Caroline Bowman

What’s the deal with… 4-RIDE and alcohol

Whether you’re intoxicated and need a ride home or you’re just trying to get a quick ride back to campus with a bottle of booze in your backpack, 4-RIDE is prepared to deal with you. University Police Department Chief Kevin Hay said the 4-RIDE drivers are trained to call an officer if a passenger is […]


Ghostface Killah “Apollo Kids” (Def Jam) The less-than-hyped “Apollo Kids” is, if nothing else, a testament to the superfluity of mainstream marketing when dealing with a veteran such as Ghostface. Taking a leap back in time, Ghostface channels hip-hop’s roots as he combines nameless ’60s and ’70s samples with his trademark up-tempo style. With a […]

Cultural revelations

While GW’s arts community is an entity in its own right, the divide between the academic arts community and the District has pushed local nonprofit organization Day Eight and its arts magazine, Bourgeon, to call for more arts journalism. “I think it’s important to have someone translating to the public what art means for themselves, […]

Spring Fever: D.C. Concert Calendar

The District is bringing in both old and new talent for 2011’s concert circuit. Check out the likes of Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Janet Jackson, and lesser-known bands like Young Galaxy. JANUARY Matthew Dear Jan. 25 –U Street Music Hall Matthew Dear’s electronic sound doesn’t test the senses too harshly, but offers a pleasing experience […]

Spotlight On: Forbidden Planet Productions

Senior Stephanie Landry has been a part of Forbidden Planet Productions, one of three student theater organizations, for the past four years. Hatchet arts puts the co-executive producer under the spotlight as FPP’s fall season comes to a close. Hatchet arts: Why did you decide to join FPP? Stephanie Landry: My freshman year, I tried […]

Bob Dylan plays Smith Center

He shuffled onto the Smith Center stage Saturday as if he’d been born there. The aging face of one of the greatest musicians of all time grinned with the vitality of a child eager to perform. Bob Dylan had arrived. At 69 years old, Dylan has been traveling continuously since he first began the Never […]

Fear in the hearts of many

He will never be the next Timothy Treadwell, because Stephen Colbert is scared. Terrified, in fact. And he wants everyone to be, too. “I don’t think it’s possible to rally for sanity,” Colbert said Friday. “I don’t think its possible to get excited about moderate behavior. that’s why I’m offering fear as something to get […]

Spotlight On: Ding Ren

Whether she’s performing “Observations with a Typewriter” at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, receiving her master’s of fine arts degree from GW or teaching photography, Ding Ren is making a name for herself. Hatchet arts put the local artist and GW teaching assistant under the spotlight after her most recent performance where she observed visitors […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: Arts bulletin: GW and the District

UNIVERSITY BULLETIN >> UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS >> ARTS 1. The general requirements of any arts-savvy or not-so-savvy student attending The George Washington University. 2. Courses are recommended from a variety of different concentrations. Exploration is highly recommended. PREREQUISITES 020 It’s Monday. The Hatchet’s introduction to local events for the upcoming week. Will also include good news […]

Phi Beta Kappa Society inducts 200 members

Nearly 200 graduating seniors were inducted Friday afternoon into the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity, the country’s most prestigious honor society. University President Steven Knapp said the honor society – which accepts only 10 percent of graduates from universities involved with the organization – boasts a membership of 17 presidents as well as many distinguished GW […]