February 21, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 43

Stories from the February 21, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Hip-Hopalypse Now

Hip-hop has, at times, been cast by the establishment as a negative force, despite it arguably being one of the most important cultural movements of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. It is easy to see how much modern culture has been affected by hip hop: whether it is a beat-boxing McDonald’s commercial, or […]

Movie Review: “Penelope”

Once upon a time . in a not so far away land, there lived a young girl who was not very beautiful at all. Her name was Penelope. Born with the face of a pig, Penelope (Christina Ricci) must find a wealthy blue-blood to agree to marry her in order to break a centuries-old family […]

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

If you have $5 This weekend the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, Program Board, and the SA are hosting GW’s annual performance of the Vagina Monologues in the Jack Morton Auditorium (SMPA building at 21st & H streets, N.W.). If you only have $5 to your name, borrow $2 from a friend (tell them it’s for […]

Colonials bounce back against SLU

After the GW women’s basketball team’s startling 63-60 loss to St. Bonaventure Saturday, it seemed unlikely that the Colonials would drop a second consecutive game to Saint Louis Wednesday night. Based on the team’s history with losing, GW was likely to come out swinging from the tip. The Colonials’ performance on their first possession appeared […]

Allen’s contributions show both in and out of box score

Senior Whitney Allen has played an integral role in GW’s success during her five years in the women’s basketball program. Head coach Joe McKeown has referred to her as his “junkyard dog” for her willingness to engage in the proverbial dirty work on the defensive end, the kind of contributions that do not always show […]

Q and Not U is gone, but the music lives on

Chris Richards, a GW alumnus and stalwart on the D.C. music scene, has done a lot. He has worked for The Washington Post. He has taken on the burly task of finding a voice when reviewing hygiene products. He was formerly a member of the post-hardcore band Q And Not U. But recently, Richards is […]

Staff Editorial: Candor required in Commencement speaker search

As the spring semester gets underway, the senior class is focusing its attention on its impending graduation and the ceremonies it entails. After last year’s Commencement speaker debacle and the senior class’s increasing anticipation, it is time for the University to be candid and serious in its search for a fitting keynote speaker. Last spring, […]

Bar Belle: Rocket Bar

This past weekend, in honor of the presidents, I decided to drop some Washingtons, Lincolns, Jacksons and even a few Hamiltons during my weekly bar raid. Looking at the green faces staring back at me, I got to thinking – what kind of bars do you think these prestigious men would have flocked to? Was […]

Jeff DeFlavio and Justin Zorn: Education and peace go hand-in-hand

Can a university leverage its academic resources for peace in a war-torn country? GW is about to test the waters. As the first university sponsor of Banaa.org, a student-run scholarship for young Sudanese peacemakers, it is leading the way for universities to invest in the prevention of conflict. In the fall of 2008, an extraordinary […]

Lacrosse: Capital Conflict

Nick Gingold/photo editor Sophomore Mia Breheny moves with the ball while Georgetown’s Logan McCraw follows close behind. The Colonials came up just short of defeating the No. 10 Hoyas Wednesday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Athletics Complex, 11-10.