January 28, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 37

Stories from the January 28, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Women’s basketball wins second straight

With an unusual 11:45 a.m. tip-off for the GW women’s basketball game against Massachusetts, the Minutewomen may have hoped to catch the Colonials sleeping on the road after GW’s first conference win last Sunday. But the Colonials were ready to go bright and early Wednesday, getting their first conference win of the season with a […]

Carrying too many condoms could lead to arrest

Carry around a few condoms and behave suspiciously in the wrong part of D.C. and Metropolitan Police may have sufficient evidence to make an arrest for prostitution, under the guidelines for areas deemed to be “Prostitution Free Zones.” The law grants MPD officers the right to arrest individuals in these areas if they demonstrate suspicious […]

Taylor shines in sophomore season

Amongst a 10-3 start and a rebirth of excitement surrounding GW men’s basketball, fueled largely by the arrival of a highly touted freshman class, it might be easy to forget about some of the sparkling play from some of the team’s returning players. If anybody had forgotten about him, sophomore guard Tony Taylor gave everyone […]

Spotlight On: The Vermilions

Rock trio The Vermilions have been playing together since 2007. Although they’ve done shows all over the D.C. area, one of their latest gigs was at the closing reception for an art exhibit at Smith Hall, the theme of which was (appropriately) the color red. Members Jeremy Flax, Dan Hanyok and master’s of fine arts […]

Sports in Brief

Upcoming Games Women’s Gymnastics, at Kent State, Kent, Ohio, Friday, 7 a.m. Men’s Basketball, at Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I., Saturday, 1 p.m. Men’s Swimming, at Navy, Annapolis, Md., Saturday, 1 p.m. Women’s Basketball, at Saint Joseph’s, Philadelphia, Pa., Saturday, 2 p.m. Women’s Swimming, at Navy, Annapolis, Md., Saturday, All Day Men’s Swimming, at George Mason, […]

After slight drop, debt expected to rise

The University has reduced its debt by $10 million over the course of the past 10 months, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said this week. Katz said that as of Dec. 31, GW’s outside debt currently stands at $962 million – down from $973 million last March, which is a 1 percent decrease. […]

Drama, ancient-Greek style

It’s not uncommon for college students to feel heartbroken after a breakup. What’s less common, though, is for them to relate their feelings to an ancient Greek tragedy. That all changes with 14th Grade Players’ production of Euripides’ “Medea,” opening Thursday at the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. Written in 431 B.C.E. and set in ancient […]

Political master reveals secrets of ‘polioptics’

Speaking to a packed house Tuesday night in the Marvin Center Amphitheatre, a former director of production for the White House recalled photos and images that had the power to ruin politicians and shake the nation. Joshua King served in the White House from 1993 to 1997, and told the audience Tuesday he sought to […]

Five years of weird

The Sockets Records showcase at the Black Cat last Friday wasn’t like attending one concert: it was like attending five. Five separate, exceedingly diverse concerts. The showcase sidestepped the boundaries of genre and classification, and instead highlighted five years of what Sockets’ founder Sean Peoples appropriately calls “experimental pop.” “There’s got to be some side […]