December 3, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 30

Stories from the December 3, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Love and other fables

Every person has a story. In “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” a musical montage being performed by members of Forbidden Planet Productions in the Lisner Downstage this weekend, some of those stories come to life. “[The play] follows a basic story line about experiences someone would have in their lifetime of dating and […]

Neighborhood group lights holiday tree

Homemade potluck dish in hand, a Top Chef finalist joined Foggy Bottom and West End residents at the seventh annual GW FRIENDS Holiday Social held Tuesday at the GW Hospital. The event also marked the lighting of a nondenominational holiday peace tree in the Eye Street Mall, located just outside the School of Medicine and […]

Spotlight: Saturday night’s a cappella battle

If a cappella is your thing, then Saturday night should be a delight. The Vibes, the Pitches and the Sirens each have their annual Winter concerts in the evening. If you can’t magically make it to each of the shows, we asked the groups’ directors why their concert is the one worth checking out. What […]

Beyond your Imogen

There are musicians, and then there is Imogen Heap: her concert Monday at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue featured cute costumes, an intricate set and bizarre instruments used to create the English singer-songwriter’s signature blend of pop and electronica. Heap mostly performed songs from her latest effort, “Ellipse,” along with a few older favorites […]

Fiery fans fuel men’s basketball victory

Before Wednesday night’s men’s basketball game against George Mason even began, the Colonial Army had staked its territory, filling in its seating section shortly after the gates opened. Fans continued to file into the Smith Center as game time approached, nearly filling student seating to capacity and beginning their chants well before the opening tip. […]

Despite fall, Hogan becomes All-American

As senior cross country runner Megan Hogan opened the door to enter the Smith Center Wednesday morning, she caught the eye of men’s basketball player Travis King, who was walking out at the moment but held up at the sight of Hogan. “Congratulations,” King told her. “I’ve been meaning to tell you that.” Such incidents […]

Women’s basketball loses at Tennessee

The GW women’s basketball team continued its skid on the road as they fell 93-53 at No. 6/5 Tennessee (AP, ESPN/USA Today) Tuesday. GW kept pace through the first five minutes of the game, but after taking a 10-9 lead, the Lady Volunteers used a 45-14 run to close out the first half and take […]

Activists march for AIDS

Hundreds of activists marched to the White House and the office of Mayor Adrian Fenty Monday afternoon to mark World AIDS Day, saying the fight against the pandemic is far from over. The protestors were dissatisfied, saying they were not seeing results from President Barack Obama’s campaign promise of funding $50 billion over the next […]

Well-known alum passes away at 85

A successful and well-known alumnus, Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin, died Nov. 24. He was 85. Pollin, most famous for owning local sports teams, was an accomplished businessman, generous philanthropist and a benefactor of the District. Wizards’ spokesman Matt Williams said Pollin struggled with the rare brain illness corticobasal degeneration, which has symptoms similar to […]

Men triumph over George Mason

There was plenty of hype leading up to Wednesday night, concentric circles of cross-university smack-talk first sparked by an advertising blitz and then continued via online message boards and social networking sites until finally converging on an epicenter: a men’s basketball game against George Mason at the Smith Center. And when the ball was thrown […]