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Native Americans protest Redskins’ name at season opener

The Washington Redskins began their football season on Sunday with a game in Houston. Marring their first appearance was a group of Native American protesters, who gathered outside Houston’s NRG Stadium to call the Redskins’ name racist and offensive.

The protesters held signs reading “R-Word = N-Word” and “Indians are Human Beings Not Mascots” and demanded that Redskins owner Dan Snyder change the team’s name and mascot.

“This is a racist name, and it should not be used,” Juan Mancias, a member of the Carrizo Tribe, said according to the Associated Press.

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Concert Preview: Rubblebucket plunks into U Street Music Hall

“You’ve gotta dance like nobody’s watching.” For anyone wanting to get down to some dance rock next weekend, Vox has the perfect concert. Brooklyn’s Rubblebucket is performing Friday September 19 at U Street Music Hall.

In 2008 Rubblebucket released their debut album Rose’s Dream and has only grown in success since. SPIN Magazine chose Rubblebucket as a “must- hear artist from the 2009 CMJs.” In 2012, Rubblebucket made their television debut and performed “Came Out of a Lady” and “Silly Fathers” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

“Rubblebucket seamlessly incorporates funky horns, catchy synth loops, and percussion to craft their own brand of forward-thinking pop,” SPIN magazine wrote in June. The unique, uplifting sound is key to the band’s success. Indie-dance beats are energized with jazzy horn blasts, percussion, and vocals.

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University unveils latest details on Georgetown’s newest dorms

On Tuesday night, University administrators and representatives from Ayers Saint Gross discussed interiors for the renovation of the Old Jesuit Residence and project updates for the still-yet-to-be-built Northeast Triangle in the swanky new Healey Family Student Center.

Jason Wilcoxon, associate principal for Ayers Saint Gross, presented interior design plans for the renovated Old Jesuit Residence. Because the building has high ceilings, as high as 16 feet, the architect firm decided to created lofted units in addition to traditional semi-suite and apartment units, producing a separated social and sleeping area in each bedroom.

“You can stand in the loft; that’s intentional, but if you’re sitting down, you can reach up and stretch – at least I can reach up and stretch – without being anywhere close to touching the ceiling,” Wilcoxon said. “It’s really meant to be a sleeping platform. It has lighting and the ability to read and plug and play … The idea is that you can have some privacy.”

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Vox Gets Into Treble: Driving playlists for driverless cars

Now that we know that plural Priuses are actually Prii, Google feels pretty comfortable lobbying for driverless cars to be legal. Although you can turn your Audi A4 into a driverless car, like, now, let’s be honest: the people who really need the bragging rights are the Prius drivers. If you’ve got an Audi, you’re already set.

But you know who isn’t? BMW. Like Audi, Google, and Cadillac, BMW is jumping on the driverless car bandwagon. So much for the Ultimate Driving Machine. Perhaps a re-branding is in order–would anyone buy the Ultimate Driverless Machine?

In requiem for long drives up the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway to you, Jane Hoya), here’s a driving playlist that doesn’t require a car.

1. “Behind the Wheel (Live at 101)” by Depeche Mode

2. “The Passenger” by Iggy Pop

3. “I Am A God” by Kanye West

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Georgetown does pretty well in this year’s college rankings

It’s that time of year again when every college student decides if college rankings are worth bragging about or if they can be dismissed as an imbalanced system that’s actively gamed by some universities. This year, Georgetown’s puts its students somewhere in between. U.S. News and World Report, the end-all, be-all for tiger parents, placed Georgetown at number 21 on the list of national universities, tied with Emory.

U.S. News lists Georgetown’s fall 2013 acceptance rate as 17.1 percent and its overall tuition and fees as $46,744. On top of those, Georgetown has a 96 percent average freshman retention rate and a 93 percent six-year graduation rate.

In the interest of shoving it into GW’s face, George Washington University had a 34.4 percent acceptance rate in fall 2013 and an 81 percent six-year graduation rate.

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After the Fire showing a solemn reminder of the importance of fire safety

Last night at 7:00 p.m. in the ICC auditorium, there was a showing of A True Story of Survival and Courage: After the Fire—a tragic, yet compelling documentary on the fire that ravaged a Seton Hall University freshmen dorm on January 9, 2000.

This documentary movie, written by Guio Verweyen, was put on by the Georgetown Office of Risk Management, along with the Georgetown University Student Association, to raise campus awareness of fire safety and prevention. Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons, the two most critically burned survivors of the fire and main characters in the film, were also present to discuss the impact that the incident had on their lives .

The Seton Hall University fire, which allegedly began as a prank, killed three and injured 58. The documentary recounts the frightening experience of Llanos and Simons as they were trapped in their dorm room that night. “Being 18 years old, not having any kind of fire safety, prevention, or education, was one of the scariest things I ever had to deal with in my life,” Simons said.

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Men’s basketball schedule released

Let the countdown officially begin. The Georgetown men’s basketball team announced its 2014-2015 schedule today, with only 67 days (but who’s really counting?) separating Hoyas fans from watching their dear Blue and Gray take the court for the first time this year on November 15 against St. Francis (NY).

Along with their 18 games against Big East opponents, the Hoyas have a challenging 11-game non-conference schedule, which includes three games against the talented field of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament in the Bahamas over Thanksgiving break, a game at New York’s Madison Square Garden against Indiana on Dec. 27, and a home date at Verizon Center with national powerhouse Kansas on Dec. 10.

The Blue and Gray are scheduled to play at Verizon Center 16 times this season, nine of which will be played on weekend days. One disappointing note, however, is the dates and times of the more attractive home games. The Hoyas’ Dec. 10 game against Kansas falls during the beginning of the final exam period, while matchups against Big East contenders such as Villanova, Marquette, Providence, and St. John’s are all scheduled on weeknights, with some of those slated for a tardy 9:00 p.m. tipoff.

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Twuesday Tweetacular: Inappropriate Syracuse athletes

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The Georgetown Heckler is right, as syllabus week is over. But not to worry… Now instead of scrolling through social media in a cubicle with endless carvings of romantic crushes from 2003, you can at least try the new Healey Family Student Center!

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Vox takes stock of the Georgetown late-night food options

If you find yourself peckish after raging all night at the behest of our neighbors peacefully hanging out with friends in a townhouse on a Saturday night, it’s easy to get frustrated because Georgetown lacks readily-available late-night food options. It’s not just on campus. M Street specializes in restaurants and clothing stores, but not greasy havens which stay open until 4:00 a.m.

While it’s easy to write Georgetown’s snack food options off as terrible, there’s more life than a lot of students realize. Escaping to Darnall’s Epicurean does get old pretty quickly, after all.

To that end, Vox has compiled, as best as we can, all the other great places around campus and in the neighborhood where hungry students might be able to get some noms in the wee hours of the night, regardless of whether or not they’re in a drunken stupor.

Read below the jump for the complete list.

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D.C. police to test body cameras in six-month pilot program

On October 1, the District’s Metropolitan Police Department is set to launch a six-month pilot program that will issue body-mounted cameras to a test group of police officers.

Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier has been considering the usage of body cameras in the MPD for the past 18 months. Although this pilot program has reportedly been a major work in progress for over a year, it just recently garnered enormous attention after the fatal shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9.

The aftermath of this tragedy has sparked reflective dialogue and public discussion all across the country—including one right here at Georgetown—on the implications of race, police brutality, and the usage of military equipment. Many advocacy groups, along with the D.C. Office of Police Complaints, support the implementation of these body cameras with the hope that it will improve police accountability. It would, ideally, also help resolve controversial cases, like the Brown shooting.

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