The Hatchet Blogs

Wednesday October 1
11:15 p.m.
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Town Tavern. Photo by Flickr user Simon Cocks under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Your Weekend: Oktoberfest edition

From sneak previews of Oscar contenders to every Oktoberfest in the area, it’s time to put down the textbooks and pull out your Metro SmarTrip card.

6:23 p.m.

University sees upswing in drug, alcohol violations

The number of drug law violations referred to GW's disciplinary office swelled about 65 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to crime data released Wednesday, and alcohol violations also increased.

1:37 a.m.
Junior Jonny Forrest drives past several Saint Peter's players last weekend. Zach Montellaro | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Men’s soccer avoids four-game losing streak in overtime

After a 3-2 overtime win against Longwood (1-5-1), men’s soccer head coach Craig Jones can finally shave his beard.

Tuesday September 30
9:09 p.m.

Page Nine: A fundraising challenge or opportunity with the Corcoran?

This week, The Hatchet sat down with Colleen Murphy, a Hatchet news editor, who wrote about the uphill climb GW faces to attract donations from the arts community.

8:18 p.m.
Promotional poster for "Gilmore Girls."

When ‘Gilmore Girls’ hits Netflix, beat the binge with our guide

“Gilmore Girls” premieres Wednesday on Netflix. Here’s what to expect from the fast-talking mother-daughter duo and their wacky friends.

5:27 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Kiesza. Photo by Flickr user Christopher William Adach under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Kiesza rocks U Street crowd with handstands and harmonies

Kiesza gave her all at a concert at U Street Music Hall in D.C. on Monday night, doing handstands in between songs and encouraging the crowd to let loose for the beginning of the workweek.

3:59 p.m.
Michael Chertoff, chairman of GW's Cybersecurity Initiative, spoke Monday afternoon to an audience in the Elliott School of International Affairs on the importance of preventing cyber attacks and hacks on major corporations, banks, and government institutions. Christal Schmid | Hatchet Photographer

How to avoid hackers, from cyber security experts on campus

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Genevieve Tarino

3:32 p.m.

Osuchukwu earns second straight A-10 weekly award

Junior middle blocker Chidima Osuchukwu has earned the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Player of the Week award for the second week in a row.

Monday September 29
5:26 p.m.

GW safety office releases violence prevention videos

The Office of Safety and Security released two videos Wednesday to help students and faculty avoid and prevent violence on campus.

5:09 p.m.

Metro will continue running for late-night Nationals playoff games

Washington Nationals fans won't have to leave post-season games early this year to catch a Metro ride home.

2:08 p.m.

Men’s water polo continues skid with loss to Princeton

A 13-7 loss to No. 12 Princeton extended men’s water polo’s losing streak to four Sunday.

12:51 p.m.
The Airborne Toxic Event performs in San Francisco early September 2014. Photo by Flickr user Jessica S. under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Your Week: Get fancy with an art preview party and a night of fashion with Tim Gunn

Concerts, comedy shows, panels and celeb speakers. In other words, it’s just your average week in Washington. Check out this week's top picks, from live Afro-Brazilian tunes to a comedy festival to ease your midterm-month woes.

12:28 p.m.

Getting off campus this fall

12:16 p.m.

Monday Mix and Editors’ Picks

Ease into the week with stripped versions of hit tracks, like Sam Smith's "Latch" and Ellie Goulding's "I Need Your Love." While you listen, check out this week's picks in music, art and lit.

Sunday September 28
6:21 p.m.

GW claims second-straight victory, topples winless Fordham

The Colonials came out ahead Saturday against a winless Fordham team after they struggled to stay energized throughout the game.

5:48 p.m.
Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari. Photo by Flickr user "The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas" under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Comedian Aziz Ansari muses on modern love at Verizon Center

The 31-year-old comedian carried on with jokes about modern relationships, rattling off lines on everything from catcalling to dealing with flaky friends, each joke followed by an explosion of laughter from the audience.

5:22 p.m.
Mental Health Awareness Month

Program Board hones in on mental health, suicide prevention

11:32 a.m.
Jordan McDonald | Hatchet Photographer

Women’s soccer clinches first-ever victory over George Mason

A 2-1 victory gave GW (7-2-0) its first win in program history over George Mason (2-7-0) Saturday.

Saturday September 27
9:56 p.m.
The Colonials fell to Saint Peter's 4-0 on Saturday. Zach Montellaro | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Men’s soccer loses third-straight game, falls to Saint Peter’s 4-0

Men’s soccer lost 4-0 to Saint Peter’s on Saturday, the team's second consecutive shutout and third-straight loss.

7:15 p.m.

Corcoran ‘memorial service’ draws costumed crowd

The steps of the Corcoran Gallery of Art were crowded with former staff members, supporters, artists and students Saturday for a mock funeral days before the museum's galleries are set to close.

5:01 p.m.

Not your mother’s book club: five creative groups to try

Whether your interests lie in short stories, creative writing or even graphic novels, these unique clubs make it easy to find time for literary endeavors.

1:10 p.m.
Sophomore Chidima Osuchukwu hits the ball over Rhode Island defenders Friday night. Osuchukwu finished the match with 16 kills in the Colonials 3-2 win. Andrew Goodman | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Volleyball defeats Rhode Island in comeback performance

Down two sets to one against Rhode Island in their Atlantic 10 conference opener, the Colonials were well aware that the only way they could defeat the Rams Friday night was in five sets.