Fantoms, Aliens, and Mutants: Promoting Social Consciousness in the Trump Era

From its modest perch above a Subway sandwich shop in Dupont Circle, Fantom Comics supplies D.C. with the newest and latest in the comic book world. But amid tales of heroic feats and epic galactic battles, this indie comic store aims to bring into the mainstream stories of even greater importance. Namely, that of marginalized minorities.Through its queer, women’s, and Black Panther book clubs, the store provides a forum for dialogue amongst members of marginalized communities. “I feel like Fant

More than Coaches: Looking Back on the Thompson Era

In 1972, Georgetown University was a small Catholic university in a predominately white neighborhood. Best known among elite east coast families for its strong academics and Jesuit values, Georgetown was an attractive location for parents to send their future lawyers and politicians. Students arrived on campus to study, and paid little attention to the school’s modest athletic program.  Following a dismal three-win season in 1971-72, a committee led by admissions director Charles Deacon hired lo

and Marching for Science: Hoya Students and Faculty Call for Science Advocacy

“What do we want? Science! When do we want it? After peer review!” The chant carried across the National Mall as a crowd of Hoyas marched past the Washington Monument. Despite the rain that threatened to smudge the carefully constructed slogans and designs on their poster boards, more than 200 students, faculty and staff gathered...

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Fantoms, Aliens, and Mutants: Promoting Social Consciousness in the Trump Era

Fantoms, Aliens, and Mutants: Promoting Social Consciousness in the Trump Era

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04/28/2017

From its modest perch above a Subway sandwich shop in Dupont Circle, Fantom Comics supplies D.C. with the newest and latest in the comic book world. But amid tales of heroic feats and epic galactic battles, this indie comic store aims to bring into the mainstream stories of even greater importance. Namely, that of marginalized minorities.Through its queer, women’s, and Black Panther book clubs, the store provides a forum for dialogue amongst members of marginalized communities. “I feel like Fant

More than Coaches: Looking Back on the Thompson Era

More than Coaches: Looking Back on the Thompson Era

By:
04/28/2017

In 1972, Georgetown University was a small Catholic university in a predominately white neighborhood. Best known among elite east coast families for its strong academics and Jesuit values, Georgetown was an attractive location for parents to send their future lawyers and politicians. Students arrived on campus to study, and paid little attention to the school’s modest athletic program.  Following a dismal three-win season in 1971-72, a committee led by admissions director Charles Deacon hired lo

On the Record with President DeGioia on Free Speech, Affordability, and Working With Descendants of Slaves

On the Record with President DeGioia on Free Speech, Affordability, and Working With Descendants of Slaves

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04/19/2017

On April 11, former Editor-in-Chief Graham Piro sat down with President DeGioia to discuss the issues of free speech, affordability, Nike, Georgetown’s relationship with its legacy of slavery, and the basketball program. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.  Student Life Graham Piro: Right now, what do you think the biggest challenge is…

Campus Media Concerned Over Budget Cuts

Campus Media Concerned Over Budget Cuts

By: and
04/07/2017

The GUSA Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee (Fin/App) cut funding for Media Board by 39.5 percent for fiscal year 2018 compared to 2017’s allocation, a decrease of $37,500, according to the 2018 Student Activities Budget Report. GUSA senators have said that this cut restores the board to its historical funding levels. (Full Disclosure: The Voice…

In Chartered Waters: School Choice in the District

In Chartered Waters: School Choice in the District

By: and
03/31/2017

“We certainly are keenly aware of the fact that you have choices and your children can go anywhere,” Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Antwan Wilson said to concerned students, parents, and teachers gathered at a community conversation in Alice Deal Middle School on March 27. Students, teachers, and parents sat at…

Classics Department Translates Letter on Sale of 272 Slaves

Classics Department Translates Letter on Sale of 272 Slaves

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03/31/2017

A group of around 20 students and faculty from the Classics Department recently finished an English translation of an 1836 Latin letter from the Society of Jesus headquarters in Rome. The translation revealed that the university did not comply with the Jesuits’ provisions for the sale of 272 slaves that saved Georgetown from bankruptcy in…

No Longer ‘Safe From Science’: Dissecting science visibility and increasing course requirements

No Longer ‘Safe From Science’: Dissecting science visibility and increasing course requirements

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03/31/2017

When most people hear the words “Georgetown University,” they think of international relations, government, and business, headlined by the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the McDonough School of Business. Few think of science, but perceptions may soon change with the current proposal to implement a science requirement for all undergraduate students. “We…

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