April 20, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 58

Stories from the April 20, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Swarthmore students shedding new light on events in Iraq

By exploring Iraq through the eyes of government officials and politicians, U.S. soldiers, insurgents and civilians, student journalists at Swarthmore College are telling the war-torn country’s story – all without leaving their campus. The idea for War News Radio began as an e-mail conversation in December 2004. By the following month, 14 students had filmed […]

WEB EXTRA: Play review – The Gigli Concert

If you had the option to choose whether to continue forth with normal life or to sacrifice everything for “one short sweet hour” to fulfill your most precious dream, what decision would you make? This is by no means a simple question, but I can assure you that I would spend that hour as far […]

Hiroshi Sugimoto exhibit: Simplified complexity

There are some museum exhibitions that are worth seeing because they are interesting, beautiful or popular. There are other museum exhibitions that are worth seeing because they are an experience. The Hirshhorn Museum’s featured show on photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto is one of the latter exhibitions. From start to finish the viewer enters Sugimoto’s world and […]

Spring sunshine has students thinking ‘fit’

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Samantha Spino rolls out of bed at 6 am, puts on a T-shirt and stretch pants, grabs her University of Md. ID and drags herself next door – to the Campus Recreation Center. “I like working out in the morning,” Spino said. “There’s hardly anyone there so there’s no wait for […]

SA Notes

Senate meeting postponed one week The first meeting of next year’s Student Association Senate did not occur Tuesday night as originally planned, due to a longer-than-expected certification process of election winners. In order for election results to be certified, they must be transferred to and approved by the Joint Elections Committee, Student Activities Center, the […]

Greek Briefs

Interfraternity Council to vote on expansion The Interfraternity Council, which oversees the campus’ 13 male Greek-letter organizations, will be voting next week on when it will welcome Kappa Alpha Order. In October the IFC voted to expand by adding two new organizations, Sigma Chi and Kappa Alpha Order. Sigma Chi has already established a chapter […]

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

If you have $5 You’ve lived in D.C. all year – or maybe for four years – but you’ve maybe only gotten to know a couple of the neighborhoods surrounding Foggy Bottom. WalkingTown D.C. offers free tours of D.C.’s lesser-known hotspots, such as Brookland, Kenilworth and Shaw. For schedules, visit www.culturaltourismdc.org. If you have $10 […]

Staff Editorial: Be constructive, not obstructive

Our View: Attempts to stall Square 54 plans undermine residents’ credibility The Foggy Bottom Association, backed by two other citizens’ groups, is threatening to file for an injunction on the development of the old hospital site at Square 54. While the FBA is protesting a technicality in the hearing process, its real complaint is with […]

Musician KT Tunstall: The right side of 25

KT Tunstall’s Scottish brogue is disappointingly easy to understand. Moreover, she is thoughtful and articulate. Nothing like the bad behavior we’ve come to expect from those crazy United Kingdom-based singer-songwriters. Drugs and debauchery, sure. Black horses and cherry trees? Not so much. But Tunstall’s debut album, Eye To The Telescope (Virgin), gives listeners just that […]

Tim Kaldas: Don’t sweat over Iran

Concerns and tension over Iran’s nuclear capacity appear to be escalating. Seymour Hersh’s latest article in The New Yorker suggested that the United States was considering nuclear options against that country, and Iran has announced that it has successfully enriched uranium. But if the news is de-sensationalized, then one can see that little is likely […]