Daily Archives: October 11, 2007
Let’s say you want to throw on a record and kick back. What do you do? Pop a CD into your stereo? Plug in the iPod? Simple enough. Now, let’s try something more interesting. It’ll require friends, coordination and multiple music-playing devices. Still with me? Good. Here are three sound experiments that force us to take a more active role in our listening. Pass the Dark Side of the Rainbow, please.
You can’t spell “Ceviche” without the word “chic” … and rearranging a few letters. And that’s exactly what Ceviche restaurant is—chic. This second installment of a new restaurant chain of famed restaurateur Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld opened just two months ago. Though aiming to fill the Latin-cuisine need of the Glover Park/Georgetown area, “chic” doesn’t quite cover for inauthentic food.
Don’t worry, mother, he is no more.
A string of pearls and a torn nibble of lace,
Blood emerged to frame her face,
The creature had cursed us before.
As it is, I stand now listless lifeless and still
Watching the ebbs of the river outdo
The dying ebbs of my river flowing inside.
Between 18 credits, multiple clubs and Congressional internships, most Georgetown students believe they are making the most of life, even at the expense of sleep. Yet it all pales in comparison to a few fellow students for whom extracurricular activities mean something else entirely: Georgetown students with kids of their own.
Mention Georgetown students with kids and the common response is, “Are there any?” Georgetown is not a community where one might expect people to have children, start a family, or settle down. Jennifer Kueler (SFS ‘09), President of GU Right to Life and liaison to the University’s Health Education Services, is not surprised.
“Personally, the sense that I get is that Georgetown is so intense, anything that impedes someone from getting the degree, the internship, etc., becomes very hush-hush,” she said. “Pregnant students don’t fit in the sense that they think that having a family is more important than having a career.”
Violence is never sexy.
Missiles fire erotically erect
through tight canals
leaving shards of shrapnel.
Less than two months ago, rumors circulated that Radiohead would wait until 2008 to release their long-awaited seventh LP. Then, on Oct. 1st, a message appeared on the band’s official website detailing that the new record, entitled In Rainbows, would come out in 10 days. No promos, no publicity, no hype. The price? “Whatever you want.”
I know some Georgetown graduates look down on Holy Cross (which does not say a lot to me about their character) but to refer to HC as “J.V. Georgetown” and then to call it a “regional school” [Sports Sermon, Sports, 10/4] (HC has always been considered a national liberal arts college in U.S. News and World Report and such organizations) is just a display of conceit and/or ignorance.
World records tend to fall within three categories: impressive physical feats, biological abnormalities and arbitrary spectacle. While the majority of these achievements seem legitimate, some of the more random records negate being “the best” versus being “the only.” Sure, more people can make records this way, but often times the results become laughable. Here’s a taste of some of the more bizarre records featured on YouTube.