April 30, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 59

Stories from the April 30, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

This Ted Stevens is not from Alaska

Ted Stevens is a former United States senator who dealt with a slew of indictment charges in 2008. He is over 80 years old. He is from Alaska. Hatchet Arts spoke with another Ted Stevens. This Ted Stevens is from Omaha. He plays the guitar. He takes a conflicting stance on Dan Brown novels. Stevens […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Colonial Challenge Cup Have some fun before finals begin and win up to $1,000 for competing in recreational sports. 9:30 p.m. Lerner Health and Wellness Center GW TRAiLS Adventure Race Enjoy a back-country burrito cookout after a campus-wide scavenger hunt to benefit the Sierra Club Inner City Outings program. 7:30 p.m. Sign up in […]

Two assaults occur near campus

Sunday, May 3 Two violent crimes occurred near campus last week, including an assault with a padlock near the Lerner Health and Wellness Center, according to Metropolitan Police Department reports. The first alleged attack occurred last Tuesday at about 9:30 p.m. on the 2300 block of G Street N.W. The alleged victim reported that a […]


Dave Matthews Band “Funny the Way It Is” (RCA) At last! Another classic case for confusion of terms, typified in 1996 with Alanis Morissette’s release of “Ironic.” The track, which recounted a series of situational coincidences, misused the term “irony,” leading those with vestment in linguistics to express their distaste. With “Funny the Way It […]

Sophomore’s death caused by alcohol poisoning

Sophomore Laura Treanor’s death this January in Ivory Tower was caused by alcohol poisoning, according to the D.C. Medical Examiner’s office. Beverly Fields, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Medical Examiner, said the cause of death was classified as acute alcohol intoxication, a clinical term for alcohol poisoning. Fields said she could not release Treanor’s blood […]

Baseball still in hunt for A-10 Tournament

Monday, May 4 Six games to make up one. Impossible? Certainly not. But neither is it easy, meaning the GW baseball team has its work cut out over the final two weekends of the season if they wish to leap-frog past Fordham and UMass and into the Atlantic 10 Tournament. After dropping two of three […]

Natalie Kates: My secret relationship

My parents thought I was hiding a relationship. Beginning October of my freshman year, I was always “busy at The Hatchet,” but there was no evidence in the bylines. No media credit with my name on it. No “Natalie Kates, Hatchet Reporter” at the top of the front page. I would call them at 2:30 […]

Faculty vote Sesno to lead SMPA

The faculty of the School of Media and Public Affairs have recommended professor Frank Sesno to be the school’s next director, SMPA spokeswoman Grace Hall said Wednesday. Hall said the SMPA faculty gave their unanimous support for Sesno at a meeting Tuesday. For the decision to be finalized, Sesno will need confirmation from Dean of […]

Softball finishes on a high note

Monday, May 4 Though unable to improve their status as onlookers for the upcoming Atlantic 10 Tournament, the GW softball team ended a difficult season on a positive note Saturday with an upset doubleheader sweep of conference rival Saint Louis, winning 6-0 and 6-5. The second win came in unusual fashion, as junior Elisa Van […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5: Strippers, nudity, high art! Catch Forbidden Planet Productions’ rendition of “The Full Monty,” held in the Lisner Downstage Thursday, April 30 through Saturday, May 2. Tickets are $5. If you have $10: For off-campus near-nudity: Hit the Palace of Wonders for the Skullduggery and Skin Sideshow, held Saturday, May 2 at […]