March 22, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 48

Stories from the March 22, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB EXTRA: Lamb of God and Machine Head

On March 26, heavy metal bands Gorjia, Machine Head and Trivium will support Virginia’s Lamb of God on the Sacrament Tour. Lamb of God recently released a new album this past summer entitled “Sacrament.” The extreme heaviness yet catchiness of L.O.G.’s newest songs like “Redneck” won the band a Grammy nomination for “Best Metal Performance.” […]

Activists march to Pentagon on Iraq War’s four-year anniversary

Thousands of protesters marched to the Pentagon Saturday afternoon to oppose the Iraq War and mark the fourth anniversary of the country’s invasion, which was Tuesday. The demonstration began at the Lincoln Memorial, crossed the Memorial Bridge and ended at the Pentagon’s north wall. It followed the path of the historic Oct. 21, 1967 Vietnam […]

Six J Street venues to reduce operating hours

Many J Street food venues reduced their hours of operation this week, with several closing at 4 p.m. and not remaining open on weekends. Six Marvin Center food venues are closing earlier and two venues will not be open on weekends as part of new operating hours that began after spring break. WOW Caf? and […]

WEB EXTRA: OK Go: More Than Just the Boys on Treadmills

“OK Go hopes to be the first band to play in space,” said the Chicago/D.C. band’s bassists Tim Nordwind. It’s a goal that may not be completely unrealistic for the highly inspired members of OK Go, a band that has been topping the American and European charts since their 2002 self-titled debut album. After taking […]

Virginia congress passes suicide law, lobbyist cites Nott, GW

A proposed law that would prohibit public universities in Virginia from expelling students solely on the basis of suicidal behavior is nearing approval. The bill, which was unanimously passed by the Virginia state legislature in mid-February, is the first of its kind in the country. In addition to banning universities from expelling suicidal students, the […]

Sports editor Jake Sherman elected Hatchet’s editor in chief

Junior Jake Sherman said he wants to increase the frequency of The Hatchet by posting stories daily online as next year’s editor in chief. Hatchet staff members unanimously elected Sherman, sports editor for the past year and a half, for the newspaper’s highest position earlier this month. Pending approval from The Hatchet’s Board of Directors, […]

Dancing all the way to Dallas: Women make Sweet 16 berth

Of the 16 teams to make it to the third round of the women’s NCAA tournament, five upset higher seeds to get there. That includes fifth-seeded GW, who, after defeating No. 4-seed Texas A&M 59-47 in the second round, will now face top-seeded North Carolina Sunday in Dallas. Two years ago, GW fell at the […]

GW makes third straight NCAA appearance

A 74-44 loss to Vanderbilt in the first round of the NCAA tournament concluded an up-and-down year for the GW men’s basketball team. A year removed from the most successful season in University history was billed by head coach Karl Hobbs as a “rebuilding year,” but in the end, the squad set history by reaching […]

Riding cold: Hypothermia van rescues homeless from frigid nights

At 7 p.m. on a frigid March night, Jean Barton climbs into the passenger seat of a white minivan that is overloaded with a sea of blankets, socks, hats, jackets and gloves. Within eight hours, all of these warm vestments will rest on the backs of D.C.’s homeless. Barton is a supervisor at the United […]