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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.

Thursday November 20
5:02 p.m.
Hatchet File Photo

Roundtable: Experiencing fandom at men’s basketball’s season opener

GW men's basketball is back. Two opinions writers were in the stands last Friday as the Colonials took on Grambling State.

1:55 p.m.
Members of the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission discuss late-night noise patrols at Wednesday's meeting. 
Andrew Goodman | Hatchet Staff Photographer

ANC asks for University-led patrols of Foggy Bottom neighborhood

Foggy Bottom’s local governing body approved a resolution Wednesday that asks GW to begin late-night patrols off campus.

1:40 p.m.
A temporary fire station is being built on L Street between 21st and 22nd streets while the West End fire station undergoes renovations. Aly Kruse | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Temporary West End fire station opening in December

A temporary fire station built behind the Thaddeus Stevens School will open in December while its original location in the West End neighborhood undergoes large-scale renovations.

12:44 p.m.
Thanksgiving dinner. Photo by Flickr user David Goehring. CC-BY-SA 2.0

Stuck in D.C. for Thanksgiving? Dine for less at these spots

Staying on campus this Thanksgiving doesn't have to mean a heap of mashed potatoes and turkey from the Whole Foods hot bar.

12:41 p.m.
Junior Joe McDonald drives to the net in GW's win over Rutgers on Sunday. The Colonials will take on No. 9 Virginia on Friday and would generate serious top-25 buzz if they took down the Cavaliers. File Photo by Dan Rich | Hatchet Photographer

Preview: Men’s basketball vs. No. 9 Virginia

Just two games into the regular season, the Colonials will get perhaps their toughest test of the entire year, facing No. 9 Virginia on the road in the opening game of a home-and-home agreement announced last April.

11:52 a.m.

Letter to the Editor: The benefits of studying abroad outweigh any costs

Aside from the technicalities, the whole purpose of study abroad is to leave your comfort zone and become part of another culture.

11:29 a.m.
Promotional poster for "Evolution of a Criminal."

Weekend Outlook: Escape from the cold

Cold weather got you down? Though weekends no longer include beer gardens, picnics or rooftop bars, there’s still plenty to do.

1:09 a.m.
Senior Chakecia Miller drives past a Bowie State defender on Wednesday. Miller scored 10 points in GW's home opener win. File Photo by Dan Rich | Hatchet Photographer

Women’s basketball wins home opener against Bowie State

Women’s basketball dug deep through its depth chart on the way to an 88-45 crushing of Bowie State (Division II) in GW’s home opener Wednesday, moving to 2-1 with its second consecutive win.

12:22 a.m.

Security or equality: Professor and ACLU president debate the balancing act

What are our rights as U.S. citizens in a post 9/11 society? Amitai Etzioni, a professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs, and Susan Herman, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, went head-to-head Wednesday to debate the issue.