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NBA Draft-Day Trades: Winners and Losers

NBA Draft-Day Trades: Winners and Losers

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06/26/2017

For NBA fans, draft day is a lot like Christmas. But on NBA Christmas, only the bad teams get gifts, while the good teams get the basketball player equivalents of coal (unless you’re the Celtics). And unlike a traditional gift exchange, trades are not just permitted, but encouraged. There’s no angry aunts or uncles to…

Thank You, Sam Hinkie

Thank You, Sam Hinkie

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06/22/2017

The past week has been beautiful for Philadelphia 76ers fans. On Friday evening, ESPN’s Marc Stein and Zach Lowe reported that the Boston Celtics and Sixers were in “serious talks” for a trade involving the Celtics’ No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. On Monday, the reported trade was made official. The Sixers…

It’s Time to Treat Christian Pulisic Like a Star

It’s Time to Treat Christian Pulisic Like a Star

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06/08/2017

Last summer, United States men’s national team member Christian Pulisic left camp early to attend his high school prom. The next day, he became the youngest scorer in USMNT history. This summer, he’s expected to lead the team to qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Pulisic, who has risen from promising prospect to…

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…

Georgetown Hires Patrick Ewing as Next Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Georgetown Hires Patrick Ewing as Next Men’s Basketball Head Coach

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04/03/2017

The Georgetown men’s basketball team has hired Hall of Famer and former player Patrick Ewing (COL ’85) as its next head coach, multiple sources confirmed Monday afternoon. He will immediately assume his duties as coach, leaving his now-former position as an assistant coach of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. “Patrick’s commitment to Georgetown and further animating our…

Classics Department Translates Letter on Sale of 272 Slaves

Classics Department Translates Letter on Sale of 272 Slaves

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03/31/2017

A group of around 20 students and faculty from the Classics Department recently finished an English translation of an 1836 Latin letter from the Society of Jesus headquarters in Rome. The translation revealed that the university did not comply with the Jesuits’ provisions for the sale of 272 slaves that saved Georgetown from bankruptcy in…

Track Takes: Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”

Track Takes: Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”

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03/30/2017

Kendrick Lamar has dropped another unexpected track just a week after his viral hit, “The Heart Part 4.” Laced with varied beats and wide-ranging subject matter, “The Heart” was met with wide acclaim, and ended warning his fans to prepare for April 7. Only halfway done with getting prepared, Lamar’s latest, “HUMBLE.” is another stark…

Track Takes: Kendrick Lamar, “The Heart Part 4”

Track Takes: Kendrick Lamar, “The Heart Part 4”

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03/24/2017

After dropping a cryptic Instagram post midday on Thursday March 23, Kendrick Lamar released his first single since Untitled Unmastered a year ago this month. “The Heart Part 4” is a wide-ranging, almost 5-minute reassertion of Lamar’s status in hip-hop. Never one to shy away from non-traditional beats, “Part 4” opens with Lamar rapping over a…

Georgetown parts ways with John Thompson III

Georgetown parts ways with John Thompson III

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03/23/2017

Georgetown men’s basketball Head Coach John Thompson III will not return to the team next season, university President John DeGioia announced in a statement on Thursday afternoon. “It is with profound regret and deep appreciation that I informed John Thompson III this morning that the University will no longer be retaining his services as our…

Change Needed in Basketball Leadership

Change Needed in Basketball Leadership

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03/16/2017

Georgetown invests in men’s basketball like its program is a national power. In recent years, however, performance has not met this level of investment. This editorial board believes that present conditions make improvement unlikely without intervention, and therefore urges the administration to address problems within the the basketball program. Head Coach John Thompson III has…

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