Departing editors look back on their time at The Hatchet

Before The Hatchet’s departing editors say goodbye this weekend, they sat down to reflect on their time on staff.

Seniors have led coverage of several investigative stories over the past year, including allegations of misconduct in the athletic department, racist images in old yearbooks and absent security checks in some residence halls. They have also steered reporting on the GW Police Department’s quiet shift in leadership and how GW has changed a year after a racist Snapchat rocked campus.

Over the past few years, departing editors have documented multiple events on and around campus, like protests over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination and a homeless encampment cleanup. Our visuals editors have helped produce guides to the 2018-19 basketball season and GW’s last Colonial Inauguration.

Their work has not gone unnoticed. Seniors were recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists for their news reporting, column writing and photography. SPJ also named The Hatchet finalists in editorial writing and sports photography – areas led by two departing editors during Volume 115.

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