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Sofar, So Good: Uncovering D.C.’s Pop-Up Concert Scene

Sofar, So Good: Uncovering D.C.’s Pop-Up Concert Scene

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02/02/2017

A crowd of people file into WeWork, a trendy office coworking space in DuPont Circle, on a Wednesday evening. Chattering amongst themselves and opening up their wine and beer bottles, they settle into couches and sit on the floor. The location exudes cool; WeWork includes an open lounge space featuring an odd assortment of couches…

The DMV Dilemma: Documenting Georgetown’s hometown recruiting woes

The DMV Dilemma: Documenting Georgetown’s hometown recruiting woes

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02/02/2017

On a quiet, unassuming Tuesday evening in Northwest Washington, D.C., Gonzaga College High School defeated Dematha Catholic High School in a monumental men’s basketball Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) matchup. In front of a capacity crowd and packed student section squeezed into Gonzaga’s Carmody Center near Union Station, the Eagles dealt Dematha its first loss…

Graduate Students Continue Push to Unionize

Graduate Students Continue Push to Unionize

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02/02/2017

Georgetown graduate students are seeking stronger and more formalized representation through unionization, a growing trend nationally at private universities since an Aug. 23, 2016 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) allowing such organization for graduate students. The recently formed Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) is working to establish an affiliation agreement with…

Surviving the Scrum: 50 Years of Rugby on the Hilltop

Surviving the Scrum: 50 Years of Rugby on the Hilltop

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02/02/2017

Despite being a very visible club team on campus, the Georgetown University Rugby Football Club (GURFC) plays a sport that is utterly foreign to most other students. But even if it is niche, rugby isn’t just a fad on campus. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of GURFC’s founding in 1967. In 2001, the team began…

Latinx Identity in the Georgetown Classroom

Latinx Identity in the Georgetown Classroom

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01/25/2017

Chris Wager (SFS’ 17) thought he could learn all he wanted to know in Georgetown’s classrooms. But when he developed an interest in Chicano studies, the academic field of Mexican-American culture and history, he found scant opportunities to study his own heritage through his Georgetown coursework. Although a flexible major and supportive professors allowed him…

GUerrilla Warfare: The fight for laughter on the Hilltop

GUerrilla Warfare: The fight for laughter on the Hilltop

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01/25/2017

Aside from the occasional snide remark in Matthew Kroenig’s Introduction to International Relations lecture, the Reiss 103 auditorium is not usually a space for comedy. Half of the “stage” is occupied by a large lab bench. Yet on Wednesday Dec. 7, the final night of the fall semester, underneath two imposing prints of the periodic…

José Fernández Was The Reason We Love Baseball

José Fernández Was The Reason We Love Baseball

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09/28/2016

The sadness that comes when a young life is cut short is the heaviest, the most crushing, of all kinds of sadness. It’s a grief that numbs at first, like a sharp inhale of anesthesia, and then gradually materializes and swirls in opaque tendrils around you like some dark fog. It imbues wretched bitterness; an…

NCAA Week Three Losers

NCAA Week Three Losers

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09/19/2016

You win some; you lose most. Sorry if I have to be the one to break it to you, but the world is a cruel place, and there’s nothing any of us can do about it. Keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at everyone who took an L in college football this past…

World Cup of Hockey Preview

World Cup of Hockey Preview

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09/14/2016

Hockey fans will see their favorite players return to the ice a little earlier than usual this year. On September 17th, the puck is slated to drop in Toronto for the newest edition of the World Cup of Hockey–an international tournament which includes some of the premier stars of the NHL. The history of this…

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