March 9, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 48

Stories from the March 9, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB EXTRA: ‘Failure to Launch’ struggles to stay afloat

Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big meet again . well almost. Director Tom Dey would like to believe that hilarity ensues in the boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl comedy “Failure to Launch,” but that’s not always the case. In Paramount Pictures newest film “Failure to Launch,” Trip (Matthew McConaughey), is a handsome, successful, commitment-phobic playboy who is still living […]

A hoodlum with a heart

“Tsotsi,” honored as the best foreign film at Sunday’s Oscar ceremony, brings the theme of redemption to the slums of Johannesburg, South Africa. The title character is a 19-year-old gang leader in one of the largest townships, living day by day, victim to victim. Tsotsi, which in Kwaito, the street language of South Africa, means […]

Student editors mull Muhammad depictions

Students at U.S. universities are speaking out through their school newspapers in response to the international uproar over the Danish editorial cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad, founder of the Islamic religion. A student editor at Harvard University was suspended from the position after printing the highly disputed cartoons. The Harvard Salient ran them with an […]

Western wanderer: “Don’t Come Knocking” continues cowboy comeback

Now that “Brokeback Mountain” has reinvigorated the cowboy genre, acclaimed “Don’t Come Knocking” (Sony Pictures Classics) director Wim Wenders turns his camera, as he did with his film “Paris, Texas,” to the American West. Shot mostly in Utah, Montana and Nevada, the film vividly captures the small towns of the West. However, it is hampered […]

A-10 Preview: WRGW not new to Colonials coverage

Senior Sam Farber has been the voice of GW men’s basketball on WRGW, the University-financed Internet radio station, for a historic season. But ESPN announcer Mike Patrick, a GW alumnus, in many senses is the history of Colonials broadcasting. A 1966 speech and drama major, Patrick came to GW from his West Virginia high school […]

Coldplay bores, Fiona soars

Coldplay is the rock band from outer space – or at least that is what their music would have you believe. With their futuristic production, some of which sounds like it could have been lifted from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Coldplay likes using its music to portray the idea that it has the unique ability […]

WEB UPDATE: Men down the Seahawks 88-85 in overtime

Posted Thursday, March 16, 9:42 p.m. Updated Friday, March 17, 12:22 a.m. GREENSBORO, N.C. – When the GW men’s basketball team was down 18 points with 11:11 left in the game, it looked to most in the Greensboro Coliseum that the eighth-seeded Colonials would head back to Foggy Bottom with their second first-round loss in […]

A-10 Preview: Whole campus enjoys success

The effects of GW’s nationally ranked basketball team, which has been in the top 10 for close to a month, could have lasting effects for the University – and not just in the Smith Center. Administrators said the greatest effect of a highly ranked basketball team is the sense of pride and unity it breeds […]