May 14, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 1

Stories from the May 14, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Geography Bowl, Mock Trial teams place in national competitions

GW’s Geography Bowl and Mock Trial teams both found success at their respective competitions last month. The Geography Bowl team finished in second place at the World Geography Bowl in San Francisco April 18, having previously won the Mid-Atlantic regional qualifier earlier this year. GW’s undergraduate Mock Trial team finished third in its division at […]

Michael Fauver: English and Creative Writing

Michael Fauver has always been a storyteller. Instead of his parents reading him bedtime stories, he made up his own. In the fourth grade, he attended writing conferences with his teacher and knew that one day he would be a novelist. After graduation, Fauver, 23, will be spending a month at Yaddo, a prestigious artists’ […]

Music Preview: Commencement

So you’ve gone to school for four years now in a city known the world over for its jazz scene. For all you seniors, this might be your last chance. Besides, now that your parents are in town, you can show them how cultured you’ve become over this very expensive stay in Foggy Bottom. Mike […]

Snapshot: Movin’ out

Photo Credit: Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor GW parent Greg Cherneff and freshman Mirielle Eaton load a suitcase onto the top of a car outside of Thurston Hall, Saturday.

Kenan Cole: Mechanical Engineering

When Kenan Cole was younger she watched NCAA games on TV. In her last four years at GW, she was a key player in women’s basketball team’s tournament games. Cole, the only senior on this year’s squad, proved that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. She is a pillar of strength […]

Hop on / hop off: Great destinations via metro

Need some ideas of things to do around the District during Commencement week? Check out some of these great destinations around D.C. that are fun for the whole family and easily accessible by Metro. Blue/Orange Line: Nationals baseball game – Take the Blue/Orange line to the Stadium-Armory stop to catch a game by the Washington […]

Johnny Rockets opens in Foggy Bottom after months of delays

The Johnny Rockets in the Shops at 2000 Penn will open May 14, three months later than originally projected by company officials. The setback was one to normal construction and permit delays, officials said. The restaurant is located in part of the space formerly occupied by the Gap on 20th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. This […]

Pisei Chea: Communication, Chemistry and Music

Pisei Chea’s passion for Cambodia was intensified by “Children of Cambodia’s Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors” by Dirth Pran. She picked it up during her freshman year, and its impact on her was so great that four years later, she decided to write a rhetorical analysis about the novel as her senior communication thesis. Chea, […]

Classic violence: Shakespeare in Washington

Grappling for something to keep you and your parents entertained during commencement week? Here’s a fresh idea: take them to a show. D.C. is currently participating in the “Shakespeare in Washington” program, so if your parents are into iambic pentameter, you’re in luck. Now playing at the Shakespeare Theatre, “Titus Andronicus” is bringing all of […]

Staff Editorial: It’s time to enjoy Commencement

Commencement is a time for celebrating accomplishments, enjoying family and friends and looking to the future. Yet this year’s GW Commencement ceremony has turned into a controversial and polarizing event with the initial announcement, and then eventual change, of University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg as the keynote speaker. With the ceremony only days away, it […]