How Nationals Park Transformed the Riverfront

The Capitol Riverfront, the neighborhood encompassing the Washington Navy Yard, the Yards Park, and the riverfront area that stretches to the edge of Southwest D.C., sits along the Anacostia River. The neighborhood is bound on the west by Interstate 395. To the east lies Interstate 695, the construction of which cut off much of the...

One-Two Punch: Georgetown Club Boxing Mixes Combat with Camaraderie

The scene outside Bulldog Alley on a Tuesday evening is laid-back: Students mingle near Chick-fil-A or Crop Chop, lingering around the tables with open books. Step inside the multipurpose studio, however, and one immediately feels a figurative and literal change in temperature. Students jump rope, juke, and spar to the tune of hip-hop and Latin...

Office Hours: Panini Girlfriend

When asked about Panini Girlfriend’s Facebook cover photo, bassist Mike Poletti (COL ‘18) and singer-guitarist Natasha Janfaza (COL ‘18)  burst out laughing. “Oh, so that was a joke that went too far,” Poletti said. In the photo, the three members of the band are standing in a parking garage, staring expressionlessly into the camera, wearing...

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How Nationals Park Transformed the Riverfront

How Nationals Park Transformed the Riverfront

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04/13/2018

The Capitol Riverfront, the neighborhood encompassing the Washington Navy Yard, the Yards Park, and the riverfront area that stretches to the edge of Southwest D.C., sits along the Anacostia River. The neighborhood is bound on the west by Interstate 395. To the east lies Interstate 695, the construction of which cut off much of the…

Office Hours: Panini Girlfriend

Office Hours: Panini Girlfriend

By:
03/23/2018

When asked about Panini Girlfriend’s Facebook cover photo, bassist Mike Poletti (COL ‘18) and singer-guitarist Natasha Janfaza (COL ‘18)  burst out laughing. “Oh, so that was a joke that went too far,” Poletti said. In the photo, the three members of the band are standing in a parking garage, staring expressionlessly into the camera, wearing…

Office Hours: Lana Nauphal

Office Hours: Lana Nauphal

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03/23/2018

Lana Nauphal (COL ‘19) began her set in the Voice office with a cover of “For the Sake of the Song,” a folk number by Texas crooner Townes Van Zandt. It’s a ritual for her, she says. Even when she’s alone, she sings it before anything else, to warm up her vocal chords. “Why does…

Office Hours: Joe Sonza

Office Hours: Joe Sonza

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03/23/2018

Joe Sonza (COL ’19) expects a lot from himself. “I bombed yesterday,” he said of his set for the Voice. “I was not pleased at all with my performance.” The crowd in the Voice office didn’t notice, enthusiastically applauding his alternatingly soft and intense acoustic performance. Sonza’s reaction illustrates his philosophy on performance: He’s laid…

Charlie Visconage on Color, Beginnings, and Doing it All

Charlie Visconage on Color, Beginnings, and Doing it All

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03/02/2018

Charlie Visconage is taking it easy. The 31-year-old Washington artist responsible for Cool Guy Alert!, a Hill Center exhibit on display from Jan. 4 to Feb. 24, recently donated a kidney to his father and is currently in the midst of a gradual recovery. Per doctor’s orders, Visconage has been avoiding lifting heavy objects by…

Shutout: Inequality in Access to D.C. Youth Sports

Shutout: Inequality in Access to D.C. Youth Sports

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03/02/2018

“You’re here for Kevin, aren’t you?” she said. The woman at the front desk of the Seat Pleasant Activities Center is aware of the building’s significance. After all, this is the gym where NBA superstar Kevin Durant first emerged, honing his basketball skills on the hardwood just outside Washington in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Durant’s…

Underrepresented on the Hilltop: Georgetown’s Women Fight for Equality

Underrepresented on the Hilltop: Georgetown’s Women Fight for Equality

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02/16/2018

Georgetown University’s Board of Directors, which governs the university and makes decisions regarding tuition, academic programs, and other university policies along with President John DeGioia, is composed of nine women and 32 men. The board’s executive committee has 12 men, and two women. The executive committee’s compensation subcommittee has four members, all of whom are…

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