Cease the debate. The argument over who is the best college basketball team in the D.M.V. will finally be settled on the court this November, as Georgetown and Maryland will play each other for the first time since 2008.
The scheduled matchup was one of eight announced by the Big East and Big Ten Conferences for the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games, which will be held annually between the two conferences and are named for Dave Gavitt, the founder of the Big East.
As part of the series, the Hoyas will visit College Park on Nov. 17, while the Terrapins will visit Verizon Center during the 2016-17 season.
Whether you’re pumping up for Georgetown Day, pushing through those pre-finals week finals (What is that? What. Is. That.), or just forgot to take your prescription this morning like us, this playlist, aptly named “Audible Adderall” by 8tracks, will send you to the little round orange moon.
Vox particularly recommends “I Need” and “Another Love” because frankly, I Need to stop sleeping through 10am class and Another Love can’t write this History paper, the last one did a poor job. But really, get off Buzzfeed, put on headphones and stop going to Midnight for another cup of distraction coffee.
What?!?!? Vox had no idea that the mythical former President and possible First Husband graced us with his silver fox presence!! Just kidding, it inundated her newsfeed. Who is Bill? Let’s see what Twitter thinks.
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) April 21, 2015
That’s why you were here? We thought Georgetown was just your favorite spot for a 4/20 doobie!
“This isn’t foreign policy. This is Instagram. Everyone can lighten up.” http://t.co/BZJQaXzoCf
— DELIA (@delia_p) April 13, 2015
Well, my friends, it looks as though my reign as Mob Boss of the Vox Populi Family has sadly come to an end. (One does not last longer than a semester in this very dangerous and lucrative business.)
Since seizing the blogging throne last November, I have witnessed a successful coup to overthrow a medieval empire, the Healy clock tower hand heist, and the end of comme ci, comme ça coffee capitalism.
As the semester comes to a close and the the influx of course evaluation emails delve into our inboxes, in this week’s feature, news editor Lara Fishbane explores the effects of anonymous Course Evaluations and finds out what professors actually do with them after the registrar seizes to send those endless emails.
“I WANT YOU,” reads a long-forgotten sign that still remains affixed to the wall of a Car Barn classroom. This sign, and many others like it, are the last remnants of the Office of the Registrar’s campaign in the fall semester to increase the response rate of student course evaluations.
Although these and other humorous signs, along with advertising efforts, have been successful in raising the number of students who submit course evaluations, they do not inform students of what happens after they press submit.
Georgetown offers many study breaks during finals, but this could be a new one: a field trip to… Marijuana Week?
The investor group The ArcView Group, based out of Oakland, California, has declared the week of April 30 to be “Marijuana Week” in the District. Investors are wasting no time in taking advantage of the legalization of marijuana, which passed barely a couple of months ago.
Even though it is still illegal to sell marijuana in DC, investors are very eager to explore opportunities in the marijuana business, although they may want to wait a couple of years before giving away all their money. (But hey, marijuana is known to hinder parts of the brain, so who knows what might happen.)
Vox expects you to be prepared to drum, dance, and sing as the Native American Student Council (NASC) hosts its third annual Pow Wow this Saturday on Copley lawn from 12:00 to 5:30 pm.
For those of you who may not know exactly what a pow wow is, Vox spoke with NASC member Gaby Walker (COL ’17) to get more details about the event. “A pow wow is a gathering of people where dancing, singing and socializing occurs to honor the Native American culture,” Walked explained in the interview.
Walker has been to pow wows in many states throughout her life, including California, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and now in the DMV area. She recalled attending her first pow wow in Orange County where she learned how to weave baskets and was in awe of the dancers and their magnificent costumes.
She and the other members of NASC are trying to recreate this experience on Georgetown’s campus and will incorporate many traditional elements of pow wows, including dancers, Native jewelry, and food.
As Vox embarks upon a quest to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the labyrinth of exclusive organizations at Georgetown, this week she spoke with members of the sorority scene on campus to try to get a feel of all three. (Well, at least attempted to speak with them – though certain organizations declined to comment.)
The University does not formally recognize Greek life, so sororities do not receive funding from GUSA and cannot technically be advertised as a student organization. Students are not actively prevented from joining, however; they just do not receive the benefits that recognized student organizations might. These groups cannot own their own house, either. Essentially, Georgetown’s Greek life scene is not as salient as it may be at The University of Alabama.
The Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter at Georgetown was created in the fall of 2013, and Kappa Alpha Theta came to Georgetown shortly thereafter in the spring of 2014. Unrecognized by Georgetown, these two sororities are the only Panhellenic sororities at Georgetown.
As members of the National Panhellenic Conference, both sororities are expected to abide by specific rules and ethical standards. Georgetown’s Panhellenic Assosiation was created in the fall of 2014.
Vox was unable get a good read on the differences between these sororities because they told her they could not disclose the
super top-secret rituals information about their organizations via email… but she did some investigative snooping (on their websites) to delve a bit deeper.
“Kappa Kappa Gamma offers a member experience ranging from friendship to mentoring, from leadership to service and from campus activities to a lifetime of community involvement,” according to their website. (Okay, maybe not that deep.)
Every spring, the Voice dedicates its last issue to feature the best of Georgetown photography, taking submissions from the Hilltop’s creative community. Last year, Trishla Jain (SFS’15) won with her image, “Playing Outside the Triple E.” To see the rest of last year’s winners, click here.
The winning photo in this year’s contest will be featured on the cover of our April 2623 issue, while the following top photos will be featured on the inside spread. Both color and B&W photos are accepted.
To participate, please send your high-resolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com before midnight on Monday, April 21.
Make sure to include your name, school, and graduation year. Feel free to include a blurb about the photo and a potential title.
Last Tuesday, the Student Activities Commission (SAC) voted to place the Philodemic Society into Restoration and ban its travel for the 2016 fiscal year. Restoration means that Philodemic will not receive a budget at SAC’s budget summit but can request funding on an ad hoc basis during the semester.
According to SAC Chair Connor Maytnier (COL ’17), the decision was the result of a policy violation. “[The Philodemic Society] violated policies related to event approval, travel approval, and honesty,” Maytnier wrote in an email to the Voice.
Although SAC exists to help student organizations meet their goals and respects the diversity of different group’s desires, policy seems to have mandated that they cut a student organization dry. Or relatively dry.