February 16, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 42

Stories from the February 16, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

A glimmer of hope

The legendary Zelda is back. Tony Award-winning “godmother of D.C. theatre” and co-founder of Arena Stage Zelda Fichandler makes her homecoming to the nation’s capital after nearly 10 years, with her production of Clifford Odets’ depression-era classic Awake and Sing! It’s 1935, and the Bergers are a Jewish family living in the Bronx, clinging to […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 Hip-hop has left an indelible mark on our culture, and “Elements of Style: The Hip Hop and Urban Art Exhibition” examines its political and economic contributions to society. This exhibit rotates works from 14 artists from Chicago, Philly, New York and the District in an exhibition space at 3307 M St. […]

The Bar Belle: Buffalo Billiards

Buffalo Billiards 1330 19th St. N.W. A large bar that’s close to campus, has numerous high-definition televisions and a ton of pool tables seems like it would be my ideal bar. Too bad Buffalo Billiards near Dupont Circle was just about the worst bar I have ever set foot in. The first thing I noticed […]

GW announces Colonial Cabinet

The 2005 Colonial Cabinet came together at its annual transition dinner earlier this month to pass the torch to their successors, whose selections were officially announced this week. Colonial Cabinet 2006 is a diverse group of GW students charged with welcoming and guiding incoming freshmen through the annual Colonial Inauguration orientation this summer. From an […]

Neil Young strikes “Gold”

As the curtains of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., are drawn to reveal Neil Young and his band, it is clear that everyone there is in the presence of a musical titan. With a career spanning more than 40 years, he has been a member of bands including Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash […]

Spring rush brings 95 students to Greek-letter community

Spring rush ended this week, and 95 students can now call themselves new members of GW’s 20 fraternities and sororities. The figure is nearly identical to the results of last spring, when 96 students joined the groups. Leaders of the Interfraternity Council, which oversees GW’s fraternities, called rush week a success. “This was a very […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 2/11 – Mitchell Hall – 12:01 a.m. – case closed UPD officers were notified by CLLC staff about the smell of marijuana emanating from a room. Officers knocked on the door and identified themselves. A CLLC staff member did an administrative search of the room and found 3.1 grams of marijuana and […]

Jaclyn Schiff: The George Washington Hotel

“Extracurricular activities galore” declares the GW Web site under the heading “About the Student Body.” The site claims that 92 percent of GW undergraduates have either been employed or interned to supplement their coursework. But is that really a number to brag about? In recruitment efforts, GW lures students with the motto, “Something happens here.” […]

Cigarette fire disrupts classes

A lit cigarette butt dropped outside of Funger Hall caused floor tiles near the entrance to smolder and forced more than 100 students to evacuate from the building and the neighboring Duques Hall Tuesday afternoon, firefighters at the scene said. The fire alarms went off in both buildings around 1:45 p.m., and four fire trucks […]