Emma Forster


On the record with potential Post pundit Conor Williams

On Wednesday evening, Georgetown PhD candidate Conor Williams (GOV ’11) discussed his entry to the Washington Post’s “America’s Next Great Pundit” essay competition with the Voice. At the time of publication, Williams’ essay about the impact of the D.C. mayoral election on education reform, “Real Education Reform,” was in fifth place.


News hit: GU applies for bonds

Georgetown’s new science center could receive a major boost in funding thanks to a application recently submitted by the University for $90 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds. Associate Vice President of External Relations Linda Greenan announced the application at an Oct. 4 meeting of Georgetown’s Advisory Neighborhood Comission.


Lez’hur ledger: Frolicking freaks at FreeFest

At 9:59 a.m. on a Saturday in July, I entered an epic Internet battle. The stakes? A free ticket to the Virgin Mobile FreeFest. My challengers? The 30,000 others vying to see Pavement, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., and Ludacris without dropping an obscene amount of cash. By 10:03 a.m., the ravenous hordes had claimed all of the available tickets.


On the record with Joe Hill: Student, Perkins loan advocate

On Wednesday evening, Joe Hill (COL ‘10) sat down with the Voice to discuss the testimony he delivered before the House Budget Committee in support of the Perkins Loan Program. Interview conducted and transcribed by Emma Forster. How did the Perkins Loan help you personally? When I began to apply to colleges, the price tag was a big factor in where I would go.


SFS pioneer passes away

On Sept. 5, R. Smith Simpson, who helped found Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, died near his home in Charlottesville, Va. He was 103. Simpson was a career Foreign Service officer. After receiving his law degree from Cornell University in 1931, he served as a labor policy advisor for the National Recovery Administration. He spent 23 years in the U.S. Foreign Service and later helped select future diplomatic officers, which showed him that many candidates’ knowledge of international geography, culture, and sociology was deficient.


On the record with Georgetown President John DeGioia

On Wednesday evening, President John DeGioia sat down for his biannual interview with representatives of the student press. Interview conducted and transcribed by Emma Forster.


The 27 levels of compatibility I’m not looking for

The perfect man is out there. He’s dating your best friend. Or maybe they hooked up at Thirds last March and now he’s off-limits. He’s your boyfriend’s much older brother. He’s not your boyfriend. Perfect guys are out there, but for whatever reason, you’ve never actually met one who’s perfect for you.

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The Capital of Sadness Part 2

The sound of the chapel bells ringing crisply across the snow seemed to splinter the smooth silence of the night that the cold air had frozen. It would now be one hour until check in and then another 15 minutes until lights out and sleep still further than that.

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The Capital of Sadness Part 1

The sound of his roommate’s alarm stirred Cameron from sleep. He brought simple facts to mind, to see how they looked in this odd half light of consciousness: Something very... Read more


Lost in the crowd: life of a shawty in a tall, tall world

Remember when you were in about fifth grade, having that big growth spurt, and you were suddenly—awkwardly—the tallest person in your class? When your notch on the “How Tall Are... Read more