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.

Artist Spotlight: The Automatic

AUSTIN, Texas — It was halfway through my third day at the festival, and I was standing in the comfortably air-conditioned confines of a tour bus, watching a hardcore band on a stage outside play to a literally empty lot. Alex Pennie (just call him Pennie) of The Automatic stood beside me, shaking his head. […]

Jake Sherman: Don’t forget the flip side

Joe McKeown knows that North Carolina is good. He understands that Ivory Latta is great and called Erlana Larkins one of the best inside players in women’s college basketball. The last time the two teams met – the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2005 – it ended GW’s season. If that weren’t enough, […]

Artist Spotlight: West Indian Girl

AUSTIN, Texas — In a musical world where bands often choose obscure names for themselves in order to sell more records, it is always refreshing when a band’s musical sound evokes images of their name. For a band that sounds exotic, unique, perhaps foreign but definitely not ordinary, West Indian Girl is everything its name […]

SA President’s platform ambitious

Sophomore Nicole Capp won the election for Student Association President on a simple three-step platform. Now, just weeks after the election, University officials and former SA members said some of her campaign promises may not be feasible. A pillar of Capp’s platform was the “GWorld All Over” campaign which, according to her Web site […]

This is SXSW

AUSTIN, Texas – The South by Southwest music festival is unlike anything else in the world. For four days, it’s as if the entire music industry from all over the world descends upon downtown Austin, Texas, for a chance to experience all things musical. While it is primarily geared towards rock music, it is not […]

Columbian College denies funding to departments for faculty hires

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences denied Film Studies and dozens of other departments and programs funding to hire additional faculty for next year. CCAS granted only 10 out of 36 requests from programs and departments within the largest college at GW for funding to hire additional visiting professors for the 2006-2007 academic year, […]

Best band names of SXSW 2007

Holy Fuck (Toronto, Ontario) Say Hi to Your Mom (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Holy Shit! (Milwaukee, Wisc.) The Heart Attacks (Atlanta, Ga.) Elemeno P (Aukland, New Zealand) SHAT (Montville, N.J.) Shitdisco (Glasgow, Scotland) my!gay!husband! (Vancouver, BC) Lesbians on Ecstasy (Montreal, Quebec) Get cape. Wear cape. Fly. (Southend, UK) GO!GO!7188 (Tokyo, Japan) Who’s Your Favorite Son, God? (Sacramento, […]

Arab student group is reborn after five-year hiatus

After a five-year hiatus, the Arab Student Association re-organized last month and plans to soon bring events, parties and awareness initiatives back to campus. ASA, which disbanded because of lack of membership, now plans to jointly promote both cultural and political aspects of the Arab world while providing a voice for its members to share […]

Staff Editorial: The demise of the Marvin Center

Four years ago, dinnertime at J Street was an event for a large portion of the GW community. Students packed into the food court, and it was difficult to even find a seat. Beginning this semester, would-be diners will not even be able to eat dinner at half of the Marvin Center’s venues thanks to […]

Former President Carter defends his controversial book

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter received mixed reviews after visiting GW and defending the validity of his new book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” in a March 8 lecture at Lisner Auditorium. The 39th president has been the subject of debate because of the subject matter in his book, which critics say contains a pro-Palestinian bias. […]