Looking to the Stars: D.C.’s Only UFO Investigator

For two weekends in July 1952, D.C.’s skies were falling. Or, so it seemed. Multiple reports of unexplained radar blips from airports around the District flooded news reports throughout the country. “SAUCERS SWARM IN OVER CAPITOL,” read Iowa’s Cedar Rapids Gazette. “Saucer Outran Jet, Pilot Reveals,” headlined The Washington Post. Jump forward 14 years, and...

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Georgetown Students Run for Advisory Neighborhood Commission

Every other year on Election Day, two Hoyas land jobs their classmates probably did not even know they could get. They win spots on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2E, which comprises Georgetown, Burleith, and Hillandale. This is not the D.C. Council. It is not GUSA. Washington, D.C. is divided into eight wards, each of...

Global Beats: Flash of the Spirit Worldwide Sound Festival Comes to Georgetown

Throughout October, Multiflora Productions is presenting the second annual Flash of the Spirit Worldwide Sound Festival, a celebration of immigrant communities through music. Groups native to countries such as Ethiopia, Mali, Puerto Rico, Ukraine, and Syria—to name just a few—will perform at different venues throughout the District, including at Georgetown. As part of a collaboration...

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Looking to the Stars: D.C.’s Only UFO Investigator

Looking to the Stars: D.C.’s Only UFO Investigator

By:
10/12/2018

For two weekends in July 1952, D.C.’s skies were falling. Or, so it seemed. Multiple reports of unexplained radar blips from airports around the District flooded news reports throughout the country. “SAUCERS SWARM IN OVER CAPITOL,” read Iowa’s Cedar Rapids Gazette. “Saucer Outran Jet, Pilot Reveals,” headlined The Washington Post. Jump forward 14 years, and…

Global Beats: Flash of the Spirit Worldwide Sound Festival Comes to Georgetown

Global Beats: Flash of the Spirit Worldwide Sound Festival Comes to Georgetown

By:
10/12/2018

Throughout October, Multiflora Productions is presenting the second annual Flash of the Spirit Worldwide Sound Festival, a celebration of immigrant communities through music. Groups native to countries such as Ethiopia, Mali, Puerto Rico, Ukraine, and Syria—to name just a few—will perform at different venues throughout the District, including at Georgetown. As part of a collaboration…

As HIV rates fall, inequalities persist

As HIV rates fall, inequalities persist

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09/14/2018

Residents of Joseph’s House, a home for homeless individuals with HIV and others with serious illnesses, gathered downstairs for a birthday celebration. Between bites of carrot cake and dancing to Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday,” Robert Ramsey, a resident of the house, described how he came to terms with his diagnosis. An elderly African-American man who…

In his comfort zone: Omer Yurtseven comes to Georgetown for basketball, community, and religious inclusivity

In his comfort zone: Omer Yurtseven comes to Georgetown for basketball, community, and religious inclusivity

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08/31/2018

Junior men’s basketball player Omer Yurtseven has taken an unusual path to Georgetown. He mentioned Georgetown’s top-tier academics, the Hoyas’ team culture, and the presence and experience of head men’s basketball coach Patrick Ewing as key reasons for transferring to the Hilltop. But Yurtseven, a practicing Muslim, had another priority–the diversity of Washington, D.C., and…

Change in the district: The price of going cashless

Change in the district: The price of going cashless

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08/31/2018

“No Cashew Money,” reads a sign in the window of the fast-casual salad chain Sweetgreen. At Sweetgreen’s 12 D.C. locations, as well as many of their national storefronts, cash is no longer accepted as a form of payment. Sweetgreen is among a number of D.C. businesses to go cashless, including JRINK, Menchie’s, and select Surfside…

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