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.

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 […]

XBox 360 hits store shelves

The latest advancement in video game technology has arrived, but college students may have a tough time getting their hands on it. On Nov. 22, Microsoft released the Xbox 360 gaming console to enormous international fanfare. Many stores opened their doors at midnight the day of the release to distribute the first editions to customers […]

Hobbs: Akingbade to redshirt

Men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs confirmed Wednesday that senior Dokun Akingbade will redshirt this season. “I think it’s in his best interest and our best interest as a program to redshirt him because when we look out at our team next year we don’t have any experience coming back at that position,” Hobbs said after […]

December concert schedule

12/3 Dark Star Orchestra – 9:30 Club – $25 12/6 Sinead O’Conner w/ Sly & Robbie – 9:30 Club – $40 American Analog Set – Black Cat – $10 Bonnie Raitt w/ Marc Brossard – D.A.R. Constitution Hall – $45 12/8 The Sunday Mail – Staccato Lounge Pretty Girls Make Graves – Black Cat – […]