February 1, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 37

Stories from the February 1, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sundance skinny: a brief guide to other favorites

There were 196 films screened at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and The Hatchet managed to see 25 of them. While this might seem like a meager percentage, sitting and watching movies for 12 hours a day is no easy feat. Thankfully, the duds were few and far between. These are our favorites. Almost all […]

Two on campus laundry services merge

Students who out-source their laundry loads have fewer options than they used to. Soapy Joe’s merged with competitor student laundry service University Mom last semester and is beefing up its operations this semester. Matt Sternberg, co-owner of Soapy Joe’s, now the only major student laundry delivery service, said, “students will benefit from the lack of […]

NASCAR, Nextel CEOs discuss marketing strategy

CEOs representing NASCAR and Sprint-Nextel discussed how to market the fastest growing sport in America for a Public Broadcasting Station series Tuesday. “Capturing the Checkered Flag” is the sixth installment in PBS series “CEO Exchange.” The event, which attracted more than 200 people, took place in the Marvin Center’s Betts Theater. On a set ornamented […]

Movies, parties and business cards

Robert Redford, founder of the Sundance Film Festival, might claim that filmmakers, stars, journalists and Hollywood-types journey to Park City, Utah, each January to see movies. But in fact, many Sundancers stay the entire 10 days and see only a few. While The Hatchet did plow through 25 films in five days, to only report […]

DOJ hosts stalker summit

Government statistics say at least one in 10 college-aged women have a stalker, which prompted GW and colleges nationwide to participate in the fourth annual National Stalking Awareness Month this month. University Police Chief Dolores Stafford attended a summit earlier this month hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice which informed law enforcement agencies and […]

Taking it to the streets

Chicago, Ill., 1968. It’s August, and the Democratic National Convention is about to take place. You’re young and pissed off at President Lyndon Johnson, his despicable war, and how he’s sending your generation off to die for their country thousands of miles away from home. So what do you do? Take it to the streets. […]

Hobbs not happy to speak

DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 31 – Karl Hobbs didn’t seem to want to answer questions after GW lost to Dayton 84-69 here Wednesday night. When he got to the podium in the University of Dayton Arena’s media room, reporters were still turning on their recorders when he assumed there were no questions. Hobbs spent five minutes, […]

The Bar Belle: Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse

Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse 2001 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22201 Walk out of the Courthouse metro, past the blocks of cookie-cutter condos and into this totem pole-marked bar tucked behind the Taco Bell, and you’ll see why the streets look so dead on a Saturday night: everyone’s in here. Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse – a funky bar […]

Ready to rumble in Richmond

Just over three weeks ago, the GW women’s basketball team hosted Richmond and beat them 57-50 – a win that didn’t come easily. Richmond controlled the lead for a good portion of the first half and fought back every time No. 11/12 GW (AP, ESPN/USA Today) gained a significant lead in the second half. The […]

“Once” explores music of new Dubliners

“Once” is a put-your-arm-around-your-girlfriend kind of movie. A modern-day musical, “Once” could best be described as a happenstance meeting between two lonely people who wind up making sweet music – literally. He’s a self-described “broken hearted hoover fixer sucker guy” – working in his father’s vacuum cleaner repair shop by day, playing his own music […]