March 10, 2003

Volume 99, Issue 54

Stories from the March 10, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

SNAPSHOT

The GW Fencing Club practices their moves Friday in K Gym. The club is in its third year at GW and practices twice a week.

AROUND D.C.

District imposes cab surcharge The District Taxicab commission approved an emergency $1 surcharge for fares to compensate for increased gas prices. The price of gas nationwide has increased 32 cents since December because of war fears, a Venezuelan strike and unusually cold weather, fueling the drive for the commissions’ surcharge. The extra fees will remain […]

D.C. enforces nightclub codes

Students may find longer lines outside clubs and emptier dance floors around the city as the D.C. Fire Marshal steps up building code inspections. Officials have cited several local nightclubs for fire and safety violations in the last few weeks, after catastrophes resulted in more than 100 deaths at nightclubs in Chicago and Rhode Island. […]

Students buy top housing picks

Students shelled out thousands of dollars for housing numbers Friday night at the 38th annual Martha’s Marathon as the highest bid reached $7,600. Students entered a raffle for the top lottery number while the second through fifth numbers were auctioned off to the highest student bidder at the Hollywood-themed event. Housing selection is scheduled for […]

Traditions, modern tunes mark Holi fest

The Indian Students’ Association’s Holi Rangeela show Saturday night combined traditional music with modern beats for a crowd of about 1,000. Students dressed in traditional Indian fine silk garments, celebrated their heritage, exhibiting song and dance routines they had been practicing for weeks. With 120 performers, this year’s show marked the largest involvement the ISA […]

GW radio to air in HWC

WRGW station managers plan to start broadcasting in the Lerner Health and Wellness Center before spring break. The radio station and HWC staff are still considering whether WRGW will have full reign over the HWC’s programming or if the station will only air its music and not talk shows. With half the funding it received […]

Hatchet wins awards

The Hatchet won 8 of the 2003 Society of Professional Journalists Regional Mark of Excellence Awards. Category 1 ~ Newspaper Editorial Writing First Place: Joshua Riezman, George Washington University Category 2 ~ Newspaper Editorial Cartooning First Place: Seth Casana, George Washington University Category 4 ~ Newspaper Sports Column Writing First Place: Lauren Silva, George Washington […]

Women hold war protest

Though Metropolitan Police arrested at least 27 people at anti-war protests outside the White House Saturday, International Women’s Day demonstrators were relatively peaceful as they protested impending military action in Iraq. Code Pink, a coalition of women’s groups formed out of concern for the safety of children at home and abroad, organized the rally of […]