Daily Archives: November 18, 2010
Educational video games suck. Even if the kid with the controller doesn’t realize that the “game” he’s playing is actually edutainment and demands higher mental functioning, it’s a pretty safe bet that he’d still rather be blowing up heads in Gears of War than hopping to the next lily pad with a prime number on it. But what happens when the violent, war-driven video games are the educational ones?
As a dozen other people and I watched a woman have sex with an ape-man, I thought to myself, “This is not your grandmother’s Washington D.C.” It was a rainy November night, and I had slipped into The Passenger—a lonely 7th Street bar a few blocks north of Chinatown—and edged past the Tuesday night crowd of 20-somethings.
While many students know of only one basketball team with dominating guard play, this Tuesday night the Georgetown women’s basketball team showed that there is a plethora of backcourt talent on their squad. Fans were treated to a show on a rainy evening as the No. 13 Hoyas defeated their local rival, the No. 21 Maryland Terrapins.
November Madness does not have the same ring to it as March Madness, and no one has ever really thought about the concept. But this month, soccer rules the Hilltop.
Mentioning on-campus concerts often churns up memories of the “The Coolio Incident,” when in 2007, the crazy-haired rapper gave an acoustically disastrous performance in Georgetown’s gangster’s paradise, or Leo J. O’Donovan Hall. But now, Georgetown students have a reason to thank the University for its mediocre concerts of yesteryear, because they inspired Daniel Alexander to give Georgetown a better show.
Playing three games in four days, as the Hoyas are about to do in the Charleston Classic would tax any team’s depth. So when the team boarded a bus to South Carolina without two of their starters, it was definitely cause for concern.
For senior Charlie Buckingham, the fourth time’s a charm. Having spent four years sailing on the Hilltop, the senior won the elusive ICSA Men’s Singlehanded National Championship in his final attempt, during the weekend of Nov. 5-7. “His first three years he did [qualify], he was close: He was one of the favored.
Smell what he’s cooking?
Faster, Billybob! Kill! Kill!
The Rock’s gon’ getcha.
Love and Other Drugs
Given the choice of
Love and Other Drugs…and drugs
I’d rather OD.
Back in high school, my precocious self had an idea. I was going to write—for Rolling Stone, no less!—an article on Kanye West and his role as “This Generation’s Beatles.” Although most aspects of the story make 2010 me cringe, I’ve got to hand it to myself: 14-year-old me sure had foresight.
As a football fan, few things are more dispiriting than watching your team lose to the Cleveland Browns. Tying them may be one of them. I thought I was about to find out what that would feel like this past Sunday afternoon, as I watched the Jets squander a lead late in regulation and then struggle through nearly all of overtime.