March 1, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 45

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

Black Snake moans the blues

Craig Brewer knows that it’s hard out there for a pimp, or a film director. The road leading up to 2005’s “Hustle & Flow,” the film that catapulted him into the big leagues, was not an easy one. When financial woes put the film in an uncertain place and anxiety attacks overcame him, he looked […]

Steven Blum: Working for nothing

Classroom, campus, city – it’s practically our school motto. Emblazoned in promotional brochures, the words urge us to take advantage of all that Washington, D.C. has to offer. For many students, this means participating in a for-credit internship through a school-sponsored service learning program. However, as a recent graduate of this program, I would like […]

Presidential runoff candidate profiles

After nearly passing on GW, Abanto eyes SA Marc Abanto almost didn’t come to GW. In fact, it wasn’t even on the junior’s list of potential colleges at first. “My guidance counselor insisted that I apply to GW, and he put it back on my list three times,” recalled the Connecticut native. “When I finally […]

This month in live music

It may not seem like it, but spring is upon us. And with the warm weather approaching, many great bands are coming out of hibernation to descend upon D.C. in their tours this month. Tomorrow night (March 2), GW’s own Jukebox the Ghost will perform at Potter’s House in Columbia Heights in order to warm […]

Stine Bauer Dahlberg: Bring Cinderella to GW

Cinderella had all the reasons for going to University away from home: an evil stepmother, abusive stepsisters and a rather unfair workload at home. If she had gone away to college, however, it wouldn’t have been to GW. Besides her small budget, the reason is pretty simple – the girl needs her ball, and she […]

WEB EXTRA: GW receives NASA grant for laser research

NASA awarded $256,000 to GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to research a laser technique to measure flame qualities. CARS, which stands for Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering, is a laser technique that makes remote measurements in the temperature and gas qualities of flame. NASA is interested in this research for its application to supersonic […]

WEB EXTRA: Metal band Chimaira to perform at 9:30 on Friday

This Friday and Saturday nights, the No Fear Tour will be reeking havoc on D.C.’s 9:30 Club. The lineup features metal bands He Is Legend, Chimaira, Dragonforce and headliners, Killswitch Engage. Chimaira just completed a new album tilted “Resurrection,” which will be released on March 6 and promises to be as intense and harrowing as […]

UPD ends Townhouse Row theft investigation without suspects

The University Police Department ended its investigation into the 21 reported thefts that occurred in Townhouse Row during winter break this week with no answers to what happened. UPD attempted to follow all possible leads regarding the thefts, but could not identify the thieves, according to a statement released Tuesday from UPD Chief Dolores Stafford. […]

Six-hour-long power outage hits the Aston, nearby buildings

For about six hours Monday night, residents of the Aston and other buildings between N and L streets and 21st and 24th streets were in the dark. Pepco, D.C.’s electricity provider, regained power at about 11:15 p.m. after electricity went out at about 5:30 p.m. Pepco Spokesperson Camille Smith said a combination of maintenance and […]

Jimmy Carter to speak on Middle East, controversial book at Lisner

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will speak at Lisner Auditorium next Thursday to discuss Middle Eastern affairs and his controversial book about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The 39th president will speak from 1 to 2:15 p.m. as part of the third installment of the Middle East Policy Forum, a series of lectures put on by the […]