December 8, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 32

Stories from the December 8, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Rawhide romance: ‘Brokeback Mountain’ portrays forbidden love and broken hearts

There has been considerable buzz over Director Ang Lee’s new film “Brokeback Mountain” (Focus Features) – but not just critical acclaim. The film portrays gay cowboys. Yet Lee (known for beauties such as “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) doesn’t seem fazed by his subject matter, nor surprised by the attention it’s received, simply noting that “Brokeback […]

WEB UPDATE: Women score big in win over SMU

Posted Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1:10 a.m. The Colonials’ 76-58 victory Tuesday night over Southern Methodist University (Texas) included several milestones. On top of being the most points GW (4-3) has put up this season, three players had career-best scoring totals. Sophomore Kim Beck led the Colonials with 23 points, while classmate Sarah-Jo Lawrence added 21 […]

D.C. hopes to lift troubled neighborhood

On a Sunday afternoon the only visible people in Sursum Corda, the low-income, cooperatively managed housing development just north of the U.S. Capitol, were either coming out of the Mount Airy Baptist Church or standing nearby smoking marijuana. Throughout the neighborhood, groups of teenagers and young adults stood out in the open smoking drugs, and […]

Bar Belle: Bokum Cafe

The last week of classes. For some of you bound for early graduation later this month, it’s not just the last week of the semester, but of your GW career. You all will be missed. But just because it’s the last week of the school year doesn’t mean you have to go to the same […]

Military surveillance likely to expand in U.S.

Following in the footsteps of a number of recent legislative proposals, officials proposed an act last week that would expand a key Defense Department program to gather domestic national security intelligence. The proposal would broaden the scope of the Pentagon agency Counterintelligence Field Activity, or CIFA. The agency, which now manages security within the military, […]

GW elaborates on possible counseling center waiver plan

GW may institute a policy of asking students to sign a waiver allowing their information to be shared with administrators before meeting with employees of the University Counseling Center. University officials stressed that student confidentiality is a paramount concern and that no changes have been made to protocol regarding the UCC yet. Matt Lindsay, assistant […]

WEB UPDATE: Men hold on for second straight OT victory

Start the slideshow! Posted Wednesday, Jan. 11, 11:55 p.m. Saint Louis head coach Brad Soderberg summed up his team’s 69-64 overtime loss Wednesday night to the GW men’s basketball team with a perfect adage. “They had every reason to lose tonight and they found a way to win and that’s the sign of a good […]

Sushi Italiano: Sette Bello

Sashimi lovers across the country are rejoicing in the burgeoning crudo trend, an Italian style of raw or lightly cooked seafood, featured at nascent Clarendon restaurant Sette Bello. It’s the latest venture from the guys that gave us Caf? Milano in Georgetown and Sette Osteria in Dupont. Though crudo has been around for ages in […]

U.S. fabricated attack justifying Vietnam War, NSA documents say

New documents released by the National Security Agency last month indicate that advisors in the U.S. government misled top officials about the 1964 military attack in the Gulf of Tonkin. On November 30, the NSA released hundreds of previously classified articles, interviews and intelligence reports about the perceived North Vietnamese attack on Aug. 4, 1964. […]