February 10, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 42

Stories from the February 10, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA calls for Aramark boycott

Student Association senators overwhelmingly passed legislation Tuesday night calling for a March 7 boycott of J Street if Aramark, the University’s food service provider, does not respond to student needs. Tim Saccocia (CCAS-U), who sponsored the legislation, cited shortened hours of operation, lack of adherence to J Street’s current schedule and inflated prices as issues […]

Student group hosts comedian for Black History Month

Comedian and social activist Dick Gregory mixed humor with tribute when he celebrated the progress of blacks Tuesday night at the student-sponsored Black History Celebration. The pioneering black comedian is known for reaching both black and white audiences since the 1960s. He has also authored a best-selling autobiography, “Nigger,” and a nutrition book, “Dick Gregory’s […]

Colonials finally solve Spiders

Updated Saturday Feb. 12 6:49 P.M. The GW men’s basketball team has had problems with Richmond in recent years. Coach Jerry Wainwright’s quickly changing defensive style and disciplined play has led to four Spiders’ victories in their last six match-ups with the Colonials. But Saturday things changed, as GW finally solved Richmond, posting an 80-63 […]

Students compete to see who is funniest

Columbian Square looked more like a makeshift theater Wednesday night when students performed stand-up comedy at the second annual GW’s Funniest College Student Competition. A platform stage was set up in the middle of the Marvin Center’s Columbian Square, where nine students competed for the title of GW’s Funniest Student and a chance to compete […]

South African actors perform at GW

Members of the Bokamoso Youth Theatre portrayed the gritty realities of AIDS, domestic violence and death at Betts Marvin Theater on Feb. 5. The performers came from a center for at-risk South African teens to act out issues that plague their hometown of Winterveldt, South Africa, an area that has struggled with poverty, illiteracy and […]

Doom’s day

Underground hip-hop’s most notorious masked emcee will pay a special visit to GW Friday for the “Live from the Ballroom” series, WRGW’s first major concert of the semester. “Hip hop heads in the community are really excited for MF Doom. He’s not someone who tours a lot. He’s played one date in D.C. in the […]

Editorial: The shrinking student union

Mounting student angst with, and contempt for, J Street culminated in the passage of a bill in the Student Association Senate that could lead to a one-day boycott of the Aramark-run establishment on March 7. Offering a number of steps – including specific meetings with University administrators and Aramark officials – to address student concerns […]

Zuton Fever

Liverpool has had a reputation for breeding young, talented musicians who push the envelope, claiming rock groups such as The Beatles, The La’s and The Coral. Next in line may be the psychedelic five-piece act The Zutons. So what is a Zuton, you might ask? A clear definition may be hard to come by, but […]

The Bar Belle: Fur Nightclub

Fur Nightclub 33 Patterson St. N.E. Unless you are an active participant in the D.C. club scene or subscribe to the right club promoter’s listserv, you probably have not heard of The District’s newest posh nightclub – Fur. As someone who belongs to the latter category with a duty to present and dissect nightlife for […]

Column: Follow the road

Since the White House propaganda shop began its work in 2002 to sell the Iraq War, so often it has seemed America exists in a bizarro world, an Orwellian universe where up is down, good is bad and hot is cold. The Bush administration has led us down a freakish Yellow Brick Road, but instead […]