April 9, 2001

Volume 97, Issue 57

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

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 […]

Column: Spring fever outbreak grips GW sloths

Friends and strangers alike often come to me for advice. This morning for instance, a troubled gentleman who I had never spoken to before, called my room at 8 a.m. He said, “My name is Charlie from Vintage Foods. I’m here to fill your vending machine.” Needless to say, I have no vending machine. Charlie […]

Letter to the Editor: GW’s traffic woes

GW strives to create a safe place for the students who call its campus home, yet something is keeping this from being achieved – automobiles. To change this, students must reclaim the streets and make them safe for non-automobile traffic. Most GW students walk, rollerblade or ride bicycles to class, and yet the University does […]

Young kicks off lecture series

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young talked about the positives and negatives of government-sponsored faith-based initiatives Thursday night at Lisner Auditorium as the featured speaker at the inaugural Richard W. Snowdon Lecture. “Poverty is not a result just of economic deprivation; drug addiction is not a result of economic deprivation,” Young said […]

Letter to the Editor: Apparel politics

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg claims that GW apparel is not the product of sweatshop labor. He bases his claim on the Follett and Collegiate codes of conduct. This is very reassuring until you read these codes of conduct. For the key issues (e.g. livable wages, safe workplace, maximum number of hours of work per […]