Articles tagged: DC


Features

Joel Castón, Georgetown Prison Scholar, is the first incarcerated person in D.C. government

Joel Castón’s vision was simple.   In a campaign video put together by the D.C. Corrections staff at the jail where Castón has been a resident the last four years, Castón... Read more

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When Black veterans defended D.C. from a white supremacist siege

World War I had ended only months before D.C.’s Black veterans found themselves returning to the front lines—only this time to defend their homes against a domestic white supremacist invasion.... Read more

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With a second virtual semester, students continue to replicate university life off campus

A year into the pandemic, students modified housing plans to replicate the college experience off campus this semester.

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Mayor Bowser recognizes gun violence as a public health crisis, launches prevention program

Mayor Bowser signed a Mayor’s Order recognizing gun violence as a public health crisis and announced the creation of a prevention program.

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Georgetown’s WeWork partnership kicks off successfully despite criticisms

Georgetown’s partnership with the shared workspace company WeWork aimed to give many students much-needed study space.

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WMATA shuts down Blue Line, closes stations for maintenance

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority temporarily closed its Blue Line trains amid reconstruction projects.

Editorials

White supremacists attacked Washington. Georgetown must protect its students.

On Jan. 6, while a joint session of Congress gathered to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump breached the Capitol... Read more

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Georgetown community calls for accountability criteria for Trump administration staffers

Undergraduate students, master’s students, and faculty have united through an online petition that calls for an accountability criteria for Georgetown’s relationship with Trump administration officials

Editorials

DC must do more to protect the most vulnerable from the effects of COVID-19

Though D.C.’s COVID-19 rates have stayed below those of other regions, this does not mean the District’s COVID response has been perfect.  In reality, coronavirus is pushing the city’s most... Read more

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D.C. considers reopening as COVID-19 cases increase gradually

On Thursday, Sept. 24, the District of Columbia reported 57 new positive coronavirus cases, almost double those of prior days. D.C.’s overall positive case total is now 15,163, with 623... Read more

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D.C. City Council approves cuts to MPD funding

The D.C. City Council passed a $15 million cut to the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) funding in a unanimous vote on July 23 as a part of the city’s $16.8... Read more

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D.C. takes the next step towards reopening

Washington D.C. will begin Phase Two of reopening from the shutdown caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus on June 22, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on June 19. Phase... Read more

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D.C. begins to reopen, no changes for Georgetown

Washington, D.C.’s stay-at-home-order was lifted today, signaling a start to the ReOpen DC plan that was released on May 21.  Mayor Muriel Bowser’s order to begin Phase One of reopening,... Read more

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Mayor Bowser extends D.C. lockdown, charts path to reopening

On May 13, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced D.C.’s stay-at-home order and public health emergency have both been extended through June 8. The decision is part of a plan headed by... Read more

Features

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

Movies

Joker‘s Great Presentation Doesn’t Excuse its Abhorrent Message

Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) has a bad life. His rent-a-clown job doesn’t pay enough for him to afford a nice apartment, his therapist can’t get funding to prescribe him enough... Read more

Editorials

D.C. Must Keep the Circulator Free

Since Feb. 1, D.C.’s bright red and yellow Circulator buses have been free to ride. A sack is slung over the fare box bearing the slogan “Fair Shot”—the name of... Read more

Editorials

End the Disenfranchisement of D.C. Felons

Early this June, at-large Councilmember Robert C. White Jr. introduced the Restore the Vote Amendment Act of 2019. This bill would make D.C. the first jurisdiction in the country to... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Trailer Takes: Dead to Me, Joker, and My Spy

Dead to Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRribvsnKfE Cade: This trailer was a whirlwind of emotions that intrigued me from the very start. Whether it’s breaking into cars, police raids, or conversations with a... Read more

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Gun Control Gains Ground at Georgetown and Across the District

As of Feb. 12, twenty-one people have been killed in Washington, D.C., this year. Homicide rates in the District have been climbing since 2012, and this year’s rate marks a... Read more