Rachel Milkovich

Celebrating a storm of art

Last weekend, ten art enthusiasts left their rain boots and umbrellas at the door, shaking off rain drops to soak in the art. Hurricane Irene caused train stations and airports to close, but the Irvine Contemporary braved the storm to keep its doors open for a block party commemorating the closing of the art gallery’s […]

Study abroad helped senior earn fellowship

When deciding where to study abroad, Jake Miner wanted to travel somewhere wholly not American. Miner petitioned the Office of Study Abroad to study in northern Syria for the 2011 spring semester, taking courses in Arabic to expand his understanding of the world outside of the United States. “I really wanted to go to a […]

Notes of diversity

Lucky Dub was formed in D.C., but the band’s musical influences and members are not defined by the District. About to set off on a show-filled summer, the funk-inspired band has certainly come a long way from playing at Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house parties. The diverse 11-member band – with strong foundations in reggae […]

Volunteering for credit

Students in professor Phyllis Ryder’s class do more than just fulfill their University Writing requirement. They have taken up her call to service and volunteered across the District as tutors, counselors and day-care providers. In Ryder’s UW class, “Writing for Social Change,” she requires her students to volunteer with various organizations throughout the semester. During […]

Finding characters for anonymous jurors

Generic Theatre Company’s production of Reginald Rose’s “Twelve Angry Men” can be characterized by one of the play’s own lines – “Thoughts may be colored by the personalities that have them.” “Twelve Angry Men” features an ensemble cast of 12 jurors that must determine the fate of a 16-year-old boy who has been charged with […]

Spotlight On: West End Cinema

West End Cinema, an art theater located in Washington, D.C.’s West End neighborhood, opened its doors in late October. Owner Josh Levin spoke to The Hatchet on WEC’s success and plans for the future. Hatchet: What was West End Cinema’s primary goal upon opening? Josh Levin: Primarily we exist to show independent, foreign and documentary […]

Video art goes public

Alberto Robles isn’t your average professor. Sitting on a curb Friday in one of D.C.’s liveliest neighborhoods with a cigar and a broken projector in hand, Robles, a linguistics professor by day and video artist by night, is still optimistic about the night ahead. “I love languages. I speak French, English, Italian, Spanish, and video […]