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.

Washington, D.C.-area universities look for legal file-sharing options

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As new methods of file sharing push music and movie piracy to new heights on college campuses, universities around Washington, D.C., and the nation are weighing their students’ freedom against the entertainment industry’s demand: Shut down or pay up. Since file sharing began with the launch of the music sharing program Napster […]

High Drama: The Washington Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet

The Washington Ballet brought the classic tale of young lovers and rival families to the Kennedy Center with its adaptation of Shakespeare’s beloved Romeo and Juliet last weekend. The performance featured new choreography by the company’s artistic director, Septime Webre, set to an exciting score by Sergei Prokofiev. Before the performance, Webre described the score […]

In with the “New”

Upon entrance to the first room of the exhibition the “48th Corcoran Biennial: Closer to Home,” my immediate reaction was to cringe. This was then followed by the impulse to run across The Ellipse, down Constitution Avenue and into the safety of the National Gallery. Instead, I confronted the images at hand. Right in front […]

5 months after election, Kerry speaks about voter fraud

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – More than five months after the 2004 Presidential election, former candidate John Kerry has introduced an electoral reform bill to the Senate and begun to speak about how voters in last years Presidential election were denied access to polls through trickery and intimidation. “Leaflets are handed out saying Democrats vote on Wednesday, […]

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 […]