March 2, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 46

Stories from the March 2, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Fish out of water

A mermaid with a crush is a force to be reckoned with. That’s what audiences find out in “Aquamarine” (Fox), a movie with more giddy girliness than a teenage slumber party. Based on the popular young adult novel by Alice Hoffman, “Aquamarine” tells the story of two best friends Claire (Emma Roberts, star of Nickelodeon’s […]

First class: Hobbs’ first recruits to play last home game

On Saturday afternoon, GW’s most prolific class in recent memory will play its final game in the comfort of the Smith Center. Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Omar Williams, Mike Hall and Alex Kireev, comprising Coach Karl Hobbs’ first recruiting class, have seen it all: from the gutters of the Atlantic 10 Conference and a 12-16 season, to […]

March music

This month in concerts, live music is so hot in the Washington area that one-third of the shows are already sold out – thank heaven for scalpers. On Thursday, Coldplay and Fiona Apple will play dueling pianos (we wish) at the MCI Center. With both artists rapidly selling their new albums – Coldplay’s X&Y and […]

Staff Editorial: Positive changes for Honors

The University recently proposed changes to the University Honors Program that had been in development for over two years. These changes seem to address concerns about the program by current participants as well as others. Given its systemic issues, modifications to the program are a necessity. This realization by the administration shows a genuine concern […]

National Park Service offers GW Ellipse back for graduation

The National Park Service has made the Ellipse available again for Commencement 2006 due to delays in planned renovations, but the University will probably stick with its plan to hold the ceremony on the Mall due to “logistical difficulties.” Jim Hess, executive director of University Events, said that a few weeks ago the National Park […]

Letters to the Editor

Ranked Colonials I almost drove off the road Tuesday morning when the local radio’s sportscaster glumly reported, “… GW now ranked seven, and Pitt eight …” Pittsburgh, my hometown, obviously brims with Pitt and Penn State alumni, most of whom believe there are no other college teams. Rarely have I driven to work so gleefully. […]

Noah Cherry: The truth about GW fraternities

It has come to the attention of the Interfraternity Council that there may be some confusion throughout campus about which fraternities are recognized, which ones are not – and what all of that means. With all the buzz about two new fraternities (Sigma Chi and Kappa Alpha Order) being invited back to campus, it is […]

Ben Delman: And now, the D.C. Olympic team

It takes time after moving to a new place to really feel a part of it. These rites of passage could include adopting the local accent or acquiring obscure knowledge of where you live. Washington, D.C., is no different. One can’t really call themself a resident of the District until he or she becomes angry […]

Amrita Bagaria: A worthwhile and important tradition

We were incredibly excited last Friday when our event, the 41st annual Martha’s Marathon of Birthday Bargains, raised more than $28,000 for housing scholarships. So imagine our surprise to open up The Hatchet on Monday and find that the editorial board decided to label the event “an atrocity” (“Thumbs up/Thumbs down,” Feb. 27, p. 4). […]

Students to help rebuild New Orleans communities over spring break

Like many other students, sophomore Jacqueline Miller-Meher is heading south this spring break. But Miller-Meher is not headed to the beach – she’s going to rebuild a city. This year, GW’s Office of Community Service is sending 44 undergraduate and graduate students to New Orleans for Alternative Spring Break. The students will be working along […]