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.

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 […]

Tim Kaldas: Talk to Hamas

In the past month there has been enormous controversy surrounding the election of Hamas to lead the parliament in Palestine. Such concern is legitimate in light of their record of violence and their own founding charter, which calls for the destruction of Israel. It is important, however, to analyze the situation without rhetoric and emotion […]

WEB UPDATE: President Bush to speak at GW during Spring Break

Posted Friday, March 10, 3:23 p.m. President Bush will speak at GW Monday about the global war on terror. The event will mark the second time in his presidency he has come to the University. His speech starts at 1:15 p.m. in the Marvin Center’s Betts Theater. It is not open to the public. Bush’s […]

T. Neil Sroka: Perceptions could defeat four-by-four again

Few topics have fostered more campus discussion than the University’s proposed move to a four-by-four curriculum. Indeed, even fewer topics have had more ink spilled on them in the pages of The Hatchet over the past few years: a quick scan of the paper’s online archives reveals that more than 35 articles, columns and editorials […]