November 1, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 22

Stories from the November 1, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Menomena phenomenon

Since Menomena’s third album “Friend and Foe” was released in January, the Portland, Ore., based experimental indie rock band has toured extensively, with stops including the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago and a multitude of cities in Europe. They return to the District Nov. 6 to play […]

Corrections

In “More swastikas found on door” (Oct. 29, p. A1), The Hatchet misidentified Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) as Henry Wexler. In “Hip-hop artists say music benefits the community” (Oct. 29, p. A3), The Hatchet erroneously reported that Christina Anderson is the chair of United Nations Association. She was the chair the Bridging the Gap Conference and […]

Running of the drag queens

Men dressed as Audrey Hepburn, Pocahontas and other famous females were on full display Tuesday night at the annual high heel race in Dupont Circle. Hundreds of spectators – including D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty – gathered to see men dressed in drag sporting high heels running through the streets. More than 100 drag queens hurled […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Tree Planting on the Vern Join Casey Trees and Campaign GW for a day of tree planting on the Mount Vernon Campus. 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mount Vernon Campus Sponsored by Mount Vernon Campus Life Fall Film Series: Sicko Come watch Michael Moore’s latest documentary on the shortcomings of the American health care […]

What’s on our iPod: Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold’s “nu-metal” sound brings together harmonic guitar riffs with vocals that scream with emotion. Key tracks include “Almost Easy,” “Dear God,” “Afterlife” and “A Little Piece of Heaven.” The vocals offered from singer M. Shadows don’t really compare to what was done in their first album, “Waking the Fallen,” prior to Shadows tearing his […]

SA committee to review University Writing Program

The Student Association plans to evaluate the University Writing Program based on student concern that the program does not consistently benefit students’ educational experiences. “The main issue with UW is its inconsistencies that can make or break a student’s experience,” said Tim Little, vice president of academic affairs for the SA. “The numerous different sections […]

Bar Belle: R.F.D.

A few years ago I did the whole “nightmare on M Street” bar crawl scene, so this year I wanted to try my hand at a different Halloween celebration. It is always a sticky situation when your employers invite you to a social event involving alcohol, so when the company I intern for asked me […]

Snapshot: Ghostly George

Alex Ellis/assistant photo editor Little George and Big George dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” during halftime at the men’s basketball exhibition game against University of the District of Columbia Wednesday night. GW won the game 74-71 in overtime.

Book Review: Stephen Colbert’s “I Am America (And So Can You!)”

Web Extra “I want you to know that this is the first book I’ve ever written, and I hope it’s the first book you’ve ever read.” So begins Stephen Colbert’s “I Am America (And So Can You!)” This satirical book is written in the vein of “The Colbert Report” and follows in Jon Stewart’s footsteps, […]

Halloween: Party in the precinct: MPD-style

A lot of people think police stations are scary, but on Wednesday they got a whole lot scarier. On Halloween night, Metropolitan Police Department officers transformed the Second District station into a haunted house for local children. Officers traded in their traditional blue uniforms for witch and monster costumes to entertain kids walking through the […]