September 27, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 12

Stories from the September 27, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Crime Log

Theft from Government 9/23/07 – Kogan Plaza – 2:15 a.m. – case closed A University Police Department officer witnessed a male carrying what looked like a street sign through Kogan Plaza. The officer made contact with the individual, who said he found the “End Road Work” sign lying on the ground, and that he intended […]

Regina, Fiona, Tori – meet Alison

What’s in a name? Alison Sudol – aka A Fine Frenzy – a 22-year- old singer/songwriter by way of Los Angeles, spent many a sleepless night trying to name her unique sound. First there was Midnight Ink, dismissed early for its dark implications. Then there was Cherry Blossoms, a name that was, well, too flowery. […]

The hero worship of Thurston Moore

Sonic Youth fans know that every spin of a SY record is an engagement in hero worship. Their sound and style has virtually revolutionized alternative rock since their inception in 1981. And not only has Sonic Youth inspired countless bands and forays into experimental noise, they are relentlessly cool: chick ripping on bass, an apocalyptic […]

What’s on our iPod: “Across the Universe” Soundtrack

With the recent theater release of Julie Taymor’s “Across the Universe,” a musical film that incorporates renditions of 33 compositions by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, many Beatles’ fans hesitate when they hear that the soundtrack is performed by the actors and actresses of the film. Although there are a few […]

Date-worthy cuisine: Levante’s

Have you memorized the sandwich list at ABP? Do you have the numbers of the campus food delivery services programmed into your speed dial? Does the thought of one more dinner at Bertucci’s upset you? If so, maybe it’s time to stretch your legs and explore what Dupont Circle can offer. Dupont Circle is a […]

Delay touts new book at Elliot School

Web Extra Former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay – who served in Congress for more than 20 years before resigning under suspicion of violating campaign finance laws – visited the Elliot School Wednesday to promote his new book, “No Retreat, No Surrender: One American’s Fight.” DeLay did not refrain from criticizing the Republican party […]

Kalb presses Couric on Iraq visit

CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric defended her recent trip to Iraq and discussed new forms of media in front of a sold out Kalb Report crowd Wednesday night at the National Press Club. GW Welling fellow Marvin Kalb, who hosts the public affairs series sponsored by GW, accused Couric of failing to address questions […]

The dead student body

A corpse uprooted in an iron coffin more than two years ago finally has a name – William. Scientists from the Smithsonian Institution determined last week that a strange body found buried in Columbia Heights was a 15-year-old student at the Columbian College Preparatory School – a former GW institution. Many graduate students helped in […]

Donor may fund Smith Center renovations

The 32-year-old Smith Center may receive renovations to the pool, locker rooms and weight rooms, if a donor decides to fund the project. Ryder Haskeassistant photo editor A donor may fund major renovations to the three-decade-old Smith Center that would make the facility “look like a new building,” Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said Wednesday […]