Chris Anderson was at the perfect vantage point to witness the unfolding force of the Internet in 2001.
With almost 200 years of history, there’s plenty to learn about GW. But sometimes it’s tough to tell if a piece of GW lore is true or false. To help sort out which bits of information to ditch and which to share, here’s a guide of GW fact or fiction.
It has been five years since the University retired the laser light show that ran up a $75,000 bill for Colonial Inauguration, and cost consciousness is now integrated into the programs' planning process.
You will notice D.C. cuisine trends after just a few weeks on campus – food trucks lining H Street, a cupcake fad and more frozen yogurt shops than you can count. And when parents or high school friends start to visit campus, you will learn the tradition of taking them out for mid-morning, mimosa-soaked brunches.
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From top to bottom, The Hatchet is here to help you balance your GWorld spending. You will likely use up the majority of your GWorld money on items at the bottom of the pyramid, while the top shows once-in-a-while indulgences.
GW students might have a tendency to shun academics for a prized internship or a leadership slot in a student organization. It is almost inevitable at a school that boasts a downtown D.C. location, touted as a beacon for hands-on learning outside the classroom.
Foggy Bottom has a lot to offer, but after hopping to different Welcome Week events, try to leave the GW bubble. The Hatchet compiled a guide to help you find a neighborhood to match your mood.
Freshmen majoring in political science may be pining to jump into courses on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, but class registration gets a little more complicated in a liberal arts-based education.
Starting college life at Colonial Inauguration can be exciting and surreal. To make the most of your first few days on campus, keep The Hatchet's do's and don'ts list in mind. Some of these tips could make or break your first impression of your new home.
GW has its own strange acronyms, nicknames and terms that you should get to know before the fall. Not sure who on Earth Manouch is? Use The Hatchet's glossary to learn slang you will use throughout your time on campus.
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Stay up-to-date with the community as a Colonial by following the Twitter accounts of top administrators and resource offices, along with some users that mock
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1. Freshmen living in Madison Hall, home to many athletes and feet away from the Gelman Library Starbucks, can enjoy a central location on campus. The residence, which houses 220 freshmen, is also the closest to Duques and Funger halls and a quick jaunt to the Academic Center.
Orientation can get pretty busy. But if you need more entertainment, consider these options.
For at least the fall semester, freshmen stand out. To help make your adjustment to life in D.C. a little smoother, The Hatchet compiled a list of questions only freshmen ask.
Not sure what all those terms and acronyms mean? Here's your GW glossary.
Do you know where you're living? Here's a bit of background on each residence hall.
Want to get up to speed on GW news? Here's a quick primer on what you missed last year.
The Hatchet's weekly crime log keeps a tab on campus crime, including some one-of-a-kind cases. Here is a list of the year's most memorable crimes.
For those students who want some pocket money, part-time jobs on and around campus are eager to employ students.
Knowing how to take advantage of all the opportunities GW offers through its partnerships with D.C. institutions might seem overwhelming for freshmen. To help you out, The Hatchet has outlined where to go and why.