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.

Comedy on Shuffle: “iMusical” mixes song and improv

Whether you’re in the mood for comedic improv or musical theater, “iMusical” will not disappoint you. Judging by the graphic on the show’s promotional items, the show borrows the idea of an iPod on shuffle: you never know what you’re going to get. “iMusical” blends singing and improvisational comedy to achieve a cohesive plot, as […]

Staff Editorial: Create an event for the whole community to enjoy

This weekend, thousands of parents and alumni will descend on campus for Colonials Weekend. A smaller number of those individuals will attend a headline performance by comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Having the creator of one of the most popular shows in television history come to perform will be a great source of entertainment for the GW […]

Senior runs against incumbent for local ANC seat

A senior is running against an incumbent for a seat on the Foggy Bottom/West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission, a group of residents that advises D.C. government on development issues. L. Asher Corson is running against current ANC Commissioner Anne Savage, who represents district 2A03 – defined as the area between Pennsylvania Avenue and N Street […]

Juliet Moser: In praise of GCRs

General curriculum requirements. C’mon folks, they’re not that bad. At least you can rest assured that everyone else has to do them, too. As for me, I’m actually a fan of GCRs and think that we should have more of them here at GW. After you put away the pitchforks and douse the flames, I […]

Univ. prepares for more than 5,000 relatives, alumni at Colonials Weekend

The University is making final preparations for thousands of families and alumni to descend on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses this weekend. University officials said they expect about 1,000 alumni and up to 4,500 family members at this year’s Colonials Weekend, which lasts from Friday until Sunday. Organizers of alumni events said they […]

Dormroom Awards: mtvU Woodies give you the choice

As a music snob, I’m tempted to dismiss anything MTV does as another marketing ploy to sell bad music to pre-teens and scenesters who don’t know any better, but I stand corrected. On Nov. 2, MTV-U, a channel exclusively for college students, will premiere this year’s MTV-U Woodie Awards. Like MTV-U itself, college students across […]

Matthew Brokman: Take a stronger stance against State Plaza Hotel

Last August, the State Plaza Hotel was found guilty of coercing employees to oppose its workers’ unionization attempt. Court documents showed that hotel management fired the employee who was leading the unionization fight and delayed negotiations to break up the union. These actions were taking place in a hotel where several GW students’ parents are […]

GW learning just across the river

“What’s that?” said 40-year-old graduate student Dennis Comer when asked about his thoughts on Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. Comer is working toward a master’s degree in publishing and takes classes at GW’s Alexandria campus, a learning center with seven classrooms located in a Virginia shopping center. Far from living the life of an average Foggy Bottom […]

Bar Belle: Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe 1517 Connecticut Ave. N.W. Fall of senior year is upon us, and last year’s rush of piss-drunk 21st birthdays has slowed to a sad, sober trickle. But last Sunday, a friend drove down all the way from Massachusetts to party in the District on her last night of fun before she […]