November 20, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 27

Stories from the November 20, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Miniature movies

D.C.’s MHz television network is looking to celebrate the filmmaker inside every kid with its annual Shortz Student Film Festival. “We create and change the world with our stories,” said Elizabeth Pringle, education director of the MHz, an independent public D.C. television network that focuses on educational and arts programming. “The Shortz festival is here […]

Staff Editorial: Computers and space are a broader issue

Indications that GW will phase out computer labs in residence halls in favor of common wireless hotspots are somewhat understandable, as these areas are often unused by students. Administrators should realize, however, that issues of study space, wireless access and computer lab access have all coalesced to create a convoluted policy in all three areas. […]

WEB EXTRA: “Casino Royale”

Until now, the best James Bond movie of the last 10 years was “Der James Bond Blumen” (“The Flowers of James Bond”), a little known German film from 2002. It’s about a German James Bond trying to save the world from an evil mastermind named Herr Dr Sven. It was shot at my friend Rob […]

Jake Sherman: One game means a lot for GW

COLLEGE PARK, Md. With one game, Joe McKeown could have snubbed his nose at Maryland and iced years of pain of the University of Maryland refusing to play him. With one game against the top-ranked team in the country, the Colonials would have thrust themselves further into the national limelight and established themselves as a […]

Diana Kugel: No students allowed

Excitement and tension filled the air as the crowded room full of GW students watched the 2006 election results with bated breath. The Democrats had just taken control of the House of Representatives, and there were just four seats left to decide the Senate and control of Congress. The exhilaration in the air was almost […]

WEB EXTRA: In Stores and On-Sale

Swan Lake “Beast Moans” Jagjaguwar SUPERGROUP COMES OUT WITH SINGLE OF THE YEAR Okay, maybe not. Swan Lake is a supergroup to a certain group of people (it’s comprised of Spencer Krug from Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown, Dan Bejar from Destroyer/New Pornographers, and Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes), and “All Fires” is a single insofar as […]

Welcoming Walls’ students

Rafael Suarez takes a computer programming class, a graduate-level computer security class and is a member of GW’s Anime Club. Sound like an average computer science major? He’s not even a GW student. Suarez is a senior at the School Without Walls, a D.C. public high school on GW’s campus that has a partnership with […]

GW Expat: Gazing at a smoggy sky

Senior Sam Sherraden, an international affairs major and former Hatchet photo editor, spent the summer studying abroad in Beijing, China and is spending the fall semester further north in Harbin, China. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from East Asia as one of GW’s many expats. With two feet on the […]

Photo Essay: Inside the walls

Many GW students walk by it every day, but few are familiar with it. This area of Foggy Bottom is a campus for more than one educational institution. School Without Walls – a D.C. public high school named for its “outside-the-classroom” experiential learning philosophy – shares a neighborhood with GW and, thanks to a 25-year-old […]

Dance dept. hosts show

Students in GW’s dance program were on a mission over the weekend to expose the community to modern dance through their semi-annual dance concert. Danceworks Fall 2006, which attracted more than 240 audience members at each show, featured 28 dancers and seven student choreographers in the Marvin Center’s Dorothy Betts Theater on Thursday, Friday and […]