Post Date Apr 22

Comments of the Week: Hoyas napping under the sun

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Last week on Vox, the University decided to do more super-important master planning when nobody was around, Miley Cyrus shared some of her wisdom on movies, the student credit union began offering private student loans, and a drag ball happened.

Vox bid farewell to former Blog Editor Izzy Echarte, whose body had by now became part of Vox from her semester-long reign, and embraced with open arms a new ginger master editor. Kim Jong Il had this to say from his grave:

I AM STILL LIVE

Vox caught the senators of the campus’ most beloved organization, GUSA, cat-napping in the sun when they were supposed to try and have a productive session under the beautiful weather. GUSA denialist loved our coverage:

Lovin’ the sass level.

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Post Date Apr 22

Georgetown student named Top Ten College Women grand prize winner

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On April 9, Glamour named Georgetown University student Kendall Ciesemier (COL ’15) as the $20,000 grand prize winner of the 2014 Top 10 College Women competition for her non-profit Kids Caring 4 Kids , which has raised nearly one million dollars for schools, clinics, and housing in sub-Saharan Africa.

Glamour’s Top Ten College Women competition has recognized college students for 57 years for their achievements and contributions both on campus and in the greater community. Past winners include Martha Stewart and former Dallas mayor Laura Miller.

“This competition is designed to honor young women who go above and beyond,” Editor in Chief of Glamour Cindi Leive said.

This year’s top 10 includes an Olympian, a NASA space expert, a political activist, and an NCAA athlete.

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Post Date Apr 22

Twuesday Tweetacular: A tribute to curdled milk and cooked sausage

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Said travelers were also heard complaining about receiving only three slices of questionable cheese squares in their Lunchables box instead of the usual four.

It is highly unlikely that any sport—including basketball—is more intriguing or exciting than the exotic Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling competition.

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Post Date Apr 22

Last day to submit to the 2014 Voice photo contest

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Today is the last day to submit your best photos to the Voice‘s photo contest. Submit your high-quality photos to features@georgetownvoice.com and include your name, school, and year. Feel free to include a title or description for each photo. Black and white or color photos are acceptable. The winning photo will appear on the April 24 issue’s cover.

Photo: “Whatcha lookin’ at” by Tiffany Kaul (SFS ’13)

Post Date Apr 18

Vox‘s Record Store Day picks and preview

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Tomorrow, April 19, is Record Store Day, a day when filthy hipsters like Vox take advantage of sweet deals and exclusive offers to snatch up albums they already own digital copies of or will be able to find for free on the internet later. Whether you listen to entry-level, hipster bullshit or post-post-post-emo-grungecore, Record Store Day has something all music fans alternative music fans can appreciate. Here’s a preview of the special offers local record stores have, as well as some deals that Vox might consider getting.

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DCist has compiled a great list of what each local record store is doing. It kinda makes Vox realize that the whole city has like 10 record stores and most of them are within walking distance of each other. Be sure to read up on the Voice‘s record store review from last fall to get an idea of what shops you might want to check out.

Punk specialist Smash Records will open “early” on Record Store Day at 10:00 a.m. (apparently that’s early if you run a record store) and will have a set of special record store exclusives. They said they would post a list of those exclusives on Friday night, but as of Vox‘s writing this article they have yet to do so on their Facebook page or website.

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Post Date Apr 18

Gray launches campaign to move homeless families from shelters to housing

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Yesterday, Mayor Vincent Gray began his 500 Families, 100 Days project, which, as its name suggests, hopes to move 500 of the city’s homeless families from the shelter system into affordable housing by the end of June. Although District officials have a lot of excitement for and commitment to the campaign, they have yet to provide a clear plan for its achievement and instead are relying on community involvement to help the families.

Gray’s plan is a result of this winter’s unexpected rise in the number of families left out on the streets in hypothermic conditions. According to City Paper, at one point, the 285 family shelter rooms at the former D.C. General Hospital were full, leaving D.C. to pay for 472 families to stay in motels in D.C. and Maryland.

500 Families, 100 Days was originally announced during Gray’s State of the District speech. “What’s limiting our capacity to help even more homeless families get back on their feet is our ability to identify additional apartments in which to place them,” Gray said at the time.

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Post Date Apr 18

Just the Tip: GAAP group stampedes and undocumented residents

“Dear Caitríona,”

“I have had it up to here with GAAP tour groups. They are so rude and never seem to feel the need to move aside for other people who want to use the sidewalk. I am close to snapping and going on a vicious rampage. Do you have any tips for coping?”

“Sincerely,”

“Ready for a rampage”

Dear Ready for a Rampage,

I feel the same way. Whenever I am walking on the sidewalks by Copley Lawn and I see a tour group coming, I feel like Simba did when the herd of wildebeest started stampeding. My first instinct was to run and hide, but then I realized that I’m the one who actually goes to this school. I pay tuition to use those goddamn sidewalks and no high school senior, no matter how gifted they are, is going to take that right away from me. So now I stand my ground and even though the prospect of standing up to that herd of GAAP fills me with terror, I stay on the side walk and let them move for me. Sorry I’m not sorry. I say you do the same.

Don’t stop me now,
Caitríona

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Post Date Apr 18

Remix Your Weekend: Awesome Con and the Silver Spring Easter egg hunt

On Campus:

Because of the holiday, there aren’t any events going on at Georgetown. For those of us who are still in the city, D.C. has lots to offer.

Breaking the bubble:

Friday Night Contra Dance: A lesson will precede the dance, so no excuses for those of you with two left feet. Head over to Glen Echo for some fun and southern dancing on Friday night. Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom is at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo, MD. It’s $10 at the door.

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Post Date Apr 17

Construction, construction as far as the eye can see: University hosts fifth master planning session

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On Wednesday night, when most students were boarding planes, trains, and automobiles to go home for Easter break, the University held Planning 203 in the ICC Auditorium. Planning 203 revealed new possibilities for future academic space, sustainability initiatives, construction project updates, and topics of future Vox posts.

Vice President for Planning and Facilities Management Robin Morey and Provost Bob Groves outlined options for space that could accommodate new academic programs, including building on Harbin Patio and bringing significant renovations to the Reiss Science Building.

“The underutilized Reiss space is a key focus of opportunity,” Groves said. ”It relates to … our desire to grow the sciences, our desire to be a more prominent as a research university.”

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Post Date Apr 17

What would Miley Cyrus say: This week’s movie previews

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For this week’s movie previews, Vox uses the always intelligent and politically correct Miley Cyrus’s words to describe these movies. Or not describe them. Vox kinda just put the better quotes in.

A Haunted House 2

Vox has always been a fan of scary movie spoofs ever since the Scary Movie series, and this movie looks seriously promising. Starring scary movie spoof star Marlon Wayans (he’s been in Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, and A Haunted House), Vox can’t wait to go see this. From what she saw in the trailer, it plays off racial tensions and scary movie clichés to make comedy that is even somewhat intelligent at times. Normally Vox would just make fun of movies but this looks good.

Miley says: ”In my mind I’m Gucci Mane, but on paper I’m a pop artist.”

Bears

Pretty nature documentary about a family of bears. Sad indie-rock music. Oh God, I’m gonna cry already.

Miley says:  ”It was insane. All of a sudden I woke up one day and went to Macy’s and saw myself on a T-shirt. I feel empowered when I see my face on a T-shirt.”

Photo via Business Insider

Post Date Apr 17

Concert Preview: Antigone Rising brings the country rock girl power to Jammin Java

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If you’re one of the brave souls watching Georgetown empty out for Easter Break while you stay behind, let Antigone Rising cheer you up. Don’t let the name fool you. This band is not going to make you feel like you’ve just sat through a Greek tragedy or like your dad is also your brother. They will be playing at Jammin Java at 6:00 p.m. this Saturday, and tickets are $15 online or $18 at the door.

With a strong focus on fans and touring, Antigone rising features toe-tapping beats and powerful vocals you won’t want to miss. Although their roots are in classics like The Stones, Aerosmith, Joan Jett, and the Beatles, their sound has evolved into a smoother, more polished brand of rock with definite country undertones. Songs like “That Was the Whiskey” exemplify the band’s talent for catchy song-writing and their new direction, giving a country twang to their former girl band feel.

Band members Kristen Ellis-Henderson, Cathy Henderson, Dena Tauriello, and Nini Camps bring emotional weight to what might otherwise be fluff. Even sweet songs like “Everywhere is Home” hold reminders of harder times, and the optimistic advice that it’s best to let bad memories go. In fact, serious songs are what they do best. “Borrowed Time” manages to make a pretty lullaby into a poignant appeal to live life to the fullest.

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