Stories of Wonder: Independent Bookstores Thrive in the District

Washington, D.C., is a hub for educated professionals from all over the world. From the high-end academic institutions in the city to the major decision makers on Capitol Hill, the District runs on the idea of always being informed. In a city that prides itself on knowledge and function, there is no better representation of...

Georgetown’s Journey Toward Diversity in STEM

Georgetown alumna Vera Rubin never received a Nobel Prize for her groundbreaking evidence of dark matter, much to the shock of the science world. Rubin, who passed away last year, spent her life advocating for young women to work in the sciences and has become a role model for young students. Her effort to improve...

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Ariel Levy’s The Rules Do Not Apply In 2012, Ariel Levy, a New Yorker staff writer since 2008 and author of Female Chauvinist Pigs, had it all: a wife, a successful career, and a baby on the way. Five months pregnant, she flew to Mongolia on a reporting trip where her life as she knew it...

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Georgetown’s Journey Toward Diversity in STEM

Georgetown’s Journey Toward Diversity in STEM

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09/15/2017

Georgetown alumna Vera Rubin never received a Nobel Prize for her groundbreaking evidence of dark matter, much to the shock of the science world. Rubin, who passed away last year, spent her life advocating for young women to work in the sciences and has become a role model for young students. Her effort to improve…

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

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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…

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