April 14, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 57

Stories from the April 14, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Crime Log

Stolen Auto 4/7 – 2100 block of G Street – 2 p.m. A female reported that unknown persons stole her vehicle while it was parked on G Street. The owner said she might have left her keys inside the vehicle. University Police headquarters is located at 21st and G streets, but the stolen car did […]

Casting Call: “The Real World 17”

MTV will hold an open casting call for “The Real World 17” Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lulu’s Club Mardi Gras. The show invites anyone ages 18-24 who “wants millions of television viewers to know their name and who they are.” Applicants will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire and […]

SA Notes

SA plans scaled-back transition dinner Student Association President Omar Woodard said this year’s May 6 SA transition dinner will involve a Kogan Plaza barbecue, a scaled-back function compared to last year’s dinner that took place at the Georgetown Four Seasons Hotel. In addition to format changes from last year’s $6,000 closed event, this year’s transition […]

Bar Belle: Sequoia

Sequoia Restaurant and Bar 3000 K St. NW (Georgetown Waterfront) After months of dismal rain and chilling wind, spring has finally made its appearance in GWorld, and the entire campus has emerged from a general state of seasonal depression. During my time at GW, I have witnessed four years of similar behavior. The end-of-winter lackadaisical […]

VACO Backstage

What do you get when you combine the sounds of soul, rock, funk, gospel and folk? The answer sounds a little like Spring Fling performer Virginia Coalition. After the band’s performance, The Hatchet caught up with bassist Jarrett Nicolay to find out more about the member’s roots in nearby Alexandria, Va. The four band members […]

The Hatchet Recommends: 6 new album picks

Artist: Brazilian Girls Album: Brazilian Girls Label: Verve Still looking for that perfect “chill” album? You know, the one you want to put next to Portishead, Morcheeba and Thievery Corporation to complement certain key life moments? Brazilian Girls are the newest addition to this genre, bringing their own creative flare. The term “stoned-sexy,” comes to […]

Editorial: Good first step

The University recently extended self-governance to both the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Association. This new structure will allow the Greek-letter community to police itself on big-picture issues such as hazing. Fraternity and sorority leaders have welcomed the change from the former structure, which left all decisions in the hands of Student Judicial Services. The […]

Column: Why I switched parties

When the time came for me to register with a political party in early 2000, I was presented with a difficult choice. As a member of the minority of the American political spectrum, the center, I could choose either party and find parts of the platform unpalatable. After some thought, I chose the Republican Party, […]

Column: Toward a greener GW

For GW students, springtime exposes the blatant lack of “green space” on campus. Before I came to the East Coast, spring, summer, winter and fall didn’t mean anything drastically different. However, in my two years of exodus from the land of the eternal summer, California, more important than a change in temperature is that spring […]

The Fiery Furnaces: Putting on the heat

Interesting, but random – this is a good way to describe many of the Fiery Furnaces’ songs, which involve pirates, Spain and of course, blueberries. When asked where the inspiration for such offbeat material comes from, guitarist Matt Friedburger recently told The Hatchet, “I just think of silly things, whatever will sound funny coming out […]