Author Archives: Julia Jester
Our generation screwed over MTV. We rewarded the movement towards reality television by religiously watching every move of stars like Heidi Montag and the Jersey Shore crew. MTV, in fact, aired the first true reality program with the 1992 premiere of The Real World, described by many at the time as innovative and definitive of […]
When you Google search “Simone Biles,” the top hits are not about how she left Belgium earlier this month as the most decorated gymnast of the 2013 World Championships. They do not praise her Amanar vault that could impress two-time, reigning World Champion McKayla Maroney. And they don’t discuss her floor exercise, which was packed […]
I grew up watching her live a double life on Hannah Montana, and now Miley Cyrus is living a double standard in Hollywood. Some of my friends think she’s a disaster, an “Amanda Bynes waiting to happen,” while others insist “Oh, she’s just being Miley.” But, the way I see it, Miley’s career is a […]
“Since 1789, the Georgetown University experience has always included Georgetown.” This is not a comment from a student, nor an on-campus publication. This is a comment from NBC News Washington’s recent video highlighting what neighbors and university administrators have seemingly failed to grasp—the success of Georgetown as a university is inextricably linked to its location […]
In its first album since emerging into the forefront of the music scene with hit-filled Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix in 2009, Phoenix takes a slight gamble with Bankrupt! as the band attempts to achieve the delicate balance between pushing artistic boundaries and embracing its relatively recent surge into mainstream music. Despite the stark similarities in sound and structure, Bankrupt! diverges from its predecessor in that it exhibits less cohesion and more confusion, particularly in its lyrics. However, the musical veterans do not disappoint in this amalgamation of recognizable vocals and excedingly synthesized sounds.
Though their usual musical nuance is missing throughout most of their fourth album, Mosquito is the kind of eccentric experimentation that could only come from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. While it lacks the clear highlights of prior albums, such as “Maps” from the now decade-old Fever to Tell, Mosquito is not without its moments—but listeners will have to scratch beyond the surface to discover these glimmers of artistic success.
The University’s Planning 102 session outlined long-term campus construction plans concerning GUTS bus routes and additional living space.
This past Sunday, nearly 40,000 people stood together on the National Mall in the Forward on Climate Rally and challenged President Barack Obama to live up to his inaugural promise to combat climate change. Led by environmentalist groups 350.org and the Sierra Club, the rally was the largest environmental demonstration in history.
“You can literally feel the energy of these 20 people who you’ve been working with for a year to create a conference,” said Ishita Kohli (SFS ’13). “I definitely had that perfect sense of fulfillment that I had ownership over an extremely amazing endeavor.” Students and alumni reflect on the meaning of NAIMUN’s 50th conference this coming weekend.
Though the 2012 election madness has finally drawn to a close, the political whirlwind has only just begun for the five Georgetown alumni elected into the 113th Congress for the first time. In January, these five new Democratic members of the House of Representatives will join an additional nine former Hoyas reelected into the House, as well as two alumni elected into the Senate.