HoyaTalk vs. The Voice
What happens when a bunch of bored alums get together to chat Georgetown on the internet? Here’s a hint: it involves asking us here at the Voice to, um, kill ourselves. Here’s a charming Hoya from the boards:
When did the rag put out some worthy material?
Has anyone checked out their website recently?
The main facade at the top of the screen is some hippie’s smelly ORANGE foot stepping on the seal.
….seriously, what the bleep is that all about?
Well, it’s a joke. Also, if not stepping on the seal was such a university priority, maybe it shouldn’t have been put on the ground in front of a door. I’m just sayin’.
Now, they also crack some jokes about our reporting. We don’t mind taking one in the teeth when we screw something up (it’s why we run corrections) but I feel compelled to defend our honor. This last year, for instance, we won more on-campus journalism awards than the Hoya (including second* place in the Sports category, HoyaTalk fans), and for the past three years I’ve been on campus, we’ve split the awards fairly evenly with our rival newspaper. Maybe that’s why our alums end up working at places like CNN, CBS, Agence France Press, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Washington City Paper, Entertainment Weekly, the Poynter Center, The Nation, and The Washington Post.
But why would these anonymous alums bash students who work long hours to contribute to our campus’ culture? Maybe the same reason they have plenty of time to spend rehashing their golden college years on the internet: they don’t have anything productive to do with their time. Hoya Saxa, your life is awesome!
– Tim Fernholz, Editor-in-Chief
* Turns out The Hoya (in fact, this gentleman) picked up the first place prize for sports writing, we took second! It seems one of our writers won first place in commentary and second place in sports, and I flipped them around in my head.