The Georgetown Programming Board announced yesterday on their Facebook page that Big Sean will bring his hip hop from the west side of Detroit to Georgetown students in this year’s Spring Kickoff Concert.
Born in California and raised from a young age in Detroit, Michigan, Big Sean, born Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, began rapping in high school. In 2005, when Kanye West was giving an interview at a local radio station, Big Sean pleaded West to hear his lyrics. West agreed to hear 16 bars of Sean’s rap as he walked out of the station.
“I remember Kanye looking at my face while I was rapping, and I got so nervous, I just started looking at the ground,” he told Metro Times. “I’m thinking, ‘Man, don’t mess up!’ And I spit every rap I could remember that was good.” Two years later, Big Sean signed onto West’s music label, G.O.O.D. Music.
The Office of Residential Living, GUSA, and architecture firm Ayers Saint Gross led a student forum yesterday to gauge students’ opinions on the renovations of Ryan and Mulledy Halls, which will be reopened as a residence hall in the Fall of 2015.
While both buildings will be completely renovated, the University has also made preserving the historical value of the former Jesuit Residence a top priority. Accordingly, the former Jesuit chapel and dining hall will remain intact and be used for campus ministry and as programming space. “From what we’ve heard from Georgetown and the Jesuits, those are spaces that ought to be preserved,” said ASG representative Dennis Lynch. Vox can only hope that asbestos will not be included in the University’s conservation efforts.
In this week’s edition of the Voice, leisure editor Dayana Morales Gomez and Assistant leisure editor Emilia Brahm profile the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown – a program that blurs the line between art and activism.
Even though several award-winning authors are part of the center, including Director Carolyn Forché, recipient of a the Yale Younger Poets Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and, most recently, the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, the program has been struggling to find its place within Georgetown’s policy-centric atmosphere geared toward immediate action and tangible results.
In Leisure, Shalina Chatlani and Robin Giles interview Canadian musician Mac DeMarco.
In News, Editor-in-Chief Connor Jones sits down with Georgetown’s president Jack DeGioia.
In Sports, Voices editor Steven Criss waxes lyrical about the slow pace of the ol’ ball game.
This week’s Voices section is home to a lot of lamentation: Roey Hadar faults Congress over its failure to extend unemployment benefits.
The Editorial Board praises the youthful initiative of last Sunday’s anti-Keystone XL protest, as well as the student-centric reforms proposed by the College Board and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
Lastly, Page 13′s Dylan Cutler lays bare what certain campus groups have planned for Spring Break.
If you’re looking to hook up on national TV, this is your lucky day! The Real World‘s casting team will be coming to the D.C. and Baltimore area in the next few weeks for a casting call. Vox hasn’t experienced this television masterpiece for herself, but according to IMBD reviews, cast members are generally thin and good looking, so GU students should fit right in.
As Vox understands it, The Real World brings seven to eight people together in one house and observes them “unscripted,” although that’s probably using the term loosely. Several reviewers lamented the show’s slow decline from a diverse group of cast members dealing with everyday issues to a bunch of hot people all trying to make out. We’ve just lost so much since the 90′s.
While Vox may be a bit uncertain of whether the season of pleasant weather and flowery fields has actually arrived, she does know one thing for sure: there’s no school for a week. And if that doesn’t get you excited, Vox is doing you a solid that is sure to get you in the mood for Spring break, even if the snow hasn’t melted by Friday. So if you’re heading to Miami or Los Angeles with a suitcase full of scandalous swimwear, or traveling back up north with a pile of reindeer sweaters, this playlist, made up of the feel good music of bands like Two Door Cinema Club and The Beach Boys, will certainly get you pumped.
Propelled by the strong backcourt play of senior guard Markel Starks and sophomore guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, the Georgetown men’s basketball team will live to fight another day in their quest for an NCAA Tournament berth, as they defeated No. 13 Creighton (23-6, 13-4 Big East) 75-63 on Senior Night at Verizon Center.
On a night where five seniors were honored for their contributions to the program over the past four years, the Hoyas came out with urgency and energy right from the opening tip, as they shot 62 percent from the field in the opening half to give them a 42-28 lead they never looked back from.
“I’m so glad that we came out with the victory, it was a much needed victory on many different levels,” said Starks.
Vox has a few midterms between her and the freedom of spring break.
While Vox would love to be able to say that the blog will have reduced posting this week because she is starting spring break early, that’s not the case. Rather, Vox and her staff have a lot of midterm fun to attend to this week.
While you readers would normally be incredibly disappointed, you’re likely also suffering the same fate as Vox: caught between cramming for far too many midterms and day dreaming about spring break. So, expect no more than two or three posts each day this week unless Vox decides to procrastinate studying by writing and editing posts.
Vox is very sorry to be adding to the pain of midterms by lessening the amount of posts available for your enjoyment/distraction (beginning today).
Sex-Positive week, which spans from last hump-day to this hump-day, finds itself coming to a close. The United Feminists’ annual week has two more events remaining.
The controversial week has run into some issues with administration in the past, so this year they’ve been working with the Center for Student Engagement and a SAC advisor to reduce the chance of contention. “We have also made sure to there have been professors [involved],” Kim Blair (COL ’15) of United Feminists said. “Our movie night on Tuesday is moderated by Professor Kathleen Guitroz.”
The week began last Wednesday with a social media campaign called #hoyasexa where students were invited to post about Sex-Positive Feminism. The posts were asked to be tame in some degree, as issued by the group’s Facebook event page: “We ask that you keep all graphic visuals rated between PG-13 and R. (We do not want the administration shutting down Sex-Positive Week on the first day).”