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No Medals for Trying

No Medals for Trying

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03/27/2020

Jerry Izenberg was a beat reporter for the New York Giants who wrote a book entitled No Medals for Trying. It’s an entire book about the Giants preparing for a matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1989, which they lost. More importantly, it’s about the brutal, zero-sum nature of sports, and how all the work…

FinApp Appeals sees increased funding for SAC, other advisory boards

FinApp Appeals sees increased funding for SAC, other advisory boards

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03/25/2020

The Student Activities Commission (SAC) received an additional $43,500 in funding from the GUSA Financial Appropriations Committee (FinApp). This increase came after displeasure with the original funding allocation was voiced on March 1.  Media Board, the GUSA Executive, Performing Arts Advisory Council (PAAC), and Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership and Development also saw increases.  This increase…

The Unforgettable Troy Tulowitzki

The Unforgettable Troy Tulowitzki

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03/23/2020

You shouldn’t feel bad for Troy Tulowitzki, the impossibly gifted shortstop from California. His tale is not unique – there are countless once-promising athletes who succumbed to relentless injuries. He lived his dream of playing baseball for a living, ascended to the pinnacle of the profession and made a boatload of money while doing it….

South Asian Students, Faculty Condemn Indian Citizenship Bill and Anti-Muslim Violence

South Asian Students, Faculty Condemn Indian Citizenship Bill and Anti-Muslim Violence

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03/23/2020

Students chalked Red Square on March 5 with messages denouncing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and anti-Muslim violence in India.  Violent riots unfolded in Delhi, India’s second-largest city, from Feb. 23 to March 1 as Hindu mobs attacked Muslim-populated neighborhoods and set four mosques ablaze, leaving at least 53 people dead. The riots were triggered…

Bring Back the Sack

Bring Back the Sack

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03/23/2020

It’s a weird time. With COVID-19 ripping Georgetown students unceremoniously from the Hilltop, I’ve spent much of the past few days reminiscing on my favorite parts of my freshman year—from adventures off-campus to simple contented coexistence with my friends. A frequent event that stood out was that of the late-night Vittles run. There’s nothing like…

<i>Onward</i> Takes Viewers on a Personal, if Uneven, Quest

Onward Takes Viewers on a Personal, if Uneven, Quest

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03/18/2020

Pixar’s new fantasy adventure flick Onward (2020) is surprisingly poignant. “It’s probably the most personal film we’ve ever made at Pixar,” Kelsey Mann, the studio’s Head of Story, said in an interview with the Voice. He should know: Mann led the storyboarding team and coordinated with director Dan Scanlon at every point of the filmmaking…

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