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Hidden Hegemony: The Call for a Deeper Reconcilliation

Hidden Hegemony: The Call for a Deeper Reconcilliation

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10/13/2016

A little over a week ago, President John DeGioia appeared on a panel with Ta Nehisi Coates and Drew Faust, Harvard University’s president, as part of the Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum. Coates’ segment,“An Evening with Ta Nehisi Coates”, centered around questions of culture, race, and politics. The conversation with Degioia and Faust explored the recent…

Open Access: Is Georgetown Prepped?

Open Access: Is Georgetown Prepped?

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10/01/2016

Georgetown Health Services has recently begun offering Truvada, more colloquially known as PrEP, to the student body through the Student Health Center. Truvada is a pre-exposure prophylactic drug for HIV. When taken regularly, Truvada reduces the risk of contracting HIV by 90% according to its website. Generally, Truvada is prescribed to those who are currently…

Burning Issues: Why Republicans Need Trump

Burning Issues: Why Republicans Need Trump

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05/01/2016

I’ll admit, I was hesitant to put my real name on this column. I worry I’m starting to come off as that rarest of Georgetown students, the Trump apologist. Let me say outright, I loathe the man. I wish Trump had stuck to starring on The Apprentice and running companies into the ground instead of…

Burning Issues: The #Chalkening

Burning Issues: The #Chalkening

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05/01/2016

The death knell of irony may have officially sounded last month. In the wee hours of April Fool’s Day, a group of students slipped out of Darnall Hall to execute their plan. Chalk in hand, they scribbled satirical pro-Donald Trump slogans outside the ICC. That day, visitors to Red Square found a new table set…

Talking Tech: The Man, the Myth, the Legend

Talking Tech: The Man, the Myth, the Legend

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04/25/2016

He has been dubbed many things: the real life Tony Stark, the modern-day Tesla/Edison, and an antagonist like Hugo Drax and Dr. Evil (albeit jokingly). But if one thing is clear about Elon Musk, it is that he may as well have already changed the world as we know it—even with his larger visions still…

Talking Tech: Uberhaul

Talking Tech: Uberhaul

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04/13/2016

“On a snowy Paris evening in 2008, Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp had trouble hailing a cab,” reads the “Our Story” section of a popular ride-sharing service’s website. It continues, “So they came up with a simple idea—tap a button, get a ride.” Indeed, tap a button is, more or less, all that one has…

Burning Issues: Living Civilly

Burning Issues: Living Civilly

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04/10/2016

As housing season kicks into gear once more and new waves of Hoyas find out, to their dismay, that they’ll be living in VCW next year, the last few people without roommates find themselves scrambling to complete the process that half the school started in January. Even compared to the hassle of the townhouse lottery,…

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