Author Archives: Julia Jester
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.
If “Gangnam Style” is the extent of your knowledge about the current dance world, the time has arrived to experience Georgetown’s Black Movements Dance Theatre. Appropriately titled for its emphasis on girl power and ethnic culture, Fire in Her Eyes opens this weekend at the Walsh Black Box Theatre. And what the show lacks in technical consistency, Fire makes up for with the dancers’ passion, highlighted in energetic performances which mix a myriad of styles.
Georgetown students took advantage of the two days of cancelled classes resulting from Superstorm Sandy by studying, sleeping, relaxing, or raging safely inside their heated residences. However, other members of the Georgetown community and greater D.C. area were not so fortunate.
“It’s [an] amazing thing to look back on your college career and realize something you were part of in the early days is really still something that is still important to the community today.” Not many people can say that, but Chris Callsen (COL ‘85), a founding member of Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service, can.
Trebizond Investments has sparked controversy ever since it arrived on campus last semester with the slogan, “Become the 1%.” But as founder Caspian Tavallali (SFS ‘14) put it, “any press is good press, especially when you’re a small company.”