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.

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 […]

Viva Voce Lives Long and Prospers

Web Extra Viva Voce, the indie rocker duo from Alabama, opened for Jimmy Eat World Tuesday night at 9:30 Club in front of a sold out audience. Formed by husband and wife duo Anita and Kevin Robinson, the band is touring for the ninth time this year in support of their latest studio effort, a […]

Fukuyama talks politics

Francis Fukuyama, famed scholar of political and economic development, told a packed Elliott School auditorium, that developing countries need a comprehensive strategy and an involved public sector to be successful. Cynthia Berning, the president of the Organization for International Development, introduced Fukuyama and described him as an integral part of every international affairs class. Author […]

Hobbs disappointed with team’s progress

GW Hatchet Video: Predicting the Season play_blip_movie_463983(); We took a chance to chat with students, staff members, area businesses and alumni about their predictions for how well the Colonials will do this season. By and large, everyone thinks the team will repeat the successes from recent years. Wednesday night’s men’s basketball game against the University […]

An eighth swastika found overnight in Mitchell

Related articles: New swastika found in New Hall (Hatchet Web Update, Nov. 2, 9:42 p.m.) Racial slur found on New Hall door (Hatchet Web Update, Nov. 2, 9:51 p.m.) FBI called in to assist with swastika investigation (Hatchet Web Update, Nov. 2, 5:10 a.m.) News Analysis: What is a hate crime? (The Hatchet, Nov. 1) […]