Claire Zeng

Carrying On: Gearing up for Graduation


Four years seemed eons away when I first stumbled onto the Hilltop as a confused freshman. Even now, with two months left before graduation, it is still hard to wrap my mind around the fact that my time at Georgetown is coming to an end. Of the many impactful moments in life, graduation makes the…

Saxa Politica: Hoyas need to set aside moral superiority


No doubt everyone is relieved this year’s Georgetown University Student Association elections are over. Out of the four GUSA executive elections I have witnessed, these were probably the most dramatic and controversial. As a soon-to-be-alumna, I enjoyed the drama with a figurative bag of popcorn (it helped that there was a “joke” campaign to bring…

Carrying On: The Inconvenient Truth about Fossil Free


Climate change is the challenge that will define humanity’s future. Devastating droughts and floods will be more common, and the developing world will be disproportionately harmed. Let me get something straight: global warming is undoubtedly anthropogenic. Those who deny the existence of climate change only waste time better spent on necessary decision-making to cut emissions…

Saxa Politica: Planning Georgetown’s Blueprint


It’s hard to not talk about the banging of construction, dust of drywall, and random road closures that will last for the next year. All this is driven by the requirements of the 2010 Campus Plan, which stipulates that the University add 385 beds to campus by 2015. One can simply think back to the…

Trailblazing: A new path for collegiate scholarships

Trailblazing: A new path for collegiate scholarships


For much of its history, Georgetown’s student body could be summed up by four characteristics: white, Catholic, from the Northeast, and wealthy. While the image has shifted and student dialogue on diversity has developed significantly, the discussion of wealth and the divisions it creates is still one in its growing stages. “Even ten years ago,…

News Hit: GCP releases complaint data from neighborhood


The Georgetown Community Partnership released data on the Student Neighborhood Assistance Program and Student Conduct outcomes for fall 2013. This is the first public data released by GCP on neighborhood reports on noise violations since its creation after the 2010 Campus Plan agreement. Data revealed the Office of Neighborhood Life received 305 “contacts” last semester,…

SFS junior, Mark Adamsson, dies over spring break

SFS junior, Mark Adamsson, dies over spring break


Mark Adamsson (SFS ’15) passed away during spring break while traveling with classmates in the Dominican Republic. His death was caused by lung and heart failure, according to Georgetown Director of Media Relations Rachel Pugh. Adamsson was an international student from Sweden and attended high school in the United States. He died at the age…

News Hit: ResLife introduces new housing selection policy


The Office for Residential Living announced multiple changes to the housing selection eligibility process that will take effect for the 2015-16 academic year housing process. “The key changes are that rising seniors who receive eligibility will have priority in the housing selection phases over rising juniors and sophomores. Rising juniors will continue to have priority…

GUSA executive campaigns kick off

GUSA executive campaigns kick off


Campaigns for the election for Georgetown University Student Association executive launched Thursday at midnight and will run until the election on Feb. 27. The four tickets in the race are Trevor Tezel (SFS ’15) and Omika Jikaria (SFS ’15), Thomas Lloyd (SFS ’15) and Jimmy Ramirez (COL ’15), Ben Weiss (COL ’15) and Sam Greco…

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