February 26, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 44

Stories from the February 26, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Joe Laliberte: Man’s best friend

I knew the actual reason she was calling well before dawn more than a month ago. I just let it go to voicemail. No mother wakes her college-aged son before the newspaper is delivered for anything other than bad news. I waited to call her back, giving myself those last six fictitious hours with my […]

The harrowing adventures of…

Graham Wright plays keyboard in Tokyo Police Club, a Canadian rock outfit known for their sense of structural brevity. That is, their first EP, “A Lesson in Crime,” includes eight songs and runs at 16 minutes. For this quality, and an oft-cited similarity to early work by The Strokes, Wright and his bandmates have garnered […]

Legislation may allow gun stores to open near campus

New legislation is paving the way for gun retailers to open up throughout the city after the District’s gun ban was overturned last summer. Temporary laws allowing handguns sales in each of the District’s four quadrants are close to being made permanent, after the D.C. Zoning Commission reapproved them Thursday night. The laws allow gun […]

Andrew Clark: Generation Bailout

Is our generation of smart, young, ambitious students really going to settle with what the Obama administration is doing to the economy? Within five short years, we are going to be the ones entering the workplace, earning salaries, seeking careers, taking loans, paying taxes and finding jobs. It’s no secret that our economy is in […]

Minimalism and psychosis this weekend

How does one go about directing a play with no constructed characters or set? For junior Vanessa FitzGerald, meeting this challenge meant the opportunity to present “4.48 Psychosis” to the University theater community. “I had never thought about directing before, but this play was something that just hit my heart so much I had too,” […]

Professor questions ethnic conflict

One of history’s most controversial debates came to the Marvin Center Monday night. Turkkaya Ataov, a professor at Ankara University in Turkey who is internationally recognized for his vehement denials that the 1915 massacre of Armenians was a genocide, presented a lecture entitled, “How to Come to Terms with One’s Past: Searching the Truth Behind […]

Two Bits

Funny man turned author Eugene Mirman, who plays Eugene on “Flight of the Conchords,” will be at Barnes and Noble in Georgetown Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. promoting his newly released advice book, “The Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life.” Mirman sent two jokes our way. The first: People think that children […]

Participants note less fanfare than in past years

Voting for Student Association elections began at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, but some candidates were out hours beforehand, handing out palm cards and free food to lure supporters. Though many candidates hung around Kogan Plaza all day spreading the word about their campaign, the tone of the day was quieter than the pomp and circumstance […]

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

If you have $5:It’s that time of the month. Hit the Black Cat this Saturday, Feb. 28 at 9:30 p.m. for “Bliss,” the dance party brainchild of area DJ and GW alumnus Will Eastman. Tickets are $7. If you have $10:Johnny Cash gave his legendary performance at California’s own Folsom Prison in 1968. Channel the […]

Paper: Medical school downplayed problems

An article published in the Washington Post Monday asserted that the School of Medicine and Health Sciences has downplayed the severity of the problems leading to its recent academic probation. The SMHS, which was placed on a two-year probation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in October, has repeatedly declined to make their probation […]