October 19, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 18

Stories from the October 19, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

In stores and on sale

John Mayer “Continuum” Columbia Records From the first note of John Mayer’s long-awaited third studio album, “Continuum,” it is clear that Mayer has spent three years expanding his musical style. After a strong showing from his second effort, “Heavier Things,” many believed that Mayer had burned himself out and couldn’t live up to the hype […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 10/14 – 600 Block of 21st Street- 1:07 a.m. – case closed A University Police Department officer observed a male student urinating in the bushes along the street. The officer informed the student public urination was illegal and told the student that a report would be written and forwarded to Student Judicial Services. […]

University mulls Gmail program as alternative to CMail

University officials are considering a new program from Google that would take over GW’s e-mail system for free. The program, called Google Apps for Education, allows universities to partner with the e-mail provider for free e-mail, calendar and even Blackboard integration. GW administrators said it was too soon to say if the University would decide […]

Report: Pops not starting in NBA

Former GW standout Pops Mensah-Bonsu will not start the season with the Dallas Mavericks, the team’s general manager told the London Times. Mensah-Bonsu was signed by the squad during summer league games and was set back by a cold in September. “He’s got a very bright future; he’s a great kid with tremendous upside,” President […]

Not of this world: Valient Thorr brings interstellar rock

A busy crowd of leather jackets, leopard print and snaking tattoos streamed into the 9:30 Club on Tuesday night. Valient Thorr was set to revive classic rock for one night only with Eagles of Death Metal and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Donning cut-off denim jackets and hair – beards included – that ran well […]

Varsity Roundup

W. Tennis Freshman Rachael Hesling captured the Division I singles bracket Oct. 15 at the Hampton Roads Collegiate Invitational in Newport News, Va. Hesling beat James Madison’s Kelly Maxwell for the championship (1-6, 6-2, 1-0, (10-5). In the semifinal, Hesling beat Shelley Murveit of Georgetown in straight sets (6-2, 6-1). Hesling blanked Shannon Sabo of […]

Sampling beats: J. Isaac tries his hand at rapping

Following his August release of “Welcome to the Planet,” rising hip-hop and R&B artist J. Isaac sounded off on the advantage of hip-hop as an outlet for musical expression in an interview preceding his performance at the much-anticipated Howard University homecoming last Saturday. Jason Isaac Moore – or J. Isaac – explained the science of […]

WEB EXTRA: “Mutual Appreciation” finds focus in the familiar

I bet if you asked a lot of people to play a word association game with the phrase “indie film,” they would probably respond with nothing. Literally, “nothing.” The major criticism of these films by the masses is that nothing has really happened by the time the credits role. This is true to the extent […]