May 12, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 1

Stories from the May 12, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Taxis resist switch to meters as deadline approaches

Taxi drivers in the District are reluctantly complying with a mandate to install meters by June 1, signaling the end of a nearly six-month battle to keep the zone system. D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty announced last month that taxi drivers must place meters in their cabs by the deadline or recieve a $1,000 fine for […]

Student Speakers: High School Principal will address grads

Christine Handy Collins isn’t your typical student Commencement speaker. But she is also far from your average GW student. Handy Collins is a high school principal in her mid-forties, but at Commencement on Sunday, she will be representing the graduated class of 2008 as the second of two student speakers selected this year. She was […]

Basketball Notebook

Men’s Basketball: The GW men’s basketball team has three non-conference games and a tournament appearance lined up for the 2008-2009 season, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said last week. The Colonials will play Boston University, Maryland-Baltimore County and American, and will participate in the University of Hawaii’s Rainbow Classic in late December. GW also has […]

Wild Art: Atmosphere at the 9:30 Club

Viktors Dindzans/assistant photo editor The hip hop duo Atmosphere performed at the 9:30 Club last month. Sean “Slug” Daley rapped while bandmate Anthony “Ant” Davis worked the turntables.

Senior Stories: The Historian, James Zarsadiaz

When almost 2,000 undergraduate seniors participate in Commencement on the National Mall Sunday they will leave behind their years at GW, but many will not be forgotten. The Hatchet spoke with faculty, staff and students to find 10 seniors who have made a lasting impression during their undergraduate years. As a freshman, James Zarsadiaz anticipated […]

Report: Fire caused $75,000 in damages

Clarification appended A malfunctioning air conditioner caught fire in Schenley Hall on May 2, causing about $75,000 in damages, according to the D.C. Fire Department. Electrical wires were the first object to ignite and no human factors contributed to the spread of the blaze, according to a D.C. Fire Department report. The report cites the […]

Senior Stories: The Life Saver, Amy Fishman

When almost 2,000 undergraduate seniors participate in Commencement on the National Mall Sunday they will leave behind their years at GW, but many will not be forgotten. The Hatchet spoke with faculty, staff and students to find 10 seniors who have made a lasting impression during their undergraduate years. A trip to the gym changed […]

Flight of the Conchords performs sold-out show at GW

“Are there any secret agents here tonight?” asked Bret McKenzie, one of two members of the self-proclaimed band-not-duo Flight of the Conchords, who performed to a near-sold out audience at Lisner Auditorium Friday. Such statements represent the band’s unique brand of dry, tongue-in-cheek humor – which can be heard on their recent self-titled album and […]