Sean Hurd: Watanabe's dependability off the bench is big benefit for Lonergan

For a men’s basketball team that has lacked consistent performance, freshman Yuta Watanabe has been a source of certainty through his first eight contests.

Claude Khalife: When spring rush comes, don't discount alternative Greek life

For anyone thinking about rushing in the spring, remember that your options do not stop at the traditional fraternities and sororities: The wealth of alternative Greek groups at this school should not be discounted.

Staff Editorial: Semester in Review: Recovering from blows to student morale

This is the second in a two-part staff editorial reviewing GW’s fall semester and evaluating the state of campus morale. In this installment, the editorial board looks at student life.

Robin Jones Kerr: Don't define post-grad success by the city you live in or the job you snag

As we close out 2014 and seniors begin to think about post-graduation options, we shouldn’t forget that success can be defined in ways other than finding work at a place with name recognition.

Cartoon: Buckling down between the holidays

Sometimes finals get in the way of enjoying your holiday feast.

Sean Hurd: Larsen's slow start spells trouble for the Colonials

Larsen must start playing like the player he claims to be and the big man the team needs him to be. The Armwood safety blanket is gone.

Staff Editorial: Semester in review: Boosting faculty and research morale

This is the first in a two-part staff editorial series reviewing GW’s fall semester and evaluating the state of campus morale. First up: faculty and research.

One on One: The promise and limitations of 'It's On Us'

Two opinions writers chat about “It’s On Us,” the sexual assault awareness campaign that just wrapped up its National Week of Action. They look at the campaign using a wider lens and analyze its potential impact on this campus and beyond.

Jaggar DeMarco: An alternative Thanksgiving to-do list

I want to avoid getting bogged down in work then entering that inevitable spiral of shame after I wind up not doing any of it. That’s why I've designed a to-do list to help all GW students make the most of their Thanksgiving – outside of schoolwork.

Cartoon: Mourning the passing of a dear friend

Last week, administrators announced a change in how GW will pay for the construction of the $275 million Science and Engineering Hall as a result of the untimely failure of an originally planned source: fundraising.

Kirby Dzurny: Don't give in to the pressure to study abroad

In a community that is constantly pressuring students to go overseas, we aren’t always informed about the negatives. I’ve come to realize that we only get a few years at GW, and this is not the time to leave.

Sean Hurd: Colonials can only go as far as their bench allows

GW’s starters, health permitting, have the capability to take this team far, but if the starting five’s production goes uncomplemented like it did for most of last season, the Colonials will struggle against the country’s better teams.

Staff Editorial: GW must enable the RHA to think bigger

GW's housing department needs to show the RHA that it will look to them as more than just a student organization that gives out free food in the lobbies of buildings. It should see the RHA as the single, major go-between for students and the University.

Justin Peligri: It's time for GW to abandon the MOOCs experiment

After about a year and a half of tentatively wading into MOOC offerings, it should be clear to GW that the drawbacks outweigh the positives – and it’s time to get out of the game.

Staff Editorial: Transparency, collaboration and input in the search for a police chief

Now that the University is tasked with finding a leader for the University Police Department, officials can learn from their most recent administrative search.

Sydney McKinley: 'Dear White People' screening is a chance to talk about race at GW

If you choose to participate, there will be moments when you will cringe, laugh awkwardly and probably – at least once – feel a pang in your stomach because a scene is just oh too real.

Jaggar DeMarco: As a student with a disability, coping with the pressure to intern

For someone in a wheelchair, getting an internship is not as simple as signing up for a campus internship fair and picking up the business cards of companies that are hiring. I have to be far more practical, diligently examining the internship requirements to make sure I’m capable of fulfilling them.

Staff Editorial: Rest assured, GW is weathering graduate enrollment declines

We’re left feeling positive about GW’s remedies for the graduate enrollment drop. So far, we’ve been able to weather the storm relatively well, and we can rest assured knowing the future doesn’t look too rocky either.

Melissa Holzberg: Busting the myths about Republicans

While I feel proud to attend the most politically active school in the country, it baffles me how having opposing views doesn’t tend to spark discussion. More often, in my experience, it tends to incite personal attacks.

David Meni: Embracing our own creativity will strengthen GW's writing scene

Students should be more willing to write and share their work, exploring how creative writing – poetry, short stories, screenplays or spoken word – can inform and engage their other passions.

Kinjo Kiema: GW only hurts itself by keeping SEH fundraising details in the shadows

If the University needs to fundraise more, obscuring information is not the way to build trust with potential donors.

Cartoon: Overcome Halloween's after-effects and get to the ballot box Tuesday

Media Credit: Cartoon by Jay Fondin

Robin Jones Kerr: Inadequate library support shows a contradiction in GW's research goals

Central to the desire to become a research powerhouse is Gelman Library. Yet it continues to be, for the 10th year in a row now, grossly underfunded and underappreciated, on any level other than cosmetic

Elinoam Abramov: GW needs to tone down its campus safety rhetoric

Obviously, stories about crime and security are always going to be more prominent than positive stories, both in the news and minds of students. But at GW, I'm thinking about safety more than ever before.

Sarah Blugis: Students can only keep themselves safe with more information from GW

It’s the University’s job to inform us when serious crimes – the kinds of incidents that make us nervous to walk down a street alone – are reported on campus. And our school has let us down.

Staff Editorial: Plans for peer counseling must now come from the University

While it’s all well and good that these big names seem to think the hotline is a nice idea, in order to make any progress, we need a clear, tangible commitment to making the program happen.

Justin Peligri: Add an LGBT history course to reflect the changing times

GW does not offer a baseline course that exclusively covers the history of the LGBT rights movement. That’s a big gap we must fill.

Justin Peligri: Make a pre-graduation to-do list that counts

If you want to get the most out of your time here, consider these less-than-conventional suggestions. I’ve had luck with them, and there’s still a chance to get them all in before Commencement.

Jonah Lewis: With City Hall, GW missed an opportunity to be proactive

It shouldn’t take dozens of complaints to get the University to understand that unannounced construction on a residential building is unacceptable. And you can’t undo the two months of annoyance residents have already endured.

Staff Editorial: An administrator departs, a budget falls short and a faculty code is up for review

The Hatchet's editorial board looked at some of the biggest news from the past week, including the departure of fundraising chief Mike Morsberger, the University's $20 million budget shortfall and the possibility of some standardized rules and regulations across GW's 10 schools.