November 12, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 26

Stories from the November 12, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Hip-hop artist, film producer discuss new documentary

Lupe Fiasco had just one request for his interviewer, School of Media and Public Affairs Director Frank Sesno: an honorary degree from GW. The pre-show joking at the event Monday night in the Jack Morton Auditorium preceded a serious discussion between Sesno and the hip-hop star. Fiasco and Chris Moore, producer of “The People Speak” […]

Le Loup comes back around

“It’s good to be home, guys.” Those were the words of Le Loup frontman Sam Simkoff, spoken Saturday night to the audience during the band’s show at the Black Cat. The crowd roared its appreciation, and the group launched into another song. Le Loup had officially returned to the District. The show, the last stop […]

Students start successful politics blog

Politics started as a hobby for sophomore Conor Rogers. But it soon became a full-time job opportunity. Along with a high school friend, Rogers founded The Politicizer, a cross-partisan political blog. The blog, started over the summer, employs six GW students who self-identify as liberals, conservatives and libertarians, and its readership jumped to nearly 70,000 […]

Lines are blurred in ‘Noises Off’

What happens backstage doesn’t necessarily stay backstage. At least that’s the truth for the nine-member cast of Fourteenth Grade Players’ production of “Noises Off”, happening this weekend in the Lisner Downstage. “People think they know what happens backstage during a show, but they have no idea how the rehearsal process is,” said senior Eb Richardson, […]

New law may increase vendor competition

Hao Nguyen has been working as a vendor across from Gelman Library for 18 years, often selling his snacks and sodas seven days a week. “The students are so nice, they don’t make me tired… that’s why I’m happy to work here,” Nguyen said this week, with a big grin across his face as a […]

Tuition payment delays persist for vets

With Veterans Day come and gone, GW is still waiting to receive tuition payments for more than half of the 300 GW veterans enrolled under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. More than a month after the Department of Veterans Affairs created emergency loans to cope with payout delays from the bill, Andrew Sonn, director of Student […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Trust and Authenticity in Social Media: The Case of the U.S. Military Listen to military media experts talk about social media’s place in the Armed Forces. Elliott School room 602 | 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday Free hot chocolate from HATS Join GW’s Humane Animal Treatment Society (HATS) in Kogan Plaza for free hot […]

Super six

Men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs has said he wants to “reestablish the excitement of GW basketball” with a return to a high energy, high intensity style of play. With six talented and outgoing freshmen joining the team this season, hopes are high that their energy will be contagious and help re-amp the program. “In […]

Sticking together

Before taking the court, sophomore Kay-Kay Allums and freshman Megan Nipe each eat the same pre-game snack: a turkey, bacon and avocado sandwich. But before they shared this tradition, they had to share the shooting guard position at Centennial High School in Minnesota, where their relationship did not start out smoothly. “At first, I thought […]