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Do you ever think to yourself, “Damn, two years ago, I was an idiot”?
Like many people, I do often. So the Voice thought, “What if we assembled everyone’s stories in an attempt to get the freshman class to avoid some common pitfalls?”
And so we look to you, dear reader, to help us broaden our perspective on exactly how one can fuck up during freshman year. Voice staffers along with several contributors are writing a series of short essays on mistakes they made during their freshman year and what they learned from it.
Use the submission after the jump to share your own story. Essays can be as short as 200 words or as long as 600 words. The deadline for submissions is
tomorrow at 8 p.m friday at noon.
Direct questions and email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any topic or experience is welcome, though we ask contributors not ask to remain anonymous unless absolutely necessary. See the submission form after the jump!
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2010 Voice photo contest winner: Dan LaMagna (COL ’13)
It’s springtime, and that means it’s time to showcase your photographical skills in the still-kicking print edition of the Georgetown Voice. Send your best photos to email@example.com by Monday, April 22 for your chance to be immortalized in print. The best eight photos will take spots on the cover, back page, and middle spread of the April 25 edition of the Voice. Check out the winners to last year’s contest for inspiration.
Rules are as follows:
- Open to all Georgetown University students.
- Photos can be taken anywhere, anytime.
- Photos cannot be modified/photoshopped. Cropping is allowed.
- Color or black & white are both allowed.
- All photos must be received by 11:59 PM on April 22.
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Tomorrow, the Voice will hold its semesterly open house to meet Georgetown’s aspiring writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, graphic designers, and (most importantly) bloggers. Roll into Leavey 424 after 6:00 p.m., meet our team of editors, and eat some free pizza courtesy of CSP.
We’re always looking for new staffers for both the print edition and Vox. No experience is required—we train our recruits before we let them go crazy with recorders and cameras.
Whether the Voice is examining Georgetown life in long form, breaking campus news, or covering neighborhood news, there’s always something to do.
But the paper covers much more than news: New recruits can write for Leisure, Sports, Voices, or the editorial page.
If you can’t make it to this Friday or next, you can always email the editor of the section you’re interested in.
Vox is also looking for a social media editor. Interested students should email Vox directly.
The Voice has produced some fine journalists and bloggers, as well as many more in career fields that aren’t literally disappearing.
Decide for yourself whether the Voice is too hipster to function or just surprisingly leftist. In all seriousness, though, the paper includes students of all styles and political persuasions. Stop by, and experience the magic of putting words on a page.
Thanks for the pizza, CSP.
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I know that we at Vox pulled a fast one on you devoted readers just last week when Vanya announced that Georgetown’s blog of record was going to be under new (but sort of old) management for the next two weeks. Well, as much as I’ve enjoyed being back here, I’m afraid that once again, it’s time for us to spend some time apart.
Starting this evening, Vox is going to be shut down temporarily until Monday, while our website developers get a brand spankin’ new site up and running. Until then, we’ll continue to update our Twitter and Facebook accounts, so you won’t be completely Voice-less.
See you all next week!
Photo from 123 Greetings.
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Another week, another Voice open house! Tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. in Leavey 424, the Voice will be having its final open house of the semester. Our editors will be there to talk about our various sections. We’ll have pizza and various soft drinks.
If you’re interested in writing, graphic design, photography, blogging, business, or raillery, come by tomorrow afternoon. As an example of how seamlessly you can become a member of the Voice, our newest writer came to our open house last week and tomorrow, he will be publishing a review of the Spagnuolo Gallery’s latest exhibition on Vox.
Whether you want to be casually involved as a designer, writer or photographer, or eventually become one of our dedicated editors and feature writers, the Voice has a place for you.
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It’s a bit colder this weekend, so Vox is going to give you the best events within a reasonable proximity. And since reasonable proximity translates to “on-campus” for 90% of Georgetown students, most of our recommendations are taking place between Prospect and Reservoir.
The Voice is throwing an open house at 4:30 p.m. in Leavey 424. And there’s free pizza, because we’ve never recruited new writers without bribes.
Check out Georgetown’s thespians in the Nomadic Theatre’s Night of One-Act Plays at 8 p.m. in the Devine Studio Theatre inside the Davis Center. This includes performances of Waiting for Philip Glass, Un-f**cking Believable, and Coax, whose plots are a mystery to both me and the cast members.
These plays sounds too groovy for you? Then walk to the adjacent Gonda Theatre, also in the Davis Center, to catch Robin Becker’s dance company perform Into Sunlight, a show about protesting war in the 1960′s. Okay, that’s probably even groovier than those one-acts, but it also starts at 8 p.m., so you can do some back-and-forth between both shows.
Both Friday night performances will be happening at the same time, same place on Saturday night.
Georgetown Improv is kicking off the semester in Bulldog Alley (Leavey Center) at 9 p.m. It’s “unscripted” and “unrehearsed”. Hmm, sounds a lot like those one-acts (just kidding, an awful joke on my part). No, but really, you do not want to miss these witty Hoyas push their bodies and minds to mind-blowingly extreme limits. Well, I think that’s what they do. Who knows.
Have you been doing serious damage watching Jeopardy recently? Then bring yourself and three other teammates over to the ThinkFAST trivia night in the Village C Alumni Lounge (11 p.m. to 1 a.m.). $200 dollars are at stake here, so you can pay off your gambling debts or buy an expensive text book if you think Wikipedia is still down.
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Tomorrow and next Friday, the Voice will be holding open houses at 4:30 p.m. in Leavey 424 with free food for all! If you have any passing interest in, well, anything really, we encourage you to come by and chat with our editors, including yours truly. We’re looking for new writers, photographers, designers, copy editors, and business staff.
Whether you’re interesting in writing, photography, blogging, graphic design, marketing, crosswords or raillery, you will find a home at the Voice, which has been the Hilltop’s award-winning campus newsmagazine since 1969.
Most Voice staffers have gone on to successfully attain honest employment after graduating Georgetown, and others have become lawyers or journalists.
So come up to the office tomorrow or next Friday, and who knows, maybe two weeks from now you’ll be drawing the next Page 13 comic, interviewing campus leaders or publishing a post on Vox. At the very least, you would’ve enjoyed some free food.
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After Leigh’s illustrious reign ended last Friday, you were all definitely waiting with bated breath for word of her replacement and wondering, “Who’s the handsome and winningly humble stallion who thinks he can run Vox Populi next?”
Well, wait no longer! I’m that stallion. But call me Jackson. Or Ace. I answer to both.
Taking over as blog editor, I feel a bit like a degenerate uncle forcing my well-off brother to let me sleep on his couch while I scare his children with my surprisingly lucid invective about existentialism. Sure, I’ve visited Vox from time to time, but now you’re stuck with me all day and all night. If it helps, Leigh might stop by once in a while to post pictures of puppies (or cats dressed as puppies).
Riding shotgun are my esteemed assistant editors, Ryan Bellmore and John Sapunor. While you probably recognize Ryan, John’s new to the blogging game. I would ask you to be nice to them, but who are we kidding? You’re all animals.
Anytime you’ve got a tip, question, complaint, or screed against the Occupy D.C. protesters or the neighbors, let us know in the comments. If you’re looking for something less public, I’m here, and here too. (But don’t forget about Vox‘s Twitter and e-mail accounts either.)
Enough of the small talk. Let’s get started.
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Yesterday, Demi Moore announced that she and Ashton Kutcher are officially ending their six-year marriage. Tragedies like this make us realize the sad reality that most relationships, no matter how perfect, must eventually end. And so, it is with the deepest sadness that I tell the wonderful, trusty readership of Vox Populi that I’m breaking up with you.
But we had a good run, right? Over the past semester, we witnessed a slew of controversial speakers, a Halloween shooting in our neighborhood, Georgetown’s reception of the ever-important Bieber Bump, and the most unexpectedly controversial feature this blog has ever seen. Our months together were some of the best I’ve had, and I’ll miss waking up hours before class every morning to scour the Internet, looking for something to fill a 2:00 p.m. posting gap.
But we can still be friends, right? I won’t be going far—just getting offline, away from Twitter, and back into the print side of things. I’m sure I’ll still pop up here every once in a while, and I get the sneaking suspicion that come Monday, you’ll have moved on and found yourselves a new editor.
Photo from CNN.
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Whether you signed up at SAC fair, just wandered to our table to grab a cookie, or have entirely ignored all of our recruitment strategies so far, Vox still wants you! We’re looking for writers interested in just about anything, from campus news to leisurely stuff to weekly features.
If you’re interested in blogging, or in writing for our newsmagazine, The Georgetown Voice, or if you just want more free food on the Voice‘s dollar, come to our Open House this Friday, September 9, at 6:00 p.m. in the Voice office, Leavy 413. You’ll be able to meet all of the section editors, sign up for email lists, and learn everything about what it means to be part of the Voice.
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