Culture

Alumnae hope to forge literary community with online magazine

by Morgan Baskin | Assistant Culture Editor

Sonja Vitow and Keren Veisblatt Toledano still joke after graduating five years ago that while GW was a haven for political clubs, the campus looked more like a creative desert for student poets and fiction writers.

Q&A: My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden talks Lady Gaga and artistic balance

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

Before she brings her intensity and fresh material to the Rock & Roll Hotel on Sept. 27, we spoke to Worden about stealing from Lady Gaga, resisting creative urges and the challenges of remixing her own songs for tours.

A permanent spot for District Doughnut's chocolate, bacon-covered creations

by Grace Aucella | Hatchet Reporter

After almost three years operating as a catering business, District Doughnut's shop on Barracks Row is the first brick-and-mortar establishment for owners Greg Menna and Juan Pablo Segura.

After overhaul, Shakespeare program thrives

by Brendan Connell | Hatchet Reporter

Three years after an overhaul that led to the launch of a study abroad program, the Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare program is thriving after a 25 percent drop in the number of English majors since 2009.

Finding the right fit: How to pick the best Greek organization for you

by Zach Montellaro | Online Visual Director

Finding the Greek organization that is the right match for you isn't always easy, but we've asked some Greek leaders for advice about finding the chapter that best fits.

A guide to your chapter's scholarships

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

To help make Greek life more affordable, almost every chapter provides scholarships and grants for its members. Take a look at this list to figure out if you're eligible for some financial assistance.

Scrap hunch punch in favor of flavor

Reach for a drink that's a little classier at next weekend's party. Not only will you like the taste, but you'll feel much better the next morning.

Your recruitment and rush playlists

by Emily Holland, Morgan Baskin and Tati Cirisano | Culture Editors

Get pumped up with this playlist of Top 40 Hits, plus some throwback jams.

Surviving recruitment round by round

by Nadia Meher Zaman and Tatiana Cirisano | Hatchet reporters

Recruitment can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be: The key to this weekend is knowing the purpose of each round.

How to get recruitment ready

by Tatiana Cirisano and Ally Kowalski | Hatchet Editors

When it comes to getting ready for recruitment, true beauty may come from the inside – but a blowout or fresh manicure won’t hurt.

A guy's guide for what to do during recruitment weekend

by Tatiana Cirisano | Contributing Culture Editor

Grab a group of friends and try some new bars, check out a music festival for the first time or go outside for the last warm days of the year.

Greek life on a budget

by Tati Cirisano and Jaqueline Thompson | Hatchet Editors

If your heart is set on bearing those letters, cut down the cost with these tips.

The who's who of GW Greek life

by Hatchet Staff

Get to know some of the GW Greek Life leaders you'll see around rush and recruitment this year.

Understanding Greek lingo

by Hatchet Staff

Learn the Greek life lingo as you or your friends prepare to join a Greek organization this fall.

Score the best free food during rush

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

Brothers will offer everything from Chipotle to fried oreos to Southern-style barbecue to lure potential recruits.

District Sound: Your DIY fix in the DMV

by Maddie Pontz | Staff Writer

There’s a way for music lovers and musicians alike to branch out from the high-traffic scene in the D.C. area, and it’s called DIY.

West End Cinema: A Mecca for indie film enthusiasts

by Stephanie Vilella | Hatchet Reporter

Just a few steps below street level on the corner of 23rd and M streets lies West End Cinema, a hidden Mecca for independent film lovers.

Interpol's fifth album: Gritty, boring rock

by Morgan Baskin | Assistant Culture Editor

Interpol’s fifth studio album “El Pintor” was promising. Its opening track “All the Rage Back Home” sets the stage for a bright, anthemic sonic soundscape. But three tracks in, listeners will discover more of the same.

At National Book Festival, GW professors take spotlight

by Jeanine Marie | Hatchet Staff Writer

Classics and anthropology professor Eric Cline is used to teaching in lecture halls full of students. But this week, his audience numbered more than 1,000 at one of the most popular book events in the country.

Now at a bus stop near you: Gilbert Stuart, Andy Warhol

by Tatiana Cirisano | Contributing Culture Editor

Students strolling near the National Mall may have a run-in with Gilbert Stuart’s famous portrait of George Washington, sitting at a bus stop on Pennsylvania Avenue between 9th and 10th streets.

OK Go's Tim Nordwind talks weightlessness and a fear of public gyms

by Morgan Baskin | Assistant Culture Editor

Back from a tour of the Midwest, OK Go bassist and vocalist Tim Nordwind said his band has moved past its “Here It Goes Again” days to a more synthesized sound. OK Go will perform Sept. 16 at the 9:30 Club.

Slice of Life: The dichotomy of a summer in D.C.

by Kelly Brand | Hatchet Staff Writer

Students who stay in D.C. develop a silent understanding that summer on and around campus has a dual purpose: partying and laying low, a mixture not often found during the academic year but that somehow comes together for three hot, muggy months.

Musicians thrive in West Hall's student-run studio space

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

The recording studio, which opened to students in 2010, is tucked in the basement of West Hall across from the Blackbox Theatre.

The top five events you can only experience in D.C. or at GW

by Tatiana Cirisano | Contributing Culture Editor

You chose to go to a school in D.C. for a reason. Here are some events you can brag about when you go home.

Last year's top news stories in 140 characters or less

by Colleen Murphy | News Editor

The biggest news of the year – condensed into 140 characters.

Where to go when you need a break from Gelman

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

Finding a good table in Gelman can be tricky. Check out these spots for a great view or cup of coffee while studying.

Your roommate game plan: How to prepare for...

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

Set ground rules with your roommate during the first few weeks of classes. Talk about possible scenarios, and how you would want them to play out.

The good news and bad news about local grocery stores

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

Go easy on your Dining Dollars and buy groceries from one of these five stores. Each one has benefits and drawbacks.

Nearby getaways

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

When you need a break from city life, check out these spots that aren't too far away.

Students and alumni bring spirit to pride week

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

Students, alumni and even the University’s mascot George walked in the parade Saturday afternoon, which stretched from P and 22nd streets to the 14th Street corridor.