November 29, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 28

Stories from the November 29, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sri Lankan and British artist M.I.A. mixes it up in D.C.

Worshipped by hipsters, M.I.A., the daughter of a terrorist and a genre-defying artist, has set the standards for edginess and fun ever since she first hit the music scene. Her sophomore album, “Kala” (Interscope), set the bar even higher. After her first album, “Arular,” she was a well-established artist, and she could have hired any […]

California Notebook: At Pauley, success is hard to ignore

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 – From the moment opposing teams walk into the University of California-Los Angeles’ Pauley Pavilion, they are barraged with reminders that they are entering the home of not only the best team in college basketball, but also the home of the best teams to ever play in the NCAA. Before the […]

The many stages of Bob Dylan

“I’m Not There” (The Weinstein Company) is an incredible film that draws beautiful narrative circles around the perimeter of its central character without ever letting the viewer inside to meet the real Bob Dylan. The flawless Cate Blanchett leads a stellar cast in this nontraditional film, which uses six distinct actors to portray different stages […]

GW Brief: Car flees scene of armed robbery and crashes, two arrested

A car fleeing the scene of an armed robbery crashed across the street from Mitchell Hall Saturday night, according to police reports. The vehicle, a white Ford Thunderbird, ran over two parking meters and snapped a small tree in half before crashing into several planters owned by the General Services Administration, a government agency, a […]

Bar Belle: Bourbon

With all the mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing, bean casserole and pumpkin pie stuck in my stomach from Thanksgiving, I wasn’t sure if alcohol would be able to affect my blood for the next month. Yet as luck would have it, another birthday rose to the occasion this past weekend and I knew I would have […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Free Student HIV Testing Get a free HIV test as part of World AIDS Day. Know your status! 12 to 3 p.m. Marvin Center Rooms 413 and 414 Sponsored by Student Health and the Student Global AIDS Campaign Friday 2007 Latino Leadership Summit Come to this gathering of Latino leaders and advocates for the […]

Andrew Clark: Religion remains relevant

On Fox News I recently learned that the school district in Kern County, California was holding a vote on whether or not to strip away copies of the original Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights from school classrooms because they contained references to religion and God. While most people probably raised an eyebrow […]

J Street task force formed

Students who are unsatisfied with GW’s dining options have a new way to voice their concerns. University President Steven Knapp formed a commission this month to more effectively address student concerns regarding dining options at J Street. The commission, which met for the first time Monday, includes members from the general student body, the Student […]

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

If you have $5 Stay on campus and head to Lisner Downstage for some student theater. This weekend, Generic Theatre Company is putting on “Amadeus,” the story of Mozart’s unfortunate involvement with a rival composer. Next week, get in touch with your hippie side at a performance of HAIR, Forbidden Planet Productions’ rendition of the […]