September 17, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 10

Stories from the September 17, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Short films, big ideas

Bigger does not always mean better. That’s what area artists proved at the D.C. Shorts Film Festival this week, an annual event that brings together local filmmakers. “In all seriousness, audiences like films made for shoestrings as much as, if not more than, the blockbusters,” said Jon Gann, the founder of the event. “They’re different […]

District Mixtape: Kill Lincoln

Ska-punk band Kill Lincoln is making a name for itself in Foggy Bottom. Here’s a list of some of the songs they’re listening to, other than their own – the group is currently recording their first full-length album. Check for upcoming shows on their Web site, 1. August Burns Red – Marianas Trench 2. […]

What to see…

If your only source of live music was watching Taylor Swift perform on last week’s MTV Video Music Awards, then take a night off for some real entertainment. These upcoming shows are a must-see for any cultural aficionado in the District. September 25: Snow Patrol is playing at DAR Constitution Hall, located only a couple […]

Dependent on dealers for grades

The pressures of college are enough to drive many students to drugs. It may be impossible to gauge how many students illegally use Attention Deficit Disorder muse methylphenidates like Ritalin and Adderall at GW, but it is difficult to dispute the results many students attribute to the pills themselves. According to a 2004 Harris Interactive […]

Judge issues bench warrant for Ivory Tower intruder

A woman arrested for allegedly breaking into an Ivory Tower room failed to appear in court Tuesday and a bench warrant was issued for her arrest, according to court documents. The woman, Shunita Ellerbe, a 29-year-old Southwest D.C. resident, had already been barred from campus and was arrested in August when she allegedly entered a […]

University Writing Program pushes blogging

The University Writing program is embracing blogging as part of its curriculum for first-year students. Heather Schell, director of the first-year writing program, said the UW classes have begun teaching students how to write for blogs as well as for traditional research papers. Schell said blogs can provide students with a new perspective on writing. […]

Letter to the Editor

Having all the facts Alex Shoucair raises some valid points in the study abroad debate. Students must carefully consider cost and quality, and we want to make sure they have all the facts. Mr. Shoucair rightly notes that GW – like American, Tufts, Georgetown and numerous other private universities – charges home tuition for study […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Constitution Day Free ice cream and copies of the Constitution will be given out during a celebration for the country’s founding document. Mount Vernon Campus Quad | 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Why They Killed: Security, Authority, and Opportunity in Rwanda’s Genocide Omar McDoom from Oxford University will discuss Rwanda’s genocide during this Elliot […]

Student organization condemns Obama’s challenge

A conservative group on campus is asking the University to deduct their service hours from the 100,000 hours first lady Michelle Obama challenged students to complete this year. Obama said she would speak at Commencement May 16 if students meet the goal, but the Young America’s Foundation, a conservative group that has hosted commentators such […]