November 8, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 24

Stories from the November 8, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Ridley Scott’s gangster paradise

Judging from the previews, Ridley Scott’s “American Gangster” looked like an organized crime drama to rival the likes of “Goodfellas,” “Casino,” or “King of New York.” Unfortunately for this generation, “Gangster” failed to hit the bar set by those classics and is a only a good movie – not a great one. Based on true […]

Basketball Preview: Men’s Projected Starting 5

Travis King Sophomore, point guard – 6-foot-2, 215 pounds Last year: 5.7 points per game, 2.0 assists per game Lowdown: King will miss at least the first game of the season while recovering from a fractured kneecap. When healthy, King is a floor leader and distributor who can also hit open jumpers consistently. Maureece (Reece) […]

Justin Guiffre: Thurston’s fire alarm must be reliable

About a week ago Thurston Hall had another one of its seemingly countless fire alarms for this semester. Of course what can you expect when you have more than 1,000 freshmen who have ready access to microwaves and the occasional illicit toaster stuffed into a single building? Fire alarms are going to occur, like it […]

Tony Hawk’s ‘Proving Ground’

I’m going to give all of you who dare to attempt it a moment to think about how many Tony Hawk games there have been since the series premiered in 1999. Don’t worry, take your time. Trust me, it’s more than you think. OK, done? It’s 10. Yes, 10, not counting multiple versions of the […]

Basketball Preview: Men’s Schedule

Men’s Basketball Schedule Nov. 10 — vs. Mount St. Mary’s — 2 p.m. Nov. 14 — vs. Boston University — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 — at UMBC — 2 p.m. Nov. 28 — at UCLA — 10:30 p.m. Dec. 2 — vs. Auburn — 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5 — vs. UMES — 7:30 p.m. Dec. […]

Crime Log

Assault 11/03/07 – The Dakota – time unknown – case open University Police Department officers found a male student in a female student’s room bleeding from the nose and mouth area. He said an unknown male came into the room and assaulted him. Neither he nor the female student could identify or give a description […]

Greek Brief: Greek Week raises money for philanthropies

This year’s Greek Week, sponsored by the Inter-Fraternity Council and the Pan-Hellenic Association, is raising money for various philanthropies and will introduce new members of fraternities and sororities to GW’s Greek-letter community. “This is something we plan for months and months and months,” said Chris Dibitetto, president of IFC. “It’s a big deal for us […]

Basketball Preview: Women’s Schedule

Women’s Basketball Schedule Nov. 9 — at UMBC — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 — at Virginia — 7 p.m. Nov. 14 — vs. Kentucky — 5:15 p.m. Nov. 18 — vs. No. 3 Rutgers — 8 p.m. Nov. 23 — vs. South Dakota State # — 5:30 p.m. Nov. 24 — vs. Western Kentucky # […]

Series of armed robberies hit GW

A string of armed robberies last week prompted University police to increase the number of patrols in the northwest quadrant of campus. M and 22nd streets has proved to be a dangerous intersection in the past week. Four female GW students were assaulted and robbed near the location on Oct. 31, according to police reports. […]

Disguises and desire

“All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” Surely, even if you have not studied Shakespeare in the classroom, you’ve heard those famous words, which originate from the comedy “As You Like It.” The play is a musical and light-hearted delight about the meaning of being favored by fortune and […]