April 21, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 59

Stories from the April 21, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Finding a new identity

The smell of alcohol was potent on the seventh floor of Thurston on October 21, 2004. The Boston Red Sox had just overcome a three-game hole to beat the New York Yankees to advance to, and eventually win, their first World Series in 86 years. With the hope of seeing something extraordinary, I went out […]

Hydra zones in on the captial

Hydra will bring its potent blend of funk, trance, rock and world beats to the 9:30 Club Sunday. The Jam-rock super-group was born when Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and up-and-coming jam band Particle recently joined forces. Hydra bassist Steve Molitz recently told The Hatchet about how Hart approached the group and described the songwriting […]

Tourists invade D.C.

They are blatantly apparent, walking down the sidewalk with sunglasses and maps, pointing at street signs and looking utterly confused. Spring is here, and tourists have officially invaded D.C. As the eighth most popular city to visit in the U.S., according to the D.C. Department of Transportation, the District attracts many families and other sightseers […]

Baseball continues non-conference success

The GW baseball team defeated both Old Dominion University and Towson during their mid-week games at Barcroft Park. Wednesday, the Colonials rallied for a 6-4 victory to sweep the season series with Old Dominion; the day before, they swept the season series from Towson with a 7-5 victory. The Colonials (23-12, 5-4 Atlantic 10) have […]

The Hottest Sex You Never Had

“When I was a kid, I was obsessed with D.C. music,” front woman Alison Mosshart reveals towards the end of her interview, before going on stage at the Black Cat. Lighting her third cigarette in 15 minutes, she smiles shyly, explicating, “I’m really nervous.” Turns out that Mosshart, the female half of The Kills, grew […]

WEB UPDATE: University names three additional Commencement speakers

Posted Thursday, April 21, 5:10 p.m. The University announced Thursday that Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Mildred Dresselhaus, Miami Herald publisher Alberto Ibarguen and former Army doctor Philip Russel will join CBS correspondent Andy Rooney in speaking at Commencement. Media relations director Tracy Schario said the process of selecting the full Commencement lineup to address […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s tennis places three on conference team Seniors Jake Jopling and Matt Treadgold, along with freshman Mustafa Gencsoy, were named to the Men’s Tennis Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team. Gencsoy is the third GW player to earn Most Outstanding Rookie Performer of the Year honors and only one of two freshmen on the squad. The Colonials, […]

Redefining College Rock

Scrounging for cash is nothing new to Bethesda rockers Kenin. Fresh out of Duke University, lead singer/guitarist Sean Gaiser and drummer Devin McGaughey formed Kenin about four years ago and said they’ve kept their day jobs to get by. The well-blended mix of acoustic guitar and dominant rock on Kenin’s fourth album, Just Another Blast, […]

A not-so-secret online diary

Every teenage girl’s nightmare is having someone else read her diary. But a new generation of college students is asking people to do just that. After making its mark on the political scene, the blog – slang for “Web log,” or online journal – is catching on at college campuses. Through free hosting sites such […]

D.C. public school students bring art to Reagan National Airport

An airport terminal might seem like a funny place to display local students’ artwork. But a new art exhibit at The Reagan National Airport is showcasing work by D.C. public school students ranging in age from 3 to 18 years old. “The theme this year is ‘Icons of Understanding,’” said Paula Sanderlin, D.C. public school’s […]