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WMATA proposes cuts to bus schedule, route reductions

WMATA proposes cuts to bus schedule, route reductions

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02/29/2020

The 2021 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority budget proposal includes provisions for combining current bus routes, reducing late night and early morning hours, and adding a surcharge for cash-paying customers, all of which have drawn strong opposition from Georgetown residents. The proposal would also amend payments and fees for both bus and rail service. Metro…

If You Like It, Consider Not Putting a Ring On It

If You Like It, Consider Not Putting a Ring On It

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02/28/2020

Two Voice writers trade takes. This week’s topic: marriage. Paul: Marriage is an institution of fear, not of love. Since its inception, the institution of marriage has been deeply interwoven with social, legal, and financial frameworks, and with the world at large, but not without consequences. As Mervyn Cadwallader wrote in 1966, “It spells the…

MPD raids Georgetown cigarettes and CBD store in drug search

MPD raids Georgetown cigarettes and CBD store in drug search

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02/22/2020

Metro Police Department officers searched Mr. Nice Guys, a store selling cigarettes and CBD products on 33rd street on Jan. 30. The owners, who were arrested, deny illegal activity. The police were searching for narcotics and had raided the same location in December. The business has been the object of much friction between owners of…

New downtown campus comes CALLing

New downtown campus comes CALLing

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02/22/2020

Georgetown University will begin construction next semester on a new building in downtown D.C. With over 450 beds, it will house students enrolled in the Capitol Applied Learning Lab (CALL), a semester-long program that connects GU students with internships in the city and professional development opportunities. The new 11-story building will be located at 55…

Carrying On: Deadheads To Doctors

Carrying On: Deadheads To Doctors

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02/14/2020

“Psychedelics are to the study of the mind what the microscope is to biology and the telescope is to astronomy,” transpersonal psychology pioneer Dr. Stanislav Grof said. A substantial contingent of psychologists and scientific researchers, Grof included, believe there are unplumbed depths to the potential of psychedelic-assisted treatment, specifically MDMA (“ecstasy” or “molly”), psilocybin (found…

Haute and Bothered: The Willful Ignorance of Fashion Shows

Haute and Bothered: The Willful Ignorance of Fashion Shows

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11/22/2019

In the mid-19th century, Charles Frederick Worth created haute couture, the highest level of fashion, which emphasized the merits of clothing beyond mere utility. Designers had to couple knowledge of dressmaking with a mind for innovative styles. In 1945, the industry codified a set of standards to define the requirements for the haute couture label….

In Jest, or Depressed?

In Jest, or Depressed?

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10/11/2019

“How are you?” is a very difficult question to answer. My latest preferred method has been to mime tying a knot in my hands, slipping the imaginary loop over my head, and yanking sharply upward, tongue lolling out of the side of my mouth for emphasis. It’s one of many dark, knee-jerk reactions I have…

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