March 27, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 50

Stories from the March 27, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SXSW Band Feature: Bowerbirds

AUSTIN, Texas – Debauchery hung in the Austin air like a clouting miasma, so when we stepped into Central Presbyterian Church for the Bowerbirds performance, we felt an equal hand of guilt and relief. Taking our seat among the pews, we were awed by the church’s beauty: lofted ceilings, luminous stained-glass windows, a towering crucifix. […]

South by Southwest: Best of the Best

AUSTIN, Texas – Of all the bands we saw at this year’s South by Southwest music festival, the following bands had the biggest impression on us. Sure, there were probably countless other shows that we missed and should have seen, but we’re only two people in the midst of thousands of bands that descended upon […]

South by Southwest: Born to ryhme live

AUSTIN, Texas – Bay Area hip-hop artist Lyrics Born embraces change. A gifted rapper with Japanese and Italian roots, Lyrics Born (whose real name is Tom Shimura) has seven albums to his name, not to mention numerous guest appearances, production spots and mix tapes. His latest project hits stores April 22, titled “Everywhere at Once,” […]

New ballpark gets mixed review

This Saturday I was one of about 2,000 witnesses to the first baseball game ever played at Major League Baseball’s newest venue, Nationals Park. GW’s baseball team hosted Saint Joseph’s in Southeast so stadium owners had a chance to test operations in the recently completed 40,000 capacity stadium. The Colonials defeated the Hawks 9-4, but […]

The Hilltop halts printing

Howard officials halted production of the school’s student newspaper last week, after staff confusion led to thousands of dollars in unpaid printing bills. The Hilltop, which switched to daily publication in 2005, was founded at the historically black university in 1924. The paper receives university funding but staff members said a majority of its money […]

Snapshot: Candy Council

Nick Gingold/photo editor Class Council members junior Kristen Walker and senior Mario Sansalone make cotton candy for students at the University’s Block Party in Kogan Plaza Wednesday afternoon.

Capp adds green initiative position to SA executive

The Student Association senate approved the addition of a director of green initiatives to the SA executive on Tuesday night at Marvin Center. SA President Nicole Capp created the green directorship this year, but did not make it a standing cabinet position. Similar to the director of green initiatives this year, the official green cabinet […]

Calder Stembel: Don’t punish IB students

In the coming weeks, high school seniors in the U.S. and abroad will receive an ornate acceptance letter from GW. While completing their applications, some students might have been surprised by the request for “AP/IB scores,” unaware of the International Baccalaureate alternative to Advanced Placement exams. AP students are well represented at GW, while IB […]

The Hatchet elects Roper editor

Conducting a readership survey is one of the first goals Eric Roper hopes to accomplish when he takes over as The Hatchet’s editor in chief in May. Current metro news editor Roper, a junior, said he thinks the paper can improve with more feedback from its main audience. “(We want to know) where we as […]

Rutgers sends GW women packing in Sweet 16

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 30 — This game was not the 25-point pounding the GW women’s basketball team took from Rutgers University in November. But in the NCAA Tournament, a loss is a loss, and the Colonials are going home. The Sixth-seeded GW kept it close in the second half, but the Scarlet Knights dominated in […]