Culture

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.

Teens take the stage in D.C. slam poetry scene

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

After her long career in slam poetry – kickstarting the Busboys and Poets team in 2008 and hosting weekly open mic nights – “2Deep” is now finding inspiration from a younger crowd.

Bocce league reinvents the game with glow-in-the-dark tournaments, social focus

by Tatiana Cirisano | Contributing Culture Editor

Dozens of competitors tossed small, glowing plastic balls down makeshift courts in the grass at Arlington’s Mosaic Park last Wednesday, drawing spectators to the stream of moving colors.

Where to eat this summer

by Jeanine Marie | Hatchet Staff Writer

After a cold winter spent ordering Chinese food or visiting the Whole Foods hot bar (again), it’s time to explore D.C. and the city's newest restaurants, with sizzling pizza, tender steaks and artisan breads on the menu.

Grilled cheese restaurant transforms childhood classic into gourmet sandwich

by Ana Cvetkovic | Hatchet Staff Writer

The grilled cheese sandwich is a dish that, while simple, can be difficult to master.

Police commemorate fallen officers in 5K run

by Tatiana Cirisano | Contributing Culture Editor

About 1,800 officers ran to raise awareness of the sacrifices that police make every day.

Corcoran senior adds flair to local brands

by Allison Kowalski | Hatchet Staff Writer

When the lead designer of the Sweetlife Festival saw Halsey Berryman’s work on display at the Corcoran Art Gallery, she immediately wanted to recruit the artist to the event's design team.

From grandparents to friends, places to celebrate with everyone

by Ruby Lee | Hatchet Staff Writer

Use our guide to piece together a weekend that will satisfy parents, siblings, friends and significant others.

Awkward family dinner conversations and how to avoid them

by Emily Holland | Culture Editor

Here are some ways you can weasel your way out of the uncomfortable conversations about your not-so-certain future and go back to talking about the food.

Making the transition from college kid to 'boomerang kid'

by Jeanine Marie | Hatchet Staff Writer

If getting your own place isn’t an option, use these tips to make the move back home as painless as possible.

Post-Commencement productivity: A summer survival guide

by Morgan Baskin and Tatiana Cirisano | Contributing Culture Editors

Here’s how to navigate the transition smoothly and feel more productive in the process.

Drinking your way through Commencement

by Victoria Tellechea-Rotta | Hatchet Reporter

Everyone knows graduation robes were invented to hide a flask, so use this drinking game to take the edge off your boredom.

Last-minute gifts for graduates

by Everly Jazi | Hatchet Staff Writer

We get it: Between cramming for finals and working out the logistics of graduation, finding gifts for your senior friends was the last thing on your mind. But just because you need to buy a last-minute gift doesn't mean that present can't be thoughtful.

Where to spend your last week in the District

by Tatiana Cirisano | Contributing Culture Editor

The bucket list of places to visit in the District is long and up for debate, but here are some opportunities you won’t have anywhere else.

D.C. Dosa brings Indian culture to Whole Foods

by Ana Cvetkovic | Hatchet Staff Writer

In India, dosas are a breakfast food eaten plain and served with potatoes and chutney, an Indian dipping sauce. Priya Ammu, however, converted the light breakfast food into a heartier daytime meal by filling her dosas with eggplants, potatoes, cabbage and other spiced vegetables.

Nike draws college women to second annual half-marathon across D.C.

by Olivia Kantor | Assistant Culture Editor

Runners sported Wonder Woman capes, tutus and fun-colored socks. The cheers, music and refuel stations kept participants motivated over the course of the 13.1 mile race.

Professor finds the faces of climate change

by Tatiana Cirisano | Hatchet Staff Writer

Sabrina McCormick serves as the producer and associate producer for two installments of the Showtime series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” which premiered earlier this month.

Kung fu professor inspires 'school of killers' tournament team

by Tim Palmieri | Hatchet Reporter

When senior Cameron Hopkins enrolled in a one-credit kung fu course this spring, he was just hoping to learn some self-defense.

Building a brand as a student DJ

by Karolina Ramos | Senior Staff Writer

In a promotional campaign called “Lean Quat-Easter” this week, DJ Lean Quatifah put 96 flash drives of his music in plastic Easter eggs and spread them across campus.

Used vinyls trump new releases on Record Store Day

by Emily Holland | Contributing Culture Editor

Record Store Day is every hipster’s dream holiday – if you have a thick wallet.

Capital Funk pops and locks for 10th anniversary showcase

by Eric Robinson | Hatchet Reporter

Capital Funk, a student organization dedicated to hip-hop dancing that launched in 2004, celebrated its 10th anniversary by hosting its 7th Annual Hip-Hop Showcase that was a kinetic celebration of hip-hop, slam poetry and dance.

Comedy festival looks to cultivate college talent

by Jennifer Fendt | Hatchet Reporter

Slate: The World College Comedy Festival is a day filled with comedic talent from both college and professional comedy groups. Professional groups will hold workshops, allowing anyone to learn 101, while the festival will culminate with a performance that night.

D.C. record stores gear up for biggest day of the year

by Emily Holland | Contributing Culture Editor

With plans set to unpack boxes of newly pressed vinyls and stock shelves for an influx of customers, D.C.’s six record stores are readying themselves for Record Store Day.

In Abe Lincoln musical, an unconventional cast of fraternity brothers

by Prachi Vyas | Hatchet Reporter

Not only did he want the social fraternity to sing, dance and act, but senior Colin O’Brien wanted Beta Theta Pi members to perform in a historical-fiction musical that he wrote called “My Dear Lincoln,” which depicts a schizophrenic Abraham Lincoln as he struggles to keep the country united while enduring bizarre visions of Gen. Robert E. Lee.

'Sugar daddy' website attracts GW students for paid relationships

by Jeanine Marie | Hatchet Reporter

Carolyn remembers her friend walking into her room in Thurston Hall one night in September with $200 in cash and a few local pot dealers’ phone numbers – both courtesy of a man she met through a website called SeekingArrangement.

Metro Monopoly: On the hunt for Honduran cuisine

by Margaret Kahn | Hatchet Staff Writer

My search led me to spending a sunny afternoon exploring Park View, a small and rapidly gentrifying neighborhood with a sizeable Central American community north of Howard University and accessible through the Georgia Avenue-Petworth station on the Green-Yellow line. I had never ventured farther east than Columbia Heights, but I liked what I found in this residential-yet-vibrant pocket of Northwest D.C.

Old hits not enough for Jay Sean to keep crowd energized

by Nadia Meher Zaman | Hatchet Reporter

Late to his own performance, British rapper Jay Sean made his way to the stage wearing a Hermes belt alongside two dancers who grinded up against him in fishnet tights and spandex shorts.

Your guide to Spring Fling alternatives

by Ana Cvetkovic | Hatchet Staff Writer

If you’re not exactly Jay Sean’s No. 1 fan or want to escape the hordes of drunken GW students who will crowd University Yard on Saturday, there are plenty of other events outside Foggy Bottom to check out. Here are a few highlights from across the city.

Alumnus adds plush way to shuttle between D.C. and New York

by Everly Jazi | Hatchet Reporter

Banking on the idea that plenty of other people traveling between the two cities want a new way to get there – and are sick of wasting valuable Netflix time fidgeting with spotty MegaBus Wi-Fi – Seligman will launch a new high-end transportation service from D.C. to New York on Friday.

Peet's Coffee brings West Coast style to the District

by Ruby Lee | Hatchet Reporter

Northern California-based Peet’s Coffee & Tea took over the space formerly occupied by Minnesota favorite Caribou Coffee at 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue on Monday.