Author Archives: Rachel Calvert
“See that fish there. Back in the early ‘60s or ‘70s, you didn’t see catfish like that.”
John Swan pulls his hook out of the mouth of what he estimates to be a 20-pound catfish. For now, it flops around on the grass. “A few years ago you could come down here and stay all day—catfish will bite anything—but you couldn’t hardly catch anything.”
The Voice reads the GUSA Executive candidates’ platforms—so you don’t have to!
After a year of protracted negotiations, representatives of the Georgetown Dining Services union, Unite Here!, and University food services provider Aramark have agreed on a three-year contract.
In early April 2011, the student spearheading the broad “Bring Back Healy Pub” movement had his first meeting with any member of the administration. Chris Pigott (COL ’12), then a GUSA Senator, met with Vice President of Student Affairs Todd Olson to propose the use of student money to revive the storied bar, which saw its heyday during the 1970s and ‘80s.
At the end of this semester, School of Foreign Service Dean Bryan Kasper will leave Georgetown for a job at the State Department. Kasper has worked for Georgetown since 1998.
Fiona Grieg, a Democratic candidate for the Ward 2 City Council seat challenging incumbent Jack Evans, recently established the non-partisan Students for Fiona working group. Composed of Georgetown students, the group aims to increase student voter registration this semester, in anticipation of next April’s election. “In the spring, [the Students for Fiona group] will be focused on creating action plans for everyone involved, making sure people know where to vote, when to vote, how to vote, and then the reasons why to vote,” the group’s co-captain Craig Cassey (COL ‘15) said.
Students making their first tour of Georgetown are first directed to Leo’s, then introduced into the cult of Hilltop mythology centuries-old buildings, a legendary basketball team, Bill Clinton. Somewhere over the years, “Hoya Saxa” became part of that arsenal. We chant it, we wear it, we tell the story. We love it.
If you’re unfamiliar, the tale goes something like this: once upon a time, Georgetown boasted a stellar football team, who kicked and pummeled their way to victory every week on Copley lawn. Fans would watch from the stone wall bordering the lawn.
When it was first published in Oct. 1969, the Gay Blade, a gay-centric newsletter that was later renamed the Washington Blade, had a curious distribution strategy. Nancy Tucker, a founding co-editor, personally delivered the issues directly to bars.
“I walked past the business center and saw the crawl on the bottom of the television screen that said ‘Flight 77 missing.’ And I did a little bit of a double take.”
An unprecedented 5.8 Magnitude earthquake hit the D.C. area and much of the east coast on Tuesday, sending Georgetown’s emergency responders into crisis mode. Following the thirty second long quake, the University’s Emergency Response Team rushed to evacuate students from on-campus facilities.