October 13, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 18

Stories from the October 13, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

A gold digger is ‘Born’

My friend was thoroughly impressed when I explained to her that it’s really no big deal for me to spend $25 on dinner at Zed’s Ethiopian Restaurant in Georgetown; $5 on a single box of Cheerios from District Market; $10 as a donation to the “Bum on Virginia Avenue”; and $200,000 on college tuition. Actually, […]

Howard Marshall: Concerning The Hatchet’s Oct. 10 issue

Readers may have had a hard time navigating the Oct. 10 edition of The Hatchet. During the printing process, some of the issue’s pages were inadvertently printed out of order. Any mistakes are normally caught in the proofing stage. The company that prints The Hatchet was unable to explain how the mistake occurred. Southern Maryland […]

‘Domino’ effect

Although New Line Cinema’s “Domino” contains plot lines ranging from overly gruesome to utterly implausible, the story and cinematography remain consistently entertaining, though lacking in everything else. The film is loosely based on the life of Domino Harvey, daughter of the late British actor Laurence Harvey, and chronicles her intense life as a bounty hunter. […]

Sweet home Kentucky for Cameron Crowe

Cameron Crowe’s films share common themes and styles, and he is one of the few true auteurs working in film today. Writing and directing his films, he is able to inject them with a personal quality that is lacking in many modern directors’ works. His latest, “Elizabethtown” (Paramount), follows Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom), a failed […]

The Bar Belle: Tryst Coffeehouse and Bar

Tryst Coffeehouse and Bar 2459 18th St. N.W. Eighteenth Street N.W. – home to TomTom, Madams Organ, The Reef and Tryst. Tryst may bill itself as a coffeehouse, but when I stumbled upon this hip locale at 1:30 a.m., it sure didn’t feel like one. Yes, there are comfortable couches. Yes, there is a beautiful […]

WEB EXTRA: Classical Commentary: A modern symphony for a modern affliction

While AIDS is not a typical inspiration for a piece of classical music, one musician’s tragic loss was the catalyst for a symphony. John Corigliano, who composed the music for “The Red Violin,” wrote the symphony for three of his friends who had died or were dying of AIDS. He heard his contemporary piece, “Symphony […]

SJS redefines itself with peer mediators

Students who encounter conflicts with their roommates, have problems with their off-campus residence or just can’t seem to keep it together this year have a new outlet for their frustrations: the Conflict Resolution Center. The center, located in Madison Hall room 203, is a new service offered by Student Judicial Services to replace the previously […]

WEB EXTRA: Students compete in Colonial Idol at MVC

Twelve students participated in the second annual Colonial Idol Monday night, a talent competition whose winner will sing the national anthem at the Colonial Invasion ceremony Friday night. This year’s champion, sophomore Yoko Uchida, is a native of Japan and moved to the United States six years ago. “In Japan, I used to go to […]

GW Republican hopes to join Pennsylvania state house

Senior Mark Harris is not your typical 20-year-old college student. He has his own Web site. He e-mails reporters from his Blackberry during movies. He drives home almost every weekend to ask strangers for money. And he is running for a state representative seat in Pennsylvania. Harris, a conservative Republican, is challenging incumbent Rep. Tom […]