September 6, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 6

Stories from the September 6, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

National Security Archive: On the paper trail

Why do governments keep records of their illegal actions? Why do people write down what they know to be wrong? The National Security Archive is out to find out. “Humans have to have some sort of rationalization, justification, especially if it amounts to murder,” said Thomas Blanton, director of the National Security Archive, a research […]

OK Go: Fall Fest headliners have a few tricks planned for Saturday

Trick question – which is harder: executing a synchronized dance on treadmills for three minutes straight without getting some nasty rug burns or finishing one of the most exhausting world tours in music history? The only four guys in all of mankind that can actually answer that will be happy to let you know at […]

Knapp to locals: I am listening

Speaking to an audience still wary of GW from a previous administration, University President Steven Knapp told local residents – in his first speech to the Foggy Bottom community and its FRIENDS organization – that he would be more responsive to their concerns. The event was one of many stops made by Knapp on his […]

Bar Belle: Local 16

After rolling seven deep in a Mustang for what seemed like an eternity, I made my way past the enormous bouncer and into the realm of Local 16, a transient-looking bar in the U Street corridor. My first impression of this bar was mixed – a cool atmosphere, but the people seemed a little too […]

Student services center opens

A multi-departmental service center located in the space once occupied by the District Market is now open for business, but is not fully functional. Colonial Central – a much-publicized effort to cut away at the red tape in Foggy Bottom – has helped more than 3,000 people in the past month but is not completely […]

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

If you have $5 Use it to take the Metro to Federal Triangle for a free M.C. Hammer concert Thursday. Hosted by the D.C. Grooves concert series, the show is located at the Ronald Reagan building at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW and runs from 7-9 p.m. Arguably one of the greatest rapper/dancer/baggy pants wearer of […]

What’s on our iPod: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – Lifeline

For the latest release from Ben Harper, he and his Innocent Criminals traveled to France following a nine-month European tour to cut an album in a Paris recording studio. In just seven days, the group was able to record an entire album straight to tape without any digital effects – something that not too many […]

Women’s soccer: Late penalty kick lifts Colonials

After 86 scoreless minutes of play, forward Meg Pyle stepped to the penalty mark with a chance to give the GW women’s soccer team the lead and, more than likely, the win. Moments later, the junior did just that, calmly sliding the ball into the lower right corner to beat Marshall University goalie Liz Orton. […]