March 8, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 47

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

Housing Guide: For a room in disarray, try feng shui

Cramped spaces, blocky furniture, pasty walls – these characteristics of most dorm rooms can threaten to cramp the style of anyone trying to create a homey and inviting living environment. Luckily, all it takes is a bit of creativity and cash to transform any setup from bland and awkward to stylish and functional. Elizabeth Reynolds […]

Brendan Polmer: Smoke-free is still stinky

In the heavily debated issue of smoking in public, along with the recent ban in D.C. on smoking inside restaurants, bars and clubs, one topic has yet to be addressed – flatulence. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, I’m talking about farts. Although I have been labeled as a “humor columnist,” I never imagined the day […]

WEB UPDATE: Notebook: Rice thrives during tough time

ATLANTIC CITY, March 9 – Junior Maureece Rice scored 16 points in 37 hard-fought minutes. He turned the ball over three times and had three steals against Saint Joseph’s during a 58-48 win. That was the easiest part of his day. Rice, a Philadelphia native, attended his grandmother’s funeral Thursday morning and met his team […]

Rock and roll and Rose Hill Drive

When you think about it, true rock and roll is a lot like sushi – it’s best served fresh and raw, preferably with a spicy kick. True, some people can’t handle it, but most tend to warm up to the exotic delights it employs in the body’s sensory system after a few tries. And just […]

New D.C. councilmember, law professor denies campaign finance allegations

Law School professor and Ward 3 D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh is under investigation for allegations that she improperly reported contributions during her 2006 campaign. One of Cheh’s opponents in the Democratic primary, Jonathan Rees, brought the allegations of fraud to the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance. Cheh defeated Rees in the September primary with 44 […]

Letters to the Editor

Strong academics require solid infrastucture I’ve had better Valentine’s Day cards than Andrew Siddons’s open letter to me on Feb. 15 (“An open letter to our benevolent leader,” p. 4). He finds my book of letters and the accompanying cartoons from The New Yorker not exactly side-splitting, believes my priorities are upside-down or out-of-date and […]

WEB UPDATE: GW rams Rhode Island to win A-10 tournament

Updated March 10, 9:37 p.m. ATLANTIC CITY, March 10 – Cue the mayhem. Bring on the seed predictions and welcome to the Big Dance, Foggy Bottom. Forget what you heard about this team for the last six months. After all, this was branded to be a rebuilding year for the GW men’s basketball team. The […]

WEB UPDATE: Former President Carter defends book on Israel

Posted Thursday, March 8, 11:30 p.m. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter firmly defended his new book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” in both prepared remarks and a lengthy, uncensored question-and-answer session at Lisner Auditorium Thursday. The 39th president has been criticized for the subject matter in his book, which some say contains a pro-Palestinian bias. On […]