […]

Extra Stewart show added

Comedian Jon Stewart appears daily on TV, but students and their families have the chance to see him twice when he comes to campus for Colonials Weekend next month. Stewart will perform twice at the Smith Center Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The early show was added because of overwhelming demand […]

Column: Covering their assets

A few weeks ago, I went to see the film “The Aristocrats,” which features many different comedians telling the same joke. In case you haven’t heard, it is undoubtedly the filthiest joke ever told. As soon as I heard such a movie was being made, I naturally had to see it. At the theater, I […]

A passionate portrayal

A man stands fastened to a cross, arms splayed and face contorted in agony. He is surrounded by people; some shout in triumph, while others weep with outstretched arms. Is this a scene from the latest Mel Gibson movie? No – it’s Passion Play, a Cycle, Arena Stage’s newest production by emerging playwright Sarah Ruhl. […]

‘Proof’ proves praiseworthy

Maybe it is fitting that a movie about a mathematical genius that goes insane is equally as brilliant as it is frustrating. Such is the case with “Proof” (Miramax), John Madden’s adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Auburn. The film stars Gwyneth Paltrow (collaborating with Madden for the first time since her Oscar-winning […]

Editorial: Provide a full account

Our View: The University should fully disclose the circumstances of Professor Schaffer’s dismissal to avert a PR disaster Thurston Hall is perennially rumored to be among the nation’s most sexually promiscuous residence halls. It seems, however, that not everyone at GW subscribes to such liberal attitudes about intercourse as the freshman residents of Thurston. Recently, […]

Army still unsure about more seats

The Colonial Army is awaiting a request made to the GW athletic department for an additional 200 seats in the Smith Center for the upcoming men’s and women’s basketball seasons. Memberships for all 800 seats at the Smith Center were sold out in a few hours over Sept. 6 and 7. “We’re hopeful we can […]

Column: Katrina’s concocted race card

The relentless barrage of harrowing and tragic stories coming out of the areas destroyed by Hurricane Katrina seems only to get worse. There are reports of looting, rescuers being shot at and mob control over rescue shelters. While some of this debauched behavior is to be expected in such a disaster, Katrina seems to have […]

Student-athletes paying their own way

When the men’s water polo team travels to Claremont, Calif., Oct. 4 for the annual Claremont Convergence tournament, they will do so with lighter pockets. Like many GW sports programs, the water polo squad does not get funding for such trips. Members of the squad said the team’s University funding only covers equipment and travel […]