April 16, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 55

Stories from the April 16, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

New cup on the block

“It beats Starbucks,” said senior Nicky Barnett as she purchased a cup of coffee from the cart in front of Kogan Plaza – now run entirely by students. Simone Freeman, a sophomore, bought the cart a month ago from its former owner, Naceur Negra, who decided to leave the trade after 15 years of operating […]

Andrew Alberg: Pops does GW proud

As far as I know, Pops Mensah-Bonsu only knows one way to greet people: with an outstretched hand and oversized smile. And not one of those forced smiles that hide an underlying annoyance or one of those flimsy handshakes either. Mensah-Bonsu genuinely loves interacting with people, and it shows. Either that or he puts Phillip […]

Alex Ellis: GW through the lens of a photo editor

This is how I saw GW for the last few years. I’ve been at political rallies and sold-out concerts, met Bill Gates and saw the first black man become president of the United States. My photo lens has captured moments where people reveal their true selves. It is that sliver of time that marks a […]

Pops shines in return to D.C.

Pops Mensah-Bonsu’s basketball career has taken him across the globe since graduating GW in 2006 – to Spain, Italy, his native Great Britain and eventually back to North America to play in the NBA. And for a brief moment this week, he returned to the city where it all began. In his self-described “second home,” […]

Lacrosse’s Donohue puts team first

Junior Taylor Donohue became the seventh Colonial in the lacrosse program’s short history to score 100 career points last week, but she may have been the first player not to realize it. “I don’t really keep track of goals. It’s just something for the position I play, that’s my job to score,” said Donohue, who […]

District Mixtape: Hatchet Arts

Hatchet Arts has been bad, reader. More often than not, Hatchet Arts has, while playfully positioning itself as a tastemaker, chortled at submissions of tracks it deemed below itself. So, in an appeal to end-of-the-year full journalistic transparency, Hatchet Arts presents a playlist it endorses. An appeal to self-reflexivity: 1. Night – Bill Callahan 2. […]

Gelman first floor renovations delayed until fall

Correction appended Renovation of Gelman Library’s first floor, which was slated to begin this spring, will be pushed back to the fall due to technological complications, University Librarian Jack Siggins said. While the library is currently raising money for a $5 million overhaul of the aging building’s ground level, Siggins said he hoped to put […]

Directors tackle Charlie Brown, Godot

Be it bringing the Peanuts comic strip to life, or bringing life to the experience of waiting, first-time directors Patrick Burgwinkle and Ellen Barr agree: Directing is hard. “It’s definitely a lot harder than it looks,” Burgwinkle said of his experience directing “Waiting For Godot,” the 1940s play by Irish writer Samuel Beckett, which presents […]

QuickTakes

“Observe and Report” Warner Bros. Directed by Jody Hill. People who don’t laugh at Seth Rogen have their reasons. They have had enough of the school of Judd Apatow and all its pseudo-indie trappings. They dub Rogen’s brand of humor lazy, too accessible, too derivative. They are offended by beer-soaked humor fixated on sex or […]

Man given probation for McFadden’s assault

A New York resident who pleaded guilty to assaulting an employee at McFadden’s Bar and Grill in December was sentenced Tuesday to nine months probation, a clerk for the presiding judge said. David Casagrande, 21, was arrested in December and charged with assault with a deadly weapon after he attacked a bar employee, 23-year-old Michael […]