April 13, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 56

Stories from the April 13, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Brendan Polmer: Happy 21st birthday, you drunken idiot

I’m usually not a belligerent drunk, but Monday night was my 21st birthday, so I’d like to think that I earned it. The fact is, after hearing about some of my escapades from friends who were able to remember the event, I’m astonished that I wasn’t arrested. I’m writing this article in class right now. […]

A delicate Balance: ballet group keeps students on their toes

Oliver Truong plugged his iPod headphones into his ears and faced the mirrored wall. He jumped, flexed his calves, lunged his body toward the ceiling and twirled in the air like a figure skater. After repeating the double tours en l’air three times, he took a swig of water and started the song again. His […]

Paul Kendrick: Crashing at the Capitol

The Oscar-winning film “Crash” illustrated how everyday interactions can escalate into conflict due to misunderstandings and resentment rooted in cultural differences. A black congresswoman hitting a U.S. Capitol police officer who stopped her would have fit in perfectly in the fictional movie, had it not happened in real life. I am speaking, of course, of […]

Jake Sherman: A-10, Colonials wonder what comes next

They all sat at round tables, players by their sides, media guides in tow. At the Atlantic 10’s media day in Philadelphia, before the start of the 2005-2006 season, coaches were showcased and available to the media that would be casting the critical eye all year. Travis Ford sat timidly at a round-clothed table in […]

Comedy reunion for Recess

GW, like most big universities, has famous alumni – politicians, diplomats, journalists and, lately, basketball players. But standup comedians? Recess, GW’s standup comedy troupe, has proven to be a launching point for many aspiring comedians. Former member TJ Williams has become an established comedian, and has appeared on Comedy Central – and in an oatmeal […]

Baseball falls to William and Mary in 13-1 rout

The GW baseball team failed to build on its three-game winning streak Tuesday after sweeping Xavier this past weekend. William and Mary disposed of GW’s win streak and momentum, beating them soundly, 13-1. The game was Tuesday at Barcroft Park in Arlington, Va. William and Mary jumped on GW (11-21) starter sophomore Brian Frazier, scoring […]

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

If you have $5 The Phillips Collection celebrates the return of the Renoir masterpiece “Luncheon of the Boating Party” by giving all visitors free admission this Saturday and Sunday. Even if you don’t know who Renoir is, you should check out this gem of a museum in upper Dupont, which is also exhibiting works by […]

Hoops Notes

Temple gets Dunphy Fran Dunphy, a Philadelphia native and coach of the University of Pennsylvania, was hired by Temple to replace John Chaney. Dunphy becomes the only coach to have led two Big Five schools, the collective name for the college basketball teams in the Philadelphia area. “Now I get a chance to almost be […]

Crime Log

Weapons Violation 4/5 – 2100 block of F Street – 12:05 a.m. – case closed University Police officers responded to a noise complaint at a parking lot. An officer observed a student whirling what appeared to be nun chucks. He said he was practicing for an upcoming talent show and was unaware that nun chucks […]

Segways the latest trend among campus police forces

It’s still rare to see a student or professor gliding to class on a Segway Human Transporter, but soon the self-balancing, battery-powered scooters may be common fare among campus police. Drexel University, Loyola University of New Orleans, University of Nevada at Reno, Worchester Polytechnic and Duke University have all bought Segways for their police forces. […]