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.


GW is known for its students being politics buffs, but not every student is looking to work in Congress. Some are just looking for laughs. The Internet comedy channel hosted a competition to find the funniest students at GW Monday night. More than a dozen students vied for eight spots in a comedy team […]

Snapshot: Candid Congressman

Josh Wolf/Hatchet photographer Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) signs copies of his new book at the Marvin Center Tuesday night. Murphy’s book “Taking the Hill” is about the events that led him to Congress.

Movie Review: “The Signal”

“Do you have the crazy?” People in the futuristic, fictional city of Terminus ponder this very question as a mysterious signal is transmitted through the city’s airwaves, infecting anyone who comes across it. In “The Signal” (POP Films, Shoreline Entertainment), those infected with “the crazy” embark on murder sprees, inflicting harm on their fellow civilians […]

Kelsie Frank: The economics of study abroad

Study abroad has become a must-have resume feature as college students prepare to compete in a global economy. Businesses have sprung up to support the enterprise, and colleges are trying to figure out their proper role in the market. The recent lawsuit brought against Wheaton College by a family challenging the school’s policy of charging […]

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 […]