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Burning Issues: Why Republicans Need Trump

Burning Issues: Why Republicans Need Trump

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05/01/2016

I’ll admit, I was hesitant to put my real name on this column. I worry I’m starting to come off as that rarest of Georgetown students, the Trump apologist. Let me say outright, I loathe the man. I wish Trump had stuck to starring on The Apprentice and running companies into the ground instead of…

Burning Issues: The #Chalkening

Burning Issues: The #Chalkening

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05/01/2016

The death knell of irony may have officially sounded last month. In the wee hours of April Fool’s Day, a group of students slipped out of Darnall Hall to execute their plan. Chalk in hand, they scribbled satirical pro-Donald Trump slogans outside the ICC. That day, visitors to Red Square found a new table set…

Talking Tech: The Man, the Myth, the Legend

Talking Tech: The Man, the Myth, the Legend

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04/25/2016

He has been dubbed many things: the real life Tony Stark, the modern-day Tesla/Edison, and an antagonist like Hugo Drax and Dr. Evil (albeit jokingly). But if one thing is clear about Elon Musk, it is that he may as well have already changed the world as we know it—even with his larger visions still…

Talking Tech: Uberhaul

Talking Tech: Uberhaul

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04/13/2016

“On a snowy Paris evening in 2008, Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp had trouble hailing a cab,” reads the “Our Story” section of a popular ride-sharing service’s website. It continues, “So they came up with a simple idea—tap a button, get a ride.” Indeed, tap a button is, more or less, all that one has…

Burning Issues: Living Civilly

Burning Issues: Living Civilly

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04/10/2016

As housing season kicks into gear once more and new waves of Hoyas find out, to their dismay, that they’ll be living in VCW next year, the last few people without roommates find themselves scrambling to complete the process that half the school started in January. Even compared to the hassle of the townhouse lottery,…

Lessons From Literature: Selfish Love

Lessons From Literature: Selfish Love

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04/01/2016

  “So long as one is happy, one can endure any discipline: it was unhappiness that broke down the habits of work … I became aware that our love was doomed: love had turned into a love affair—with a beginning and an end.” —The End of the Affair, Graham Greene   Graham Greene’s The End…

Burning Issues: Board to Death

Burning Issues: Board to Death

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03/25/2016

Last week a group of GU students crossed cultural lines and borders to give a public demonstration of why we can’t have nice things. It all started when Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), protesting human rights abuses in the Occupied Territories, erected a large series of boards commemorating “International Israeli Apartheid Week.” The boards…

Talking Tech: Let it Go

Talking Tech: Let it Go

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03/24/2016

On March 12, AlphaGo—a computer program developed by Google’s DeepMind project—won the third out of five matches in the game of Go against Lee Sedol. With two more matches remaining, it became clear that Sedol, the South Korean who is regarded as the best Go player in the world, was no match for AlphaGo. For…

The Round Table: Early Lives Matter

The Round Table: Early Lives Matter

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03/20/2016

In the wake of the announcement that Cecile Richards will be coming to Georgetown to speak at the behest of the Lecture Fund it seems that the abortion debate has once again come to rock our campus. I think that this presents a good opportunity to once more explain that the Catholic opposition to Planned…

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