Claire Autruong

Claire Autruong: A job by any other name

I joined The Hatchet for the paycheck and inwardly raised my eyebrows at the first sappy, ode-to-Hatchet 30 pieces I read. And then a funny thing happened on the way to writing my own. It’s mildly ridiculous, the sentimentality I feel as I’m writing this. I didn’t think it would happen to me, but sometimes […]

Claire Autruong: Ballots and bullets

If Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., has his way, District of Columbia license plates may exchange the slogan “Taxation Without Representation” to “Representation Without Power.” While D.C. plates have long carried the old Revolutionary War motto to protest the District’s lack of voting representation in Congress, these past months under the Obama administration mark the closest […]

Claire Autruong: The real face of Facebook

Let’s face it. Facebook really isn’t just for us college kids anymore. Those of us who waited anxiously for our college e-mail addresses back in 2004 and 2005 so that we could make profiles on the new, exclusive college Web site would hardly even recognize that old site today. Facebook has become a new kind […]

Cartoon: Résumé redundancy

“…And here is my GW co-curricular transcript. It’s kind of like my résumé, except not. This one is my résumé, which is really cool-looking. And this one over here is my regular transcript with my grades…”

CDs and CRs: Revisiting the campaign

1. What has been your most exciting contribution to your candidate’s campaign? College Democrats: Knocking on doors and getting out the vote for Sen. Obama and candidates up and down the ballot. We met our goal of reaching over 60,000 voters by spending every weekend in Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. We slept on floors, […]