September 20, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 12

Stories from the September 20, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The Pregame: Bargain Bottles – A wine expert’s picks

To save money before a big night out, drink in. Wine shopping can be intimidating, staring down hundreds of bottles, all with different countries of origin, vintages and grape varieties. But how can you go wrong when you find a man who has sampled nearly all of them? Troy Thompson, a wine specialist and buyer […]

The Pregame: Scott’s Sips – Summer style sangria

To save money before a big night out, drink in. It’s hardly summer in Spain until people are outside drinking tinto de verano, a popular sangria-like drink that mixes wine with lemon-lime soda. To combine the fruity flavor of sangria with the light bubbliness of tinto de verano, I made mine with strawberries — inspired […]

Review: Karaoke bar offers a table to sing on, judgment-free

Interventions can be difficult for all parties involved. I learned this the hard way when my roommates pulled me aside this year and told me I needed to change a potentially destructive habit. I was not to sing in the room anymore. My regular belting of anything and everything, ranging from early-2000s Destiny’s Child to […]

The District Sound

The Hatchet reviews a variety of musical acts visiting the District including Minus the Bear, The Temper Trap and Silversun Pickups.

Patrick Rochelle: Trade the pep rally for a real debate

There’s palpable excitement on campus every fall as the leaves start to change. And as we ease our way into another election season, it seems there is much more to be excited about than just the cooler weather. Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly will debate in Lisner Auditorium Oct. 6. Even though the event is […]

Men’s golf team returns to course after standout season

The golf team isn’t thinking about last year, head coach Terry Shaffer said. The Colonials are not thinking about last season’s Atlantic 10 crown – the program’s first ever. They’re not thinking about defeating Charlotte to win that championship, taking down the six-time defending champion to lift the conference trophy. And they’re not thinking about […]