Culture

Get a full-body BLAST at new local exercise studio

by Nora Princiotti | Staff Writer

If you’ve walked down M Street in West End recently, you may have noticed a new boutique fitness studio, boldly located adjacent to the old standby, Soulcycle.

Metro Monopoly: Springtime activities

by Crystel Sylvester and Catherine Moran | Hatchet Staff Writers

It’s finally springtime in the District, which means you can take advantage of the beautiful weather before the summer’s humidity kicks in.

GW senior to paddle 1,000 miles in world's longest canoe race

by Leena Khayat | Hatchet Reporter

Senior Paige Norman and her childhood friend Emma Burgeson will spend their summer canoeing through the Yukon for 1,000 miles.

Politics & Prose cafe reopens with comfort food, modern vibe

by Max McCrory | Hatchet Staff Writer

Famed D.C. bookstore Politics & Prose recently reopened its small, downstairs café after 10 weeks of renovations and renamed it The Den.

Alumni couple transform former fraternity townhouse into millennial dream home

by Regina Park | Contributing Culture Editor

After an expensive facelift, a former off-campus fraternity townhouse on 900 24th St. NW has become the millennial dream home.

Time's up, Tinder: three alternative dating apps to spark a flame

by Regina Park | Contributing Culture Editor

With all the new options on the market now, I thought there had to be a better alternative to the endless cheesy pick-up lines and downright dirty openers on Tinder.

Mix up your lunch routine with a trip off campus to Maso

by Crystel Sylvester | Hatchet Staff Writer

Maso, located on 19th Street between L and M streets, offers affordable salads, sandwiches and smoothies in a Chipotle-style setup.

Food hacks: How to get more for less in Foggy Bottom

by Catherine Moran | Hatchet Staff Writer

It’s that time of year when you have to get thrifty to make sure your remaining GWorld cash lasts to the end of the semester.

Kyirisan serves French-Asian fusion in a chic setting

by Max McCrory | Hatchet Staff Writer

Kyirisan, nestled in Shaw, features food with a blend of two cultures and a chic interior filled with young professionals and college kids alike.

GW students vie for spots on political reality show

by Grace Gannon | Culture Editor

A new reality show is casting five to six D.C. college students or recent college graduates who will be mentored by a government lobbyist.

Local senior joins first class of District Scholars

by Regina Park | Contributing Culture Editor

Christian Ellis, a senior at McKinley Technology Education Campus, was accepted to the Class of 2020 and received a scholarship for high school students.

Cava Grill opens in Dupont Circle, bringing the Mediterranean closer to campus

by Catherine Moran | Hatchet Staff Writer

Cava Grill opened Friday at a new Dupont Circle location – just a five minute walk from the Farragut North Metro stop.

Corcoran and CCAS students work together on immersive multimedia exhibit

by Regina Park | Contributing Culture Editor

Visitors stepped into the Corcoran Rotunda expecting an art exhibit, but instead they were transported to the Northern Lights.

Best professor: Danny Hayes

by Grace Gannon | Culture Editor

What sets associate professor of political science Danny Hayes apart from all of the other politics professors at GW?

Best dog on campus: Trooper

by Zach Montellaro | Managing Editor

Truly all campus dogs are good dogs. But Trooper – the 10-week old pup who hangs around FoBoGro – is this campus’ best dog.

Best used bookstore: Carpe Librum

by Lauren Gomez | Hatchet Reporter

Whether driven by thriftiness or curiosity, you won’t regret a visit to Carpe Librium.

Best female athlete: Jonquel Jones

by Nora Princiotti | Sports Editor

You might not know it, but there’s a potential top draft pick walking around campus. Jonquel Jones, a senior forward on the women’s basketball team, is projected to go high in the first round.

Best place to cry on campus: Third floor of 2000 Pennsylvania Ave

by Regina Park | Contributing Culture Editor

The third floor of 2000 Penn is a true hidden gem for those days when you need to cry. There’s not a soul in sight to witness even the most extravagant breakdown.

Best place to meet a Tinder date: Bourbon Coffee

by Crystel Sylvester | Hatchet Staff Writer

Stressing over a place to meet a Tinder date? Trying to find somewhere less generic than Starbucks?

Best dive bar: Codmother

by Jacqueline Thomsen | Senior News Editor

If you’re looking to attend a frat party but pay for your alcohol, Codmother is the bar for you.

Best food for your Instagram: Momofuku

by Max McCrory | Hatchet Staff Writer

Everything about Momofuku screams Instagram: from the sleek wooden interior, to the miniature menus and artfully arranged food.

Best jazz club: Blues Alley Jazz Club

by Tanvi Banerjee | Hatchet Reporter

Every day after 6 p.m., in a nondescript alley off of Wisconsin Avenue, you can find a line forming by the Blues Alley Jazz Club.

Best museum gift shop: International Spy Museum

by Crystel Sylvester | Hatchet Staff Writer

The International Spy Museum’s $22 admission price is fortunately not reflective of its gift shop – head there to pick up something nerdy and unique.

Best theme brunch: Level One

by Marissa Kirshenbaum | Hatchet Reporter

If you're in need of brunch with a side of lively entertainment, Level One is the place for you.

Best happy hour: El Centro D.F.

by Desiree Halpern | Photo Editor

There’s nothing like a $5 margarita to make you feel like it’s Friday night at a fancy club in Cancun.

Best first date: Mr. Yogato

by Catherine Moran | Hatchet Staff Writer

Brightly lit and packed with people dancing or wearing costumes, Mr. Yogato is just weird enough to distract you from nervousness on a first date.

Best exercise studio: Yoga District

by Ellie Smith | News Editor

If you need to add some namaste to your day, make time to take a class at Yoga District.

Best place for a friend date: Rock Creek Park

by Crystel Sylvester | Hatchet Staff Writer

A natural gem in the middle of a big city, Rock Creek Park is one of the few places in the District free from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Best grilled cheese: Ted's Bulletin

by Leena Khayat | Hatchet Reporter

Ted’s Bulletin is the middle ground between old-timey diner and modern bistro – to break up the monotony of Foggy Bottom, head here to satisfy your grilled cheese craving.

Best noodles: Sakuramen

by Colleen Murphy | Editor in Chief

Of all the ramen joins in the city, Sakuramen in Adams Morgan truly reigns supreme.