WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD is true. I was in his house. His wife carried a tray of coffee and sugar. His daughter filed her nails, his son went out for the night. …. The parrot / said hello on the terrace. The colonel told it to shut up, and pushed himself from the table. My […]
“My first two weeks here freshman year were horrible. I cried every night because that was the first time I had to be in the hearing world 24/7.” Heather Artinian (COL ‘15) is a Justice and Peace Major. She is a student, an activist, a friend, and a daughter. She’s also deaf, and these memories […]
It’s no secret that the Hilltop is teeming with type-A students. Hoyas have ended up at the top of the financial, political, and entertainment worlds. There are a handful of people, however, who have also reached the pinnacle of the sporting world after wearing the blue and gray. Over 30 coaches and athletes affiliated with […]
Right around 4:30 a.m., after another late night of running numbers, Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union CEO Chris Kelly (COL ’14) hits the lights and locks up the back office of the student-run credit union. Kelly regularly spends over 30 hours per week in the Credit Union office, on top of finishing […]
In 1894, Rev. J. Harvey Richards sat at his desk and took pen to paper. He was editing a fundraising speech he was set to give to a group of Georgetown alumni. “Professors from other institutions, seeing our immense buildings and grounds, our numerous”—here he scratched out “professors” and put “instructors” above it in spidery handwriting—“and students, do enquire, ‘What is your endowment? It must be very great!
Standing in her living room, Anna* (COL ‘15) absorbed every detail of her house, neighborhood, and family for, what she believed to be, the last time. While she was exhilarated at the prospects of attending Georgetown University, she realized that going to college across the country came with a trenchant insecurity of not knowing when […]
Homefield Disadvantage: Why hasn’t Georgetown’s field hockey team had a winning season in over a decade?
Two years ago, Hannah Carey was facing a hard decision. She had an offer from Harvard, where she could have played field hockey for the Crimson. However, she also had an offer from Georgetown. Even though Georgetown’s field hockey team was not as prestigious as Harvard’s, the promise of a team on the rise convinced her to join the Hoyas. A year after playing, she’s dropped the sport completely.
If you were sitting on Healy lawn at graduation in the Spring of 2013, there’s a 55 percent chance that you were one of the many students graduating with the “distinctive” recognition of receiving honors. Three years from now, the statistics won’t be as great. Only approximately 25 percent of the class of 2017 will […]
Albums 1. Yeezus – Kanye West A challenging album that stands in sharp contrast to some of West’s past releases thanks to its raw minimalism, Yeezus is generally devoid of any radio-friendly tracks and instead opts for more brooding, almost industrial songs. From the opening grind of “On Sight” to the tortured screams on “I […]
A poll conducted by Public Policy Polling released last April found that 63 percent of D.C. residents would support legalizing marijuana and regulating its sale for adults. Moreover, 75 percent of D.C. residents would approve of decriminalization. Despite the obstacles and potential pitfalls, marijuana activists remain confident that they can change the law via a 2014 referendum. With other states eyeing legalization in 2014, D.C. could both provide a symbolic victory to pro-marijuana activists and serve as a model for how the rest of the country should proceed.