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.


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 […]

Vandals steal CUA papers

Catholic University police are investigating why more than 2,000 issues of The Tower, Catholic University’s student newspaper, were stolen and disposed of across their campus last Friday. The paper’s staff believes the incident may be related to an ongoing homosexuality debate on its pages. Vandals tore up numerous issues of the paper and left them […]

‘Little Rock Nine’ member says education inequality remains

The United States’ education system is still plagued with inequalities, the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine told an audience at the Marvin Center earlier this week. Carlotta Walls LaNier spoke Monday night about her experience as one of the first black students to attend an all-white public school following the landmark 1954 Supreme […]

‘Planet Forward’ tapes in SMPA

“Planet Forward,” an Internet and television project devoted to promoting public discussion on environmental issues, taped its first television show in the Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday night. President Barack Obama’s top energy and climate change adviser Carol Browner joined moderator Frank Sesno, an SMPA professor and CNN correspondent, for a two-hour taping. The project began […]