October 18, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 18

Stories from the October 18, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Hot Hot Heat fires up

Very few bands consistently create the type of music that makes you want to get up and dance. Even fewer bands have that same kind of “dancey” rock sound while singing about subjects other than going out on a Friday night. Yet, with their latest album, “Happiness LTD” (Reprise) this is exactly what Hot Hot […]

Justin Guiffre: Flexibility for the future

Every year students living in Thurston Hall are given T-shirts that proclaim the infamous sexual habits of the storied dorm. Yet this year’s version reads simply “Future President,” playing on the long running joke that every student at GW will be the next president of the United States. But perhaps this T-shirt holds something more […]

What’s on our iPod: Broken Social Scene presents Kevin Drew

Broken Social Scene presents Kevin Drew: Spirit If… Broken Social Scene-ster Kevin Drew presents a most notable exercise in contrast, calling upon old habits for this freshman solo release- the first in a series of “Broken Social Scene Presents.” efforts, featuring old friends such as Ohad Benchetrit and Charles Spearin from the aforementioned indie-rock mega-project. […]

Staff Editorial: Board of Trustees should implement student fee increase

As the GW Board of Trustees convenes for its fall meeting Friday, the University’s highest governing body has a fair share of issues to tackle. Yet an issue central to student life that the Board should not only examine, but endorse, is an initiative put forth by the current Student Association administration to raise the […]

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

If you have $5 Head over to the Adamson Gallery (1515 14th St. NW) to see the Chuck Close art exhibit. Known for his massive portraits on prints, daguerreotypes, holograms, tapestries and photographs, Close captures every details of human emotion in his works. In addition to his self-portraits, some celebrity portraits at the gallery include […]

GW Brief: Alumni Relations relocates office, leaves Alumni House

The Office of Alumni Relations relocated to the space once occupied by RH Bistro, allowing renovations to Alumni House to move forward Matt Lindsay, a spokesperson for Alumni Relations, said the move was planned to avoid interfering with Colonials Weekend. “Everything’s worked out really well thus far,” he said. “We’re pretty pleased with everything so […]

Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues

Music breaks boundaries, and sometimes, perpetuates them. Case and point: Cat Power (or Chan Marshall) played 9:30 Club Tuesday with the same smooth, faultless vocal rasp that first earned her the attention of indie power label Matador Records more than 10 years ago. But a listener’s willingness to get past Marshall’s performance wall proved an […]

SA to charge students for use of Colonial Coach

A free bus service that took students to area airports during holiday breaks will now cost $5. The SA plans to charge for Colonial Coach, a transportation service to Dulles International and Baltimore/Washington International airports for Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks in order to defray the costs of the two-year-old program, SA President Nicole Capp […]

Bar Belle: The Great Outdoors

Certain things are granted to you as a senior that, (sorry under classman,) you just don’t have access to before putting in those three long years. Turning 21 gives you the right to march into McFaddens, avoid permanent X’s on your hands from 9:30 club, attend happy hours (regularly) and the ability to rent a […]


In “OAS auction raises money for Africa” (Oct. 15, p. B4), The Hatchet erroneously described Aaron Edmonds as a female. He is a male.