May 4, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 62

Stories from the May 4, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB EXTRA: The Strokes lacks luster in recent D.C. concert

It may be somewhat difficult to believe now, but at one point, The Strokes were considered rock music’s saviors. It’s a fact that has become even more unfathomable now. New York City’s most admired and privileged sons appeared to have reached a plateau after the release of their highly-anticipated second album in 2003, “Room on […]

Phish bait: Umphrey’s McGee to play 9:30 Club

People often say that if King Crimson and Frank Zappa had a baby, it would be Umphrey’s McGee. Umphrey’s bass player, Ryan Stasik, disagrees. “If Patrick Swayze and David Hasselhoff had a baby, we might be their offspring,” Stasik said. It’s that sense of humor that has helped fuel Umphrey’s McGee’s ascent from being a […]

WEB UPDATE: Kofi Annan receives honorary degree from GW

The United Nations’ top diplomat Kofi Annan stressed the importance of a global democracy and the need for a greater U.S. role in solving international problems in a speech Friday. Annan, who is in his ninth year as secretary general of the 191-nation body, received an honorary degree at the event. “I see no hope […]

GW mulls e-mail quota

GW is exploring options to increase the University-provided e-mail quota size as many students are abandoning Colonial Mail in favor of other free online e-mail services that offer larger amounts of memory storage. The University’s e-mail system allows 20 megabytes of storage for students and 50 megabytes for faculty and staff, whereas free online accounts […]

Grad produces mockumentary

Sure, GW has the Elliott School for International Affairs and a massive political science department pumping out government employees by the dozen. What about the other departments? Darren Goldberg, a partner at 7th Floor Productions in Manhattan and a graduate of the Electronic Media program, is distributing his newest film, “Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story.” […]

All the Gore-y details

“I used to be the next president of the United States,” Al Gore introduces himself to audiences in “An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary that sheds light on the dangers of global warming. Though president he’s not, the self-described “recovering politician” is now doing something that the pressures and constraints of the nation’s highest office would, […]

Museum masterworks

How does one critique a museum exhibition with “Masterworks” in the title? What am I supposed to say about some of the most recognizable images in the history of art? Or how about the names like Degas, van Gogh, Monet and Picasso? Not much. Fortunately, they speak for themselves. The Phillips Collection has finally brought […]

Greek Briefs

Organization raises $5,000 in Fireman’s Challenge The Delta Alpha chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity met its goal and raised more than $5,000 for the Washington Hospital Burn Center at its second annual Fireman’s Challenge last weekend. Each of GW’s eight sororities came out in full force Saturday to participate in a series of […]

It’s a celebration, y’all

NEW ORLEANS – It was like the second half of a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral. After the community has mourned the loss of a loved one and buried the dead, they proudly parade in the streets while dancing to “When the Saints Go Marching In.” Last week, the Big Easy celebrated life after death […]

Adam Conner: A great four years

In my continuing quest to turn this column into a clearinghouse for all things “Snakes on a Plane,” my favorite unreleased movie, I would like to write about a Time magazine article I stumbled across recently. The interview with Samuel L. Jackson, who plays the protagonist in this film that involves hundreds of snakes being […]