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Cheque this out

This weekend is Senior Parents’ Weekend. The Senior Class Committee has extended the invitation to parents of seniors to “take part in some of the events that they have enjoyed during their years at Georgetown.” The primary event, however, appears to be parting with a large sum of money in exchange for inclusion in the weekend’s activities.

Editorials

Leaving Lorton

Lorton Correctional Complex, a medium and maximum security prison in suburban Virginia, is on its way to a projected December closure, leaving the city with no prison in the metropolitan area. Bi-weekly bus trips take the once-7,200 inmates to new facilities elsewhere?such as Virginia, Ohio, New York and New Mexico?which are a mixture of federal, state and private institutions with which the city has contracted.

Editorials

Hypocrisy on the hill

In a typical election cycle, fundraising activity among members of Congress is fairly quiet following the presidential election. The first few months of the new term are generally a time of much-needed respite for the members after the grueling scramble to raise funds for the campaign trail. Yet despite the fact that the 2000 elections were more tiresome than most elections in years past, this post-election period has seen little slowing of fundraising activity.

News

GUSA v. Yard

Systems of government rise and fall. Empires and kingdoms have given way to socialism and capitalism. Thirty years ago, the former Yard gave way to GUSA, and now a new... Read more

News

Students remember hate crimes

Yesterday evening a small crowd of students gathered in Red Square to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the rally organized by the Georgetown Unity Coalition. Last year’s rally had a... Read more

News

Mistake alters election

Will Cosmas (CAS ‘01), Georgetown University Student Association Election Commissioner is filing a formal complaint with the Student Activities Commission against the student-run Saxa Server. The Server, which ran Friday’s... Read more

News

Students form opposition to Yard proposal

Over 30 Georgetown students have organized Students Against the Yard to oppose the proposed constitution of the Yard Student Association. SAY pledges to “educate the campus about the ramifications of... Read more

News

Yard referendum challenged

Andrew Katz (CAS ‘01) plans to make a request that the Georgetown University Student Association Constitutional Council not allow the Yard movement to hold a referendum that would replace GUSA... Read more

Leisure

Breathing life into rock

Word on the street is that the times they are a-changin’ in the world of music. Informed sources suggest that there’s a renaissance of the live band afoot, and the... Read more

Leisure

The pop underground

An energized ghettofied style of American pop flies out of the speakers at 100 decibels. The crowd goes nuts. This isn’t an arena concert; this isn’t the basement of a... Read more

Leisure

Campaign to bring back the afro

Hair is not given enough credit nowadays. It’s a forgotten legend?it’s there, but no one really notices or cares. In response to this travesty, the Georgetown Voice is starting a... Read more

Leisure

You know you want him

I just don’t understand. Or maybe I do, and it really is just trash. Listen: There’s this band named “In and of Itself” and I happened to come by a... Read more

Editorials

Take me home tonight

Last week a Georgetown student was robbed at gunpoint just three blocks off-campus at 9:30 p.m. While this is an extremely alarming crime, it also brings into question what steps the University is taking to protect students’ safety, especially in regard to the SafeRides service.

Editorials

Service with a smirk

A bureaucratic miscommunication, a confusing ballot and now, a vote under a cloud. Sure, that is a typical November in Palm Beach County, but unless questions are answered about last Friday’s student activities funding referendum, it could also describe a February in Georgetown. What went wrong? Who is to blame? What should this mean to the fate of a proposal slated to go before the Board of the Directors in less than a month?

Editorials

Pop goes the weasel

Bush’s transformation of his faith-based social service initiative from campaign promise to reality is far from a political jack-in-the-box. It is not surprising that the man who nominated John Ashcroft?who engendered charitable choice with the 1996 Welfare Reform Act?would maintain his commitment to funneling federal dollars to religious organizations. Simply because Bush’s plan should not shock Americans does not mean, however, that it should not frighten them.

Sports

Brunson leads Georgetown into the future

The walk from the Sports Information Office to the floor of McDonough Arena is a long one, but one that is even longer when you’re not sure what’s awaiting you... Read more

Sports

Hoyas maul Panthers for ‘Sweet’ revenge

“We’re back.” Head Coach Craig Esherick said it best after the Hoyas’ win over West Virginia Saturday. Coming off of its first consecutive losses of the season, Georgetown put it... Read more

Sports

The Sports Sermon

We phrophesize more than Isaiah, and we’re pretty sweet.

Sports

Shut up and sit down

With all due respect to Gary Williams, it’s not just “crap.” That’s what the University of Maryland Head Coach said about the cursing, battery-throwing, mom-assaulting crowd at Cole Field House.... Read more

Sports

All-Starring

Your favorite full-service feature of this gray box is on top of things this month. It’s February, the post-NFL, All-Star-Game-filled month of cold weather and important birthday’s (mine). Pro Bowl.... Read more

Voices

Free my addiction

Hi, my name is Rachel, and I am an addict. I guess it all started years ago when my family purchased a computer featuring something new, something exciting, something revolutionary... Read more

Voices

Imperfect, yet perfect: poetry

“And it was at that age … Poetry arrived in search of me. I don’t know, I don’t know where it came from, from winter or a river. I don’t... Read more

Voices

The whole world in your backyard

I came to Georgetown for the diversity. The place sounded great, the number of international students was impressive and the options for study abroad were numerous. Coming from a relatively... Read more

Voices

God I hated growing up

Over winter break, I had a discussion with a guy I had started seeing, Mike, about whether or not it was a wise idea to raise children with religion. My... Read more

Features

Hoyas: Are they for choice?

The battle between Georgetown as a Catholic institution and as a university is perhaps nowhere better shown than in the abortion debate. Georgetown has walked a tightrope between academic freedom... Read more