April 8, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 54

Stories from the April 8, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Balancing grades and gigs

Freshman Travis Lyon, lead guitarist for the quintet called The Quincy Mumford Band, has a full plate this year. Lyon is a full-time student at GW, but he also tours up and down the East Coast with the band. “Music takes up more of my time than I realize,” he said. “It’s my favorite thing […]

A walk on the wild side

D.C. band Bluebrain and blog ReadysetDC hosted the Cherry Blossom Boombox Walk this past Saturday, asking people to bring boomboxes to the National Mall to add some music to the annual cherry blossom festival. About 100 people gathered at the carousel on the National Mall, where they were supplied with cassette tapes containing parts of […]


The Hatchet looks at Fang Island’s debut and reviews The Extraordinaires’ MACRoCk set: The Extraordinaires at MACRoCk This past weekend, just two hours south of D.C., 50-some bands took Harrisonburg, Va. by storm for The Mid-Atlantic College Radio Conference, better known as MACRoCk. The gathering, though, offered little on conference and lots on music and […]

Watergate Hotel renovations stalled

An investment firm marketing the currently closed Watergate Hotel has plans to renovate the property and reopen it as a premier D.C. hotel, but the project is currently stalled due to conflicts over its much sought-after parking garage, an executive from the firm said. The hotel has been closed for the past two years and […]

Colonials struggle on the mound in loss

Middle-of-the-week games against nonconference opponents are typically little to worry about, especially for a team coming off a 6-0 start to conference play that has outscored conference foes 64-27 so far this season. But after his team’s 20-6 drubbing at the hands of George Mason Wednesday, GW baseball coach Steve Mrowka seemed more than a […]

GW climate plan stays on schedule

Correction appended The Office of Sustainability and Climate Action Plan implementation teams are on schedule to complete the promised road map to make GW carbon neutral by its deadline of May 15, a University administrator said this week. Sophie Waskow, the stakeholder engagement coordinator of the Office of Sustainability, said an overview of the plan […]

Unpaid internship benefits questioned

The days of working for free may be coming to an end for college-aged students across the country. According to an April 2 article in the New York Times, states like California and New York are cracking down on the practice of using interns as free labor, and universities are telling businesses that employ unpaid […]

Kelsey Rohwer: GW needs to sweat the small stuff

I often fear for my life as I embarrassingly teeter on the stones outside Funger and Duques. I feel like I am going to fall through the earth. This is not okay. Most of the University’s issues brought up by GW students and The Hatchet are substantial and take some time to fix. But in […]