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America’s b-day is quickly approaching. Vox hopes you have planned ahead with 4th of July brunch reservations and suitable red, white, and blue garb. To get you in the mood for the upcoming debauchery of the long weekend, here’s an all-American weekly playlist.


Prefrosh Preview: The Arts at Georgetown

For a school known for its preppy atmosphere, the performing arts are certainly not the centerpiece of Georgetown. But if you look hard enough, you’ll find a tight-knit community of students who manage to find outlets for their work. Whether you’re a singer or an instrumentalist, there are plenty of outlets on the Hilltop through which you can express yourself. Read More

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I have been doing research on consumer reports lately, but they just don’t have the information I need. Which toilet paper should I buy to keep the forest fire between my ass cheeks contained?

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Prefrosh Preview: Breaking the Georgetown Bubble

Note: This is a repost of former Vox editor Marisa Hawley’s excellent overview of D.C.’s landmarks and attractions from last year’s Prefrosh Preview.

Georgetown students have certainly earned their reputation as the most prestigious and preppy students in the city. Unfortunately, we are also known for being the least city-savvy. (Vox has even overheard Georgetown seniors confess that after three years in DC, they still do not understand the metro or how else they can get around the wonderful District.

Although Georgetown students are certainly lucky enough to attend a school that is constantly buzzing with excitement, it is all too easy to get sucked into life on the Hilltop and forget that America’s coolest city lies right outside the Healy Gates.

Vox understands that as a freshman, you will certainly have your hands full. Attempting to balance the new college life of studying, socializing, and (occasionally) sleeping is no easy feat. That is why she has compiled a nifty list of ways to take advantage of this amazing cultural hub over your four years at Georgetown. Read More


Prefrosh Preview: Transportation and getting around in D.C.

For reasons ranging from Georgetown’s small campus footprint to our prickly relationship with our rich and influential neighborhood residents, you can’t bring a car onto campus. So don’t go asking around for student parking permits. In fact, doing so would be a violation of the student code of conduct.

But fear not! There are still plenty of ways to get around the city. Going places without a car might seem overwhelming at first, but once you know the ropes, you’ll realize that there are numerous ways to get around the city efficiently and quickly without breaking the bank.

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Prefrosh Preview: Off-campus restaurants you could use

Prefrosh Preview is the Voice’s annual guide for the incoming freshman class on all things Georgetown. Look out for posts from Voice staffers each week on tips to get through your first year on the Hilltop.

As the semester goes on, pretty much every Hoya gets tired of Leo’s or Epicurean. However, every Hoya should be grateful by the fact that they live in one of the country’s most culturally vibrant and diverse cities. While by no means exhaustive, here is a handy list of eateries and places to try some delicious and affordable food.

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Prefrosh Preview: The world of Leo’s and on-campus dining

If you’ve ever toured Georgetown with Blue and Gray, you might have heard student tour guides wax lyrical about Leo O’Donovan Hall, the only dining hall on campus. Whether you believe them or not, you don’t have a choice: as a freshman, you’re required to have a meal plan, because the university believes that “participation in the dining experience is a fundamental part of developing community among resident students.” (If you don’t live in an apartment your sophomore year, you’re still stuck with a mandatory meal plan.)

So, whether you like it or not, you have to eat what the university’s food establishments are going to feed you. Here are some tips on how to best manage this arranged marriage between you and a meal plan. Read More


Prefrosh Preview: CHARMS and choosing your roommate

Prefrosh Preview is the Voice’s annual guide for the incoming freshman class on all things Georgetown. Look out for posts from Voice staffers each week on tips to get through your first year on the Hilltop.

Sure, college applications were hard. Maybe you didn’t dream about being a Hoya, but now you find yourself painting the town gray and blue. And now you have your first homework assignment: joining the online dating community. No, not Tinder—CHARMS. Read More

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Egypt’s Sisi regime sentences SFS professor to death, final verdict pending

Dr. Emad El-Din Shahin didn’t know he had been sentenced in absentia to death by the Egyptian government of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi until a friend called him from London last month to express his condolences.

Shahin, a visiting professor in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, was charged in Dec. 2013 as Defendant 33 in a criminal case known as the “Grand Espionage.” At the time, Shahin taught public policy at The American University in Cairo, where he received both his B.A. and M.A in the early 1980s. According to Shahin’s Facebook page, the case accused Shahin of espionage against the Egyptian government. It also alleged that he had been copied on email correspondences between members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist political faction that took power in a June 2012 democratic election following the resignation of Egypt’s long-serving former president, Hosni Mubarak, in 2011.

The Grand Espionage trial also charged and sentenced over 100 members of the Muslim Brotherhood along with former president Mohamed Morsi, who was removed in a military coup after barely a year into his term. He was replaced by Sisi, Egypt’s former Minister of Defense, who was sworn into office on June 8, 2014. Read More