Yep, that’s the weird little icon so many of your friends have posted online.
Last week, Georgetown made its debut on online food publication, Spoon University. Spoon University is a publication for students, by students that connects college campus food communities nationwide.
Spoon University’s goal is to make “food more than just sustenance” for college students. Covering everything from cheap and delicious local restaurants, to tricks for eating in college dining halls, to recipes to curing hangovers, Spoon University helps “encourage exploration and conversation about food to help students navigate what the hell is going on in their dorms, dining halls, and tiny apartment kitchens.”
Anne Gilliland (COL ’16) and Victoria Goodell (COL ’16) had the vision of starting Georgetown’s chapter of Spoon University this year, when they realized that their passion for food and writing could be merged into one fruitful project that they truly believe could benefit the Georgetown community.
With the voting in the GUSA presidential election beginning at midnight, Vox is here with a solid set of protest rock songs to get into that screw the gov-er, GUSA mindset.
While the Voice‘s editorial board may endorse Thomas Lloyd (SFS ’15) and Jimmy Ramirez (COL ’15), as far as Vox is concerned, these next two voting days are all about sticking it to the man and absolutely rocking out.
Google search query: “how to gently tell a friend you don’t give a shit about house of cards”
— emily (@_shusui) February 25, 2014
I don’t want to write my paper for school. Who is willing to distract me? #procrastination — Kathy E (@eagenk) February 25, 2014
This week, the Voice reviewed Paul W.S. Anderson’s latest film, Pompeii. Though the film was action packed and filled with up-to-the-minute CGI, the film failed to impress.
Vox sat down with Game of Thrones hunk Kit Harington, who plays the protagonist Milo, to discuss the film. As the Voice noted, those abs were the only thing keeping this movie from going straight to DVD.
Vox: How did you arrive at this project? It seems pretty far out Game of Thrones. Obviously the two have action in them, but working on the small screen versus the big one seems really different.
Harington: I was actively looking for a leading role in something. I want to do leading roles, and this was a good chance to do one. Now I’m going to step away and do supporting roles and interesting characters, but this one was a good one. I came through the door and it said “Pompeii,” and I thought, “Well that hasn’t been done” and it had a lot of fight scenes so I was intrigued but I wasn’t convinced by it. I didn’t know whether the script help up and I was sort of ‘hmph’ and then I met Paul [W. S. Anderson], the director, and he was very enthusiastic and it was a passion project for him and he showed me this look book of pictures and I was convinced by what he wanted to do with it. It was a good leading role and I just thought, “I do like sort fighting,” so yeah that’s how I kind of came to it.
Last week, Vox reported on the upcoming ICC renovations, profiled Hoyas in Olympics past, fact-checked the platforms of three of the four GUSA executive tickets in this year’s elections, and refrained from being sensationalist by refusing to cover which presidential and vice-presidential candidates were part of Georgetown’s many insignificant secret societies.
Many commenters actually welcomed Vox‘s decision to analyze each campaign’s platform, like Snapz:
Props to VOX for this type of segment, this is a good thing.
NJT suggested that such posts should be a regular staple of GUSA election seasons:
Props to Vox for taking a look at the platforms – a long overdue election tradition. Good points made in a lot of the above though, research will be important to do this well.
It’s worth nothing that, as of the time of this post, no commenter seemed to care much about Vox‘s analysis of Ben and Sam’s campaign, if at all, though many have flocked to the other two tickets’ posts.
Breaking the bubble:
AURA Nightclub, Grand Opening: D.C.’s newest nightclub is set to open today. The “lounge” is located at 2147 P Street NW in Dupont Circle, only a six minute cab ride from Georgetown. Plus, it is a masquerade theme which makes everything more fun! The club is 18+ and for those underage, tickets are only $10. The 21+ tickets do not cost much more at $15 each. AURA is allegedly the home of the biggest dance floor in DC… Sounds like a night you won’t want to miss!
D.C. Independent Film Festival: Finally, what we’ve all been waiting for: the D.C. Independent Film Festival will begin on February 19th, with viewings every day until the 24th. This weekend, there will be numerous viewings at either the U.S. Naval Heritage Center or the Goethe Institute. The tickets for each viewing amount to around $12. However, a One Day Pass comes to approximately $50, and a Full Festival Pass (for all four days) is $140. If you’ve got a little extra cash, this is worth it.
With two more months to explore the D.C. music scene this semester, Vox encourages you to make it out to U Street Music Hall to see local bands GEMS and Uno Hype on Saturday, March 1st.
GEMS is Lindsay Pitts and Clifford Usher’s newest project, which has earned far more hype than their previous project, Birdlips. Birdlips is difficult to categorize, as it hinges somewhere between folk and psychedelic rock. While GEMS’ devoted fans may go back and find themselves enjoying Birdlips’ unique take on americana rock, Pitts and Usher’s new project is much more accessible for new audiences.
Pitts and Usher’s transformation and newly found fame came through something far too familiar to us: use of social media. In 2012, GEMS posted a couple of their home-recorded tracks on Soundcloud, which, along with a makeover of their image and aesthetic, got them much more attention than they had ever received under Birdlips.
Going through the results of her incredibly unscientific sex survey, Vox realized that Georgetown students need some help when it comes to getting it on. According to the results, only 27 percent of respondents said they orgasmed every time or multiple times they engaged in sexual activities. Vox hopes the responses to the rest of the questions can guide these respondents’ partners in the right direction–as far as popular practices go at the very least (‘cus apparently they need a bit of help).
To be clear, the results from the survey were taken from the first 100 of the 203 respondents, as Vox does not want to pay for Survey Monkey’s upgrade.
First and foremost, most of you want to have more sex. Vox doesn’t think that anyone–aside from the Cardinal Newman Society, perhaps–would be surprised that college students want to have more sex. She’ll give you the numbers anyways just to make the survey worth it. Over a quarter said they got it on a few times a week or more while over 80 percent said they would have sex a few times a week or more (though about a quarter also said how often they had sex depended on their relationship status).
As Michael points out, nothing quite says freedom like having to decide between a trip to Safeway or trolling the internet #America
She wants the (netflix passwor)d— 母狗 (@TRILLUMINAUGHTY) February 17, 2014
For Valentine’s Day movie releases, Vox has chosen Simone de Beauvoir to offer her opinions on love and sex.
Colin Farrell and Lady Sibyl from Downton Abbey. Irish accents. True love. Also Russel Crowe. Vox is going to stop talking now, because she know you are already buying your ticket.
Simone: “No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.”
Well-off blonde-haired girl finds her summer squeeze in a pool boy at the country club. Daddy’s upset. Also pool boy has mysterious past. Will love prevail!? Yawn.
Breaking the Bubble:
Chad America’s Annual Valentine’s Day Rock ‘n Roll Dance Party: Show off your impressive V-Day moves at the Black Cat‘s annual Valentine’s Day celebration. Starting at 9:00 p.m., you can spend the night jamming to rock-and-roll, blues and ’50s R&B. And the best part? It’s absolutely free.
ImprovFest: Come celebrate the weekend of love (or lack there of) with some humor from the Georgetown Improv Association and other visiting collegiate and professional troupes. This two-day festival will take place on both Friday and Saturday night at 9:00 p.m. in Bulldog Alley, featuring guests like UMD’s ‘The Bureau’ and Princeton’s ‘Quipfire!’ on the 14th and University of Florida’s ‘Theatre Strike Force’ and Ohio State’s ’8th Floor Improv’ on the 15th. Tickets are $8 for general admission, and $5 for students, faculty, and staff.
HeartBEATS: A Valentine’s Day Music Showcase: Check out the musical talent of your fellow Hoyas at this semi-formal in Copley Formal this Friday night from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Featured student groups include The Ripples, a student Jazz Combo, the GU Chamber Quartet, the ladies of Georgetown’s Resonant Essence Live – REL, and rock group Atomic Man. Tickets are $8 for 21+ attendees and $5 for those under 21 or choose not to drink. Tickets are limited on a first come first serve basis and can be ordered online here.