Inspired by Emma Watson’s “He for She” movement, Georgetown University Women in Leadership organized its first “Bring Your Own Boy” event more than a year ago. Since then, they’ve hosted the event every semester—with this semester’s held Feb. 4—and they consistently succeed in bringing both men and women together to discuss gender issues.
This semester’s event focused on the portrayal of both genders in Super Bowl ads.
Everyone remembers Carl Jr’s controversially sexy commercials in the past which greatly contrast this year’s relatively quiet and serious tone. Ads that addressed important topics included Dove’s “Men Care”, Always’ “Like a Girl”, and the NFL’s powerful one ondomestic abuse.
The Georgetown Hoyas (15-7, 7-4 Big East) have lost more than a few games this season, but none like this. Taking on the Providence Friars (17-6, 7-3 Big East), the Hoyas failed to even the season series, taking a 71-74 loss at home.
The Hoyas controlled the game for most of the night—Providence’s largest lead was their margin of victory. Georgetown, on the other hand, led by 13 with less than 12 minutes to play. But it was not to be.
It was not a particularly bad shooting night for the Hoyas, who posted a slightly below average 40 percent from the field. But the Blue and Gray’s 15 turnovers and critical misses at the free throw line made maintaining a lead difficult down the stretch.
It is that time of year again. At exactly 12:00 a.m., under the cover of darkness, the GUSA candidates officially announced their campaigns for the 2015 Executive Elections.
Here are the official tickets:
- Abbey McNaughton (COL ’16) for President and Will Simons (COL ’16) for Vice President
- Chris Wadibia (COL ’16) for President and Meredith Cheney (COL ’16) for Vice President
- Mike Minahan (COL ’16) for President and Stephen Paduano (COL ’16) for Vice President
- Sara Margolis (COL ’16) for President and Ryan Shymansky (COL ’16) for Vice President
- Tim Rosenberger (COL ’16) for President and Reno Varghese (SFS ’16) for Vice President
In order to prepare the candidates for the onerous task at hand, Vox spoke with
survivor seasoned campaign veteran and current GUSA Vice President Omika Jikaria (SFS ’15) to see what words of wisdom she had to impart.
Vox: If you could describe the GUSA Executive Election campaign season in one word, what would it be and why?
Last weekend, Vox ventured out to dinner all the way to Dupont Circle (gasp!) to review The Darlington House. A mere one-minute walk from the north Dupont metro stop or the GUTS bus stop, the trek over is as easy as it sounds.
A cheery hostess greeted us, it wasn’t very busy, and we were seated right away in a comfy booth near the window. Though we were there a week after restaurant week, they still had their restaurant week special: an appetizer, entrée, and desert for $35 per person.
My friend had a $50 gift card for the restaurant, so we had no qualms about treating ourselves. (Had we not had the $50 gift card, we still probably wouldn’t have had any problems with treating ourselves.) Here is the breakdown of the Italian restaurant we treated our taste buds to:
Last year, the Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) hosted the university’s first Arts Week, an initiative that strove to highlight different arts groups on campus and engage the student body with art, music, and theater events happening on campus.
GUSA is planning another Georgetown Art’s Week for this spring, beginning Saturday April 11 and continuing until Saturday April 18. Vox caught up with GUSA member Andrew Walker (SFS ’16) to discuss how GUSA plans to build on last year’s success and further engage the Georgetown community with it’s various arts groups.
When looking ahead to the upcoming Arts Week, GUSA is looking to better integrate the visual arts. The student center will be a new added area for the week. “With the opening of the HFSC and collaboration with the Corp, we will have a lot more physical wall space to display student work safely,” Walker told Vox in an interview.
There’s a cause for celebration. Vox often listens to rap when she feels like it. Now is one of those times.
If you’ve ever stood at your recycling receptacle, perplexed, with a questionably recyclable object in your hand, good news has arrived.
Last year, the GUSA Senate Sustainability Subcommittee started Georgetown’s extension of the initiative, Terracycle, on our campus. Terracycle specializes in recycling objects that aren’t able to be recycled through traditional recycling programs.
Terracycle can recycle objects like Brita filters, ink jet and toner cartridges, cosmetics, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo bottles, or almost anything that can be found in the bathroom. Drop-off bins have just recently been expanded to every freshmen dorm and Hilltoss in the Healey Family Student Center. Previously, only one drop-off location existed in Leavey.
As a continuation of Vox‘s Single of the Week, we sat down with freshman Kieran Mclean to interview him about love, life, and the trials and tribulations of freshman year.
Name: Kieran Mclean
Origin: “A small town on the Delaware River named Yardley, Pennsylvania. 98.7 percent white; commonly referred to as ‘America’s Least Diverse Town.'”
Vox: So, were you excited to be chosen as Vox’s Single of the Week?
Kieran: Does Chris Christie rule New Jersey with an iron fist?
Vox: Touché. What are you involved in at Georgetown?
Kieran: Well, I got rejected from The Heckler so take that, Joe Luther.
Vox: Any favorite classes?
Kieran: I’m a potential Art History major, so look out ladies! Super-employable. I’m also an English major, so I’m real sensitive and shit. My New Year’s resolution was to talk more about my feelings and listen to yours, too.
Vox: And how’s that going for you in the dating world?
Kieran: People here don’t really want to talk about their feelings. All these women want me exclusively for my body and I keep on trying to tell them, “Ladies, there’s a beating heart beneath this sculpted chest. There’s a working brain behind these piercing eyes.”
Vox: Of course, of course. So what’s your idea of a perfect date?
At last night’s meeting with the Advisory Neighborhood Commission, including fellow Hoyas Kendyl Clausen (SFS ’16) and Reed Howard (SFS ’17), the commissioners discussed 7-11 burglaries, poorly-proportioned windows, and a possible Under Armour retail in place of the old Serendipity. Vox is here to give you a play-by-play of the most exciting developments you all missed.
Crime happens in Georgetown sometimes
Haven’t had burglaries in a while, says cop. 7-11 on P street robbed twice in 3 days. Yikes. How will Georgetown students get their slurpies if there is so much crime? Scrap the Hilltoss, get on that Corp. We want slurpies.
Good, clean energy
Member of Georgetown Energy Patrick McDonald (SFS ’17) addressed his interest in promoting cleaner energy in the Georgetown University and wider D.C. area. On Feb. 26, there will be a meeting held at the Georgetown neighborhood library about promoting solar energy—Vox will be keeping an eye on developments with this.