Down two points with a second consecutive berth to the Shark Basketball League playoffs on the line, North Indian Ocean Angel Sharks forward Carl O’Connor didn’t have time to think. He just knocked the ball toward the hoop with his broad pectoral fin, like he’d done in practice time and again. Swish.
Last year, a video of then-freshman Tate Tucker (SFS ’14) rapping in front of Lupe Fiasco during Michael Eric Dyson’s sociology class went mildly viral—partially because the words “Georgetown” and “rapper” aren’t often seen in the same sentence. From the video it was clear that Tucker had talent, but there, as well as on his debut mixtape Blue Dreams, he sounded like he was trying a bit too hard, cramming too many rhyming words into the same line and often running out of breath. A year older now, Tucker is much steadier and restrained on his pleasantly surprising new EP, Virgin Liberation, nine songs of his strongest material yet.
On Cloud Nothings’ first two albums, Turning On and Cloud Nothings, Dylan Baldi’s band was saddled with the classifier “lo-fi pop,” a term that wasn’t really inaccurate but didn’t quite do justice to the band’s unique sound. It’s true that most of Baldi’s songs were hummable two-and-a-half minute jams coated in a reverby distortion haze or blazed-out, melodic mumblers. Even so, there was a kinetic anger behind the endless progression of catchy bridges and hooks. It was Wavves via the Pixies via No Age. “Lo-fi,” sure, but there was something deeper going on than “pop.”
Like almost every Georgetown student, I don’t enjoy much of the time I spend in Leo’s. But it’s not the food that bothers me. I love the “Flavors of Home” line, I love the sweet potatoes and the white sauce on the boiled noodles, and I love making myself waffles downstairs. People who complain about the food in Leo’s are either spoiled or not hungry enough. But, though it has nothing to do with the dining hall’s gastronomic offerings, my lunches and dinners are still unsatisfying.
Chicken is my favorite meat. It’s comfort food, familiar and unpretentious, and it’s versatile, providing moist, savory substance to dishes from almost every culture. But for chicken enthusiasts, one of the meat’s most essential styles is also one of its simplest: a short, unbreaded section of the bird’s wing that is fried and basted in sauce, sometimes called a buffalo wing or hot wing if the sauce is spicy.
Besides his unspeakably massive cannabis consumption, Curren$y is best known for his incredible prolificacy. Since leaving Lil’ Wayne’s Young Money label in 2008, he has released nine album-length mixtapes and four full albums, whose subject matter rarely deviated from typical independent rap trope: weed, fly kicks, and fucking.
It’s been just over a week since Kanye West released his latest album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy , and the verdict is already in: it’s a classic. MBDTF debuted as the number-one album in the country. It has received perfect ratings from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and countless other publications.
What a difference a year makes. Last November, Sugar Rodgers was just another incoming freshman on a relatively low-profile team coming off of an NIT season. But after leading the Hoyas in scoring with 17.6 points per game in her freshman campaign and setting the school record for three-pointers in a season with 83, the 5-foot-11 shooting guard has made a name for herself—and for the team—in a Big East conference that has consistently been dominated by Geno Auriemma’s Connecticut Huskies.