Articles tagged: End Issue
Critical Voices: Future, Honest
As I listened to Future’s new album Honest, I came to love its brusk, old-school lyricism and tried-and-tested trap beats. The Georgia rapper broke into the tier of relatively mainstream... Read more
Adams Morgan liquor moratorium should expire
The moratorium on issuing liquor licenses to bars and restaurants in the neighborhood of Adams Morgan expires this month and faces possible renewal. The D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board first... Read more
Critical Voices: Cloud Nothings, Here and Nowhere Else
Cloud Nothings has really produced something special with Here and Nowhere Else. Promenading along the line between rage and beauty, Cloud Nothings’s latest release is an effective juxtaposition of pop... Read more
Critical Voices: Real Estate, Atlas
Real Estate has finally waded out of the shallowness of beer-drenched suburbia. While their previous efforts laid the foundations for the dissonant genre of suburban surf rock with flawless instrumentals... Read more
Critical Voices: St. Vincent, St. Vincent
Watching videos of Annie Clark, better known as, St. Vincent, move her fingers up and down the frets of her guitar so effortlessly, almost transiently, gives me chills. Truly one... Read more
Critical Voices: Eric Churches, The Outsiders
“Outsider” is the perfect word to describe Eric Church’s state of mind on his fourth studio album. On this LP, Church, a country troubadour, makes the transition from hometown boy... Read more
Critical Voices: The Gaslight Anthem, The B-Sides
The Gaslight Anthem’s The B-Sides is like the sand you scoured as a child for cool-looking rocks that occasionally cut you with a shard of sea glass instead. It holds... Read more
Critical Voices: Warpaint, Warpaint
“All those moments trying to figure me out never seem to come around.” This lyric perfectly captures the tone of the eponymous sophomore effort of Emily Kokal’s Los Angeles-based band,... Read more
Free speech code fails to live up to promises
GUSA and the Georgetown University Speech and Expression Committee held a free speech forum last Friday titled, “Free Speech in the Digital Age: Are There Boundaries?” During the question and... Read more
Critical Voices: Bruce Springsteen, High Hopes
In his new LP High Hopes, Bruce Springsteen continues his role in being a recorder of the bleak and the joyous moments of life in America. Springsteen’s albums since the... Read more
Critical Voices: Switchfoot, Fading West
It’s understandable if you don’t remember Switchfoot. After all, it has been ten years since they released that song, “Dare you to moooove!” In their newest release, Fading West, Switchfoot... Read more
Measured divestment proposal shows promise
On Sunday, Nov. 24, the GUSA Senate voted 17 to six to pass a resolution endorsing GU Fossil Free’s divestment proposal.The proposal is the latest product of an almost year-long dialogue between administrators and the students of GU Fossil Free, and its successful marriage of the realities of the endowment with the moral imperative Georgetown has to divest deserves nothing less than GUSA’s support.
‘Smoke of Satan’ video breaches student privacy
During GU Pride’s Coming Out Day celebration this year, two unidentified high school boys affiliated with the conservative Catholic organization the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and... Read more
Capital Cannabis: The campaign to legalize marijuana in Washington, D.C.
A poll conducted by Public Policy Polling released last April found that 63 percent of D.C. residents would support legalizing marijuana and regulating its sale for adults. Moreover, 75 percent of D.C. residents would approve of decriminalization. Despite the obstacles and potential pitfalls, marijuana activists remain confident that they can change the law via a 2014 referendum. With other states eyeing legalization in 2014, D.C. could both provide a symbolic victory to pro-marijuana activists and serve as a model for how the rest of the country should proceed.
Master planning needs more student interest
The University administration held several master planning events this week intended to engage the student body on housing issues such as sustainability. While the Voice applauds the University for ramping... Read more
Grad School admissions lack racial diversity
Georgetown’s annual Official Enrollment Statistics report, released to University officials at the end of September, found that racial and ethnic minorities are shockingly underrepresented in the University’s graduate programs, particularly... Read more
The Can Kicks Back misrepresented to students
The Can Kicks Back, a campaign to reduce the national debt targeted toward young people, set up a tent on Copley lawn and hosted a panel to discuss the debt... Read more
Camera use violates privacy of student guards
In an Oct. 25 email to all student guards, the Student Guard Office announced that it would “go over past footage whenever possible to check for failures, to follow policies... Read more
Georgetown jams: How GU Jam Sesh is building a community for Georgetown’s burgeoning music scene
From the outside, Georgetown’s music scene often seems limited to a few visible student groups. But a capella singers aren’t the Hilltop’s only musically-inclined students. Through its efforts to build a community of student musicians, GU Jam Sesh is providing an outlet for diversified creative musical expression at Georgetown, despite the obstacles it faces from neighbors and University noise policies.
“Second-class faculty”: The hidden struggles of Georgetown’s adjunct professors
The concerns faced by adjunct professors at Georgetown are many, stretching far beyond access to permanent office space. Adjuncts at Georgetown and other institutions of higher learning across the United States receive salaries as low as half of those of tenure-track professors, seldom have access to any health or retirement benefits, and must cope with job insecurity year after year. Recognizing these hardships, Georgetown’s adjunct faculty voted in favor to form a union under SEIU Local 500 in May of this year.