Sam Sweeney


Students going beyond the ballot box

For most Americans, Election Day meant nothing more than hitting the polls and waiting to see who would triumph. But for a small group of politically active students at Georgetown, Election Day was the climax of months spent phone banking, sign-blitzing and getting out the vote for campaigns from Virginia to Maryland and all the way out to Kentucky.


Borat urges you to touch his “khram”

There are very few movies I would unreservedly recommend before seeing them. Even fewer are so well publicized and eagerly anticipated that they aren’t in need of such recommendations. Borat accomplishes the impressive feat of fitting into both of those categories.


Gallaudet Univ. students protest

In response to continued protests over the selection of Jane K. Fernandes as the next president of Gallaudet University, current President I. King Jordan announced on Tuesday that homecoming has been postponed this year.


Liebermont: the nutmeg state’s quandary

For two entire months last spring, Joe Lieberman was my life.


Upheaval for troubled schools

D.C. students are returning to schools this year that have overwhelmingly failed new rigorous testing and are considering implementing year-long classes.


A candle for peace

More than fifty students gathered in Red Square on Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil commemorating the lives lost in the Lebanese war this summer.


Lez’hur Ledger: The DEA’s guide to drug dealing

A desire to view mountains of drugs and paraphernalia and read about the most fearsome kingpins this world has known led me straight to the DEA Museum, conveniently located right across from the Pentagon City Mall.