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The Weekly List: Ten songs to listen to while lying on the floor

Last semester I would make fun of my roommate for eating lunch while sitting on our floor. It seemed ridiculous to me that she would choose to spend any time... Read more

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Iroh’s Just Mercy

When Bryan Stevenson was about ten years old, he laughed at a little boy who had a stutter. His mother saw and was ashamed.   “What are you doing?” she asked.... Read more

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The cops on SVU aren’t the ones who come to your door. Suggesting they are might be a problem.

CW: police violence, sexual assault  Somehow, shows about cops have become so pervasive they are now an entire genre. Many of America’s favorite shows—Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU,... Read more

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The Weekly List: Ten soft songs, depicting the passage of daylight

In a time of upheaval and uncertainty, little feels constant. One thing you can count on, though, is the passage of light through day. This week, the Weekly List is an ambient/folk playlist tracking light from dawn to dusk—it’s a smooth, ethereal listen to center the self during a time where any kind of grounding feels like a fantasy.

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QUIZ: Which character in my recurring nightmares are you?

I dream a lot. Unfortunately, I remember very little about these dreams. My memories of dreams are mainly driven by pure fear, meaning I am well acquainted with the regulars... Read more

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The Big Flower Fight is a fantastic, floral, frenzy

At first glance, The Big Flower Fight seems like a niche spin-off of the famed The Great British Baking Show; after all, every single person on the planet has a... Read more

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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande Shine in New Duet “Rain On Me”

“RAIN. ON. ME,” declares Lady Gaga in the chorus of her new single, and the beat drops, ushering in a high-tempo mix of echoes and synths. From start to end,... Read more

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Which The Vampire Diaries character is your soulmate?

Being a vampire sounds pretty good right now. Although scientists haven’t figured that one out yet, this quiz provides the next best thing: the identity of your The Vampire Diaries... Read more

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Never Have I Ever… loved a high school show so much

Never Have I Ever was always my least favorite game. I never wanted to participate in an activity that only emphasized how much I hadn’t done, how different my identity... Read more

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15 steps to getting over horror movie anxiety

Pro tip: don’t write a paper about a horror movie that you knew was going to give you nightmares. During the first week of May, almost fifty days into quarantine... Read more

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Why should you get a Tik Tok? Because I “say so”

Do you know how to do a Tik Tok Dance? Until the shift to virtual classes, I didn’t, either. But after making a Spotify playlist for songs in Tik Tok... Read more

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The weekly list: The lessons I learned from my parents’ music

It seems like a century ago that I said goodbye to my family and settled into my freshman dorm room, bracing myself for the next four years at Georgetown. Before... Read more

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A brief list of TV shows to watch instead of Tiger King

With COVID-19 having upended our lives, forcing us to stay home and practice social distancing, it’s important to find ways to relieve the stress of not knowing what’s in store... Read more

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The Weekly List: A dad-approved Georgetown Day playlist for spending Georgetown Day with your dad

It’s not the same as being able to head up to the Village A rooftops, but Georgetown Day at home doesn’t need to be the worst day ever. Hopefully there’s... Read more

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Everyone Needs to Release Their Steam: How Should You Scream?

TikTok has been helping me to unwind and adds some laughter to my day (though perhaps it hasn’t helped with procrastination). One enlightening TikTok features a woman chanting a helpful... Read more

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Ranking Every Nicholas Cage Movie on Amazon Prime

How do we keep the quarantine boredom at bay? Cry havoc and let loose the films of Cage. Luckily Amazon Prime has an excellent selection of 10 films starring the... Read more

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Tiger King: A Social Distraction or Moral Void?

Hey there all you cool cats and kittens. Buckle up, because Netflix’s documentary mini-series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness is one hell of a ride.  If someone told me... Read more

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Audienceless Late-Night: Can Live Performance Go Digital?

The top comment on Stephen Colbert’s first audienceless Late Show monologue reads “This feels like it was taped after Thanos snapped,” a reference to the post-apocalyptic world of 2019’s Avengers:... Read more

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Ranking Every Nicolas Cage Movie on Netflix

Look, you’re in quarantine and there’s only so many episodes of Tiger King out there. Eventually, you’re going to get bored enough to watch a film starring the man, the... Read more

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Let’s Stop Pretending Dating Shows are About Love

Love is Blind is perhaps the most perplexing T.V. show I have ever seen.  First of all, the phrase itself has been grossly misinterpreted (pretty sure blind love is about... Read more