December 1, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 30

Stories from the December 1, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

TLC looking for GW students for reality show

The Learning Channel is seeking GW students to take part in a reality show called “Ultimate Blunders” featuring students’ most embarrassing moments. The channel is coming to the District in January to film the show. The show is a 10-part series that will be broadcast over the summer. Associate producer Melissa Mayne, whose production company […]

Letters to the editor

Start a revolution While reading “2006 should be the Student Association’s 1776” (Nov. 21, p. 4), I felt an eerie sense of d?j? vu. As an idealistic freshman I became involved with the SA, working primarily on the GW Votes campaign. While in the SA I came to realize the extent to which the Student […]

Timothy Kaldas Integrity, values don’t mix with torture

When George Bush ran for president in 2000, he promised to restore values and integrity to the White House. He would end the lies and be honest and straightforward with the American people. This pledge was the first of many lies that would follow. The most recent set of lies emanating from this administration have […]

Energy crisis: Oily conspiracies fuel “Syriana”

In 2000, “Traffic” exposed the war against drugs as naive and hopelessly compromised. Now, the makers of “Traffic” are trying to accomplish the same feat with “Syriana,” a panoramic view of Middle East politics and the oil industry. Syriana is a term the CIA uses to refer to any Middle East hotspot, and “Syriana” tries […]

Will Dempster: Uneven performance raises questions

For Colonials fans hoping for a repeat triumph against Maryland at this Monday’s BB&T Classic, a little pessimism may be in order. After impressive efforts in their first two games, the top-25 Colonials were pushed by the Saint Francis (Pa.) Red Flash for 25 minutes Wednesday night. While ultimately pulling away for a commanding 85-68 […]

Starving sure to satisfy

“Defy convention.” That phrase, which appears on each of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s playbills, is one that has always embodied the spirit of their mission: edgy, provocative theater. It is also something they have taken to heart in choosing their latest world premiere. It’s not every day a “period” piece is meaningful enough to […]

Stephan Miller: A Thanksgiving like no other

Thanksgiving is a time to travel home and spend time with your family, as a family. It’s a holiday of relaxation, food and watching a good parade/football game on TV. My Thanksgiving holiday has always resembled the stereotypical family gathering. This year, because I live in a post-Katrina New Orleans, Thanksgiving lacked the comfort and […]

Thanksgiving Roundup

Women’s basketball Coach Joe McKeown and his squad avoided the cold and headed south to Freeport, Bahamas, to participate in the Junkanoo Jam Classic. The Colonials chalked up one victory in the tournament, over No. 19 Purdue, but lost to No. 18 Texas. No. 18 Texas 59, GW 54 The GW women’s basketball team was […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped student

IF you have $5 ‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, which is most prominently signified by the most famous of all Christmas trees. But since the tree at Rockefeller Center is a little too far away, head on down to the Ellipse for a glimpse of the National Christmas Tree, which will be lit Thursday […]