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Our Actions Matter Too: It’s Not Just an Administrative Concern

Our Actions Matter Too: It’s Not Just an Administrative Concern

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12/06/2019

“When in doubt, throw it out,” reads a sign on the new recycling bins in the Intercultural Center. Over the past year, improvements in Georgetown University’s waste management systems, such as single-stream recycling, were made by the understaffed Office of Sustainability, which consists of just two full-time staff members and a handful of student interns….

Carrying On: The Hidden Cost of E-Scooters

Carrying On: The Hidden Cost of E-Scooters

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12/06/2019

Since their introduction to the D.C. landscape in September 2017, electric scooters, or e-scooters, have become as ubiquitous as rats in the Georgetown neighborhood. It is not uncommon to trip over one on an unsuspecting stroll down to CVS or to feel one at your heels in a crowded Red Square on a Farmer’s Market…

Finding a Voice in America

Finding a Voice in America

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12/06/2019

When I left Turkey, I left behind many things: my loved ones, my childhood, the law school I was always dreaming about. Right before I arrived in America, I was studying for my midterms, but I could not take any of them. I left my class notes for my classmates. I left the theater ticket…

Georgetown partners with Capital Bikeshare Universities program

Georgetown partners with Capital Bikeshare Universities program

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11/27/2019

Georgetown University has joined the Capital Bikeshare Universities Program, which reduces yearly student membership from $85 to $25.  The discounted membership offers students an unlimited number of rides under thirty minutes with extra time purchased for an additional fee.  The GUSA Senate passed a resolution on Sept. 15 sponsored by Sen. Joshua Marin-Mora (SFS ’21)…

GUSA Executive discusses midterm achievements

GUSA Executive discusses midterm achievements

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11/25/2019

GUSA President Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) sat down with the Voice to evaluate the performance of the GUSA Executive at the midway point of his tenure. Due to scheduling conflicts, GUSA Vice President Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) was unable to be interviewed for this article.  Francis emphasized the duo’s focus on implementing their campaign…

March for Our Lives Georgetown discusses gun violence

March for Our Lives Georgetown discusses gun violence

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11/25/2019

“This is not a Republican issue. This is not a Democratic issue. This is an American issue,” said Dr. Joseph Sakran, director of emergency general surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the March for our Lives event on Monday.  As both a doctor and a gunshot wound victim, Sakran has seen firsthand the impact of…

Georgetown restaurant to host Thanksgiving meal for the homeless

Georgetown restaurant to host Thanksgiving meal for the homeless

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11/24/2019

Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant will host its inaugural Thanksgiving brunch for homeless residents in Georgetown on Nov. 28. The restaurant, located on M Street, has collaborated with other local businesses and the Georgetown Ministry Center (GMC), a local organization serving homeless individuals, to put on the event. The Thanksgiving meal is expected to…

Copley Crypt opens after year-long renovation

Copley Crypt opens after year-long renovation

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11/24/2019

Copley Crypt Chapel opened to students on Monday, Nov. 18 after over a year of closure for renovations. The chapel located directly above it, St. William, also opened.  Since Sept. 2018, renovation work has taken place externally and internally on both Copley Crypt and St. William chapels. According to a university spokesperson, external work addressed…

Not That Fly for a White Guy: an investigation into Georgetown’s hottest new brand

Not That Fly for a White Guy: an investigation into Georgetown’s hottest new brand

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11/22/2019

Red Carpet. The SFS Centennial Gala. Members of the crowd are milling about, making connections, taking pictures. Then, he walks in. Bill Clinton does a double-take. Yo-Yo Ma looks out from behind his cello. Nancy Pelosi peers up from the impeachment articles. The paparazzi rush forward to meet him. “Who are you wearing?” “Who’s your…

Recall petitions submitted, pressure on Evans grows

Recall petitions submitted, pressure on Evans grows

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11/21/2019

Activists from Ward 2 submitted 5,588 petitions to the D.C. Board of Elections on Monday in an attempt to trigger a recall vote for Councilmember Jack Evans. Triggering a recall election requires 10 percent of registered voters in a ward to sign a petition, a total of 4,949 according to a press release from the…

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