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.

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 […]

Buzzing in your ears: Muse to blast through College Park

Anyone who’s been to a live Muse show knows the sensation – the second encore is over, the band walks off stage and all of a sudden your ears are filled with a persistent, near-deafening ring. Muse drummer Dominic Howard knows the sound quite well. With three recent tours under his belt, he explained to […]

North Carolina State professor vying for top SMPA post

University officials will select between Robert Entman, a professor of communications at North Carolina State University, and media personality Marvin Kalb in their search for School of Media and Public Affairs director, according to a source with knowledge of the search. The author of several books on mass media, Entman referred all comments on his […]

Additional speakers to join Rooney on Commencement stage

Additional speakers will join CBS correspondent and keynote speaker Andy Rooney on stage to address graduates at the May 22 Commencement ceremony on The Ellipse. University officials declined to name the speakers, saying they will wait until next week when President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg returns from an overseas trip to Paris. “We just want to […]