November 16, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 26

Stories from the November 16, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Diggs emerges as threat

Sophomore Rob Diggs averaged just seven minutes a game last year – not because he was not good enough to contribute, but because there was no room for him on the court. Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Omar Williams, Mike Hall and Alex Kireev were all frontcourt players and all seniors; Diggs would have to wait his turn. […]

Letter to the Editor

Other coffee choices In the fall of last year, I worked part-time in the Gelman Library Starbucks, which was always busy. After a semester of closing shifts, I quit in December to prepare for studying abroad in the spring. When I visited my old co-workers this past weekend, nobody seemed too happy about the one-sided […]

WEB EXTRA: Penguins tap dancing: that really says all there is to say

In 1930, legendary jazz bandleader Cab Calloway recorded a song called “Happy Feet” with his orchestra. Calloway sang of an uncontrollable urge that came over his ten tapping toes to dance when he heard a low-down beat. Before his death twelve years ago, do you think that in his wildest dreams he’d believe his song […]

Men’s Basketball: Fast Facts

GW vs. Longwood When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. Where: Smith Center Television: None Radio: WTWP 107.7 FM, 1500 AM, History: This is Longwood’s second year in Division I college basketball. The two have never faced each other. Game notes: This game should be another clobbering, but there is at least one thing to watch out […]

Old time rock and soul

The 24-year-old Marc Broussard is poised to bring his impossibly soulful music to the 9:30 Club this Thursday and Friday, opening up for G. Love and Special Sauce. The blend of his Bayou music and G. Love’s Philly-style grooves should provide a great atmosphere. “He’s a great guy,” Broussard said about G. Love. “We’re having […]

ANC makeup to change with two new commissioners, new chair

Two new commissioners were elected into the Foggy Bottom/West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission last week, and they may change the dynamics of the group that opposed all three University zoning proposals this fall. The commission advises D.C. government on zoning issues and neighborhood concerns. One of the former commissioners, James Morris, resigned after the ANC […]

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood jam through the District night

On an unseasonably warm Friday night last week, the 9:30 Club hipped, hopped, bipped, bopped, swung, grooved and sometimes even rocked a long night of Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood. For two consecutive sets that clocked in at around three hours, these gentlemen gave their fingers and a dancin’, clappin’, shoutin’ audience a good workout. […]

WEB EXTRA:French Kick Out the Jams: Newest record lends promise to live show

Although the band’s name seems foreign, the French Kicks are a local band. Since 1998, D.C. natives vocalist/drummer Nick Stump, bassist Jamie Krents and vocalists/guitarists Matt Stinchcomb and Josh Wise have been making experimental, creative music that explores the boundaries of pop-rock while still maintaining an appealing accessibility. In August 2006, the band released its […]