Justin Petrone

Waterstreet majors in rock

GW seniors Rick Sorkin and Christian Brucculeri are two business majors who have molded their entrepreneurial skills to suit a greater vision: rock ‘n’ roll. As members of local GW-based group Waterstreet, they are marketing their new album Nocturnal Transmission (Pimplounge Records) as part of their final class project. “We’re molding our major around what […]

Poem-cees take D.C. hip-hop to the mainstage

The 9:30 Club will welcome D.C. hip-hop act the Poem-cees on stage Saturday to showcase the group’s skills as writers and performers. And as group members exclaim on their mailing list, they are more than ready. Sharing the bill with local acts Infinite Loop and Team Demolition, the Poem-cees plan to launch what member Darrell […]

Honors Program prepares for move

GW Honors Program Director David Alan Grier said he is looking for student leadership to help the program’s partial relocation to the Mount Vernon Campus. He met with members of the Honors Program Tuesday night in Lafayette Hall to explain the changes for next year. The University announced last week plans to house 50 current […]

Provisions matches local prices

Students on the Dining Services Commission said GW’s Provisions Market grocery store offers competitive prices to local grocers. Students pay fair and sometimes even better prices at Provisions Too than at larger supermarkets, sophomore Jared Degnan and junior Peter Bastone said. However, some students say they feel the prices are unfair. It’s absolutely ridiculous because […]

Less Than Jake lights up 9:30 Club

Our live show is just random insanity, says Roger, Less Than Jake’s bassist. Usually it’s just like everyone gets psyched up in their own way. For some people that’s dressing up like Richard Simmons. Or Spiderman. Or throwing fistfuls of rice at the crowd. Or breathing fire. To Less Than Jake a live show is […]

Charity basketball game raises $15,000

Congressmen and lobbyists shed their Capitol Hill attire of suits and cell phones in favor of basketball jerseys and sweat socks to play in the 2nd Annual American League of Lobbyists Charity Basketball Game Tuesday night at the Smith Center. Fresh from a vote on the House floor, the Congressmen beat the lobbyists for the […]

University sells Prometheus, expands campus usage

The popularity of GW’s online educational resource, Prometheus, has grown on campus and led to its purchase by universities in the United States and Canada. On an average day during the first week of classes, more than 2,000 people logged on to the online academic tool that allows teachers to post syllabi, host discussions and […]

Where have all the true punk rockers gone?

Johnny Rotten is on VH1. Sid Vicious’ death is going on its 21st anniversary. Jello Biafra goes on spoken word tours, and The Ramones just finished playing another corporate luncheon. Punk has become a word music journalists throw around lightly, like `eclectic.’ Everybody is a punk, they even called Cyndi Lauper a punk, and the […]

Jazzfatnastees puts soul back into R&B music

Ask anyone on the street, and they will tell you that the 1990s was the decade when rhythm and blues fell. The genre was sacked and looted by the likes of Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, Brian McKnight and a horde of other vocalists with too many octaves and too little talent under their belts. It […]