April 6, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 54

Stories from the April 6, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Ben Lee, Aqualung to play Fountain Day

Indie rockers Ben Lee and Aqualung are performing at Mount Vernon’s annual spring Fountain Day, according to Lee’s Web site. Aqualung’s Web site has not yet announced the concert. The Mount Vernon Programming Council’s Web site has yet to announce the concert. Sophomore Jenna Meier, of the Programming Council’s office, could neither confirm nor deny […]

Fadi Kiblawi: I will not be silenced

Last week, Hillel Director Robert Fishman sent an organizational e-mail over the Hillel listserv accusing me of being a terrorist. The claims include that I have “led chants (of) ‘Death to Jews’” and “openly admitted to associating with suicide bombers.” Needless to say, I have not done either; in fact, all of Fishman’s accusations are […]

The Bar Belle: Brunch in the District

As the house parties around campus start to become more constant and the weather beckons me to stay and play outside, my drinking priorities in the past couple of weeks have shifted. After a year of hearing my roommate talk about how awesome brunch is in D.C. on Sunday mornings, I finally decided to check […]

WEB EXTRA: ‘Take the Lead’ finishes last

One might experience an extreme sense of d?j? vu while watching New Line Cinema’s “Take the Lead,” as it seems to be a mixture of “Dangerous Minds,” “Save the Last Dance,” “Coach Carter” and “Dead Poets Society,” with a dash of “Welcome Back Kotter” and “The White Shadow” thrown in. In her newest film, director […]

More SJT content

>>Read The Hatchet’s staff editorial on Trachtenberg’s legacy. >>Read a column by Trachtenberg written before he announced his retirement. >>Read Trachtenberg’s “Letter to the GW Community.” >>Check out the results to our informal Web poll about reactions to Trachtenberg’s departure.

April is packed with live music

Maybe it’s just because the weather is finally nice again, but April is bringing some serious live music to the D.C. area practically every night of the week. Students won’t even have to leave campus to see three great big-name shows this month, with celebrated rapper Talib Kweli headlining Spring Fling at University Yard on […]

Two turntables and a microphone?

The second Wednesday of each month, Gate 54, the lounge club of D.C.’s popular Caf? Saint-Ex, allows its clubgoers to experience typical club music from very atypical DJs. These self-made music masters are a new breed of MCs for the digital age, aptly titled MP3Js. As opposed to the seasoned veterans of the club scene, […]

The sound of The Sounds

ABBA, Ace of Base, The Cardigans. Many Swedish bands can be pigeon-holed into the genre of kitschy Swede-pop with relative ease and accuracy. Not all of them, though. The country’s latest export, The Sounds, have taken the derivative synth-pop of their 1980’s counterparts and infused it with a decidedly American punk appeal. They win the […]

Hip-hop hit-maker

As May quickly approaches for graduating seniors, some are still asking the big question: what do you do after college? Many students get jobs on Capitol Hill or go on to graduate school. But 2004 School of Business graduate Gabe Smiles decided to take a job on K Street at a litigation support company (or […]