April 17, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 56

Stories from the April 17, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Saumya Narechania: Abusing the label-maker

My unabashed idealism and liberal enthusiasm will soon be leaving me, so I’m told. You see, I’m a senior, and in May I’ll leave my sheltered world at an elite university; soon I will become an in touch working man who will have to pay taxes. As I start a family, I will realize that […]

Letter to the Editor

Intellectual protest not new I’m very happy to see that the members of STAND are coming to see the value of protest and civil disobedience in the struggle to challenge injustices (April 14, pg. A1). It is an important lesson in politics. As Frederick Douglas said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did […]

Live Review: Spoon in Baltimore

There’s no doubt about it, Spoon has been around the block. Over the past decade the unlikely band of ragtag misfits from Austin, Texas, have made the slow and gradual transition from being Austin’s backyard heroes to America’s greatest underdogs. These elder statesmen of indie-rock have garnered a mass of critics and fans alike, released […]

Bar Belle: Clarendon Grill

I have four more weeks to excuse my erratic, sometimes psychotic and definitely crazy behavior of being in college. Four more weeks to indulge in activities on which I will look fondly back as my “college days.” Four more weeks to open up a tab at a bar while trying to figure out how to […]

Can hip-hop change lives? National Geographic thinks so

“The truth will set you free,” or so says Chuck D, hip-hop legend and pioneering voice of Public Enemy. Committing to social change, Chuck D used his celebrity for a cause: joining Sol Guy and Josh Thome, co-founders of Direct Current Media, in promoting the release of the upcoming television series 4Real. The series, set […]

Experts debate Iraq refugees

While immersed in Iraq’s boiling hot weather during his 2003 and 2005 tours, GW sophomore and U.S. Marine Sean Robinson assessed the damaging effects of the Iraq War. Robinson and his battalion listened to the grievances of the Iraqi people who had lost their shops, livestock and homes to the war’s bombs and gunfire. “One […]

Crime Log

Assault 4/13/08 – Lafayette Hall – 1:50 a.m. – case closed A female complainant reported to the University Police Department that her boyfriend slapped her and shoved her against a wall after having a heated argument. When officers interviewed the subject in his residence hall, he claimed there was only a verbal argument. The community […]

Intelligent students decrease

Correction appended While record-high numbers of academically prestigious freshmen are enrolling at Ivy League colleges, fewer smart students are choosing to attend GW, according to a report presented at last Friday’s Faculty Senate meeting. The report, “The Decline in Elite Freshmen Admissions,” highlights aspects of this rift including fewer freshman recipients of National Merit Scholarships, […]

A new Mule?

Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes has often been called the hardest-working man in rock and roll, due to his multiple band memberships and constant guest appearances. His reputation will live on this weekend, when he performs three shows in two days here in the District. The Mule will be performing on campus at GW’s Lisner […]