September 16, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 10

Stories from the September 16, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

From poet to teacher, GW grad always an artist

“Words create our world,” says Class of 2010 graduate Elizabeth Acevedo, who now balances her own art with teaching. A poet and spoken-word performer, Acevedo has performed everywhere from Lisner Auditorium to Madison Square Garden and from Brooklyn to L.A., and is the recipient of multiple awards. “I think that my philosophy, and what I […]

In oil: photographer looks at Gulf Spill

Phil Nesmith has a seemingly masochistic tendency to put himself in difficult situations for the sake of making art. His latest exhibition, “Flow,” is a testament to this. Camping in a tent on the beach of Grande Isle, La., Nesmith braved the elements – which included temperatures over 100 degrees – to capture images of […]

Quick Takes

Sea of Cowards (Third Man/Warner Bros.) The Dead Weather Blues, psychedelia and old-school metal collide on the most recent release from Jack White’s heaviest, grooviest band yet. White’s on drums this time around, and frontwoman Alison Mosshart (of The Kills) steals the show here, oozing sexual tension and unabashed rage left and right. Bassist Jack […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Dating Don Draper

It’s Thursday, meaning that for students who don’t have Friday classes, and for many of those who do, tonight is the start of the weekend. This coming weekend marks the third of the fall semester. That’s right, guys and gals. there have only been three. And I have one question for you: If you can […]

GW makes list of most desirable, diverse colleges

GW made two of Newsweek magazine’s lists of the top colleges in the country Wednesday, taking the No. 14 spot on the list of both the most desirable large colleges in the country, and the most diverse colleges in the country. “Newsweek. ranks GW the 14th most diverse school in the nation, with a student […]

Andrew Clark: Adrian Fenty isn’t the election’s only loser

Students, not Adrian Fenty, were the ones who lost the most this week in D.C.’s high-pitched election for Mayor. If incoming Mayor Vince Gray gets rid of D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, D.C. students will have lost their best advocate and friend in the government. The D.C. public school system is a textbook case […]

Alumnus ousts incumbent mayor

Produced by Gabriel Muller GW alumnus and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray skated to victory early Wednesday morning in the D.C. primary election, beating incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty by nearly 10 percentage points and capturing the Democratic nomination for mayor. The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics called the race shortly after 1 a.m., with […]

Volleyball rolls in home-opening win

The women’s volleyball team continued its strong start to the season, improving to 8-3 with a 3-0 victory over Loyola, Md., in its home opener Wednesday night. The Colonials dominated throughout the match, rarely trailing the Greyhounds and sweeping the three sets by scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-20. GW dominated the game statistically as […]