February 20, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 45

Stories from the February 20, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

SPOTLIGHT: The beat of the blues

“The blues goes to the heart because it comes from the heart,” -Booker T. Washington. Blues music conjures up images of smoky bar rooms and soulful voices. And while the Mississippi Delta is known as the birthplace of the blues, D.C. has a history rich with blues music. Blues music first developed from black field […]

GW revokes student leases

Students living in the 2109 F Street apartment building are being told to vacate May 31 after the University sent a letter Feb. 1 informing them of plans to convert the building into a residence hall. GW owns the building, which neighbors Guthridge Hall, and reserves the right to end leases at any time. Housing […]

Letter to the Editor: Congressman crook

It was with much chagrin that I learned Congressman James Traficant of Ohio would be speaking to the College Republicans at GW. After reading The Hatchet article on Feb. 15, entitled “House Democrat addresses CRs” (p. 1), I feel compelled to ensure that people know the truth about this so-called “maverick.” James Traficant is a […]

Blues clubs in the area

Black Cat 1831 14th St. (202) 667-7960 Blues Alley 1073 Wisconsin Ave. (202) 337-4141 Chuck & Billy’s Lounge 2718 Georgia Ave. (202) 232-0924 The Foggy Dog 2519 Pennsylvania Ave. (202) 463-3025 The Garage 1214 B 18th St. (202) 331-7123 HR-57 1610 14th St. (202) 667-3700 Madam’s Organ 2641 18th St. (202) 667-5370 Politiki 319 Pennsylvania […]

Group rings in Chinese New Year

The Chinese American Student Association gave students another chance to celebrate the Chinese New Year in the Hippodrome Friday. The official holiday took place in China two weeks ago, but celebrations continued for the Year of the Snake with dancing and a free buffet. Grace Li, CASA secretary and one of the event’s emcees, said […]

Blaze singes Bon Wit Plaza

Residents evacuated Bon Wit Plaza and watched a blaze scorch a fourth floor room after an electrical fire in an apartment kitchen spread and burst out the room’s window Saturday night. The GW Hospital treated two people for minor smoke inhalation, but no other injuries were reported, said David Kalun, site manager for the complex […]

Colonials battle, Flyers prevail

It was a game the GW men’s basketball team had a chance to win. The Colonials entered the University of Dayton Arena Saturday afternoon coming off a 30-point pounding of Rhode Island with Chris Monroe back in uniform. They had an ESPN audience, a healthy roster and chance to build on a two-game winning streak […]

Students send valentines to SJT

Free The Planet! GW, a campus environmental group, delivered Valentines to GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg last week with slogans such as “Roses are red, violets are blue, Georgetown recycles why doesn’t GW?” to encourage the president to reevaluate GW’s recycling system. The group made about 20 paper Valentines and delivered them in an envelope […]

Show gives step a modern beat

The members of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. sorority stepped their way into their Fourth Annual Charity Step Show overall championship Saturday night in Lisner Auditorium. The show raised $2,000 for The March of Dimes. Historically black fraternities and sororities from D.C. and Maryland competed to show off new twists of traditional step moves for the […]

Tennis sweeps, 7-0

It was a game, set, match for the GW men’s tennis team, which defeated host West Virginia University 5-2 Saturday, one day after acing George Mason, 7-0. Freshman No. 1 singles player Matt Hane led the way for the Colonials posting a 6-4, 6-4 win against the Mountaineers and a 6-2, 6-1 victory over the […]