Since I took over Vox in November, we’ve been through a lot. Now, alas, our time together has come to an end. Come Monday, Vox will have new masters. Since I’m not one for teary goodbyes, let’s just remember what the last five months have given us.
Barely 48 hours after I figured out WordPress was one word, a Georgetown student was arrested in Cairo, Egypt for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at state authorities.
In the final season of Henry Sims, Jason Clark, and Hollis Thompson, the Hoyas men’s basketball team gave us reason to believe in Louisville in December, basis to hope in Syracuse in February, and cause to despair in Columbus in March.
The process to get the University’s 2010 campus plan approved will never end.
The most intense GUSA presidential election in memory included defaced flag posters, a Herman Cain-inspired campaign video, an amusing vice presidential debate, a hungry vice presidential candidate, and ultimately a new Executive in Clara Gustafson (SFS ’13) and Vail Kohnert-Yount (SFS ’13). In non-election news, the multi-year effort to reform the Student Activities Fee endowment saw the easy passage of three referendum proposals that finances a student-run innovation fund, solar panels on townhouse rooftops, and parts of the New South Student Center.
In March, our beloved, if aging, Jack the Bulldog suffered an ACL injury from jumping on a couch. Within weeks, a new mascot-in-training, Jack Junior, was announced and officially welcomed into the hallowed ranks of Hoya mascots. This semester also saw many more Vox Pups and even one Fox Pop. And going where no paper has dared go before, the Voice published its first-ever Shark Week issue.
As for news that made us shake our heads, the University got rid of the widely popular beer garden and inflatables from Georgetown Day, University donor Saudi Prince Alwaleed reportedly employs dwarves as “jesters”, and former Hoya basketball star Dikembe Mutombo was supposedly involved in a multi-million dollar conflict minerals scam.
Keep calm and carry on.