September 29, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 14

Stories from the September 29, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

More than just ‘Violence’

After a lackluster summer film season, it’s up to fall to offer some movie redemption. The end of August and the majority of September are referred to as “dumping grounds,” where the studios dump all their movies that don’t fit in either the packed summer season or the end-of-the-year Oscar season. Occasionally, a few films […]


Due to an editing mistake during the production process, The Hatchet reported that a limited number of class sections were being offered in GW’s Slavic and German languages department. The romance language department was also affected, as was reported in the article.

FBI turns to colleges

This fall, the FBI will begin looking to college campuses in the effort to protect national security with a new program announced last week. On September 15, FBI Director Robert Mueller announced the creation of the National Security Higher Education Advisory Board, a group of 16 presidents and chancellors from major American universities that will […]

Love is dead

The characters in the latest Tim Burton film are dead, and other aspects of the film aren’t too lively either. “The Corpse Bride” is the latest addition to Burton’s long repertoire of imaginative and typically melancholic inventions and his second legitimate animated (or rather, “claymated”) film. The film is clearly dependent upon drawing most of […]

Roast this!

Sporting a full-length fur coat at the Comedy Central roast of Pamela Anderson, a charity event that benefited People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Jeff Ross assured Anderson that his attire was “100 percent puppy.” A regular at the Friar’s Club Roasts, Ross’ gift of making fun of celebrities has landed the sly comic […]

Documentary follows students changing sex

When one thinks about the pressures of being a college student, undergoing a sex change operation doesn’t usually come to mind. That, though, is precisely the subject tackled in a new eight-part documentary that debuted on the Sundance Channel last week. Transgeneration, produced by World of Wonder Productions, follows four college students as they look […]

Brazilians are ‘melting pop’

For many, just speaking another language is a challenge, let alone singing in one. For lead singer Sabina Sciubba of Brazilian Girls, singing sultry lyrics in five languages comes as second-nature. The New York City-formed band – made up of keyboardist Didi Gutman, bassist Jesse Murphy, drummer Aaron Johnston and singer Sabina Sciubba – values […]

Paxton brings golf to big screen

Disney’s newest big-screen film, “The Greatest Game Ever Played,” features a lower-class 20-year-old golf amateur struggling to prove himself to both the snooty gentlemen’s world and his unsupportive father. Under Bill Paxton’s direction, the film inches along a predictable path characterized by class struggle, a transition from youth to manhood and the determined protagonists’ eventual […]

Varsity Roundup

Golf Senior Brian Carroll and redshirt sophomore Bob Rohr each fired 147 en route to tie for fifth place finishes in the Rehoboth Beach Fall Invitational on Monday. Drexel won the GW-hosted tournament with an overall score of 589, followed by GW’s 593. Navy finished in third with a 598. Drexel’s Keith Snyder finished in […]

Not another pretty face

For an artist routinely compared to a slew of other singer-songwriters, Tristan Prettyman is startlingly unique. The laid-back California native combines a clean acoustic sound with simple beats, and her low, breathy voice perfectly complements her honest and unassuming lyrics. Although straightforward and uncomplicated, her songs are far from boring – they manage to grab […]