November 2, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 22

Stories from the November 2, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

See the glorious “moviefilm” of Kazakhstan

It’s a good thing that the blatantly offensive, raunchy film “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” has received almost universal high-fives from critics. For if the “moviefilm” were to do poorly, says its hero, Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev, “I will be execute.” Talk about high stakes. The wildly popular […]

Snapshot: Fruit for Thought

Spear program manager Scott Thomas and senior Ariz Matute grab apples in Kogan Plaza during “Apples for Adoption” Monday afternoon. The event was sponsored by Colonials for Life.

Varsity Roundup

Men’s Golf The men’s golf team finished 14th in a field of 16 at the ODU/Seascape Collegiate Tournament, held at the Seascape Golf Links in Kitty Hawk, N.C. Campbell University’s Kyle Spahr finished first with a 134 (66-68), leading Campbell to the team title. Junior Raman Luthra was the Colonials’ low finisher, tied for 33rd, […]

GW takes over the Woodies

“I think it’ll be a lot more guys with a lot more hair and a lot less gold and platinum, and maybe better music, I don’t know.” Los Angeles underground rapper MURS was the first one down the red carpet (which wasn’t red so much as black and sparkly) at last Wednesday’s MTV-U Woodie Awards, […]

Universities target 9/11 skeptics

Certainly not everyone agrees about what happened on September 11, 2001. When scholars offer their own alternative theories, however, they tend to face scrutiny by their respective academic institutions and communities. A recent controversy involved Steven Jones, a professor of physics and astronomy at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He was put on paid […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha hosts annual Miss Freshman pageant

The Mu Delta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha hosted its fifth annual Miss Freshman Pageant in the Marvin Center Sunday. This year’s pageant coincided with National Breast Cancer Awareness month and benefited the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Vanessa Cacho, public relations chair for Alpha Kappa Alpha, said the mission of the pageant was […]

Painting pictures with music

Minnesota band Cloud Cult will be headlining at DC9 tonight, just one stop on a national tour of over 30 cities. Cloud Cult boasts an unusual lineup: in addition to the standard guitar, bass and drums, the group also has a cellist, Sarah Young, and two vocalists who also double as painters. Yes, that’s right […]

Student aid plummets as expenses continue to increase

College costs continue to rise and federal funding is shortchanging those in need, with Pell Grant funding dropping almost $1 billion in a single year. The federal government’s Pell Grant program awards grants based on a financial need formula. Funding for Pell Grants in the 2004-2005 fiscal year totaled $13.6 billion. That amount of funding […]


In the GW Brief “Business School students combine class, philanthropy” (Oct. 30, 2006 p. 2) The Hatchet erroneously reported the name of the Greek-letter organization that made a donation. Pi Kappa Psi donated to the “Analysis of Business Issues” class. In the article “Report shows retention increased” (Oct. 30, 2006 p. 1) The Hatchet erroneously […]

Losing my virginity: “Rocky Horror Picture Show”

When I was about ten years old, my dad caught me watching the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” on television. I was clicking through the TV channels and innocently stopped at a scene of people dressed up in crazy costumes. At the time, my favorite movie was “Little Women,” starring Susan Sarandon as the mother of […]