The Hatchet Blogs

Wednesday November 26
7:05 p.m.
Zoolights at the National Zoo. Photo by Flickr user cliff1066 under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Weekend Outlook: Holiday treats, including a life-size gingerbread house

Being stuck in D.C. for Thanksgiving break doesn’t have to be a bad thing. With holiday events like a Thanksgiving dance party and tree lightings, the District might actually be one of the best places to spend the holiday.

10:45 a.m.

GW, city police ask for help identifying sexual assault suspects

City and University police are asking members of the GW community to help identify three suspects who allegedly sexually assaulted a female student on Saturday.

Tuesday November 25
9:04 p.m.
Joe McDonald played 38 minutes in GW's first loss of the season to UVA on Friday night, more than any other GW player. Cameron Lancaster | Photo Editor

Preview: GW men’s basketball vs. Longwood

After then-No. 9 Virginia’s stifling, suffocating defense proved too much on the road last Friday, the Colonials will look for a bounce-back win against a much weaker team that plays a much faster style of basketball.

12:58 p.m.

Page Nine: A look into the University Police Department

Page Nine sat down with assistant news editor Eva Palmer to talk more about the possible outcome of a review by an outside firm and how – if at all – it could impact any lawsuits against the University.

10:01 a.m.
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D.C. college students protest Ferguson decision at White House

Students from GW and Georgetown, American and Howard universities gathered outside the White House on Monday night to protest a St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August.

Monday November 24
11:00 p.m.

Got Ebola? Let GW know

Do you think you have Ebola? GW wants to know.

3:58 p.m.

Monday Mix and Editors’ Picks

Whether you're navigating security lines at the airport, waiting to board your train or sitting on your flight, turn up our travel playlist for a smooth, stress-free trip.

3:53 p.m.
The 13th annual Trot for Hunger will take place Thursday. Photo by Flickr user Phil Roeder under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Your Week: With Bob Dylan and B.o.B., there’s still more to do before you head home

Before you head home for Thanksgiving, stick around for these District events, from concerts like Ryan Bingham and Bob Dylan to a not-your-grandmother's book club.

3:32 p.m.
Freshman forward Caira Washington jumps for a lay up in GW's 89-51 win over Grambling State on Monday afternoon. Washington recorded her second double-double of the season with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Aly Kruse | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Women’s basketball feasts on Grambling State, gets bounce-back win

After watching a halftime lead slip away against No. 9 Maryland on Saturday, GW’s game against Grambling State was never in question: The Colonials cruised to an easy victory over Grambling State, beating the Tigers 89-51.

Sunday November 23
5:22 p.m.
Street Sense

Street Sense performances showcase struggles of homelessness

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Regina Park.

4:19 p.m.

Water polo’s season ends in tight loss to Harvard

Men’s water polo’s season ended Sunday in a 14-13 loss to Harvard to finish eighth at the Collegiate Water Polo Association Championships.

4:14 p.m.
GW’s Association of Queer Women and Allies hosted 'Trans 101' Thursday night. Photo by Flickr user Matt Buck under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

‘Trans 101′ panel: Here’s what you should know

The panelists spoke to a rapt audience of about 45 students candidly about their journeys into trans-life, self-acceptance, societal stigmas and the importance of a safe space to have an honest conversation.

3:34 p.m.
GW Animal Advocates will offer free, vegan-friendly Thanksgiving meals. Photo by Flickr user Martin Cathrae under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

A meatless Turkey Day: Student group offers free, veganized Thanksgiving classics

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, the students behind GW Animal Advocates will join forces with peta2 and PETA's youth division to offer veganized Thanksgiving meals like stuffed Tofurkey (tofu turkey) and even free vegan recipe packs.

10:15 a.m.

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Ward 8 D.C. Council member and former Mayor Marion Barry died at the age of 78 early Sunday morning.

Saturday November 22
8:35 p.m.
Senior Chakecia Miller dribbles past the Maryland defense. The Colonials fell to the Terrapins 65-75 at the Smith Center on Saturday. Aly Kruse | Hatchet Photographer

Women’s basketball takes first home loss to No. 9 Maryland

The Colonials still made a game of it against a squad fresh off a Final Four run. But after shooting a remarkable 50 percent from the field in the first half, women’s basketball could not keep up with No. 9 Maryland as the Terps dictated the tempo and dealt the Colonials a 75-65 loss Saturday.

11:43 a.m.
The Popped! Republic food truck has been reported stolen.

Popped! Republic food truck found after reported stolen

The Capitol-themed gourmet popcorn truck Popped! Republic was found late Friday night after it was reported stolen Friday morning.

11:28 a.m.

Nurse accused of sexual abuse at GW Hospital, other local hospitals

Jared Nathan Kline, 37, allegedly abused three women at GW Hospital, United Medical Center and the MedStar Washington Hospital Center in D.C.

9:14 a.m.

Female student reports that three men sexually assaulted her just off campus

A female student reported early Saturday morning that she was sexually assaulted by three men in an alleyway on the 900 block of New Hampshire Avenue.

Friday November 21
10:12 p.m.
Freshman Yuta Watanabe charges into the paint at the John Paul Jones Center in Charlottesville, Va on Friday. The Colonials were dealt their first loss of the season by the Cavaliers, losing 59-42. Cameron Lancaster | Photo Editor

Men’s basketball takes first loss at No. 9 Virginia

GW gave the No. 9-ranked Cavaliers a scare at halftime, but as the grind-it-out game went on, the Colonials could not find the basket, taking their first loss of the season 59-42 on the road Friday night.

8:42 p.m.
Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama Tina Tchen spoke to students on Friday afternoon about the "It's on US" campaign, a nationwide sexual assault prevention initiative launched by the White House. Andrew Goodman | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Obama official wraps up week-long anti-sexual assault campaign

Assistant to President Barack Obama and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama Tina Tchen spoke in Funger Hall on Friday about GW’s next steps to advancing a conversation about sexual assault on campus.

2:04 p.m.
Lauren Chase File Photo by Dan Rich | Hatchet Photographer

Women’s basketball’s success rests on perimeter defense

While the team is clearly scoring, it isn’t sharp-shooting its way to success. Instead, GW is using an active defense to fuel its offense and filling the stat sheet, especially with a strong perimeter defense.

12:26 p.m.

Talent show selects student Spring Fling opener

GW held its first-ever talent competition Thursday night, selecting a senior to be the opening act for Spring Fling.