October 5, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 14

Stories from the October 5, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Movie to be filmed in D.C., will use GW logo

Students may be able to do some celebrity-spotting later this month. Hollywood stars Tom Hanks, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Roberts will be in the District filming director Mike Nichols’ latest film “Charlie Wilson’s War” and some actors will be wearing GW paraphernalia, according to Media Relations. The film, based on the book by George […]

Staff Editorial: Resident groups should stop stalling

Under pressure from Foggy Bottom resident groups, the D.C. Zoning Commission agreed to hear additional testimony regarding whether Mount Vernon residents and other uncounted students should have been registered in a campus enrollment estimate. While this effort to stall GW’s development may not significantly hamper planning efforts, it represents an irrelevant point. It also highlights […]

Regina Spektor shines at 9:30

I hate Cursive. Don’t get me wrong – they were great when I saw them at CMJ Music Marathon last fall, and Tim Kasher seemed like a really interesting guy on “Spend an Evening with Saddle Creek.” But I hate Cursive. Cursive, you see, was booked at the 9:30 Club on Tuesday night, the same […]

Andrew Siddons: A heads up makes a world of difference

There have been too many courses I’ve taken at GW that I would characterize as “a complete waste of my time.” Most of these courses were during my freshman and sophomore years, and since then I’ve learned the importance of doing some research to ensure a semester with five academically fulfilling courses. Unfortunately, consulting the […]

Drama in the District: A brief guide to theaters in D.C.

October 19 marks Washington, D.C.’s first annual “Free Night of Theater.” Twenty-three theaters across D.C. will open their doors for free to a limited number of patrons in participation with this annual event. Presented by The League of Washington Theaters and the Theater Communications Group, “Free Night of Theater” is being launched as a campaign […]

Ashley Fleishman: Advertising should reflect service

The shocked and overwhelmed looks on their faces say it all – they are on a tour of GW. Mesmerized with the idea of bathrooms in each room, once-a-week housekeeping and almost 100 channels of cable television, the parents and the students seem to have a positive outlook on every service the University provides. Such […]

Out-of-Fashion Week in Washington

If D.C. Fashion Week had any sway in the style realm, next season’s attire for men and women would be brimming with sequins, velour, pleather, mesh, iridescent fabric, feathers, shells, sparkles and rhinestones. Bare midriffs would be back, and gaucho pants would have never left. Natural fabrics would be a major faux pas, and poly-rayon […]

Letters to the Editor

The RACs are working hard Recently, a column was published in The Hatchet explaining the plagues and problems that residents of the famous Thurston Hall are experiencing this year (“The party hall has gone too far,” Oct. 2, p. 4). The author mentions a lack of authority due in part to the removal of CFs, […]

Students and activists urge U.S. action in N. Uganda

Hundreds of students and grassroots activists are expected to unite in Washington D.C. next week for “Northern Uganda Lobby Day”, in an effort to address the lack of US involvement in northern Uganda’s civil war. Activists will seek to persuade Congress to become more involved in promoting peace in Uganda, as well as to provide […]