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Club Lau: A Preview

Club Lau: A Preview

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This coming Saturday, hundreds of students will be stuck in Lau scared and pressured as the night grows darker. No, it’s not because professors have scheduled midterms for next week already. It’s because Club Lau is here. Located on the third floor of Lauinger Library, Club Lau is a dance held for students who want…

Guide to the Student Activities Fair

Guide to the Student Activities Fair

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While classes and where you live are defining factors of your Georgetown experience, student involvements hold a big impact on a typical Hoya’s time on the Hilltop. The Council of Advisory Boards (CAB) holds a fair every semester, taking place this year on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., where clubs table on Copley Lawn and try…

Religion at Georgetown

Religion at Georgetown

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On April 27th, 2015, a group of protestors from the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) picketed outside of Georgetown’s front gates. The group, known for their hate speech on homosexuality and were stopping at Georgetown before marching through D.C. en route to the Supreme Court, were met by a crowded counter-protest of students screaming right back….

Guide to New Student Orientation

Guide to New Student Orientation

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With NSO starting in just a few weeks, you’re probably wondering what this orientation thing is all about. Below, we’ve republished and compiled some words of wisdom from previous Voice staffers and previous editions of Prefrosh Preview to help you get a sense of what your first few days on the Hilltop will be like. You…

Greek life at Georgetown

Greek life at Georgetown

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As a 225-year old Jesuit institution, Georgetown has had a lukewarm relationship with Greek life. The university has long maintained its stance that Greek organizations are incompatible with the University’s Catholic ideals since the 1950s. At the same time, sororities and fraternities have increased their presence on campus in recent years. Under the current policy of…

Georgetown’s Year in Review 2014-15

Georgetown’s Year in Review 2014-15

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As your summer comes to a close and your freshman year begins, you’re about to be thrown onto this big campus we call “the Hilltop” to begin the college adventure. Now, I’m sure your Blue & Gray tour guide gave you the complete 4-1-1 about campus happenings during GAAP weekend, but you might be left…

The four freshman dorms

The four freshman dorms

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After you’ve chosen, or left up to fate, your roommate, the University assigns you to live in one of four freshmen dorms in early August. It doesn’t really matter whether you made the effort to tour Georgetown over GAAP weekend, when you walked around under the illusion that you could “shop” for dorms. That’s not possible. It’s totally…

Every conversation you’ll have at NSO

Every conversation you’ll have at NSO

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Six years ago, the Voice made a flowchart predicting every conversation you’ll have at New Student Orientation. Six years later, everything still rings true. (click to embiggen) The moral of the story is, don’t worry if you can’t find a BFF the first few weeks, especially during NSO. Almost everyone is an out-of-state student, and there’s lots…

Buying your textbooks

Buying your textbooks

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As a college student, you’ll easily find yourself cash-strapped in pretty much every living moment. One way to try and preserve the dwindling balance in your checking account is to consider how you’re getting the textbooks you need for each class. Vox is here to explain some of your best, cheapest options. Buying from the Georgetown University…

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