February 8, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 39

Stories from the February 8, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Cats in the Caribbean

When some bands are looking to channel their influences, they intensely study a stack of records. Others concentrate on deriving influence from one or two albums that they find to have the most impact or similarity to what they are trying to sound like. Their goal, of course, is that the feeling and vibe of […]

Candy Apples oh-so-sweet

It’s no accident that the Apples in Stereo had to add the “Stereo” to their name to avoid sounding too much like the Beatles’ record label – with their bright harmonies, catchy guitar hooks and “woah-oh-woah” lyrics, the Apples in Stereo just sound a heck of a lot like the Beatles, period. “We’re doing music […]

Brokedown Brits

Bea, one of the characters in “Breaking and Entering,” doesn’t understand the concept of metaphors. She should consider herself lucky, because her world is filled with some real clunky ones – not to mention all the awkward similes and inept analogies. Director and writer Anthony Minghella (“Cold Mountain”) is making a statement about communication in […]

This month in live music

February isn’t known for being a great month for live shows, but fortunately a lot of great artists are visiting D.C. this month on rare winter tours. Yeah, we’re all still sad about missing Justin Timberlake last Friday at the Verizon Center, but luckily there are plenty of shows you can see this month that […]

GW moves into top 10 in both polls

As the women’s basketball team moves into the top 10, athletic officials have a lot to be happy about. There’s just one big letdown. “If I can be blunt, the only disappointment is that students don’t come,” Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said about game attendance. The Colonials moved into the top 10 this week […]

The Bar Belle: Marshall’s

Marshall’s 2524 L St. N.W., Washington D.C., 20037 What’s a drinker to do on a Tuesday night when the pretty young things at McFadden’s have turned you down and the tables at 51st State have all filled up? If you’re a salt-and-pepper forty-something with a short-term memory problem and a big credit limit, you head […]

A recent rivalry

The writing is on the wall at Xavier – literally. When talking about the Musketeers – for years the cream of the crop in the Atlantic 10 – Karl Hobbs mentions the jerseys hanging on the wall of Cintas Center in Cincinnati. They commemorate the 13 former Xavier players that have found their way on […]

Finding fun in engineering: profile of professor W.M. Kim Roddis

Professor W.M. Kim Roddis teaches at GW, but in a way, she instructs students across the nation every day. Roddis, an expert on civil engineering, developed software that thousands of students use in scores of engineering programs around the nation. She developed a CD in response to her observation that engineers are often visual learners. […]

‘A big game’

The GW’s men’s basketball game Saturday comes under a set of unusual circumstances. The Colonials (15-6, 6-3 Atlantic 10) are playing to avoid its first three-game losing streak since the 2003-2004 season, when the team lost four in a row. The game is also on national television (ESPN2) and Smith Center is sold out, both […]