April 1, 2014

Stories from the April 1, 2014 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW misrepresented namesake for years

The University revealed Friday that it has been misrepresenting its namesake as George Washington, the first president of the United States, for nearly 200 years. University President Stephen Klapp acknowleged that GW was in fact renamed in 1904, as a tribute to scientist George Washington Carver.

The real Best of Northwest revealed

Your responses flooded in and have spoken almost unanimously about each of the categories. We tallied up your extensive knowledge of the city and let you choose from the entirety of the NW. We feel that our readers’ choices accurately reflect our student body’s overwhelming cosmopolitan identity, and naturally exhibit the best the Northwest has to offer. We proudly present, the real best of the Northwest:

Freshman dismayed by unpopular ‘Overheard’ post

Reader’s note: This story is satirical in nature and published in a spoof issue. A freshman slipped into disappointment Monday morning when the quote he posted to the “Overheard at GW” Facebook group over the weekend garnered only eight likes. Jordan Richardson, who has been a member of the group since he was accepted to […]

Gdub cops are masked vigilantes by night

Media Credit: Camera Lenscapster | A Good Pilsner Reader’s note: This story is satirical in nature and published in a spoof issue. Amid a crescendo of neighbors’ cries, Gdub Cops Department officers have been sighted wearing masks and jumping off rooftops. Subpar campus police officers by day, they have become costumed crime fighters on weekend […]