You’ve been a bad, bad Hoya: Picking on kids edition

As the first new feature of the upcoming semester’s Vox, we’d like to turn the admonishing finger of the fourth estate towards certain Georgetown figures who have been thrust into the news for less-than-admirable reasons. Online political gossip mag Wonkette has recently found itself in the midst of an extensive scandal after writer Jack Stuef […]

An external review prompted by The Hoya‘s April Fools’ Issue yields 18 suggestions for improvement

About one year ago, Georgetown University’s Media Board issued five sanctions against The Hoya for its 2009 April Fools’ Issue. One of the sanctions directed The Hoya to pay for a third-party review of the newspaper by someone with a background in professional journalism, whom the Media Board would select. (Another sanction notably halted The […]

A recap of Tuesday’s Heckler forum, with written reactions from Todd Olson and students

Stuef speaks at last night’s forum Heckler Editor-in-Chief Jack Stuef (COL ’10) answered questions and tried to explain his point of view on a recent controversial Heckler issue at a forum Tuesday night, while students debated the articles and expressed why they were offended by the satirical articles. Copies of the Heckler’s article about Hoya […]

The Heckler‘s Stuef responds to backlash as critics prepare for forum

From the Heckler‘s blog Tonight, recent issues of the student satire magazine Georgetown Heckler will be the subject of a student forum planned by students who have found some of its content offensive. Jack Stuef (COL ’10), the Heckler‘s editor, told the Voice last night that he planned to attend, too. “I haven’t really planned this out yet, but obviously I’ll try […]

SCU’s Brian Kesten plans student forum on Heckler, campus satire

From the December Heckler “Why is the only context for discussing race found in humor or satire at Georgetown? Why does so much satire at Georgetown target victims of hate crimes, discrimination, sexual assault or injustice?” Those questions will be the subject of a forum to be held tomorrow night in the ICC at 8:30 […]

Confused by the Media Board’s Hoya Independence decision? Check out these memos!

In case our coverage of the Hoya‘s delayed independence (not to mention their news story, editorial and letter from the editor) left you confused about the Media Board’s logic, Vox has some of the memos that show the Media Board’s reasoning behind their sanctions. First, we have the memo Director of Student Programs Erika Cohen-Derr […]

BREAKING: Hoya independence delayed due to April Fools’ Issue

Although earlier this year it was looking like the Hoya was set to realize its long-standing goal of independence from the University, one of the sanctions imposed on them over their controversial April Fools’ Issue is a one year delay of their emancipation. According to emails obtained by the Voice, in mid-April the Office of […]

DeGioia Community Meeting Liveblog

DeGioia Community Meeting

DeGioia speaks about vandalism and Hoya April Fools’ issue

Hidden among the nine (and counting) University emails that assailed undergraudates’ inboxes this evening was a message from President Degioia expressing his regret over the recent acts of vandalism around campus and The Hoya‘s divisive April Fools’ issue. Just like we said! Writing, “I would like to be clear in stating that it is unacceptable […]

A recap of last night’s Hoya forum

Read Vox‘s liveblog coverage of the event here. Last night, over 200 students squeezed into WGR 201-A to hear six Hoya board members discuss their April Fools’ issue (AFI, from now on), to question the six, and to discuss solutions to what many felt were problems in the community and The Hoya‘s editorial structure that […]

Liveblog of The Hoya‘s forum on its April Fools’ issue

The Hoya April Fools’ issue forum