February 14, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 41

Stories from the February 14, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Niketa Brar: Planning an academic future

At first, I thought I was just lazy. Somewhere after a rather compulsive freshman year, I stopped believing in work ethic. I put off papers until the early morning hours a day or two before the due date and don’t read until the week before an exam. Recently, the disintegration of my previously immutable work […]

Former Republican presidential candidate says illegal immigration must be addressed

A Colorado Republican and former presidential candidate lambasted immigration amnesty during a College Republican event Wednesday night. Rep. Tom Tancredo, who abandoned his bid for the Republican presidential nomination last December after failing to gain traction among the party’s base, declined comment on an endorsement of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Instead he asked an aide […]

Notebook: January loss gives Saint Louis fuel

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 13 – The first meeting between the GW men’s basketball team and Saint Louis earned the Billikens national notoriety for scoring only 20 points, a Division I low since the inception of the shot clock. This fact was not lost on Saint Louis junior Kevin Lisch, but he said that it did […]

Experts say Internet changed election

A record-setting number of young voters in 20 states participated in last week’s Super Tuesday primaries, and experts who spoke at GW over the past week all agree that the Internet is responsible for energizing this segment of the population. The Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, the research wing of GW’s Graduate School […]

No. 14/13 GW women’s basketball stunned at St. Bonaventure

Web UpdateSaturday, Feb. 16 6:52 p.m. OLEAN, N.Y., Feb. 16 — The No. 14/13 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) women’s basketball team trailed St. Bonaventure Saturday afternoon by 20 points at the half and by three with 30 seconds to go. Despite erasing the lead and leading by one with four minutes left, the Colonials could not […]

Andrew Clark: Quieting Republican dissent

On Super Tuesday, 21 states cast their ballots in favor of their preferred Republican nominee in a contest that eliminated Mitt Romney from the battle for the nomination. We Republicans are now left with one front-runner – John McCain. Yet as Sen. McCain (R – Ariz.) gains victory after victory, conservative party members increasingly complain […]

Movie Review: “Charlie Bartlett”

“Charlie Bartlett” (Sidney Kimmel Entertainment), a comedy which premieres in theaters Feb. 22, is the story of a charming 17-year-old played by Anton Yelchin. Charlie’s likeable and caring nature procures his role as the unofficial school “psychiatrist,” who sets up office in the boys’ bathroom. Jon Poll (film editor for “Meet the Fockers” and “Scary […]

Grace touring to the District with new album, “This Is Somewhere”

Grace Potter hates pine trees. “I live in Vermont so I’m asking for trouble here,” she said during a phone interview. “(But) they have no respect for the seasons. I like a tree that’s constantly in transition, and (expletive) pine trees just stay the same all the time.” Unlike the pine tree, the gorgeous 24-year-old […]

A war-torn education

At Sapir College, exams are consistently interrupted by sirens warning students that a Kassam rocket has been launched. Once the sirens go off, the students have approximately 15 seconds to exit the test area and seek shelter. This scenario can happen more than five times during the course of a three-hour exam, but students are […]

U.K. official proposes changes

United Kingdom Justice Secretary Jack Straw discussed his long-term goals to draft Britain’s first written constitution, beginning with a new bill of rights and responsibilities, in a speech at the Law School Wednesday morning. Straw has served as the U.K.’s lord chancellor and justice secretary since June 2007 and spoke to an audience of law […]