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Skyler Coffey

Disneynature’s Penguins Melts Hearts and Expectations

Unforgiving ice and snow bombard the Antarctic tundra. After this storm, the plain is desolate—lifeless. Suddenly, a beak breaks through the blanket of snow. Against all odds, Adeline the penguin has survived, with an egg in tact underneath her. This is not just a showing of survival, it is a display of resilience. Disneynature’s Penguins...
Nicole Lai

Critical Voices: Anderson .Paak, Ventura

Anderson .Paak is truly a jack of all trades: a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer. His music incorporates a wide array of influences, building from the foundations of funk gods like Parliament and Funkadelic and soul masters like Otis Redding and Stevie Wonder. Yet he also dabbles in the now, as his music frequently contains...
Panna Gattyan

Melt Performs at Georgetown, Shows Promising Future

Did you hear? Leavey’s Bulldog Alley is the hottest new concert venue in town. GU Phantoms member Eric Dickstein (C’21) brought his rising band, Melt, to campus on Saturday, April 13th for a free late night show at Bulldog Alley. “It feels incredible,” said Dickstein about performing with Melt at Georgetown for the first time....
Laura Rockefeller

In Your Shoes Preview: A Collaborative and Original Performance

Last semester, a team of Georgetown professors and students partnered with Patrick Henry College, a Christian institution in rural Purcellville, Virginia, to write and perform a brand-new theatrical piece. In Your Shoes is the work of Professor Derek Goldman, co-director of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown; Professor Daniel Brumberg, an Associate...

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Support NASC Petition and Native Students

The Native American Student Council (NASC), the only Native undergraduate student group at Georgetown, submitted a petition to the Office of the President on April 3. The petition reminded the campus that despite progress made regarding the university’s history with slavery in the form of the GU272 Referendum, Native issues remain largely unrecognized.   This...
Editorial Board

Reevaluate Grading Curves, Assess Students Fairly

For the spring 2019 semester, the McDonough School of Business (MSB) changed its undergraduate course grading guidelines. The previous policy, in place since 2009, specified that the average GPA in any MSB core requirement had to be less than a 3.3, or a B+, and included quotas for the number of students who could receive...
Anonymous

Carrying On: The Price of Silence

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Given the highly personal nature of the events discussed in this piece, the author has chosen to remain anonymous. In September 2018, along with the rest of the country, I watched as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, telling the story of...
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Claire Goldberg

Campaign With Compassion

Sometimes politics feels like a hellhole. Whether it’s in the Twittersphere, on CNN or C-SPAN, or even just in everyday conversations, it can feel like an inescapable purgatory. This should go without saying, but politics shouldn’t be hell. Donald Trump’s presidency has shown nothing but hatred—hateful policies and hateful rhetoric—fueling this hellishness that Americans wake...

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Emma Francois

A Guide to Navigating Your Exes and Their Families at Senior Ball

The Last Chance Dance came and went; students now eagerly await the actual last chance dance: Senior Ball. It’s the District’s messiest event of the year, as emotional train wrecks in suits and gowns replace actual trains in Union Station for one night and one night only. This year’s event will be held at the...
Jorge DeNeve

Champions League Reactions: Semifinal Second Leg

Wow, what a week. Liverpool FC 4-0 FC Barcelona (4-3 agg.) You know what at this point I’m just going to do player ratings because I don’t think I can string together proper paragraphs about this game. Because so many individuals deserved special praise or scorn, this is the easiest way to keep track. If...
Nathan Chen

The Voice’s Hockey Experts’ Round 3 Predictions

Our “experts” are keeping score of how many series they predict correctly and incorrectly, though doing anything would yield better results than what Will Shanahan has had. A bonus is awarded for picking the correct number of games it takes for a team to advance. The current grisly standings look like this: Telerski: 6 correct,...
Jorge DeNeve

Champions League Reactions: Semifinal First Leg

We got two very different semifinals this week, but I personally wasn’t all that surprised by anything that happened. So let’s take a look, shall we? Tottenham Hotspur FC 0-1 AFC Ajax Before I get into any of the game, the Spurs medical staff should be ashamed of themselves. Jan Vertonghen took a nasty clash...

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Kayla Hewitt

Afternoon Tea: Rituals

“When I go to shower, I bring my underwear in a plastic bag….’cause I don’t feel like being naked in my room.” -Max, aro...
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