April 9, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 57

Stories from the April 9, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Water polo advances to Eastern Championships

The GW women’s water polo team placed fourth at the Southern Championships in Grove City, Pa., Friday and Saturday, securing a spot at the Eastern Championships April 28 and 29 in Providence, RI. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. Princeton University won the Southern Championships ahead of second-place […]

Upcoming Games

Monday – no games scheduled Tuesday – Baseball vs. Georgetown 3 p.m. Wednesday – Baseball at Richmond 3 p.m. WTennis at James Madison 2 p.m.

Women’s tennis topples Temple

The GW women’s tennis team improved its record to 8-3 Saturday with a 5-2 victory over host Temple. The middle and bottom of the Colonials’ lineup shined for GW. “It was an upset for (GW) because Temple is an favorite to win the a-10 Tournament,” GW coach Gene Gengler-Swiacki said. Other players stepped up after […]

Men’s tennis splits weekend

The GW men’s tennis team split the weekend at St. Bonaventure with a 5-2 loss to the host Bonnies Friday, but defeated Cleveland State 7-0 Saturday in the team’s final regular season matches. The Colonials (9-11) will head to Pittsburgh for the Atlantic 10 Championship next weekend at Duquesne. On Saturday, the Colonials cruised to […]

SPOTLIGHT: Old fasioned uptown still in style

Originally Published 04/09/01 It bills itself as Washington’s premiere movie palace. Having hosted every major star from the silver screen, as well as a handful of presidents, members of Congress and other dignitaries along with the greatest films of all time, the Uptown Theatre earns the designation. The Uptown Theatre, or the Cineplex Odeon Uptown […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Class markets new Pontiac Aztek in Kogan Plaza

Professor Marilyn Liebrenz-Himes’ marketing class took over Kogan Plaza Thursday, offering students a peak at Pontiac’s new Aztek sport utility vehicle, in the culmination of semester-long marketing research project for the new all-purpose Pontiac Aztek car, the first SRV from Pontiac. Barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, jousting, basketball and raffles […]

Staff Editorial: 4-RIDE revised

The University Police Department will no longer offer 4-RIDE on-demand shuttle service between residence halls preferring instead to have students rely upon the Colonial Express shuttle vans, which circle campus every 40 minutes. While many students are understandably upset at the announcement, the decision to change the way GW transports students is practical and in […]

CONCERT REVIEW: Ween rocks D.C.’s 9:30 Club

By Jane Smith U-WIRE Washington Bureau April 9, 2001 In this musical era most rock bands book gigantic arenas, complain about “piracy” MP3-trading and insist upon security that demeans the average concertgoer to the level of a criminal. But one rock group still considers its fans and generates an effort to please them: Ween. An […]

Staff Editorial: Fabricating prestige

GW renamed the residence hall Riverside Towers to International House in a ceremony Thursday continuing a trend at GW of focusing on the trappings of prestige rather than working on the fundamental elements of a university that bring actual reputation. In recent years GW has built multi-million dollar gates, renamed several residence halls transforming Everglades […]

Generic comedy gets medieval

A few simply mindless comedies hit the big screen every year. But audiences usually do not seem to mind. Just Visiting (Hollywood Pictures) employs the same humor as Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and provides a few easy laughs without challenging the mind too much. The movie – scripted after films of the late ’80s […]