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.

From demo tapes to downloads

Record companies beware: the Internet is taking over. Kids in garage bands across America are logging on to MySpace.com, one of the biggest destinations in the do-it-yourself industry. Once a haven for self-absorbed teenagers taking pictures of themselves at weird angles (“MySpace: The Movie” is a favorite on YouTube.com), MySpace now has a rich and […]

Dick Wolfsie: The Art of humor

Authors note: As I write this, Art Buchwald is in a hospice in Washington, D.C. He wants to spend his final days with friends and family. This is my memory of the one time our paths crossed. From my very first day of college in September of 1965 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., […]

SA Notes

Thorpe and Lasky team up for runoff Student Association presidential candidate Lamar Thorpe has joined with executive vice presidential candidate Josh Lasky for this week’s runoff election. The union of the two juniors was announced early this week. Lasky, formerly of the GWUnited slate, ran with SA presidential candidate Elliot Rozenberg, a sophomore who came […]

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 […]