The Hatchet Blogs

Friday October 31
8:14 p.m.

Women’s soccer drops home finale 3-0 to Dayton

The loss is first of the season at home for the Colonials, whose record on the Mount Vernon field now stands at 7-1.

3:50 p.m.
University Police Chief Kevin Hay is retiring on Nov. 14 after four years at the helm of the police force.

UPD chief to step down in two weeks

University Police Department Chief Kevin Hay announced Friday that he will retire in two weeks.

12:23 p.m.
Council member Jack Evans hears testimony on marijuana legalization in D.C. 
Dan Rich | Hatchet Photographer

D.C. Council plans how the city would roll out marijuana legalization, pending Election Day vote

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Regina Park. 

Thursday October 30
9:39 p.m.
Students and faculty from the English department participate in the Jack-O-Lit pumpkin carving contest in Kogan Plaza Tuesday afternoon. Sam Hardgrove | Hatchet Staff Photographer

‘Jack-O-Lit’ brings together students and faculty for carving contest

Students were invited Tuesday to BYOP - bring your own pumpkin - to Kogan Plaza, where they joined professors to carve their favorite literary scenes from works from “Beowulf” to “The Divine Comedy” into pumpkins.

8:56 p.m.

GW snaps American’s 14-match win streak, defeats the Eagles in five sets

The volleyball team earned a big non-conference win Wednesday against American, knocking off the Eagles in a five-set dogfight.

7:32 p.m.

Pharrell tweets support for Bowser

Rapper, N.E.R.D. frontman and recent addition to the television show, "The Voice," Pharrell Williams tweeted out a message Thursday encouraging D.C. residents to vote for Muriel Bowser, the Democratic nominee for mayor.

4:17 p.m.
Eric Estroff, the president of Sigma Chi, helped bring in $84,000 during the chapter's philanthropy. Hatchet File Photo by Sam Hardgrove | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Sigma Chi raises record-breaking $84,000 for cancer research

Sigma Chi raised a record-breaking $84,000 during the chapter's Derby Days philanthropy, which wrapped up Tuesday.

4:15 p.m.

Captain Cookie raises $1,300 for junior who survived suicide attempt

All proceeds from the event will go to the GoFundMe campaign for Emily Thompson, who worked at the food truck for the last several months.

3:47 p.m.
Photo by Flickr user m01229 under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

E Street and Gelman Starbucks accepting GWorld

As of Wednesday, both the H Street and E Street Starbucks have returned to accepting GWorld after technological problems persisted for most of the semester.

3:21 p.m.

As Election Day approaches, remember your biases and the nation’s options

It's easy to cling to the party or set of political ideals on which we’ve been brought up. But if we don’t understand why we vote for certain politicians, we won’t understand why they make the choices they do, and we’re more likely to grow dissatisfied with their actions.

11:26 a.m.
Photo by Flickr user DeusXFlorida. CC BY 2.0

Halloween in the District: Pub crawls, a mansion party and costume contests

From zoos to clubs to old-fashioned creepy mansions, there’s a Halloween event for everyone in the District. After dressing up and grabbing your $3 Boorito from Chipotle, here are some places to spend the rest of your Halloween.

Wednesday October 29
9:37 p.m.
Photo by Flickr user Dorte under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Weekend Outlook: Take a break from Halloweekend for jazz and kabobs

If you need a break from the Halloween madness, dance to Smallpools, jazz and The Glitch Mob, munch shish kabobs at a local beer garden or take the Metro to King Street for photography “beyond the print” at Torpedo Factory Art Center instead.

6:58 p.m.

Hidden Gems: A destination for last-minute Halloween shopping

Chocolate Moose, a zany gift shop at 17th and L streets, is full of Halloween items and accessories for that last-minute costume.

6:22 p.m.

Op-ed: Vote to legalize marijuana in the District

The drug reform movement isn’t about taxes, regulation or the number of dispensaries. It is about changing the nation’s concerning narrative about drug users, and ensuring every American has access to high-quality public health services.

1:12 p.m.

Behind the scenes: Getting ready for the 17th Street High Heel Race

Thousands flocked to 17th Street on Tuesday to cheer on the runners of the 28th annual High Heel Race.

Tuesday October 28
7:11 p.m.
The Newseum's Pulizter Prize Photographs exhibit. Olivia Harding | Hatchet Photographer

Lonely Planet names D.C. best travel spot – Here’s what they missed

Lonely Planet cites the 19 Smithsonian museums, the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and local development projects, like CityCenterDC and The Yards, as reasons for D.C.'s big draw, providing the gist of the District’s reputation, but missing much of what the “city whose official religion is national politics” has to offer.

5:06 p.m.

Videos: Didn’t catch basketball media day? Here’s what the coaches said

Couldn't watch the basketball teams' media day? Both men's head coach Mike Lonergan and women's head coach Jonathan Tsipis spoke to the press about their upcoming seasons.

5:04 p.m.

Osuchukwu earns fifth A-10 weekly award

Junior middle blocker Chidima Osuchukwu's performance on the road this weekend earned her a Co-Player of the Week award, her fifth A-10 weekly award this season.

Monday October 27
8:58 p.m.

Monday Mix and Editors’ Picks

Halloween preparations can be stressful. So if you're frantically putting the final touches on that costume or stocking up on pumpkin ale, we've at least got your Halloween party tracks covered.

8:27 p.m.
Greek chef Aglaia Kremezi will speak at Mediterranean restaurant Zaytinya.

Your Week: Don’t miss these speakers, including a ‘Lord of the Rings’ actor

Make the most of your week and check out speakers touring D.C., from "Lord of the Rings" actor Sean Astin to Greek chef Aglaia Kremezi.

7:16 p.m.

Page Nine: Go Fund… My college tuition?

This week, we sat down with news editor Mary Ellen McIntire to talk about a graduate student who is hoping a GoFundMe page will help her pay off the more than $4,500 she owes to GW.

6:44 p.m.
Campus favorite Captain Cookie will hold a fundraiser for the junior who survived a suicide attempt this month. Hatchet File Photo

Captain Cookie to hold fundraiser for junior who survived suicide attempt

Campus Fresh and food truck Captain Cookie and the Milkman will both hold events this week to raise money for the junior who survived a suicide attempt earlier this month.