Like what you’ve seen from the Voice so far this semester? Want to get involved but not sure how? You’re in luck! We’re going to be having a second open house of the year this Friday, Oct. 1 from 6pm to 7pm in our office, Leavey 413.
The open house is a great place to talk to current staffers, get a feel for what working on a student paper is like, and get some free pizza. We always need more talented reporters, writers, bloggers, photographers, graphic designers, artists, techies, copy editors, ad sellers, and crossword writers. So if you’ve got a skill that you think the Voice could put to good use, please come by the open house!
If you can’t make it to the open house but are still interested in the Voice, feel free to shoot me an email at email@example.com or stop by our office any Wednesday evening and see what our production nights are like!
Interested in working for Georgetown’s greatest newsmagazine (and blog!)? Well, you’re in luck: the Voice will be having an open house this Friday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in our office, Leavey 413.The open house is a great place to talk to current staffers, get a feel for what working on a student paper is like, and get some free pizza.
In addition to the open house, we’ll be having meetings for specific sections throughout the week. The schedule for those is as follows (like the open house, all meetings will be in Leavey 413):
Copy Editing: Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 10 p.m.
Sports: Thursday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m.
Photography: Thursday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.
Design & Artwork: Thursday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m.
Technology: Saturday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m.
News: Saturday, Sept. 11 at noon
Leisure: Saturday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m.
Crossword: Sunday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m.
Fiction: Sunday, Sept. 12 at noon
Blog: Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.
Opinions: Sunday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.
Business: Sunday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m.
Editorial Board: Sunday, Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m.
If you can’t make it to the open house or a section meeting that you’re interested in but you still want to be involved with the Voice, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us what you’re into and we’ll put you in touch with the right person!
Below, we’re republished last year’s run-down of New Student Orientation and the first few days of college life.
You don’t have to go to every NSO event, but try to attend a few. As you’ll quickly learn, events that are “required” in college aren’t mandatory in any sense of the word. If you need some time to unpack or shop for supplies, don’t worry about opting out of a few NSO programs. That said, NSO generally hosts some useful and entertaining events—and it’s not like there’s anything better to do during your first few days. Even the less-than-stellar events make for good conversation fodder.
Take your GOCard picture before hand: The line for pictures will be wrapped around Darnall, and you’ll be sweaty and exhausted. You don’t want that vision of yourself plastered on your ID for the next four years.
Don’t worry if you don’t find a BFF the first few weeks. There’s lots of pressure to find your new college buddies right away, but don’t be too upset if it doesn’t immediately happen. Most of the people you end up hanging out with the first few weeks are totally random—either your OA group or your floormates or acquaintances of acquaintances—and there’s no guarantee you’ll have anything in common with them.
Sure, some people stick with their freshman floor friends for all four years, but many don’t. Give it a few weeks before you start stressing—most of the conversations you’ll be having your first few days will be really enthusiastic, but also really superficial.
Believe it or not, summer’s almost over—which means the Voice will be putting out its first issue of the school year in a mere week! Not to give too much away (since I know you’re all waiting with bated breath to see what our first cover story will be) but a big part of the first issue will be a Best of Georgetown feature for new freshmen.
We at the Voice think we have pretty good taste, but because we’re such a democratically-minded newsmagazine, we wanted you all to have your fair say, too. So, without further ado, please help us out and vote for your favorite option in the following categories (and feel free to leave endorsements in the comments section)! Winners will be featured in our first issue, which will be hitting newsstands all over campus August 27th.
After the jump, vote for your favorite Chinese, delivery, pizza and more!
It’s not worth complaining about our errant dining hall; as long as meal plans are foisted on us through sophomore year, it’s simply something we all have to accept.
There are some coping mechanisms you’ll develop, though. Here are Vox‘s tips for dealing with Leo’s:
Unless you’ve got a prodigious appetite or a passion for bland cafeteria food, there’s really no reason why you’ll need to get a plan with more than 14 meals a week.
Keep track of your meals and Grab ‘n Go usage. The weekly meal cycle starts on Saturday, so by Wednesday or Thursday it should be pretty clear whether you’re going to be maxed out or whether you’re going to have lots of unused meals. If it’s the latter, start picking up Grab ‘n Go whenever you’re at Leo’s, either to store up or to donate to the Grab ‘n Give program.
Don’t be afraid to go alone and study. If you can find a free outlet (most are along the wall on the lower level) and don’t mind ambient noise, you’ll save a lot by getting your caffeine and study snacks from Leo’s rather than Midnight Mug.
Below, we’ve republished Juliana Brint’s August 2009 post about “all the various vices you might be interested in engaging in during college: drinking, drugs, sex and smoking.” And here’s our disclaimer: Vox isn’t endorsing any of these activities. (And most of the advice and information came from outside sources.)
Georgetown is definitely a drinking school, and on weekends you can almost always find a party somewhere on or near campus. When going out, there’s no quicker way to be identified as a somewhat obnoxious freshman than to travel with the entirety of your floor. It’s also seen as particularly poor form to crash a party, drain the booze and leave.
At Georgetown, people generally don’t charge guests admittance to parties (a fact that will doubtlessly shock your friends who visit). However, if you find kindly upperclassmen who frequently supply you with liquor, it’s generally a good idea to reimburse them.
If you’re over 21 (or have an ID that says you are) and prefer bars, you have plenty of nearby options. Here’s the run-down:
Chadwicks (3205 K Street): Good happy hours and champagne brunches.
Epicurean (On campus, under Darnall): Offers karaoke, and you really can’t beat it for convenience.
Old Glory (3139 M Street): Strong drinks; the covered back porch with a bar makes it convenient for smokers.
Rhino (3295 M Street): Sketchy and crowded on weekends, but sells good wings
Third Edition (1218 Wisconsin Ave): Relatively cheap; famous for having its exterior used in St. Elmo’s Fire.
Tombs (1226 36th Street): The closest bar to campus and almost exclusively for students, but also the strictest with IDs.
How strict a given bar is with accepting fake IDs varies from bouncer to bouncer, but generally avoid trying your fake at Smith Point, Third Edition and Tombs.
If you’re looking to procure your own spirits, the best bets are Towne (1326 Wisconsin Avenue), Wagner’s (1717 Wisconsin Avenue) and Dixie (3429 M Street; but don’t even think about using a fake at Dixie). Wisey‘s also sells beer and wine.
If you’re tired of jostling at the bar for a watered-down rum and coke or an overpriced draft beer, Booey’s is also a good bet. Its pitchers are among the cheapest around, and it is open until midnight. Read the rest of this entry »
Ward, Joseph Price and Victor Zaborsky, who lived together in a three-way relationship, told police they believed Wone was killed by an unknown intruder. But with evidence that seemingly contradicted the intruder theory and inconsistencies in the housemates’ stories, prosecutors believed the three were covering up the real murderer’s identity.
With intrigue, sadomasochism, alleged drugging and more, it’s no surprise that the six-week trial attracted extensive local media coverage. In the end, though, D.C. Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz ruled, “Despite the many suspicious and even damning circumstances, despite the implausibility of the intruder story, and despite the discordant and inappropriate demeanor and conduct of the defendants … the government has failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the essential elements of obstruction of justice as to Mr. Price, Mr. Zaborsky or Mr. Ward.”
After graduating from Georgetown summa cum laude, Ward picked up degrees in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America, children’s literature from Simmons College and masseuse license from the Potomac Institute of Massage Therapy, according to WhoMurderedRobertWone.com.
At the time of Wone’s death, Ward was in a dom-sub relationship with Price (who was also involved with Zaborsky). Ward told police he was sleeping in his bedroom across from the guest room Wone was staying in when the stabbing occurred.
Wone’s widow, Kathy Wone, plans to pursue a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit against the housemates.
A year after the other schools jumped on the Gmail bandwagon, the McDonough School of Business is making the switch to Google-provided email. And, in the long tradition of MSBers getting way nicer stuff than everyone else, their Gmail accounts will come fully equipped with apps like Gchat, Google Calendar and Google Docs—a perk kids in the College, SFS and NHS still don’t have.
According to MSB Chief Technology Officer John Carpenter, it was easier for the MSB to adopt full-service Gmail because MSB students have always had separate passwords for their email and University accounts. Because students in the other schools use their netID and password for both functions, University Information Services worried that giving Google students’ netIDs and passwords would be a security issue and thus opted for the minimalist, web-only version of Gmail that allows them to more easily withhold that information.
Another concern UIS Director Beth Ann Bergsmark cited about enhancing Gmail accounts was that some apps might overlap with services offered by Blackboard and thus create confusion about which system to use. Carpenter said he did not see the Blackboard overlap issue to be a major problem and that he anticipates MSB students will continue to use Blackboard in addition to the new Google apps.
Vox was kicked off the Voice squad after failing to shave his sideburns.
Just a day after the Voice vanquished the Hoya in a nail-biter of a softball game, Georgetown’s rival newspapers met once again to do battle over the annual Bunn Student Journalism Awards. And The Voice managed to secure another victory, winning 10 awards to the Hoya‘s 8—including 5 of the 6 first place awards—and sweeping the features category.
The winning articles and photos are all really quality work, so if you’re looking to procrastinate a bit on your studying (and really, who isn’t?) take some time to check them out after the jump!