March 12, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 48

Stories from the March 12, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Ten minutes in ‘Takoma Park’

Takoma Park is not Hollywood. Still, the small town in Maryland is the backdrop for a compelling story, says sophomore Vikrum Mathur. Mathur acted in “Takoma Park,” a 10-minute short film which will be showcased at the DC Independent Film Festival on Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. The film, directed by David Andalman, was […]


Watchmen | dir. Zack Snyder | (WB)A derivative effort on the part of Zack Snyder to convey that yes, in fact, he has read “Watchmen.” Though the two-dimensional character representations work as cartoonish forms of the novel, moments of depth from Alan Moore’s classic are stripped away onscreen. Still, props for the lack of heavy-handed […]

District Mixtape: Alternative Spring Break

Leaders of GW’s Alternative Spring Break provided us with their choice tracks in preparation for their week-long trip to New Orleans to restore homes. 1. Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American 2. Citizen Cope – Son’s Gonna Rise 3. The Strokes – You Only Live Once 4. Gritz – My Life Be Like 5. Simon […]

Gymnastics wins for seniors

It was only once the basketball hoops had been tucked away for the year and layers of mat and foam covered the floor that a GW sports team was finally able to lock away a 2009 Senior Night win in the Smith Center. The GW gymnastics team took on Towson for its final home meet […]

Varsity Roundup, Upcoming Games

BaseballGW’s baseball team (6-8) lost 9-4 to William and Mary at Barcroft Park in Arlington Tuesday. The two teams combined for five errors and freshman starter Luke Mirabella gave up five earned runs in three innings for the loss in his first collegiate start. The Colonials travel to Mount St. Mary’s (1-6) Thursday before returning […]

One-hit wonder

With time running out in his collegiate career, right-handed pitcher Pat Lehman is making the most of his limited time at GW. In Lehman’s third start of the season, he was one out away from a no-hit 9-0 shutout against Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday before giving up a single. In addition to giving up only […]

Alexander F.C. Webster: Justice silenced

More than 40 days have elapsed since the desecration of Christian crosses on campus by person(s) unknown came to light. The office of the University President acknowledged the incident in a news release on Jan. 29. However, the official “Statement from The George Washington University Regarding the Defacing of Several Small Crosses” was a rather […]

Staff Editorial: Election dysfunction

Have you ever been to a Joint Elections Committee hearing? Consider yourself fortunate. The JEC is the organization charged with making sure the Student Association election runs fairly and smoothly – but when this does not happen, all hell breaks loose. Let us paint a picture for you. Two dozen overly invested students crammed into […]