Repurposed train cars make an otherworldly art exhibit

by Jeanine Marie | Culture Editor

The spaces are called portals, a multidisciplinary art and technology project that will be in Woodrow Wilson Plaza from June 6 through June 21.

Gloria's Pupuseria: El Salvadoran food without frills

by Victoria Sheridan | Contributing Culture Editor

It was clear we had left behind a city known for its trendy eateries and entered a hub of Latin American culture, frequented more often by locals than by tourists.

Skip the long lines in Foggy Bottom this week

by Victoria Sheridan | Contributing Culture Editor

For underclassmen in the District who want to skip the long lines and wait times, it’s time to ditch the campus favorites for some alternatives outside of Foggy Bottom and Georgetown.

Grab low-priced gifts close to campus

by Victoria Sheridan | Contributing Culture Editor

From food to home decor, some of the most useful gifts for grads are also the cheapest – and you can find them just a few blocks from campus.

From Guatemala to Portugal: Graduating seniors explore the world

by Victoria Sheridan | Contributing Culture Editor

We spoke to five graduating seniors who are moving to interesting places after graduation. Here's a look at what they'll be doing next year.

While you ate in J Street, here's what you missed out on as an undergrad

by Victoria Sheridan | Contributing Culture Editor

Before your final year at GW is up, there’s still some time to check out the lesser-known D.C. history, art and entertainment venues that you might have missed when you were too busy cramming for exams or interning on the Hill.

Toss back a few before (or after) getting your diploma

by Jeanine Marie | Culture Editor

Graduation ceremonies tend to be long-winded and a little anti-climatic, so liven up the day with one of these happy hours before or after the ceremony.

A trip down memory lane – what was popular as graduates were growing up

From politics to pop culture, 2015 will be memorable for more than just your graduation. Here’s a look back at what happened at the same time as your other big milestones.

Quiz: How should you decorate your mortar board?

by Jeanine Marie | Culture Editor

How should you decorate your graduation cap? Take our quiz to find out.

Parent-friendly bars to make everyone feel at ease

by Jeanine Marie | Culture Editor

You don’t have to steer clear of happy hour just because mom and dad are in town – you just have to know where to go.

Head back to freshman year haunts

by Victoria Sheridan | Contributing Culture Editor

If you’re feeling nostalgic, grab those friends you met in Thurston and J Street to relive some first-year traditions during your last few nights as a student.

Slice of Life: Graduating but unemployed

by Kelly Brand | Senior Staff Writer

So when I hear of another one of my friends getting to that last round interviews or landing an offer they couldn’t refuse, I feel proud of them – but I feel a little sorry for them too.

Uptown funk is a reality on U Street

by Aishvarya Kavi | Hatchet Reporter

Hundreds of D.C. residents will make their way to U Street on Saturday to discover their own definition of funk – and probably chili con carne at Ben’s Chili Bowl.

For tough topics like race, students share experiences on social media

by Victoria Sheridan | Hatchet Staff Writer

Over the past few months, students have turned to online groups to share their frustrations and talk about aspects of race that are often ignored or considered taboo.

Poetry with a competitive edge comes to campus

by Jeanine Marie | Culture Editor

Poetry Out Loud begins in high school English classrooms across the country. Poets, writers and educators, who will judge the competition, say it connects high schoolers to poetry at a time when STEM programs and standardized tests are overshadowing the humanities.

Splurge-worthy local fare at The Fainting Goat

by Jeanine Marie | Culture Editor

I ordered the octopus after the waitress' eyes lit up when I mentioned it. I could understand – it is chewy, charred and glazed to perfection.

Slice of Life: Sidelined for the District's first post-legalization 4/20

by Kelly Brand | Hatchet Staff Writer

Hyde is the type of person who lives for April 20. He buys a quarter just for himself. He makes sure his debit card has enough money on it for Nando's and Shake Shack.

Beefsteak: Love it

by Christina Carpenter | Hatchet Staff Writer

Beefsteak is a playful way to get a filling José Andrés fix without shelling out $15 for tapas.

Beefsteak: Loathe it

by Madelyne Ashworth | Hatchet Reporter

Beefsteak essentially throws a hodgepodge of relatively bland flavors into a bowl and calls it a “concept” that belongs in a contemporary art gallery rather than our stomachs.

Week-long campaign for inclusive bathrooms hopes to counter gender norms

by Kiara Bhagwanjee | Hatchet Reporter

Facilities Services began working with the D.C. Office of Human Rights in early February, and will label an additional 82 single-occupancy bathrooms on campus as simply “restroom,” rather than “men” or “women” starting with the Marvin Center on Monday.

Sophomore launches location tracking app to help friends connect

by Victoria Sheridan | Hatchet Staff Writer

For one sophomore, pulling an all-nighter means monitoring servers and video chatting coders in India.

Q&A: Drummer of Australian indie rock band The Griswolds talks touring the U.S.

by Ariana Mushnick | Hatchet Staff Writer

The Hatchet talked to drummer, surfer and self-proclaimed Beatles fanatic Lachlan West about the band’s quick ascent, party antics and criss-crossing the United States on tour.

Head in the Cloud: How to get more likes on your Instagram posts

by Zach Montellaro | Hatchet Staff Writer

We all share a lot of photos, and too many of them suck.

Metro Monopoly: On a mission to find the best waffles

by Madelyne Ashworth | Hatchet Reporter

Since the nearest Waffle House is an hour away in Virginia, I set out out to find the best D.C. joints for extravagant, atypical waffle dishes.

Graduate student captures memories of loss through photos

by Victoria Sheridan | Hatchet Staff Writer

The warmly lit photos capture her relatives in candid moments of self-reflection as they hold hands after a meal and wander the barren landscape around the new house.

Faces of D.C.

by The Hatchet Video Team

Click through Faces of D.C. and get to know the community figures who keep the District vibrant.

The 2015 Best of Northwest

From burgers to baklava: U Street's Local 16 revamps its menu

by Grace Gannon | Hatchet Staff Writer

Your new favorite international cuisine may be hiding under the guise of a typical pizza and burger joint.

Alumni bands, students rally around music department after budget cuts

by Jeanine Marie | Culture Editor

The members of Holychild credit their success to having a comprehensive education — an opportunity they say GW students who have a zest for music but different majors will now miss out on.

SEAS junior to take computer science talents to Silicon Valley

by Ruby Lee | Hatchet Reporter

This summer, one junior and computer science major will move from the city of political junkies to the nexus of techies for a dive into the world of startups.