April 5, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 52

Stories from the April 5, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The Bar Belle: Third Edition

IMDB describes the plot of the 1985 film “St. Elmo’s Fire”: “A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood. Their main problem is that they’re all self-centered and obnoxious.” It’s no surprise, then, that the film was set in Georgetown. Some of the scenes, in fact, were filmed at Wisconsin Avenue bar […]

Shedding light on a dark issue

Love him or hate him, Pete Wentz really doesn’t give a damn. Better known than his platinum-selling band Fall Out Boy, Wentz’s face (and other body parts…) have been plastered all over the media since the band shot to the top of the Billboard Charts with “Sugar, We’re Going Down,” bringing their emo-pop sound to […]

Signs of success: Slugger named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week

As a New York Mets fan, junior Charlie Kruer has some reservations about idolizing Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard. But in the past couple of weeks, Kruer, also a left-handed power-hitter, has put up numbers that come close to rivaling those of last year’s National League’s most valuable player. Last week, the GW centerfielder was […]

WEB EXTRA: AIDS event draws crowd

America’s global AIDS coordinator said while much progress has been made on slowing down the international epidemic, much more needs to be done. Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, appointed by President George Bush, spoke to about 100 students from GW, Georgetown and Howard universities in Marvin Center’s Continental Ballroom about Bush’s emergency plan for AIDS relief. […]

WEB EXTRA: Students volunteer at Cherry Blossom Festival

While some students are content simply to visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival once a year, others have contributed to D.C.’s largest annual tourist event by participating in events or volunteering time. The festival, which runs until April 15, kicked off March 31 with Opening Ceremony, which included speeches by D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and […]

WEB EXTRA: Ambassadors discuss democratization in Middle East

Four Middle Eastern ambassadors discussed strategies for bringing democratic reform to their region Wednesday at Marvin Center. One hundred students from Duke, Georgetown and GW attended the symposium, hosted by the Global Language Group. Ambassadors from Qatar, Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia discussed similar concerns about roadblocks to reforming private property holdings, a lack of women’s […]

Trachtenberg, other authors, sign books in Gelman

Last Thursday University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg presented his new book, “Write Me a Letter!” along with three other GW professors who have recently published books. “I feel a little bit like a fraud. (My book) is more of a dessert than a main course,” Trachtenberg said, comparing his book to those of his colleagues […]