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The new fall plan leaves RAs without residents, housing, or employment

Yesterday, I began packing my bags to move back to campus next week to serve as a residential assistant (RA). Today, I am canceling my flights and hotel room, reevaluating... Read more

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Love in the time of coronavirus

Coronavirus has ruined my love life.  Not that it was exactly booming before quarantine orders descended. But I had three dates lined up after spring break, which obviously all went... Read more

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Scenes from the front lines of the Atlanta protests

Content Warning: racism, depictions and images of assault and violence Editor’s note: All protesters with their faces visible in this photo essay either gave their direct consent to the photographer... Read more

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Georgetown voices of Black Lives Matter

Content Warning: racism, depictions of assault and violence  George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police on May 25, as four officers held the unarmed man facedown on the ground, and... Read more

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“It’s celebrating without us:” For the first time in 50 years, Earth Day took place indoors

Precisely at noon, 219 people walked outside their houses in Champaign-Urbana, Ill. on April 22. The scene might have resembled a strange ritual, or an alien abduction with its level... Read more

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Creativity in Crisis: What Happens to Art During a Pandemic

Staged in the Devine Studio Theatre sits a completed set for a show that will never go up. A stage begging for performers with light cues programmed at the ready... Read more

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Georgetown Community Pursues Hope Through Faith

The usual clamor that accompanied a Sunday on the Hilltop was gone. Georgetown was uncannily quiet after the university announced its transition to virtual classes. Yet, those still on-campus were... Read more

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Black Survivors Coalition Pushes the Boundaries of Student Activism

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault  For Georgetown’s survivors of sexual assault, sometimes direct action is the only way to get results. When members of the Black Survivors Coalition... Read more

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“You Just Have to Continue to Go Back”: Georgetown Ballers Comes of Age

In his senior year of high school, Patrick DiPasquale (MSB ’20) visited his cousin at John Carroll University. While there, he joined his cousin for a visit to a local... Read more

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New Kid on the Starting Block: Carbone Heads to Olympic Trials

Drew Carbone (MSB ’21) may have qualified for the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, but all he can think about right now is the Big East. Carbone (pronounced car-BONE-ee) is the... Read more

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A Revived Blaxa Is Ready To Tell Its Stories

Olivia Francis-Anspach (COL ’21) rarely reads campus news outlets anymore. “I don’t see myself in campus publications. I don’t see myself represented there,” Francis-Anspach said. “I came in freshman year... Read more

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Who Can Afford to be a Washingtonian?

Georgetown students might know the U Street corridor for its trendy boutiques and rooftop bars that have hosted many a club formal. But before the vintage stores and fusion restaurants,... Read more

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Life is a Cabaret: Georgetown Rock Extravaganza Bands Students Together

Cabaret is, quite literally, an intergenerational Georgetown tradition. When Teddy Zambetti (COL ’80) helped put on the original Cabaret in 1977, he had no way of knowing that his daughter... Read more

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Georgetown’s Long Path to Divestment

Georgetown became one of the first private universities to introduce a plan to fully divest from fossil fuels on Feb. 6 following a board of directors vote. The university will... Read more

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Ethics Labs, Ivory Towers, and the Philosophy of Change

A single glance at the Georgetown University Ethics Lab is enough to know it does academic philosophy differently. Their pamphlets, the website, the lab itself all show intentional, consistent branding—sleek,... Read more

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Hustlers on the Hilltop

Wake up, hustlers! Another day, another dollar on the Hilltop. Georgetown students are already up and at ’em, walking dogs on Prospect Street, swiping GoCards in the Southwest Quad, whipping... Read more

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Primary Concerns: Student led political activism builds as 2020 election begins

Even in a political moment characterized by inter and intra party fighting, Mo Elleithee (SFS ’94) finds the wonder in politics. As director of the Georgetown Institute of Politics and... Read more

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“Not A Luxury, A Right”: Menstrual Equity On Georgetown’s Campus

Having a period comes with a hidden struggle rooted in shame. We discreetly slip a pad or a tampon in our pockets, moving tactfully not to draw attention to the... Read more

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“Unlike Any Other Class”: AMST 272 Confronts Georgetown’s History with Slavery

Perched inside the window of GUSA’s Leavey Center office, there is a sign reading “This school exists because of slavery.” These words, written in a burst of red permanent marker,... Read more

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Balling on a Budget: Disparities Persist in Women’s Basketball

Thirty minutes before tipoff on Jan. 10, the Georgetown University Pep Band arrived at McDonough Arena, where exactly 14 Hoya fans were settled in to watch the women’s basketball game.... Read more