April 23, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 57

Stories from the April 23, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Ida Maria Fortress Round My Heart (SONY BMG) Who doesn’t love Norwegian pop music? The newest Scandinavian import is Ida Maria (pronounced eee-da), whose debut album “Fortress Round My Heart” has recently been dubbed The Next Big Thing. Think the angst of Lily Allen, saucy, sexy song titles a la Katy Perry (Maria’s hit single […]

D.C. rental market strong

Rising interest for apartments has kept the rental market in the District relatively strong, despite a lagging economy and decreased demand in other parts of the country. While weaker than it has been in the past five years, D.C.’s market is still stable compared to the national market, according to data from the National Association […]

On entertainment and chocolate

Fantasy and entertainment are what senior Lucila Farina hopes audiences will take away from Generic Theatre Company’s production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” performed in the Lisner Downstage this weekend. “I was tired of what I had been seeing,” said Farina, the director. “I didn’t want to see another love story or overly complicated […]

District people underwater

A little bar mitzvah money, some savings, the desire to meet new people and engage in the music community. That’s all it took for seniors Ari Stern, Evan Brody, Mike Mimoun and Sawyer Carter Jacobs to found a burgeoning young record label, Underwater Peoples. For a project that began with the simple goal of creating […]

SA kills new constitution

The Student Association senate effectively killed a bill on Tuesday that would have substantially revamped GW’s student government by altering its constitution. The new constitution, proposed late last week, would change the responsibilities of the SA’s executive vice president, taking away the EVP’s role as chairperson of the senate. It would also eliminate nonvoting freshman […]

Amanda Pacitti: SAY EVERYTHING.

I was once in a diner with friends. We had caught a flick and wanted a slice of pie. The setting, I admit, is deceiving. That is, this moment did not occur in 1950s Milwaukee. It was not followed by an hour of joyriding. It did not involve me wearing someone’s class ring or letterman’s […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

The Hatchet’s monthly wrap-up of GW’s ups and downs: Thumbs Down: Float finances failureThe inaugural float was anything but a well-carried out project from start to finish, but it was also more costly than was originally let on. The confusing float, which was first projected to cost nearly $90,000, totaled out at around $135,000. Students […]

Alumnus CFO of Freddie Mac found dead

Alumnus and acting chief financial officer of the troubled mortgage company Freddie Mac, David Kellermann, was found dead early Wednesday morning in his Virginia home. Though no autopsy report has been released, several major news outlets reported that the 41-year-old Kellermann, who is survived by his wife and young child, committed suicide by hanging himself. […]