January 29, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 36

Stories from the January 29, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Evan Schwartz: Ask not what RateMyProfessors can do for you

Several weeks have passed in the semester, and students are beginning to find out exactly why their professors garnered all those frowning faces next to their names on RateMyProfessors.com. The site, while undoubtedly useful, can be very hit or miss. RateMyProfessors has inspired thousands of students to avoid taking that one particular biology class, but […]

Staff Editorial: Full speed ahead?

When the Titanic departed England, it was determined to arrive in New York City early. Despite warnings about icebergs, the ship was ordered to proceed “full speed ahead.” Well, we all know how that story ends. The current economic crisis has universities throughout the country donning their life vests – or at least checking their […]

Go to hell with Generic

Hell is other people. This startling revelation is the central theme in “No Exit,” the existentialist play by French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, to be performed by Generic Theater Company this weekend. The play details the experience of three people who arrive in hell – who shed conventional notions of torture when they discover their punishment […]

Two memorials honor Treanor

Hatchet VideoThe Memorial Service Students, faculty and staff gathered on two occasions this week to remember sophomore Laura Treanor, who died in her Ivory Tower room on Friday. Laura Treanor, 1989-2009 Friends remember Treanor at memorial service, Catholic Mass Cause of student’s death remains a mystery Treanor was a positive and outgoing person Laura Treanor: […]

Midsummer this winter

Tom Garron wanted performers in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to live as their character. For freshman Brenna Markle, who plays the nymph Tatiana in the production, this meant being one with nature. Garron will direct the show with the 14th Grade Players this weekend in what is anticipated to be the largest student theater production […]

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

If you have $5:Avoid financial strife through dance! Head to the Black Cat this Friday, Jan. 30 for Sorted, a night of Britpop and soul. If you have $10:Music! Irony! Near-nudity! Join the ladies and gents of The Wassabasco Burlesque Review this Saturday, Jan. 31 at Palace of Wonders, at 1210 H St, NE. Tickets […]

Josh Akman: Hail to the chief?

In the wake of the controversial administration of former President George W. Bush and the criminal allegations against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Americans have plenty of reasons to distrust our chief executives. Not only is the way that our executives govern questionable, but the standard to which we as citizens hold them seems to be […]

Norton optimistic about D.C. vote

D.C. may be closer than ever to earning a vote in the House of Representatives, the city’s nonvoting representative told Foggy Bottom residents Tuesday evening. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., speaking at St. Stephen Martyr Church on Pennsylvania Avenue, focused her comments on this week’s congressional hearing and her bill aimed at winning a House […]

District Mixtape: Bottles/Cans

Join GW alums Kevin Eskowitz, Zach Pentel and Brendan Polmer when their rock outfit Bottles/Cans plays in support of The Chance this Friday, Jan. 30 at the Black Cat. What say the recycling enthusiasts of their sound? “When people see us play, they’re usually rather liquored up and think that we’re the best thing since […]