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.

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 […]

Gregory Camp: International Affairs, Music and Italian

Gregory Camp, 22, came to GW thinking he was going to study cultural diplomacy, but then music just started taking over. “Music is more active and it’s not boring,” Camp said. “You can study and perform it at the same time and it requires working with a team.” But the type of music Camp is […]

Questions for Trachtenberg

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg provides the answers to student questions in the final stretch of his presidency: Q: How would you best advise students like GW NORML in their efforts to reform drug and alcohol policy on campus?-Javier Gomez-Levin, freshman A: Advocacy. Education. Teaching opportunities. Lectures. Articles. And it probably makes sense not to […]

Diana Kugel: Savoring summer

The economics textbooks have been slammed shut for the last time and that 20-page research paper has been handed in. As you close the door on your now-empty dorm room, you may temporarily be overcome with nostalgic feelings for the year that flew by way too quickly. But as soon as you step through the […]

John Muller: Public Policy and Sociology

The District has been called many things: Divided City, Dank City, Diamond City. John Muller, 23, calls it DreamCity. Muller, who wakes up early and goes to bed late, spent most of his time at GW working with the city and starting his own non-profit. At first, he said he was frustrated that no one […]

BREAKING NEWS: Clinton, Obama and Edwards will participate in forum in Lisner Auditorium June 4

Updated Thursday, May 17, 5:41 p.m. Lisner Auditorium will host three presidential candidates in a religious-based forum next month. Sojourners, a non-profit organization and magazine based in Washington that promotes Christian values, is organizing the forum which will feature Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards. About 300 tickets will be made available free for […]

Sam Salkin: Should I be worried?

As I began the final stretch of my junior year, I became fascinated with the idea of “worrying about worrying.” It’s a simple idea, really. A year from now, I’ll be a graduating senior, full of excitement and purpose as I enter the deemed real world. Or so I hope. Truth be told, I have […]