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.

‘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 […]

Kyle Spector: In 2008, we need the truth

President Clinton’s Oval Office sex scandal, for the most part, had few ramifications for the average American. His extramarital affairs brought about important, albeit abstract, questions about the nature of the office of the presidency. It did not, however, cost one American life and in the end little money was spent. During that period, though, […]

SA Notes

Senare seeks freshman The Student Association Senate will choose three freshmen to occupy non-voting seats from a pool of 20 candidates who applied for the positions. The SA Rules Committee will send three freshmen to the entire Senate in Thursday night’s meeting at 8:30 p.m. in J Street. Rules Committee Chairman sophomore Chris Rotella (CCAS-U) […]