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Saturday January 21
12:18 p.m.
Students could dance, eat and drink in 12 different ballrooms at the Omni Shoreham hotel at GW's inaugural ball Friday night. Keegan Mullen | Hatchet Photographer

Students dance inauguration night away at GW ball

After Donald Trump was sworn in as U.S. president and protestors had left the streets, students donned black-tie attire for GW's inaugural ball.

Friday January 20
10:52 p.m.
Metropolitan Police Department officers march in the inaugural parade Friday afternoon. Sam Hardgrove | Assistant Photo Editor

Inaugural parade draws mixed crowd of supporters, protesters

Thousands of people lined up along Pennsylvania Avenue to watch the inaugural parade Friday afternoon.

7:17 p.m.
Some of the protestors broke away from the larger group and committed acts of vandalism, including setting a trash can on fire. Isabella Brodt | Hatchet Photographer

Hundreds of protesters demonstrate, face off with police

Protesters captured national attention as they marched through the streets of D.C. Friday, speaking out against the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

5:18 p.m.
Around 250,000 attendees gathered on the National Mall to witness the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

GW students among inauguration ceremony attendees

Hundreds of thousands looked upon the west side of the Capitol building today as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the U.S.

4:25 p.m.

Occupy Inauguration protestors call for action over next four years

People of all ages came together Friday morning in Meridian Hill Park for Occupy Inauguration, a peaceful protest against the inauguration.

4:19 p.m.
Protestors blocked the entrance to a checkpoint to the inauguration ceremony Friday morning. Mike Shanahan | Hatchet Photographer

Protesters block checkpoint for some Inauguration Day attendees

Protesters blocked the checkpoint at 10th and E streets as people tried to get onto the National Mall the morning of Inauguration Day.

3:41 p.m.
A volunteer inside a cage hands out a marijuana joint. DCMJ gave out more than 8,000 free joints Friday. Julia Abriola | Hatchet Photographer

Thousands receive free joints at marijuana legalization event

Friday morning, thousands of people formed a line near Dupont Circle to get their hands on free joints.

Thursday January 19
10:51 p.m.
President-elect Donald Trump, along with friends and family, made an appearance at the Welcome Celebration Thursday. Jack Borowiak | Hatchet Photographer

Welcome Celebration performances kick off inauguration events

People from across the country gathered for the Welcome Celebration for President-elect Donald Trump at the Lincoln Memorial Thursday night.

9:40 a.m.

&pizza opens 20th shop in Hotel Hive

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Meredith Roaten. 

Wednesday January 18
11:03 p.m.
Junior guard Yuta Watanabe drives the ball to the hoop against Duquesne on Wednesday. He led GW with 15 points during the team's win. Ethan Stoler | Hatchet Photographer

Men’s basketball holds on against Duquesne, snaps three-game losing streak

GW survived a Duquesne comeback Wednesday night to earn its second conference win and snap a three-game losing streak.

3:36 p.m.

CapMac pasta, wings to be sold at FoBoGro

A favorite campus food truck will be moving from the streets to the shelves when CapMac begins selling their products at FoBoGro tonight.

Tuesday January 17
4:11 p.m.
Roti on I Street got a facelift and added menu items while students were away for winter break. Sam Hardgrove | Assistant Photo Editor

Roti update features renovation, new flavors

As students migrate back to campus, they’ll notice an old favorite restaurant got a fresh look and new menu items.

2:50 p.m.

New Elliott program to prepare developing nations for disaster

The initiative will combine education and research with on-the-ground training to strengthen leadership and disaster resilience in developing countries.

Sunday January 15
8:11 p.m.

Men’s basketball drops third straight to hot-shooting La Salle

The Colonials lost 79–69 Sunday night after allowing the Explorers to shoot 61.4 percent from the floor and 64.7 percent from three-point range.

7:51 p.m.
Sophomore guard Mei-Lyn Bautista dribbles during GW's win over Davidson Sunday. Bautisita

Martins, Cranshaw power Colonials to fifth conference win

With its leading scorer out of the lineup due to injury, women’s basketball rallied to a 76-62 victory over the Davidson Wildcats at home Sunday afternoon.

11:17 a.m.

Preview: Women’s basketball vs. Davidson

The Colonials will look to pick up their fifth win in six games as they host the Davidson Wildcats at the Smith Center, where GW is 6-1 this season and 47-7 over the past four years.

Friday January 13
8:52 a.m.
Speaker Paul Ryan spoke at the Jack Morton Auditorium as part of a CNN town hall Thursday evening. Madeline Cook | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Ryan talks health care, immigration reform at CNN town hall

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke about topics like health care, immigration and trade deals to a full audience at Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday evening.

Thursday January 12
12:06 p.m.

This week’s best and worst

In case you missed it, here’s the best and worst news from around campus and the District this week.

Wednesday January 11
9:32 p.m.

Men’s basketball suffers 30-point loss at VCU

Men's basketball (9-8, 1-2 A-10) lost its second straight A-10 contest in a blowout, 85-55 decision at VCU Wednesday night.

4:58 p.m.

Women’s basketball outlasts George Mason in OT

In the first game of the annual Revolutionary Rivalry series between the two local foes, women’s basketball (11-6, 4-1 A-10) outlasted the George Mason Patriots (9-9, 2-3 A-10), 79-71, in overtime.

1:36 p.m.

ANC reserves right to protest liquor license for tavern

The owners of the previously shut down bar Sugar plan to work with the ANC as he works to obtain a liquor license for the location.