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Law eases penalty for bars serving minors

D.C. bars will receive lighter penalties for serving alcohol to minors as a result of a new law that went into effect last month. Bars caught selling alcohol to patrons under 21 will now only face a warning for their first offense, instead of the previous punishment of a two-day liquor license suspension and a […]

Inauguration tickets in high demand

Freshman Lance Lacheen plans to be on the grounds of the Capitol in January to watch as Barack Obama is sworn in as the next president of the United States, but he faces an uphill battle to take part in the historic occasion. Like many GW students, Lacheen does not have tickets to the presidential […]

D.C. Democrats celebrate win

As breaking-news banners flashed over television screens that showed Barack Obama was projected to win the presidency, jubilant D.C. Democrats erupted in celebration at the Madison Hotel Tuesday night. Visit the Newsroom for <strongThe Hatchet’s Continuous Election Night Coverage Dancing, crying and drinking accompanied Obama’s wins in key states – Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Ohio […]

City Council candidates share proposals on fighting AIDS in D.C.

Web Extra D.C. City Council at-large candidates highlighted the growing AIDS epidemic in the District and one even called it “genocide” Saturday at the Greater D.C. Cares in Northwest. The discussion at the AIDS advocacy group D.C. Fights Back event – that was held in conjunction with the National AIDS coalition – brought together four […]

New Ocean Hall reels in tourists

Take two breaths. One of those breaths came from the ocean’s oxygen. This and other bits of aquatic information can be found at the Sant Ocean Hall in the National Museum of Natural History. The new hall is the result of the largest renovation effort in the museum’s history, and its completion drew an estimated […]

Trachtenberg reflects on higher education at literary festival

Web Extra Former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s told those gathered at D.C.’s Jewish Literary Festival Wednesday night that “education needs to be classy without being fashionable.” His talk came on the closing night of the Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival where he spoke about higher education, his experiences as GW president […]

College Republicans target voters in District suburb

ARLINGTON, Va. – The GW College Republicans did not have to work hard to win over resident Monina Nader during their canvassing trip Saturday here. She already displays side-by-side pictures of President George W. Bush and Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain on her refrigerator. But in the battle for votes in the highly contested […]

Nonprofit organization offers tours to local residents

Free tours will launch from 18 different locations around the city this weekend, exposing the rich culture behind many of D.C.’s neighborhoods and landmarks to District residents. Cultural Tourism D.C., a non-profit tourism organization, will sponsor the biannual Walkingtown D.C. program this Saturday and Sunday. The outings will explore the lesser-known points of interest in […]