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Honoring John Lewis and 80 years of “good trouble”

Civil rights icon and Georgia Congressman John Lewis passed away at the age of 80 on July 17. Lewis, who was born outside of Troy, Alabama, on Feb. 21, 1940,... Read more

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Obstructions of Justice: How police unions are the hidden barricade in the fight against police brutality

Violence against Black Americans by the police is protected, time and time again, by the unions that back them. This is how.

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A Disturbance in the Force

This article is part of “It’s A G Thing”, a 4-part series about the history of the Georgetown men’s basketball team both on and off the court. “Thompson the n—–... Read more

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Georgetown’s fall online, from the other side of the screen

“We had to go into survival mode.” That’s how Mark Fisher, an assistant professor of government, described shifting to virtual instruction following the university’s coronavirus-spurred move online in March. He,... Read more

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The name changed. The forces keeping Native Americans out of Georgetown did not.

Tristin Sam (SFS ’23) thinks he might be the only Native American most Georgetown students meet in their lives.  This isn’t a radical claim—Sam is one of three Native students... Read more

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A Black mother’s fight for justice: Georgetown Law student-attorneys file lawsuit on behalf of Kenithia Alston

Content warning: This article handles issues of racism, police violence, and death.  Kenithia Alston, represented by a team of student-attorneys from Georgetown Law’s Civil Rights Clinic, filed a $100 million... Read more

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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