February 19, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 42

Stories from the February 19, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Say what you mean, mean what you say

Yesterday morning, GW woke up to a campus transformed. Along with the expected dusting of snow, we got a blizzard of campaign posters covering every inch of eligible wall space. The platforms and slogans ring of the usual vague promises, claiming that the candidate will “take back the SA” or focus on “moving forward together.” […]

SA hopefuls poster campus

A few minutes before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Joint Election Committee Chairman Patrick Rizk braced himself. “Don’t trample me!” he yelled across H Street to the mob of students ready to bolt toward the Marvin Center to tape up their posters for the upcoming Student Association elections. He pointed to his fellow JEC members. […]

Andrew Pazdon: Think of it as an investment

University of the District of Columbia students gained an apparent victory over the system when their university lowered and spread out a highly protested and steep tuition increase for next year. The original plan was to raise tuition from $3,800 to $7,000 a year for full-time, four-year District residents, but instead (with help from the […]

Letters to the Editor

Sex column tasteless, not informative Your “sex column” is nothing more than crude, tasteless, poorly-written banter about topics that quite frankly have no place in a newspaper of The Hatchet’s purported caliber. I recall the first article – anal sex. Really? Nothing is sacred with you people. Don’t you feel some kind of obligation to […]

District Mixtape: Fujiya & Miyagi

The British electronic gents of Fujiya & Miyagi, set to headline the 9:30 Club tonight, present a playlist of incendiary proportions, featuring Iggy Pop and Brian Eno. 1. Chuck Wilder – The Clown 2. T.Rex – Rip Off 3. Sensational Alex Harvey Band – The Faith Healer 4. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Hear Voices […]

Israeli diplomat praises U.S.

Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor highlighted the distinct values of Israel and the rest of the Middle East in his speech at the Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday night. Co-sponsored by GW Hillel, the Jewish Student Association and Chabad GW, students gathered to hear the man who has represented Israel in Washington since 2006. In his speech, […]

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

If you have $5: You too can search for the little red-haired girl. See Forbidden Planet Productions’ rendition of “Dog Sees God,” a play derived from the Peanuts comic strip. Or, bask (ironically or not so) in third-wave feminism’s “Vagina Monologues.” Tickets to both shows, opening Thursday, are $5. If you have $10: Indulge in […]

University debt reaches new heights

The University secured a three-year, $90 million loan from PNC Bank in September, increasing GW’s overall debt by more than 11 percent, according to a report presented on Friday to the Board of Trustees. The loan, which University officials said was needed to ensure access to cash during turbulent economic times, brings the school’s overall […]


M. Ward Hold Time (MERGE) Lusher, cleaner and more orchestrated than any of his previous works, Ward’s latest album seems the next logical step in his progression from croaky-voiced wandering troubadour to croaky-voiced NPR god. That’s not an indictment – with the exception of a HORRIBLE collaboration with Lucinda Williams midway through, Hold Time stands […]