Photo: New York City launch event

October 18, 2011 by Michael Barnett

Hatchet alums had a great time at the GW Hatchet Alumni Association’s New York City launch event on Oct. 5. Pictured here are (clockwise from left) Michael Barnett ’06, Erin Shea ’07, Brian Costa ’05, Joshua Riezman ’05, Amanda Lindner ’10, Lauren Silva ’03, Julie Gordon ’04, Sarah Scire ’10, Dan Greene ’10, Alex Abnos ’09, Jenn Tobia ’04 and Sacha Evans ’06. | Photo by Jess Calefati (’08)

Hatchet apparel available for purchase

October 5, 2011 by The GW Hatchet

The Hatchet’s apparel sale is open for business this week, if you’re interested in representing first journalism job. From the paper:

Hatchet apparel is here! We have some cool items this year that we hope you like. To buy sweatshirts, tees and hats with The Hatchet’s logo on them, please go to  click on “spiritwear ordering”  and enter the code: 11GWHATCHET2.

Ordering ends on Monday, Oct. 10, so be sure to log on and order before then. The next Hatchet clothing order will take place in the spring.

All orders will ship automatically to The Hatchet townhouse, and you will be able to pick them up there.

If you don’t live in the D.C. area, you can get in touch with The Hatchet here to have them send your package on from the townhouse. Additional shipping costs may be required.

NYC launch event set for Oct. 5

September 26, 2011 by The GW Hatchet

Are you an alumnus in the New York area? Then don’t miss our NYC launch event on October 5.

All former writers, photographers, editors and staff are invited to reconnect with old friends and hear a little bit more about this exciting step in The Hatchet’s history. Our New-York based alumni span nearly every field – from media and journalism to business, law and medicine – and we hope this event is the start of a strong chapter that helps people professionally, in addition to reconnecting them to The Hatchet.

Thanks to the planning skills of Jessica Calefati ’08, we’re meeting at 7:30pm in the back room of the Half Pint, called Half Pint 2, and have arranged for drink and food specials. Please feel free to bring friends, and please RSVP here.

Even if you can’t attend the launch event, we’d love for you to tell us where you are these days, and join the alumni association.

Alumni weekend brunch this Saturday

September 13, 2011 by The GW Hatchet

Last Thursday, The GW Hatchet Alumni Association hosted its first happy hour in D.C.

Enduring the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, district-area alumni came out to catch up with old friends and update each other on their latest gigs. And with the University’s alumni weekend coming up, we’re hoping for more reuniting. (And better weather.)

Whether you’re visiting GW for the weekend or live around D.C., we invite you to come by The Hatchet’s townhouse on Saturday, Sept. 17 for brunch from 11 a.m. to noon. Reminisce with past Hatcheteers over bagels and beverages, or chat with current staff members about what its like to produce the paper today.

The Hatchet townhouse is at 2140 G St. NW. If you can make it, we ask that you let us know by sending a short email to Looking forward to Saturday!

Come celebrate with us

August 24, 2011 by The GW Hatchet

On Thursday, Sept. 8, The GW Hatchet Alumni Association officially kicks off – and we want you to join us for all the fun! All former writers, photographers, editors and staff are invited to swap stories, reconnect with old colleagues, meet new friends and see what all the buzz is about.

From 6 to 8:30 p.m., enjoy light appetizers, music and good company at One Lounge DC, a hip cocktail lounge in the heart of North Dupont, with a dash of tradition and relaxed atmosphere. (Sounds just like producing an issue on deadline, right?)

If you can make it, please RSVP here. For directions, see the bottom of this post.

This is also just the beginning – all fall, we’ll have events — and not just in D.C. For those in New York City, please save the date for our Manhattan kickoff: September 22nd October 5th at 7pm, location TBA.

We’ll also continue to have the annual open house during GW’s Alumni Weekend, likely on Saturday, Sept. 17. Come flip through bound editions for memories of the past, or chat with current staffers about volume 108. Light refreshments served.

For any inquiries or comments about our launch celebration, or questions about getting involved with the programming committee, please feel free to contact us at

How to get there: OneLounge DC is located in the Northwest section of Washington, DC, on the corner of Connecticut Ave and Q Street NW. Metro Red Line to Dupont Circle and located approximately 50 feet from the North Exit of the station. Metered street parking is widely available, or there are several garages within the vicinity (including Central Parking System at 11 Dupont Circle NW or 1517 New Hampshire NW)