On January 18, 2003, Kevin Curry, an African-American student at the University of Texas, had been playing the piano in the student union before a fraternity meeting when a white UT Police Department officer approached him. According to Curry, he left to go to his meeting. The officer followed him into a stairwell.
Sivagami Subbaraman is the first director of Georgetown’s new LGBTQ Resource Center. Raised in India, she came to the United States to study English and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Before coming to Georgetown, she worked as the associate director of the University of Maryland’s Office of LGBT Equality.
15-year-old Terrie Jackson had a problem: he wanted to go to Anacostia Library with his younger brother Joshua on a Saturday afternoon to play computer games. But the route from Jackson’s home to the library lies in territory controlled by Choppa City, a rival gang beefing with the Oi Boys—a gang Jackson briefly belonged to.
On Pershing, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin are peddling something you’ve heard before. The band’s second album is filled with the kind of amiable indie pop—replete with soft drums and guitar hooks—that sounds good on playlists for parties where you’re not friends with everyone coming. This kind of music is certainly available elsewhere, but the band does their work competently.
Irving Kristol, a founder of neoconservatism, once said that a neoconservative is a liberal who’s been mugged by reality. At Georgetown, we have Raymond Tanter, a conservative who’s had his bike stolen.
As the president of the Iran Policy Committee, a non-profit organization that promotes using Iranian oppositionists against Iran, Tanter is a tireless booster for the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), an armed group of Iranian exiles that seeks to overthrow the Iranian government.
When Mayor Adrian Fenty announced cabs would switch from the zone system to meters, D.C. residents rejoiced without considering the effect this change would have on taxi drivers. The Washington area’s disregard for taxi drivers was on display again when commuters complained about D.C.’s new $4 flag drop fee. Instead, passengers should recognize that the flag fee is necessary to help taxi drivers transition from the zone system to the meter system.