In the past year, Georgetown has been cited in national media as a trailblazer in LGBTQ issues for a Catholic university. Although seeing students sporting “I am” shirts and toting rainbow flags around campus feels as normal today to the average student as Nantucket Reds and Sperrys, activists say Georgetown still has a long way to go before it can truly call itself “gay-friendly.”
Do bioethics and architectural design have anything in common? What about international politics and theatrical performance, or even the visual arts? Much more than you might guess, especially here at Georgetown.
Despite a general lack of knowledge about college sailing, people seem quick to write the sport off as minor—or worse, boring. On the contrary, Georgetown’s sailing team has proven to be one of the University’s most successful varsity sports programs of the last decade, having secured the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association/Gill National Championship twice, including last year, and having placed five times in the last nine years. And what’s more, the high physical risk sailors face in what turns out to be an extremely dangerous sport challenges anyone who thinks of sailing as a leisurely activity.
With the addition of two new SafeRide routes to Dupont and Adams Morgan and the lifting of the one keg rule for on-campus parties, one thing has become painfully clear to the student population: The administration either wants us on campus or miles away from it. But, despair not! D.C. offers many a night time dives, ranging from laid-back beer gardens to lively joints to dance the night away. So, if you find yourself already tired of hosting sticky, Burnett’s-fueled ragers under the watchful eye of DPS, check out the Voice’s suggestions for a quality night out at the District’s bars. Just don’t be too loud getting out of the taxi on your way back to campus.
A Hoya’s first year on the Hilltop is often filled with new challenges, new friendships, new experiences—new everything. In our first-ever NSO Special Edition, we here at the Voice have compiled stories from our own first years at Georgetown.
The medical attention given to club programs is not held to the same standards as that given to their varsity counterparts. Although it has been a concern, these athletes are not given access to a trainer—considered an essential resource at advanced levels of competition.
In 1989 the University implemented the speech and expression policy, which guarantees members of the University access to public space on campus to discuss issues, as well as demarcates the boundaries of Georgetown’s unrestricted free-speech zone to Red Square.
For years, Georgetown students’ access to locally-grown food was limited. But with the establishment of the Georgetown Farmers’ Market in the spring of 2011, a variety of vendors have been attracted to the opportunities selling produce at a university provides.
This season we ventured into the District to showcase a mix of vintage and new. From Malcom X Park to cafes in Adams Morgan to the Sculpture Garden at the National Mall, D.C. is the perfect place to get out and explore. Now is the time to shed your winter layers and strut spring styles.