October 15, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 18

Stories from the October 15, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

City-wide program spruces up abandoned call boxes

A recent initiative to transform abandoned police and fire call boxes on campus into works of art is bringing creativity to the mundane. The University has two call box projects in the works. One, located at 21st and H streets, contains a collage of different pieces of art on campus, and the other, at 20th […]

Ten years later and still struggling

More than 10 years ago, the story of Matthew Shepard, a man killed in a small Wyoming town for being gay, captivated the country. On Monday, the story got a new chapter. “The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later,” was performed Monday at the Lincoln Theatre and simultaneously at more than 100 theatres worldwide. The piece […]

Sports in Brief

Men’s soccer at La Salle, Philadelphia, Pa., Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Fordham, Bronx, N.Y., Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Women’s soccer at Saint Louis, St. Louis, Mo., Friday, 8 p.m. at Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, 1 p.m. Women’s volleyball at North Carolina Central, Durham, N.C., Friday, 6 p.m. at Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, 2 p.m. Men’s water […]

Student-run coffee cart set to reopen

The student-run coffee cart near Gelman Library will soon be back in business after a D.C. councilmember helped secure permission Wednesday for the cart’s owner to return to the H Street spot. Junior Simone Freeman’s coffee cart – known as Sol Café – was shut down last week after a D.C. health inspector, government investigator […]

Taste testing on M Street

Wisconsin Avenue was bustling Saturday afternoon with hungry pedestrians, lively musicians and an aroma that could make any food connoisseur drool. Responsible for such activity was the 15th annual Taste of Georgetown event, and aspiring food critic Paloma Aelyon gave HatchetArts a sampling of the best of the 26 restaurants that were cooking up the […]

Andrew Clark: Admiring Rhee-form

Ask me who one of my favorite contemporary political heroes is, and you may be surprised at the answer. She’s actually a Democrat, serving right here in Washington D.C. as the D.C. Chancellor of Public Schools – Michelle Rhee. Rhee, appointed to the position by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in 2007, has launched a war […]

Take your parents on a walk

View Walking Tours in DC in a larger map Washington D.C. is a smaller city than you would expect, so it’s easy to see the sights and have fun at the same time just by walking around. Trek to some of the most interesting – and little-known – spots the city has to offer with […]

Bradley Dlatt: Creating the GW brand

When I visited GW as a prospective student, I was told by admissions staff that “something happens here.” Looking back, I’m reminded of the familiar NBA tagline: “Where amazing happens.” In some ways, GW has a lot in common with the NBA. Both promote themselves as the definition of excitement, competition and ‘life-changing’ experiences. Based […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up: Sol Café returns One week ago, the coffee stand known as Sol Café on H Street near Gelman Library suddenly disappeared from the Kogan Plaza landscape. While we definitely felt a lack of caffeine, even worse was the lack of a business that gives students real world experience. Thankfully, Sol Café’s manager, Simone […]