Amanda Yen

Amanda is a senior American Studies major. Her villain origin story is that she was told she has “only child vibes.”

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Inside a timeless tradition: a minute with the man who stole the clock hands

Editor’s note: Source’s name has been changed to protect anonymity.  Troy O’Neil (MSB ’23) has an unassuming air about him. He’s of average height and average build. He sometimes wears... Read more

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Meet Daisy Jones & The Six, the best 70s band you’ve never heard of

It’s 1977. A ragtag band of musicians—fronted by their wavy-haired, waif-life singer-songwriter and suave guitarist—plays to a sold-out stadium of screaming fans. The chemistry between these two lead musicians is... Read more

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Culture Brief: What’s feeding the Hunger Games renaissance?

The Hunger Games is experiencing a pop culture revival. Fifteen years after the publication of the first book and eleven years after the first movie’s premiere, the young adult (YA)... Read more


Angela Davis talks Black joy, power of community in Gaston Hall lecture

Abolitionist and civil rights icon Dr. Angela Davis spoke of strength in collectivity to a packed Gaston Hall on the morning of April 27.

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The enduring magic of Sex and the City, 25 years later

I started watching Sex and the City when my childhood best friend, Emily, came to visit. She arrived in the last breath of September, the end of the beginning of... Read more


Lana Del Rey takes the sad girls to church in Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd

While a tunnel under Ocean Boulevard suggests a hidden complexity to the physical plane, the album also demonstrates an added layer of complexity in its production.

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Harry and Meghan and a clash of cultures

The six-part docuseries tells the story of two cultures we don’t tend to think of as very different: the US and the UK. You probably know the story. In classrooms... Read more


GUASFCU intern highlights institutional anti-Blackness, calls for change in open letter

Joel Bossous (CAS ’23) is calling for structural and cultural change to Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union.

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House of the Dragon soars beyond its stuttering start

Content warning: This article includes references to sexual violence. In a dark, imposing war room, a bleach blonde dragon-rider musters forces to war against male claimants to her throne. You... Read more

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“I’m not a monster, I’m a mother”: Making villains of superhero women

Sam Raimi did Wanda Maximoff dirty. His early summer entrance into the MCU with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) ignored a season’s worth of character development written... Read more