October 6, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 16

Stories from the October 6, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

This month in music

October brings a plethora of live music to the greater D.C. area, with enough music to fulfill your concert yearning practically every night of the week. From alternative to hip-hop, bluegrass to funky brass, and rock to, well, Hanson, there’s a concert out there for every music lover this month. Thursday night at the 9:30 […]

Wallace and Gromit: Heroes who save the clay

Fans of Wallace and Gromit, clay companions created by Nick Park and Aardman Animations (“Chicken Run”), have waited 10 years to see the British duo again and for the most part, it’s worth the wait. The first three Wallace and Gromit movies were shorts; “The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” is the first full-length. “I’m always […]

‘Waiting’ for a good movie

If “Waiting .” (Lion’s Gate) is any indication, the gross-out teen slacker comedy genre is on its last legs. It’s a sloppy mess of a comedy that’s a little too derivative of Kevin Smith’s “Clerks” and doesn’t attempt to do anything different from what we’ve seen in similar movies. The plot basically follows a day […]

After Natalee Holloway comes ‘After Ashley’

Bad things don’t always happen to good people, but stories about horrific crimes often paint victims with this picture. Woolly Mammoth Theatre exposes this charade in its scathing portrayal of American pop culture, “After Ashley.” In the hands of director Lee Mikeska Gardner, Gina Gionfriddo’s story comes to life, comically portraying the ridiculousness of making […]

‘The Squid and the Whale’ lives up to the hype

“I hate fathers, and I never wanted to be one.” -Steve Zissou, “The Life Aquatic” There is little doubt that Noah Baumbach, who co-wrote last winter’s “The Life Aquatic” with wunderkind Wes Anderson, is the author of that line. In his smart, resonant new film “The Squid and the Whale,” writer-director Baumbach depicts the autobiographical […]

Volleyball trounces the Howard Bison

Although Howard University’s nickname is the Bisons, the GW volleyball team was the one stampeding through the Burr Gymnasium Tuesday night. The Colonials won across town on the Lady Bison’s turf with the scores 30-18, 30-18, 30-16 in an hour and 18 minutes. “We just played better as a team,” coach Jojit Coronel said. Every […]

‘Proof’ – a performance more complicated than calculus

I sat in the Betts Theatre’s house seat, overhearing the lighting crew of the latest Department of Theatre and Dance production Proof joking as the stage manager called the actors to take their places for the opening scene. “So what show are we doing tonight?” the lighting designer asked with a straight face. “The Wizard […]

Editorial: Institute campus conservation plan

Ever-increasing gasoline prices affect more than just the pocketbooks of consumers at the pumps. Large organizations and businesses that rely on gas to operate must bear the burden of higher prices at the pump on a grand scale. With UPD patrols, 4-RIDE and the Mount Vernon Shuttle using gas daily, GW is no exception. While […]

Pinnock has a new (but old) name

Junior J.R. Pinnock, as the Colonials community knows him, will not be returning to play on the GW men’s basketball team. According to a news release by the sports information department, Pinnock’s father recently requested that he go by his birth name Danilo. The name J.R. simply denotes “junior,” because his father’s name is also […]


Thursday National Depression Screening Day Confidential and free screenings to all members of the GW community. Noon to 2 p.m. Marvin Center rm. 101 Sponsored by the University Counseling Center Gulf Coast Culture Day Enjoy Cajun food, jazz music, Mardi Gras beads and an old-time country carnival. All proceeds go to Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane […]