October 4, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 14

Stories from the October 4, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

State Radio frontman Chard Urmston talks about music and awareness

At a time when lyrics brim with romantic clich?s and theatrical complaints, State Radio dares to ask questions instead. This Boston-based trio creates music fueled by activism. Whether prompting questions about humanitarian crises or America’s international policies, their lyrics send an unmistakable message: be aware and get involved. And unlike most, they lead by example. […]

Birds halt Smith Center blood drive

The University canceled a Red Cross blood drive at Smith Center early Monday afternoon due to the presence of several birds in the arena. Glynnis Hope Langley, a Red Cross nurse, said Food and Drug Administration regulations prohibit donated blood from coming into contact with livestock. “For the safety of blood, we have to make […]

Bar Belle: Wedding Crashing

Wedding Crashing Any wedding with an open bar I’ve always heard people say that when you turn a certain age, weddings become the new bar or bat mitzvahs. When you’re the token Christian at age 13, the Jewish ceremony is pretty awesome – you get to memorize new dance crazes (the booty dance, electric slide, […]

Live: Rilo Kiley and Art in Manila

Last Thursday saw the end of Rilo Kiley’s sold-out two-night performance at 9:30 Club. Kiley, who is of relative indie fame having recently been covered in an issue of the fashionable Nylon Magazine, is fronted by two child stars: Jenny Lewis (“Troop Beverly Hills” and “Foxfire”) and Blake Sennett (“Boy Meets World,” “Salute Your Shorts”). […]

Square 54 construction is close to beginning

A look at the obstacles to construction plans on square 54 photo illustration by Ryder Haske and Andrew Nacin A panoramic view of Square 54, a vacant lot that formerly housed the GW Hospital. Zoning approval for construction is in its final stages. Construction on the Square 54 lot can begin in about two weeks […]

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

If you have $5 Gaurav Mazumdar, one of India’s greatest sitar players, will play a free show at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Collaborating with Western musicians, including Daniel Hope, Phillip Glass and Kenny Werner, his composition “East-meets-West” received a Grammy nomination. Check out the Kennedy Center’s website at www.kennedy-center.org for […]

This month in live music

Now that it’s getting a bit colder, many will be heading indoors, checking out movies, sporting events, and of course, fluid related ping-pong competitions. Instead, or perhaps in the meantime, October is jam packed with bands that are sure to.well. jam. Paolo Nutini will be disguising pop music as “thoughtful singer/songwriter tunes” Thursday at 9:30 […]

What’s on our iPod: Ingrid Michaelson

Ingrid Michaelson is one of a growing number of singer/songwriters quickly gaining popularity with the help of MySpace. The self-proclaimed indie/pop/folk rocker is currently on tour promoting her sophomore album “Boys And Girls,” a compilation of sweet, poppy and introspective tunes. If you like artists such as Regina Spektor, Corinne Bailey Rae or Rachael Yamagata, […]

Greek Brief: Alpha Phi Omega focuses on community service

Since its re-chartering in 2000, Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity with approximately 40 members, has grown to become GW’s largest service fraternity. Jonah Olken-Dann, Alpha Phi Omega’s membership director, said GW’s location provides the organization with plenty of projects around the city. “There are tons of opportunities for community service here (in D.C.),” […]