January 24, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 35

Stories from the January 24, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Programs aim to curb plagiarism

An Ohio University cheating scandal led GW to adopt two new computer programs this spring which could help identify plagiarism. Beginning this semester, Safe-Assign, Blackboard’s plagiarism prevention arm, and EndNote, an Internet-based tool that runs through Gelman Library, will enable professors and students to check papers against a comprehensive database of all internet source materials, […]

“There Will be Blood” scores big

It is not the first time a connection has been made between blood and oil. We’re all familiar with the clichéd anti-war slogan these days, as shouted by protesters, worn on t-shirts and printed on bumper stickers. Yet in “There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage), the latest picture by Paul Anderson (“Punch Drunk Love,” “Magnolia,” […]

The hazing hotline

Nearly two months ago, the University took unprecedented steps to investigate allegations that the Alpha Pi Epsilon fraternity mistreated its members. One of the catalyst that sparked the investigation was an anonymous tip line. The hazing hotline, or so it has been dubbed by members of GW’s Greek-letter community, allows individuals to report instances of […]

Concert Review: The Mars Volta

From the moment they jumped onto the stage at Rams Head Live in Baltimore last week, The Mars Volta radiated energy. For those who aren’t familiar with the band, The Mars Volta became largely popular from their single “The Widow” off of their album “Frances the Mute” (Umvd Labels) in 2005, and have a new […]

Off-duty, but on patrol

Robert Hawthorne and James Betz were entering Columbia Plaza when they saw an elderly man lying on the ground, flanked by a set of dentures and scattered mail. As worried bystanders gathered, the two students rushed to his side and attempted to revive him. Fortunately for Masud Ansari, the unconscious man, these two EMeRG volunteers […]

DVD Review: Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Volume 5

You don’t have to be high to watch Aqua Teen Hunger Force – in fact, watching it sober may cause more brain damage than anything you might be putting in your pipe. Nevertheless, every college student’s favorite Adult Swim superheroes – Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad – are more excited than ever to announce the […]

Knapp: GW gives back

A panel of city government and local university leaders said Wednesday that the contributions of colleges in the District largely go unnoticed. “D.C. is a college town and I really feel that is an underappreciated reality here,” University President Steven Knapp said in front of more than 50 people at the Washington D.C. Economic Partnership. […]

Bar Belle: Ski Liberty

Ski Liberty Fairfield, Pa. Last week we felt the cold chill of winter finally hit the D.C. area, leaving the city with a couple inches of powder and myself with an aching desire to hit the slopes. With a long holiday at hand, I decided it was time to leave the nation’s capital and drive […]

Mission Control: This Is Rock

If you still care about rock and roll music, then pick up the new album from the Whigs, “Mission Control.” The first time I saw this Georgia-born rock trio was two summers ago, when they were riding high on all the hype that had been drowning them. A sold-out crowd packed New York’s Mercury Lounge, […]

$5-$10-$20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 Buy something delicious at 711 on 19th St. before heading into the Mitchell Hall Theater, where WRGW and Program Board will be hosting their first installment of “Friday Night Live” for the spring semester. The free show takes place Friday at 7:00pm and will include musical performances by The Winter Sounds, […]