September 11, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 8

Stories from the September 11, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

With more Wi-Fi, problems persist

The University is halfway toward accomplishing its goal of an entirely wireless campus, but there remains frustration among some students about the inconsistency of the network. About half of all campus buildings – including the Academic Center, Ivory Tower, 1957 E Street, Thurston Hall and Duques Hall – have at least some wireless coverage. The […]

Bliss in the city with Will Eastman

Will Eastman is the man behind Bliss, an eight-year-old indie dance party hosted every fourth Saturday at the Black Cat. Eastman, who first came to the District 13 years ago to attend graduate school at GW for museum and American studies, said the theme for Bliss is no attitude, just fun. Aside from DJ-ing, Eastman […]

Religious rockers hit campus

A Christian rock band delivered a faith-based message to a group of religious GW students in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Monday night. The Gathering, a D.C.-area band, performed as part of an event by the GW Christian group Word Up!, which works to raise awareness about Christianity and engage students in the faith. “I […]

$5-$10-$20: A weekly entertainment guide for the

If you have $5 Borrow some money this Friday, Sept. 12 and catch the new Coen Brothers black comedy, Burn After Reading, featuring John Malkovich, George Clooney and Brad Pitt. At least one scene was filmed next to the Elliott School on E Street. If you have $10 Who says D.C. doesn’t boast local chops? […]

Journalists offer take on McCain-Palin

Web Extra Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin took the Republican National Convention by storm last week, and a panel of renowned journalists offered insight on the little-known Alaskan governor at a packed Lisner Auditorium on Friday. During the taping of Washington Week with Gwen Ifill, panelists agreed that Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain […]

QuickTakes: Girl Talk

What could have been! Without further ado, a forum on Fall Fest-almost Girl Talk. Girl Talk Feed the Animals (Illegal Art) As Bill Hicks once said about MC Hammer: “There’s another boat that left me on the f—in’ island.” Since when did it become so trendy to have music ADD? -Alex Abnos Girl Talk Feed […]

Students commemorate anniversary of Sept. 11

Friday, September 12 American flags dotted the grass in University Yard on Thursday like a field of flowers, memorializing the lives lost on Sept. 11 seven years ago. The installation of 2,977 flags, each representing a victim of the attacks, was arranged by the GW chapter of Young America’s Foundation, one of several campus organizations […]

A tough race: Alumnus Bob Barr fights for Libertarians

With his presidential bid this fall, Bob Barr hopes to intrude on the two-party system that has dominated American politics since the Civil War – if he can get on the ballot. As the Libertarian Party candidate, Barr is not giving historic speeches to packed stadiums, meeting with foreign dignitaries or dominating the 24-hour news […]

CRs begin year with congressman, conservative student leaders

Historic campaign posters lined the walls of the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Tuesday as the College Republicans kicked off their new year with speeches from organization leaders and Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla. More than 300 students attended the event that served as an introduction to the organization and a chance to hear Stearns, a GW […]

District Mixtape: The bikers of

After ordering some Diet Cokes, Hatchet Arts asked the DC Snacks bike kids to compile us a playlist. Thanks to Matt Mandell for the sweet cola, and thanks to Nick Savio, Jimmy Deaton, Tim Anderson, Brian Austin, August Rasche and Paul Calder for the sweet jams. All you need is love (and music and Diet […]