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.

Court hears gun ban case

A landmark Second Amendment case argued before the Supreme Court last week could potentially nullify a 32-year-old District law and affect gun ownership throughout the country. District of Columbia v. Heller will determine if D.C.’s ban on handguns is an infringement on citizens’ “right to keep and bear arms.” The justices must decide if the […]

Crime Log

Assault 3/10/08 – Ivory Tower – 4 a.m. – case closed Two male students had a verbal altercation at a nightclub, and later began fighting when they met again in the lobby of Ivory Tower. One punched the other in the head, prompting witnesses to contact the University Police Department. By the time UPD and […]

Brendan Polmer: Texas is where it’s at, baby

AUSTIN, Texas – For most college students, spring break is a time for lots of rest and relaxation. This is ideally how I would have liked to have spent my final spring break during my college career – but instead, I chose to once again head down to Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest […]

Staff Editorial: Bringing a new perspective to Commencement

The University announced Monday that storied civil rights activist and NAACP chairman Julian Bond will serve as this year’s keynote Commencement speaker on the National Mall. After considerable protests last spring due to the University’s decision to choose former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg as the keynote speaker, this page applauds administrators’ efforts to select […]

CVS to open in 2000 Penn.

After months of shaded windows and widespread curiosity, CVS Pharmacy will move into the former Tower Records space at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue. The retailer is in the process of filing building permits and will likely open in late fall 2008, CVS spokesperson Mike DeAngelis said. They plan to begin construction in the late spring or […]

College Republicans: Grad speaker is a divisive choice

In selecting a Commencement speaker, a university should seek to choose an individual who stands above the divides that are too often visible in society. This individual should have the inherent ability to transcend the political, racial and socio-economic differences of a diverse graduating class in order to provide credible words of guidance, inspiration and […]

Ben Doak: Texas is where it’s at, baby

AUSTIN, Texas – For music, the four days of South by Southwest offer the breeding ground for the hype machine. Designed as an industry-based event, the festival allows for more than 1,600 bands from across the country, and the world, to gather around a few square blocks where they showcase their work for an audience […]

The Pulse: Gauging GW’s reactions to today’s issues

As students return from spring break, the end of the semester grows imminent and Commencement begins wearing on seniors’ minds. On Monday, the University announced the keynote speaker for this year’s ceremony – Julian Bond, the chairman of the NAACP. The Pulse hit the streets to gauge campus opinion regarding the University’s selection. “I think […]

Back to business as usual

After a women’s basketball team practice Wednesday afternoon, seniors Sarah-Jo Lawrence and Kim Beck and junior Jessica Adair appeared calm and poised as they made their rounds speaking with the media. The floor of Smith Center was largely silent save their interviews, muffled side conversations and a persistent background buzzing emanating from the rafters. It […]

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. […]