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.

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 […]

Editorial: Advocacy center: Good first step

Last year, during The Hatchet’s Student Association presidential endorsement hearings, a main criterion for this page’s support called for a candidate with a pragmatic approach to the SA’s potential as a student services organization. Thus far, SA President Audai Shakour and his peers in the Senate have worked hard to transform the governing organization from […]

The Bar Belle: Soussi

Soussi 2228 18th St. N.W. The weather is beautiful. The temperature is calm, the breeze is crisp, and it just feels right to be outside this time of year. Before we know it, fall is going to turn to winter, and making a trip outside my apartment, let alone to any bar, is going to […]

Tyler Hahn: War protesters: al-Qaida or the American Left?

Like the locusts of a biblical plague, tens of thousands of ultra-liberals descended upon Washington this past weekend. Anarchists, anti-Semites, communists, feminists, aspiring terrorists and every other bastard breed spawned of the Left came to our nation’s capital, ostensibly to advocate peace and protest the war in Iraq. Yeah, right. The first thing I noticed […]

$5 – $10 – $20

If you have $5 And you want to feel like a kid again, head over to the free Fall for Fairfax festival (held on the ellipse at the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, Va.). Though it’s a little out of the way, the best way to ring in the fall season is with hayrides, […]

Professors sound off on cell phones

If a cell phone goes off in professor John Sides’ class, the caller, not the student, will be answering to the instructor for it. “If I can get to the phone before the person turns it off, I (answer it). Usually it rings, the class sucks in its breath, and the student usually turns it […]