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Monday September 1
7:22 p.m.
The DMV Roast of Congress will be held at DC pub The Brixton. Photo by Flickr user geek2chic under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Your Week: Write, work out and get a laugh with these freebies

Ease the back-to-school transition these free and almost-free events, all happening this week.

Sunday August 31
6:38 p.m.
Sophomore Angel Valencia dribbles the ball past two JMU defenders earlier this season. Hatchet File Photo by Zach Montellaro | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Men’s soccer erupts in second half against Howard for season’s first win

The men’s soccer team's match Sunday against District rival Howard University was a tale of two halves.

Saturday August 30
10:24 p.m.

Fall Fest changes tune from dance party to rock show

Indie-rock band Cold War Kids electrified the crowd Saturday at this year’s Fall Fest, which featured a rock band for the first time in years.

8:16 p.m.
The volleyball's bench cheers after winning a point over Auburn on Friday. Hatchet File Photo by Andrew Goodman | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Volleyball concludes perfect weekend with dominant win over North Dakota

With the win, GW wraps up its host tournament 3-0 and without losing a single set (9-0).

3:48 p.m.
Sophomore Chidima Osuchukwu elevates to hit a ball past Auburn defenders. Andrew Goodman | Hatchet Staff Photographer

After early morning win, volleyball stays perfect with straight-sets win over Auburn

Coming off a straight-sets sweep of Arkansas State in its season opener Friday morning, women’s volleyball carried the momentum into an evening match, handling Auburn in straight sets (25-13, 25-18, 25-20) at the GW Invitational.

1:10 p.m.

Women’s soccer scores three goals in second half to defeat Loyola

The Colonials defeated the Greyhounds 3-0 with another strong effort from the GW defense and timely execution from the offense.

Friday August 29
11:39 p.m.
Freshman defender Christian Lawal tries to strike a ball past Cameron Lancaster | Photo Editor

Men’s soccer drops regular season opener at American

The Colonials dropped the the opening game of the Kuykenstrong D.C. College Cup after American scored two goals in the final 20 minutes.

9:03 p.m.

SoulCycle: the perfect anti-workout

The indoor cycling company's first D.C. studio, which opened Aug. 5, uses a combination of fast-paced EDM beats, a club-like atmosphere and synchronized group exercises to kick your cycling into high gear.

1:57 p.m.
University President Steven Knapp said his predecessor was free "to express his personal views." Hatchet File Photo by Elise Apelian | Senior Staff Photographer

Knapp highlights GW’s stance against sexual assault

University President Steven Knapp highlighted GW's efforts to prevent sexual assault on campus and support victims Friday, three days after his predecessor's remarks about sexual violence generated a wave of criticism from advocates across the country.

Thursday August 28
6:16 p.m.

Op-ed: Communities must take responsibility for preventing sexual assault

As a man, I realize it is unlikely I fully understand what it is like to be a woman faced with such a threat or the victim of such actions. As a caring adult, however, I do understand the responsibility we all share for the actions of our friends and classmates.

5:58 p.m.

Op-ed: Trachtenberg should apologize for his comments on sexual assault

I am disappointed and furious that people, especially in positions of power, continue to perpetuate the notion that sexual violence is in any way up to survivors to prevent.

4:17 p.m.
Navdeep Kang was a fourth-year medical student. Photo courtesy of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Medical student dies after motorcycle accident in Maryland

Fourth-year medical student Navdeep Kang died after he was struck by a car while riding a motorcycle in Maryland, the University announced Thursday. He was 25 years old.

2:33 p.m.
Photo courtesy of flickr user Nan Palmero used under a CC BY 2.0 license.

Cold War Kids to headline Fall Fest

Blues-infused indie rock group Cold War Kids will headline Fall Fest, the Program Board announced Thursday.

1:06 a.m.

MPD investigating report of sexual assault at Phi Sigma Kappa house

The Metropolitan Police Department is leading an investigation into a report that a male student sexually assaulted another student in the Phi Sigma Kappa house at 601 21st St.

Wednesday August 27
8:54 p.m.

Global Women’s Institute to research violence against women in South Sudan

The Global Women’s Institute will partner with international researchers over the next five years to study violence against women and girls in South Sudan, the University announced Tuesday.

6:42 p.m.

Trachtenberg under fire for sexual assault remarks

His answer has drawn a storm of criticism: Trachtenberg said schools should educate women about the dangers of over consuming alcohol.

4:32 p.m.
Men's basketball will face VCU on Feb. 14 at the Smith Center. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN2. Hatchet File Photo

Men’s basketball schedule released: record 14 games to be nationally televised

The men’s basketball team will make at least 14 appearances on national television this season, including six at home.

1:20 p.m.
The neighborhood stop for indie films from around the world now accepts GWorld for tickets and concession. Photo by Ted Eytan.

Leave your cash at home: West End Cinema now accepts GWorld

General Manager Josh Levin said he looks forward to exposing students to more than the standard Hollywood fare.

11:14 a.m.

How Knapp can use the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to connect to students

If University President Steven Knapp genuinely wants to connect with students, here's a step he could take.

Tuesday August 26
10:17 p.m.

Professor’s Take: Ferguson proves persistence of racial hierarchy

Amid the outrage over the Brown killing, we must not lose focus of the bigger picture. Since the founding of our nation, society has displayed a deeply entrenched belief in a racial hierarchy.

6:38 p.m.
Chief of Schools John Davis said School Without Walls students likely will never take classes at the Francis-Stevens Education Campus, an elementary school that merged with the high school. Katie Causey | Hatchet Staff Photographer

City scraps plans to send School Without Walls students to Francis-Stevens

D.C. Public Schools relieved parents last week after it announced that School Without Walls students will likely never take classes at a local elementary school, though concerns remain over how one principal will lead both schools.