November 13, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 26

Stories from the November 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Frank Broomell: Don’t waste a single class

Registration is always a bit hectic. From finding classes that will count toward your degree to fitting them around your extracurricular activities, it can be a real pain to get things right. Add in the fact that taking one class over another freshman year can limit your options for minors or double majors down the […]

Students celebrate American Indians

As students ate cranberry sauce and gravy-covered turkey in the Marvin Center Tuesday, the loud beat of a drum heralded a different type of freshman feast. The Red Crooked Sky dance troupe performed several dances and songs at Columbian Square in celebration of Native American History Month. They wore face paint, as well as traditional […]

Consumption and indulgence with Generic

Generic Theater’s production of “The Wild Party” is, indisputably, wildly well done. Once banned in Boston for its scandalous content, the musical, based on a poem by Joseph Moncure March, draws on the notion of overindulgence. “It’s about an eccentric group of people in vaudeville in the 1920s who come together to have a wild […]

Amanda Crowe: Turning the page on textbook options

How would you like it if your professor told you that you didn’t have to buy your textbook? You would skip the long lines at the bookstore. You wouldn’t need to worry about high book prices, nor would you have to figure out what to do with them when the class was finished. But there […]

When images make noise

Behind the metal fence that surrounds a crumbling Bi-Rite Supermarket, the sound of construction work – power drills, sawing, hammering – has been the soundtrack of the Columbia Heights neighborhood for several weeks. Just a few blocks away people filled the streets, shops and cafes, but the area surrounding the old Bi-Rite on 11th and […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5: Join GW Bands for a free concert, “Purely Presidential,” Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., in the downstairs lobby of Lisner Auditorium. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for a pre-concert discussion with Dr. Ben Fritz. If you have $10: Daniel Craig over Sean Connery? Your choice. See “Quantum of Solace” this Friday, […]

Michael Komo: Proposition 8 giant leap backward

On Tuesday night, I celebrated with the majority of the nation as Barack Obama was named president-elect of the United States of America. I experienced enormous pride in our country for electing a pro-equality president and our first African-American president, as well as several other pro-equality members in Congress. But the very next morning my […]

A humble opinion

You, college-aged media consumer, are so smart. So very, very smart. Be it your scoffing at Zac Efron’s finely groomed coif or fondly recalling those naked cell phone pictures of Vanessa Hudgens, you get it: High School Musical is endlessly absurd. You are perceptive, intensely so. I know this because I heard you making astute […]

GW storms past UMBC, 75-56

Saturday, Nov. 15 “New look, same GW” indeed. The slogan headlines the GW women’s basketball team’s schedule poster, but could just as easily substitute as a four word recap of Saturday’s 75-56 win over UMBC in the season opener at Smith Center. The Colonials (1-0) fell behind early, but battled back with a mix of […]

Rupita Chakraborty: Our generation

Our generation has spoken. We have chosen a candidate who represents our desire for change, our call to equality and our longing for justice. But this is all fairly uncontroversial. It was predicted that the youth vote would largely turn out for the Democratic party and most especially for a candidate who has embraced the […]