Rebecca Zaritsky Students and Professors React to Immigration Executive Order

Meghan Bodette (SFS ‘20) had been up all night. For the last three days, she had attended protests, marching, chanting, and showing no signs of slowing down. Bodette, along with many other Georgetown students, walked to the Supreme Court despite the 30 degree weather one late evening in January. They were going to be heard....

Ryan Miller BMDT celebrates 35 years of dance, defiance, and diversity

Bodies tumble to the ground. Dancers fall, then carry each other around the studio. Pained, passionate faces match the sharp movements as Erykah Badu’s voice repeats the words, “This bitter land” from her song with the same name. For Black Movements Dance Theatre (BMDT), it’s all about the message behind the dance. In preparation for...

Jonny Amon It takes a Village (A): Life on the Hilltop for Chaplains and their Families

If you live in Village A, you might occasionally see something out of place. On days when the weather is warm and the sun shines, two small girls, dressed as carefree princesses, might be found dancing around on a rooftop, oblivious to the stresses and problems that absorb the students who surround them. The two...

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Students and Professors React to Immigration Executive Order

Students and Professors React to Immigration Executive Order

Meghan Bodette (SFS ‘20) had been up all night. For the last three days, she had attended protests, marching, chanting, and showing no signs of slowing down. Bodette, along with many other Georgetown students, walked to the Supreme Court despite the 30 degree weather one late evening in January. They were going to be heard….

BMDT celebrates 35 years of dance, defiance, and diversity

BMDT celebrates 35 years of dance, defiance, and diversity

Bodies tumble to the ground. Dancers fall, then carry each other around the studio. Pained, passionate faces match the sharp movements as Erykah Badu’s voice repeats the words, “This bitter land” from her song with the same name. For Black Movements Dance Theatre (BMDT), it’s all about the message behind the dance. In preparation for…

Sofar, So Good: Uncovering D.C.’s Pop-Up Concert Scene

Sofar, So Good: Uncovering D.C.’s Pop-Up Concert Scene

A crowd of people file into WeWork, a trendy office coworking space in DuPont Circle, on a Wednesday evening. Chattering amongst themselves and opening up their wine and beer bottles, they settle into couches and sit on the floor. The location exudes cool; WeWork includes an open lounge space featuring an odd assortment of couches…

The DMV Dilemma: Documenting Georgetown’s hometown recruiting woes

The DMV Dilemma: Documenting Georgetown’s hometown recruiting woes

On a quiet, unassuming Tuesday evening in Northwest Washington, D.C., Gonzaga College High School defeated Dematha Catholic High School in a monumental men’s basketball Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) matchup. In front of a capacity crowd and packed student section squeezed into Gonzaga’s Carmody Center near Union Station, the Eagles dealt Dematha its first loss…

Graduate Students Continue Push to Unionize

Graduate Students Continue Push to Unionize

Georgetown graduate students are seeking stronger and more formalized representation through unionization, a growing trend nationally at private universities since an Aug. 23, 2016 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) allowing such organization for graduate students. The recently formed Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) is working to establish an affiliation agreement with…

Surviving the Scrum: 50 Years of Rugby on the Hilltop

Surviving the Scrum: 50 Years of Rugby on the Hilltop

Despite being a very visible club team on campus, the Georgetown University Rugby Football Club (GURFC) plays a sport that is utterly foreign to most other students. But even if it is niche, rugby isn’t just a fad on campus. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of GURFC’s founding in 1967. In 2001, the team began…

Latinx Identity in the Georgetown Classroom

Latinx Identity in the Georgetown Classroom

Chris Wager (SFS’ 17) thought he could learn all he wanted to know in Georgetown’s classrooms. But when he developed an interest in Chicano studies, the academic field of Mexican-American culture and history, he found scant opportunities to study his own heritage through his Georgetown coursework. Although a flexible major and supportive professors allowed him…

GUerilla Warfare: The fight for laughter on the Hilltop

GUerilla Warfare: The fight for laughter on the Hilltop

Aside from the occasional snide remark in Matthew Kroenig’s Introduction to International Relations lecture, the Reiss 103 auditorium is not usually a space for comedy. Half of the “stage” is occupied by a large lab bench. Yet on Wednesday Dec. 7, the final night of the fall semester, underneath two imposing prints of the periodic…

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