April 9, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 57

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

Gymnastics ends season with fourth-place finish at regionals

The GW gymnastics team finished fourth at the Southeast Regional in Gainseville, Fla., failing to advance to the NCAA National Championships next weekend. The top two finishers, first-place University of Georgia and second-place University of Florida, moved on to NCAAs. Georgia won the Southeast Regional with a team score of 197.775. Performing in its home […]

D.C. DIARY: Japanese culture blooms

April 5, 2001 Franklin Square Park 2 p.m. Newscasters predicted the peak bloom of D.C.’s famed cherry blossom trees to fall somewhere between April 4 and 6, and they were right. I decided to take advantage of a sunny afternoon and check out some of the Cherry Blossom Festival activities on my lunch break from […]

Latinos for Progress celebrate Noche de Cultura

Latinos for Progress celebrated Latin heritage Friday night with Noche de Cultura in the packed Marvin Center Ballroom, featuring live Latin entertainment from around the world. The night began as Ivette Fernandez, GW graduate and Miss Alaska in the 2000 Miss America pageant, addressed the audience and reflecting on her childhood. Living in Alaska, she […]

Column: Let the early season pennant races begin

What I love most about the early baseball season is that all teams are still mathematically alive in the pennant race. Well, barely alive. Tampa Bay is 1-5 and fading fast. But, even so, how many times can Devil Rays fans actually say that their beloved team is just three games behind second place New […]

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 […]