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Olivia Martin

The Amen Corner Brings Baldwin to Life at Sidney Harman Hall

“The greatest poet in the English language found his poetry where poetry is found: in the lives of the people.” This sentence appears in a 1964 James Baldwin essay titled “Why I Stopped Hating Shakespeare,” but really, the words could be about Baldwin himself. Even in the 21st century, his works tell stories loaded with...
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Chetan Dokku

Penn Masala and Student Groups Light Up the Stage at Gaston Hall

The South Asian student organizations of Georgetown, George Washington University, and American University hosted Penn Masala and various South Asian student dance groups at Gaston Hall in front of a sold-out crowd on Feb. 21. The world’s first South Asian a cappella group, Penn Masala was formed in 1996 at the University of Pennsylvania and...
Maya Cassady

Beach Bunny Combines Intimate Narratives With Uplifting Indie Pop In Honeymoon

Beach Bunny’s debut album, Honeymoon (2020), isn’t revolutionary, but the bright blast of indie pop is a refreshingly sincere addition to a genre that can be riddled with clichés. Lili Trifilio, a 23-year-old, Chicago-based songwriter, rose to prominence under the pseudonym Beach Bunny after releasing her 2018 single “Prom Queen”. The track prods at Trifilio’s...

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Help Wanted, Teachers Needed, Now
Amanda Chu

Missing in Action: How Elite Universities Threaten K-12 Teaching

Every day, over 300,000 classrooms nationwide are missing teachers. The United States currently faces an overwhelming shortage of public K-12 educators despite growing student enrollment. In teacher-training programs, the number of participants has fallen by more than a third since 2010, and in some states by as much as 80 percent. Even when people do...
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Cam Smith

Carrying On: Scott Krulcik And The Way To Live

Scott Krulcik was no ordinary guy. At 19, he built an algorithm to transmit video feeds from a lunar rover. Some knew him as the kid who scored a 2400 on the SAT, others as the dude who designed an app to help people make sure no one wore the same dress to prom. He...
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Paul James

If You Like It, Consider Not Putting a Ring On It

Two Voice writers trade takes. This week’s topic: marriage. Paul: Marriage is an institution of fear, not of love. Since its inception, the institution of marriage has been deeply interwoven with social, legal, and financial frameworks, and with the world at large, but not without consequences. As Mervyn Cadwallader wrote in 1966, “It spells the...
Editorial Board

Support Georgetown’s Black Survivors

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault  ************************************************************************************************************************* It is extraordinarily powerful to watch determined students demand their rights before senior members of the university administration. Members and supporters of the Black Survivors Coalition have been occupying Healy Hall since Feb. 24 to protest the university’s inadequate response to demands for improved sexual assault resources...

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Anna Savo-Matthews

Tonari Brings Japanese-Style Italian Cuisine to D.C.

Tonari’s ambiance is that of a typical Japanese restaurant. The decor is simple and monochromatic, with large black paneling and glass windows offering only a peek at the inside. The first floor is furnished with simple light wood booths and bar seating facing an open kitchen. Then, the server sets your food down in front...
Elon Musk on stage
Blythe Dujardin

Elon Musk, Grimes, and Living in a 21st Century Society

Few celebrities have managed to create a reputation and societal imprint as unique as Elon Musk. His image has become all the more interesting since the announcement of his relationship with electronic artist Grimes, when she actually wore a Tesla choker at the 2018 Met Gala. In the aftermath of Grimes’s unique pregnancy announcement, a...
Chetan Dokku

The Weekly List: TikTok Edition

TikTok: you either love it or hate it, but you’ve definitely seen it. The spiritual successor to Vine and Musical.ly and currently the #1 free app on the App Store’s Top Charts list, TikTok isn’t just confined to the app or its perceived audience of young teens—it’s all over Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, plus organizations...

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'LOVE' inside a heart with a question mark.
Myiah Smith

What is Love #1: Self-Love

Welcome to “What Is Love,” affectionately known as WIL, a podcast and project series rooted in the intellectual exploration of love and em...
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