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.

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 […]


Thursday “Chronicles of Cousin Jeff” Discussion featuring Jeffery Johnson, host and producer of the BET show. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Services Center and GW Black Alumni Association APIA Townhall Meeting Discussion and Q-and-A on what matters to the Asian community in conjunction with Asian Pacific Islander […]

Jaclyn Schiff: Apartheid does not apply

Approximately two weeks ago on Palestinian Land Day, GW became the launch site for a divest-from-Israel campaign. Third-year law student Fadi Kiblawi and Arab-American News columnist Will Youmans announced plans to ask University administrators to discontinue business ties with companies doing business in Israel. Like many others, I want a pragmatic and peaceful resolution to […]

Letters to the Editor

No more music On March 30, I received an email from the music listserv declaring “beginning instrumental or vocal instruction will no longer be offered, either as studio or as class instruction.” I must say that I’m appalled. In the past couple of years the music department has been a hotbed of activity for the […]

Prof. Maida Withers presents ‘Thresholds Crossed’

Think of an older woman whose hair is graying and whose life experiences show in the creases of her skin. Now think of that woman in a dance leotard, devoid of her social confines. This woman dances for five hours a day, flies around the world, meets with foreign artists and goes to bed well […]

Ben Cocchiaro: not just a wedding singer

In Ben Cocchiaro’s senior year of high school, he received a gig from an online ad that read “Wanted: guitarist for a wedding. Must play Bob Dylan.” While the sophomore’s entry into the wedding circuit as a musician at such a young age may be impressive, don’t call him the wedding singer – it is […]

The Bar Belle: Camelot Show Bar

Camelot Show Bar 1823 M St. NW When I walked out of senior night at Sign of the Whale last Thursday (earlier than expected), I was surprised to see my friends waiting for me next door – at the entrance to Camelot. This was not part of the plan. “There’s no cover, and you know […]

WEB EXTRA: Movie review: “American Dreamz”

“Are Americans to blame for America?” Omer asks his friend in the weirdly funny film “American Dreamz” (Universal Pictures). This somewhat stimulating question is one of the many that remains unanswered in Paul Weitz’s (“About a Boy,” “American Pie”) new comedy. Oh yeah, and Omer is a potential terrorist who’s having a moral dilemma before […]

WEB EXTRA: Katz discusses Square 54 plans with students

GW Executive Vice President and Treasurer Louis Katz said at a Monday night meeting that revenue generated from the use of Square 54 would be exclusively used to construct a new science center in place of the parking garage at 22nd and H streets Concerned students packed Ivory Tower’s common room Monday to learn about […]