April 2, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 51

Stories from the April 2, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Congressman helps launch College Democrats’ black caucus

Web Extra The College Democrats launched an off-shoot to their organization called the Black Democratic Caucus Tuesday night with a visit from Congressman James Clyburn, D-S.C., House Majority Whip and former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. The new group plans to host special events and meetings to assure that black issues and interests are […]

Varsity Roundup

Tennis Men’s: The men’s tennis team defeated University of Maryland – Baltimore County 6-1 Monday, for GW’s first win at Mount Vernon in more than three years. Sophomore Yan Levinski came back to defeat Nicolas Savage-Pollock 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the no. 1 singles match. The Colonials next play at home against Fordham at […]

Cherry Blossom Festival Calendar

April 4 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade 10 a.m. to noon This year’s parade will feature Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek as the grand marshal, along with performances from former “American Idol” finalist Kimberly Locke and other musicians. Constitution Avenue from Seventh to 17th streets Free for standing along the parade route; $17 for grandstand seats […]


Anni Rossi Rockwell (4AD) Anni Rossi’s debut album, “Rockwell,” feels like one of your friends is playing live inside your dorm room. She’s cool, she doesn’t brush her hair, she wears plaid, and while all of this is pretentious and annoying, it’s also completely appealing because it feels real. “Rockwell” feels like Mirah, Devendra and […]

Wes Miles runs his mouth

Wes Miles, vocalist for indie six-piece Ra Ra Riot, likes Anton Chekhov, James Joyce and Prince. Ra Ra Riot will perform with headliners Death Cab for Cutie on Wednesday, April 8 at DAR Constitution Hall, supporting their album, “The Rhumb Line,” which references lyrics written by the band’s late drummer, John Pike, who is thought […]

University participation in Earth Hour low

Web Extra Students walking around campus between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. last Saturday night may not have noticed that GW was participating in Earth Hour, an annual event that asks participants across the globe to shut off all non-essential lighting for one hour. Though GW’s Office of Sustainability urged the GW community to participate in […]

On humor, moss & tornadoes

There are plenty of things that inspire Travis Helwig as a playwright: Russian writer and playwright Anton Chekhov, Brooklyn-based rock outfit The Hold Steady and the past 21 years of his own life. Most significantly, though, Helwig cites receSs, the GW-based improv comedy group he has worked with for the past three years, as inspiration […]

GW UNICEF festival raises awareness of child labor

Web Extra GW UNICEF fused food with fashion, dance and philanthropy to raise awareness about child labor around the world during their third annual International Festival, held Tuesday night in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom. As a college chapter of the United Nations Children’s Fund, GW UNICEF works with the GW community on issues and […]

Students counter Westboro church protests

Web Extra GW students and D.C. residents joined forces Monday morning to stand against the Westboro Baptist Church, a group notorious for its vehement anti-gay protests. Westboro members were in the District this week, conducting protests around the city and at George Mason University in Virginia. When the Church announced it would be demonstrating outside […]