Lindsay Gordon

Neighborhood group lights holiday tree

Homemade potluck dish in hand, a Top Chef finalist joined Foggy Bottom and West End residents at the seventh annual GW FRIENDS Holiday Social held Tuesday at the GW Hospital. The event also marked the lighting of a nondenominational holiday peace tree in the Eye Street Mall, located just outside the School of Medicine and […]

Can sculptures compete at Shops at 2000 Penn

The guidelines for the structures are simple. Tape and Velcro may be used, but the sculpture must be self-supporting – and entirely made of cans. About 45,000 cans of food were used in sculptures this year for Canstruction, an annual design competition and food drive celebrating its 11th year. The competition, held at the Shops […]

Neighborhood College graduates new crop of community leaders

One year ago, Carolyn Mitchell was on the verge of abandoning her involvement with the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, a private non-profit organization that strives towards lessening tensions within the Southwest community of the District. Now, upon graduating from the GW-run D.C. Neighborhood College, Mitchell’s attitude is quite different – she is now the organization’s president. […]

City Council may impose 5-cent fee on plastic or paper bags

As part of a last-ditch effort to clean up the Anacostia River, a new law in the District may charge a fee for using paper or plastic bags. Legislation introduced in the D.C. City Council last week would levy a 5-cent fee on each single-use plastic and paper bag used by shoppers at all grocery, […]

Housing Timetable

Planning to live on campus next year? Keep these important dates in mind. February 23-27: Rising second-year students complete housing application electronically through iHousing. Rising second-year student housing options: 2109 F Street, Cole, FSK, Fulbright, Guthridge, JBKO, Building JJ, Mitchell, Munson, Schenley, Strong, West End. March 2-6: Rising third- and fourth-year students complete housing application […]

GW’s pest problem

Freshman Stacey Minton caught a mouse in her Madison Hall room last semester. Then she caught another one. And another one. In total, Minton has caught 16 dead mice in her suite-style double on 22nd Street since October. An average of one per week, Minton said she almost lost count of how many rodents had […]

CDs and CRs make last-minute push in Virginia

ARLINGTON, Va. – Hours before President-elect Barack Obama won Virginia by a slim margin, members of the College Democrats and College Republicans made their last push in the battleground state – fighting for votes one resident at a time. Visit the Newsroom for <strongThe Hatchet’s Continuous Election Night Coverage Virginia, a commonwealth which last voted […]

National Book Festival brings authors, literary enthusiasts to Mall

Web Extra Threatening storm clouds shifted ominously over the National Mall on Saturday, but the National Book Festival carried on as a celebration of literature and creativity. More than 70 authors, poets and illustrators were scheduled to attend the festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by first lady Laura Bush. Marc Brown, […]