March 6, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 47

Stories from the March 6, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sophie Zavaglia: Are Democrats ignoring gays?

It seems like no matter where I go or what I do, I keep hearing the same old campaign slogans – Barack Obama’s “Yes, we can!” and Hillary Clinton’s recent “Make History!” Both Clinton and Obama are certainly right – history is being made in this country. As candidates, both Obama and Clinton represent hundreds, […]

Movie Review: “Semi-Pro”

In Will Ferrell’s newest film, he takes on the role of an egotistical, self-centered basketball player who lives a lavish lifestyle – complete with hordes of beautiful women, expensive liquor and acute fame. (If this is all beginning to sound familiar, it should.) No, Ricky Bobby (“Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”) is not […]

SMPA acquires TiVo-like technology

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo uses it to improve its advertising and the Harris County Sherrif’s Office in Texas uses it to monitor local news coverage and get interviews with witnesses. Now GW students too will be able to take advantage of SnapStream, a $25,000 glorified TiVo that can record 10,000 hours of real-time […]

March: This month in live music

It’s already March, GW reader baby. As in, spring break is coming: which means GW ladies are getting busy hitting up the tanning beds and GW lads are, um, getting busy checking out their GW ladies’ crucial orange tan lines. So, the rule for keeping the entire month as really, honestly, seriously hot as your […]

Money in memory

Julius Fleichman is 86, legally blind and has a passion for sky diving. He recently called the Guinness Book of World Records because he wants to break a record of any kind. But his work at GW may be the most spectacular thing about him. He has donated nearly $500,000 since June 2006 and there […]

Feeling the squeeze

Mandatory spending in J Street is not only angering students, but now local restaurants are reporting major deficits, which they attribute to the University’s new policies and the ever-increasing number of GWorld partners. For the first time this fall, freshmen and sophomores were required to spend a certain percentage of their GWorld dollars at J […]

Bar Belle: Tonic

Every weekend I am guaranteed a handful of things. First, I will put off any and all school work until Sunday night around 8 p.m. Second, I will most likely be intoxicated for a large portion of it. Third, I will get off this campus that I am a slave to on the other five […]

School for deaf keeps president

More than one year after students at Gallaudet made national news by forcing its new president out of office, the school decided last week to keep its interim president for an extended period before seeking a new one. On its campus in Northeast D.C., the turmoil, which swept the nation’s only deaf college, continues to […]

Staff Editorial: Mandatory spending failing GW community

With recent findings indicating that key GWorld partners have lost significant revenue this year following the implementation of mandatory J Street spending, we are concerned that this ill-conceived policy change is destroying valuable partnerships in Foggy Bottom. Notable campus staples such as Froggy Bottom Pub, Panda Cafe, Pita Pit, Au Bon Pain and Berticci’s note […]