August 30, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 4

Stories from the August 30, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Varsity Roundup

Volleyball The volleyball team opened its 2007 season with a 1-2 record, including a 1-1 record in the D.C. Challenge at American University Aug. 25. The team also lost at George Mason 3-1 Aug. 24 in Fairfax. Senior Janine Brown recorded 26 digs in a 3-0 win over Georgetown and 25 spikes in the Colonials’ […]

College Democrats place second in national contest

Two years ago, the GW College Democrats ran an admittedly disorganized student organization. Now the chapter has turned things around so much so that the group took second place in a national chapter of the year contest earlier this summer. “We did a lot over the past year to revitalize the organization,” said junior Tanya […]

This month in live music

September means a lot of different things at GW: getting professors to sign you into a class, (maybe) buying books for said class and perhaps lining up that internship your parents keep hounding you about. But above all, it means figuring out a way to work all that “important” stuff around all the concerts that […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 Use it to take the Metro to Gallery Place/Chinatown to see the Harry Benson: Being There photography exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. A controversial pioneer in photojournalism, Benson photographed everything from the Beatles coming to America, Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy’s assassination, Michael Jackson and George W. Bush. If […]

Student promotes local activism

While most GW students might watch CNN or peruse a copy of The Washington Post to get their fill of pressing social issues, junior James Jones does more. Jones, the spokesperson for the Philadelphia-based Youth Action, handles the group’s public relations and tries to encourage young African-Americans to be more politically aware. “Being actively involved […]

What’s On TV

We are back at GW. Summer is almost over and fall is right around the corner. Soon, leaves will be changing colors, the humid D.C. heat will give way to cooler temperatures, and most importantly, a whole new season of TV will start. Yes, I’m talking about the shows that you can’t bear to miss […]

Gay chorus finds home in Gelman

Nearly 20 years ago, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington had trouble finding venues that would book their performances. They were even prohibited from performing at Lisner Auditorium. Now Lisner is one of the most frequent venues for the chorus and this August Gelman Library began archiving the chorus’ historic and culturally significant materials. “This […]

Bar Belle: D.C. Hashing

Chances are if you looked at the title of this article and read on, you enjoy the pursuit of fun just like your new Bar Belle. Mine just so happens to be mostly alcohol induced. But don’t judge, you would think I was a lot more comical with four beers in you, too. I have […]

Under the covers: “Vibrating your way to liberation”

We’ve got a secret surprise hiding under our covers this year. The Hatchet will bring you two anonymous columnists-a guy and a girl-to report on sex at GW. This week features female Delilah, but stay tuned for our mysterious male. Editor’s note: names have been changed to protect the naughty. I have my favorites. There’s […]

What’s on our iPod: Talib Kweli – Ear Drum

On his third major release, Brooklyn, N.Y., native Talib Kweli has reached a new plateau of beautiful hip-hop. While most rap albums these days only have two or three good songs (if that) on them, “Ear Drum” doesn’t contain a single track worth skipping over, due in part from the all-star production team that includes […]