Daily Archives: April 25, 2013
Though some of us believe we are too old or too cool to still dress up, hot-pants Heidi and S&M Spiderwoman were already defying the norm of preppiness at the Guards last Saturday. Many more young women will freeze radiantly beneath pink wigs, feather boas, fish nets, fake eyelashes and little else Thursday through Saturday.
I was fortunate enough to have good tickets to the Jazz-76ers preseason game this past weekend. From my seat, I couldn’t help but notice the ridiculous amount of trash talking on the court. John Stockton was running his little mouth, Karl Malone was staring people down, and Allen Iverson was being cocky as all hell.
He stares with his arms folded, never showing any emotion. Each week he leads his resurgent team out on the field with a brisk run. He is the best thing to happen to college football in the last 50 years and he knows it. What makes him the best is that he understands his job isn’t finished until Jan.
While most colleges were holding Midnight Madness last week, Georgetown postponed the unveiling of the basketball teams due to the threat of low attendance posed by Columbus Day weekend. The traditional start of the college basketball season, Midnight Madness stokes the coals of excitement and anticipation for the upcoming season.
This fall, three Georgetown teams are vying for postseason appearances in the Big East Conference. While the Women’s Soccer team has already secured a berth, the fates of the Men’s Soccer and Women’s Volleyball teams have yet to be determined.
Men’s Soccer (5-8 overall, 3-4 Big East, Ninth in Conference)
The Georgetown Men’s Soccer team has five regular season games left.
In flip-flops and a button-down shirt, Andrew Campbell (SFS ‘06) of San Diego, Ca. looks like your average, laid-back first-year. You probably wouldn’t guess that he is one of the premier Laser class sailors in the world, the recent winner of the Youth Sailing International Sailing Federation World Championships and a U.
Last spring, Vice President for Student Affairs Juan Gonzalez announced that he would hire a new part-time Special Assistant to the Vice President who would address the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. After months of discussion between the administration and the diversity working group about the creation of a resource center, both sides seemed to be content with the decision.
In 1935, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, a group that honors Confederate soldiers killed in the Civil War, donated $50,000 to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. This contribution covered one third of the building costs for Confederate Memorial Hall, a dormitory that provided free housing for female students who were studying to become teachers and were descendants of Confederates.
The statistics on sexual assault, while oft repeated, somehow never lose their ability to shock. Somewhere between one in four and one in five women is a victim of rape or attempted rape during her lifetime. The majority of these incidents involve young women, making college campuses one of the most dangerous environments for women.
If there’s one thing your coffee table needs this season, it’s a big book with the word “racism” on the cover. Ego Trip’s Big Book of Racism should fit the bill nicely. The book assembles a field of startlingly honest voices for a selection of lists and essays that seem to agree on at least one thing: Letting taste and political correctness reign in the discourse on race is pointless.