The Hatchet Blogs

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Freshman defensive specialist Christina Porada dives for a ball in a game earlier this season. Hatchet File Photo

Volleyball falls to the VCU in straight sets, snaps two-game win streak

GW dropped the match in one of the team's worst statistical performances of the season.

1:23 p.m.
Francis Rivera | Senior Staff Photographer

Men’s soccer takes Saint Joseph’s to double overtime, ties the Hawks 1-1

Men’s soccer came within inches of defeating conference foe Saint Joseph’s on Sunday, but had to settle for a 1-1 tie after a hard fought 110 minutes of play.

Sunday October 19
3:44 p.m.
Lead singer Julian Casablancas takes the stage. Photo by Flickr user Liliane Callegari under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Julian Casablancas+The Voidz experiment with laid-back, moody sound

Within the first few songs, bras were already being thrown onstage, and while some audience members settled for shouting Casablanca's name, others reached out in hopes of touching him. While the tunes didn’t have the stuck-in-your-head factor characteristic of The Strokes, the band turned Casablancas fans into fans of Julian Casablancas+The Voidz.

2:57 p.m.
Comedian Seth Meyers. Photo by Flickr user David Shankbone under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Live from GW, it’s Saturday night with Seth Meyers

With anecdotal jokes, a satirical take on the news of the day and a host of controversial topics, Meyers was able to bring “Saturday Night Live” experience to campus.

2:34 p.m.

Kappa Sigma raises $30,000 to Shave Away Cancer

Saturday October 18
1:58 p.m.

Volleyball steamrolls Davidson in straight sets

Volleyball gave Atlantic 10 newcomer Davidson a harsh welcome to the conference, defeating the Wildcats in straight sets (25-18, 25-23, 25-13) in the first meeting between the teams as league foes.

1:18 p.m.
Jordan McDonald | Hatchet Photographer

Men’s water polo’s Deamer again named Rookie of the Week

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Rob Bartnichak.

1:10 p.m.
Freshman forward Brittany Cooper tries to dribble away from a Davidson defender. Cameron Lancaster | Photo Editor

Junior’s first goal becomes game-winner for women’s soccer

The first game between a GW team and A-10 newcomer Davidson on Friday also marked a personal first for one player in a match that did not see much action otherwise.

12:32 p.m.

Garino slam-dunks the door shut on the past at Colonials Invasion

After two successful seasons for the men’s and women’s teams last year, the stands packed with students and parents surged with anticipation, and higher expectations, for what’s next.

11:46 a.m.
Promotional poster for "Whiplash."

What We’re Watching: ‘Whiplash’

In "Whiplash," director Damien Chazelle leaves the audience battling the question: “Is it worth becoming a psychopath if great art results?”

11:34 a.m.
Promotional poster for "The Book of Life."

What We’re Watching: ‘The Book of Life’

With hard-hitting themes and cultural vibrance, “The Book of Life” joins the ranks of the growing body of animated movies that have abandoned cliche and antiquated sentiments of what it means to be a princess, petitioning for representation of a wider spread of cultures in film.

10:58 a.m.

Men’s soccer snaps two-game skid with 1-0 victory over La Salle

The Colonials snapped their two-game losing skid Friday thanks to senior Matthew Scott’s first career goal and junior goalkeeper Jean-Pierre Merwe's first shutout of the season.

10:41 a.m.
A statue of George Washington is now featured in Kogan Plaza. Photo courtesy of GW Media Relations.

George Washington back on campus, posted in Kogan Plaza

The newest member of the GW community is 600 pounds, bronze and cost almost $50,000.

Friday October 17
3:45 p.m.

Mayoral candidates face off in final debate before November election

Mayoral candidates came to Southeast D.C. on Thursday to tout their stances on issues like education and marijuana legalization.

Thursday October 16
10:31 p.m.

Men’s basketball receives vote in USA Today coaches poll

The poll, which asks a coach from each Division I conference to rank the top 25 schools and then assign points with each ranking, puts GW tied for 47th in the nation with Miami (Fla.), Toledo and Saint Mary's, which also received a single vote.

7:31 p.m.
Washington, left, works with senior Justin Tieke during the land navigation exercise. While relying on one’s own abilities is central to the NROTC program, midshipmen are also encouraged to ask older midshipmen questions to ensure success.

Photos: NROTC tests and trains students

The University’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps gives students a taste of military life and leadership training during college.

6:18 p.m.
UPD officer and GW graduate student Steve Gallucci told students about his experiences with harassment in D.C. as a gay man. He encouraged students to come forward if they face harassment, whether physical or verbal. Kiana Robertson | Hatchet Photographer

UPD officer shares personal story of overcoming harassment with students

An openly gay campus police officer pushed members of GW's LGBT community Wednesday to talk openly about hate crimes when he shared his personal experiences with facing harassment.

12:32 p.m.

Alumnus, trustee to donate $2 million to GW

Avram "Ave" Tucker, who graduated from GW with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1977, will divide his gift among the athletics department, the GW School of Business and the GW Law School.

12:22 p.m.

Ebola patient to be moved to Bethesda for treatment

A nurse who was infected with Ebola in Texas will be moved to Bethesda for treatment.

10:54 a.m.

Op-ed: Leave communal furniture where it belongs

When furniture is removed from common spaces or when we abuse the lounge by breaking or mishandling furniture, it takes away from everyone’s opportunity to use those amenities.

10:54 a.m.

Op-ed: We must turn our attention to dating violence on campus

This issue is pervasive across college campuses, and we need to acknowledge its existence in the GW community.

9:58 a.m.

D.C. movie festivals that’ll make you jump and shudder this Halloween

From scary movie festivals to re-showings of classic horror films, here's a round up of the best horror movie events in D.C., proving that sometimes the old favorites can outshine the newer Hollywood blockbusters.

1:43 a.m.
The National Christmas Tree 2013. Photo by Flickr user Tim Evanson under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Weekend Outlook: Halloween and winter holidays – yes, already

Kickstart the holiday season with Halloween-inspired races, a lottery for tickets to the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and a spooky Edgar Allen Poe reading, plus live entertainment in dance, theater and music.

12:00 a.m.

Hidden Gems: Bourbon Coffee

Conveniently located at 21st and L streets, this eclectic shop serves a variety of Rwandan coffees.