September 28, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 12

Stories from the September 28, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

“School for Scoundrels”: Weak script dooms comedy

I have a great idea for a film. It would be called “School for People Who Can’t Execute a Coherent Script Good, and Who Want to Learn to Act Good Too.” It would star the cast and crew of “School for Scoundrels,” and would document them trying to learn to make a decent movie, following […]

Varsity Roundup

Golf The GW golf team won the Rehoboth Beach Invitational in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Sept. 25. It was GW’s third victory in six years at the tournament. La Salle’s John Lorenzo took medalist honors with a 3-under par 139 (68-71). Freshman Tyler Wendelken carded a 70 and 72 to finish second. Classmate Michael Perimutter (71-72) […]

A history of halls: Dorms then and now

Residence halls at GW have changed dramatically over the last half-century. Today, most students live in one of many co-ed dorms with as many as six roommates, high-tech electronics and strict security. Fifty years ago, the story was very different. From the “Superdorm” to Potomac House When Daniel Kane, a law and public policy professor, […]

Searching for style at GW

Normally, all you can buy in Kogan Plaza are cheap earrings and Bob Marley posters. But from Monday to Wednesday, a whole store appeared – complete with music, wood floors, Oriental rugs and fake vintage posters. Has GW turned into a mall? Not quite yet. It’s the Levi’s Style Search, a nationwide hunt for college […]

U.K.’s Virgin Festival: Baltimore festival shows poor organization

BALTIMORE – Gray skies didn’t ruin the mood for the 40,000 concert-goers who piled into the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore for Saturday’s Virgin Festival. The grounds were packed with college-aged youths, decked out in their finest Converse All-Stars, and quite a few people old enough to be their parents. And the Converse were indeed […]

WEB EXTRA: Author discusses Roe v. Wade with GW Colonials for life

A conservative author and National Review senior editor spoke about abortion to a crowd of about 70 in the Marvin Center Tuesday night. Ramesh Ponnuru addresses the history, constitutional foundations and public opinion regarding Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 United States Supreme Court decision that declared most anti-abortion laws unconstitutional. The student organization Colonials […]

“Jesus Camp” is a scary place

“Jesus Camp” doesn’t try to explain why Evangelical Christians are a millions-strong group. Filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady instead focus on a strange, intense part of this massive movement. The results are frightening, but it’s only a small slice of a morally and politically complicated phenomenon. Ewing and Grady say they set out to […]

The Hold Steady’s American tale

“Certain songs, they get so scratched into our souls,” Craig Finn yawped on the Hold Steady’s “Almost Killed Me.” As if to prove the point, the band followed that stellar debut with the positively epic “Separation Sunday,” a record teeming with stories of depravity and love, sin and redemption It wasn’t an album, it was […]

Yale to post free videos of lectures online

Through a new initiative, the Open Educational Video Lecture Project, Yale intends to make it possible for anyone to have the classroom experience by simply using the Internet. This service will be available for free. Through a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, complete courses, including actual classroom lectures, will be accessible online […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Fall Career Fair Browse through a host of employers for full-time, part-time, co-op and internship positions. 1 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center Continental and Grand Ballrooms Sponsored by the Career Center Consequences of a Nuclear India Join Eliza Matthews, a Fulbright Scholar from the University of Queensland for this discussion on American and Australian […]