Posts Tagged “This Week in the Voice”
This issue of the the Voice features the eight 2013 photo contest winners. The winner is “Musical solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers”, by Sarah G. Vázquez (COL ’13).
News covers the student guard laptop ban and some of the guards’ reactions to the prohibition.
Leisure reviews GU Hispanic Theater’s performance of two one-act Cervantes plays, El retablo de las maravillas and La cueva de Salamanca, and reflects on their dark humor.
In Sports, Steven Criss weighs the pros and cons of Georgetown’s move to a new varsity athletics conference, the American Athletic Conference, following the breakup of the Big East.
The Voices section features Christian Lambert reflecting on GU Pride’s annual Genderfunk event and finds that it doesn’t help transgender inclusivity in Georgetown’s gay community.
The Ed Board calls for more acceptance of Georgetown Day realities on the part of the administration.
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In this week’s feature, Chris Almeida looks into the health problems that participants in club sports face at Georgetown. Specifically, club sports don’t have access to trainers and have to rely on either the emergency room or the student health center for emergencies:
However, the medical attention given to club programs is not held to the same standards as that given to their varsity counterparts. Although it has been a concern of the Advisory Board for Club Sports, these athletes are not given access to a trainer— considered an essential resource at advanced levels of competition. Members of varsity teams have trainers on-site at games and are provided trainers when something goes wrong at practice. Club sports athletes, however, have to make do with less specialized attention.
News brings you the details on the master planning survey and how it will be used to inform new construction projects for the next 20 years.
Leisure has a preview of the upcoming student film Muse and examines the challenges they face from the University.
The Sports section profiles Georgetown Boxing Club, a group formed in 2007 yet manages to send fighters to the collegiate boxing nationals.
For Voices, Leigh Finnegan reflects on Susan A. Patton’s letter to the Daily Princetonian telling Princeton women to find a man while still in college: “As a female college senior reading this article, my gut reaction was befuddlement—Get a husband in college? What a comically horrible idea.”
The Ed Board thinks you should vote yes on D.C.’s Budget Referendum next Thursday, April 23.
Finally, Page 13 reveals the confessions of the ever-present smokers outside of Lau.
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In this week’s feature story, I write about the origins of Georgetown’s free speech policy and explore the limits it places on student activists. For one, in recent years, there have been disagreements between protesters and the administration about what constitutes “disruptive” behavior at events, a discrepancy which is ultimately decided by the vice president for student affairs. But, further, activists say that Red Square being the only free speech zone limits their effectiveness:
In reality, however, most students’ daily interaction with activism comes from walking through Red Square, where various student organizations vie for the attention of passers-by.
“It’s really easy to write off everyone in Red Square. As soon as you limit the free-speech zone into that specific place, it’s like ‘Okay, that’s where everyone gathers,’ so it’s really easy to ignore everyone,” Browning said, “As opposed to when we go directly into an auditorium and project something up onto the wall, it’s not so easy to ignore.”
News reports that NSO will not have a mandatory sexual assault workshop for incoming freshmen, though it will offer a voluntary program.
Leisure has a review of the Theater Department production of Trojan Barbie, calling it a “jarring piece with moments of great levity.”
The sports section examines men and women’s tennis strong finish before the Big East tournament.
In Voices, Chris Almeida reflects on friendship and isolation in the age of social media.
For editorials, the Ed Board criticizes NSO for not requiring freshmen to take a sexual assault awareness workshop, as recommended by the GUSA Sexual Assault Working Group.
Finally, in Page 13, the Corp sells off its reserve supply of the original recipe of 4 Loko in a front salad business.
There’s much more in the Voice, so pick up a print copy, download the pdf, or read online.
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This week’s feature takes a look at food issues facing vendors in the District—problems such as the availability and affordability of locally-grown products. The piece also delves into community initiatives that work in cooperation with small farmers:
Dialogue surrounding the ethics of animal treatment and the impact food production has on the environment has increased, while stores such as Whole Foods, which embraces a moderately green identity, are increasingly in vogue. According to a study conducted by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, conventional food distribution uses 4 to 17 times more fuel and emits 5 to 17 more CO2 emissions than the local systems. In addition, according to the New Economics Foundation, a think tank based in London, local purchases “are twice as efficient in terms of keeping the local economy alive.”
News reports on the conclusion of the legal battle regarding the ownership of the Jack’s Boathouse site that Vox had for you in brief yesterday.
In Leisure, Liana Mehring previews the steamy drama that unfolds during Spring Awakening.
The Sports section has a recap of Men’s lacrosse fourth-quarter loss to Villanova yesterday.
Voices has a piece arguing that proponents of Michigan’s Proposal 2 ignore the context of affirmative action in history and encourages the Supreme Court to take such facts into consideration as they decide the case.
Finally, the Ed Board applauds the efforts of the Georgetown adjunct community to unionize.
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This week’s feature showcases 2013 spring fashion in Georgetown and across D.C. Pick up a print issue or view the PDF to view the full fashion spread.
This season we ventured into the District to showcase a mix of vintage and new. From Malcom X Park to cafes in Adams Morgan to the Sculpture Garden at the National Mall, D.C. is the perfect place to get out and explore. Now is the time to shed your winter layers and strut spring styles, combining classic pieces with current trends.
And be sure to check Vox later today for a spring fashion extra.
News this week investigates the University’s blue light system and reveals the discrepancies between Health Education Service’s count of the number of lights (34) and DPS’s count of the number of lights (150).
In Leisure, Julia Lloyd-George reviews Ginger & Rosa, a film about 1960′s London society caught in between the heyday of the Beatles and the stifling atmosphere of ‘50s conservatism.
Sports has a preview of Georgetown’s first matchup in the NCAA tournament against Florida Gulf Coast.
For Voices, Kat Kelley recounts her experiences when her home was foreclosed on: “My parents bought this cheap little beach shack when I was fresh out of preschool, and I struggle to wrap my head around how preposterous it is that an institution can take it from us.”
Finally, the Editorial page argues that unpaid internships are an illegal practice that lures students with the promise of work experience and criticizes them for their inaccessibility for low-income students.
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In this week ‘s feature, I examine the reality of living with an eating disorder on campus and critique Georgetown’s relationship with food.
Only a small proportion of the student population has been diagnosed with an eating disorder, however, Georgetown is far from exempt from the effects of poor body image. Fat-phobia permeates Georgetown’s culture. Fad diets and conscientious exercise routines are the norm. One can barely step on campus without seeing a multitude of confident people with the right clothes and the right body.
In News, Claire Zeng reports on the Georgetown community’s reaction to the election of the first Jesuit Pope, Francis I.
In Leisure, Elizabeth Baker reviews Polk Street, exploring the play’s setting in the little-known world homosexual life in the 1950′s.
For Sports, Keith Levinsky sizes up the Hoyas in the Big East tournament play as they prepare to face the Cincinnati Bearcats.
In Voices, Patricia Cipollitti reflects on the life and legacy of Hugo Chavez and his legacy on the future of Venezuela beyond the grave.
The Editorial Board demands tougher measures to prevent wage theft in the District.
Finally, Page 13 takes you to a galaxy far far way…
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In this week’s feature, Julia Tanaka delves into Georgetown history, looking at the University’s transition to a co-ed institution and its progress dealing with women’s issues on campus.
In the fall of 1969, Georgetown’s College of Arts and Sciences admitted its first class of female students. Fifty women were added to the student body, and the administration planned to expand the class size to make it clear that women were not taking spots from deserving males. These 50 women were the first to break a long tradition of single-sex education in the College, which the constituted the majority of the undergraduate student body.
In News, Lucia He explores the possibilities of adding a Justice and Peace Major, which was endorsed by the College’s Dean, Chester Gillis, last week.
Leisure’s Julia-Lloyd George shines a spotlight on lesser known aspects of Georgetown’s robust a cappella culture, in particular, exploring the challenges faced by aCHORDance, one of the University’s many start-up groups.
In Sports, Chris Almeida recounts Otto Porter Jr.‘s performance against Connecticut, which clinched a narrow victory for the team in overtime.
In Voices, Gavin Bade weighs in in the federal debt, attacking hawk policies pushing for spending cuts.
The Editorial Board decries the Sequester and the detrimental effects it will have on funding in the District and in cities throughout the nation.
Finally, on Page 13 chronicles J.J.’s, Leo’s pizza’s, and rich white people’s plans for spring break.
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In this week’s feature, Neha Ghanshamdas delves into the world of D.C.’s growing second-hand clothing scene, comparing thrift shops in the District to those in New York’s established thrifting tradition:
It had been a while since I made one of my usual downtown thrifting rounds, so I decided to revisit some old haunts. New York City boasts an unparalleled diversity when it comes to secondhand trade. It is home to a large number of thrift stores right in the heart of Manhattan, in addition to a network of vintage and consignment boutiques. And although the industry has been around much longer than it has in D.C., success remains unwavering. Even on a blustery day in February, with temperatures below freezing, every thrift and vintage shop on East 23rd St was bursting at the seams. Customers even had to be thrown out by management (including your intrepid writer who was caught indulging in some heavily discounted Helmut Lang) after closing time had passed.
In News, the newly appointed Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, Melanne Verveer, sits down with Claire Zeng to go on the record about her career championing women’s rights.
For Sports, Chris Castano covers the men’s lacrosse team’s heartbreaking 11-10 overtime loss to Lafayette in their season opener.
Liana Mehring gets steamy in Leisure with a up-close and personal look at this year’s production of The Vagina Monologues.
In Voices, Sara Ainsworth criticizes the oft-praised Arabic Department for its disorganization and ineptitude.
Finally, the Editorial Board endorses Nate Tisa (SFS ’14) and Adam Ramadan (SFS ’14) for GUSA president and vice president.
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In this week’s feature, Julia Jester goes backstage to examine the rock-star life of the IRC at the 50th anniversary of the North American International Model United Nations Conference:
“Being at Georgetown, we have such an excellence in substantive knowledge,” said Lou. “We are able to produce something that is unparalleled on the circuit, whether that is through crisis simulations, or just the way we guide them through their thought process. Seeing the conference planning … selecting topics for committees, getting chairs to write background guides for their delegates on time … it’s an experience like no other. ”
In News, Claire Zeng reports on the D.C. Council’s push to end coal consumption on Capitol Hill.
On the Sports Page, Keith Levinsky covers the Georgetown men’s basketball team’s 6-week winning streak, which has pushed them to the top of the Big-East rankings.
In a brave defense of teen drama everywhere Leisure’s Zakiya Jamal reviews the new release Beautiful Creatures.
With Pope Benedict’s surprise resignation, Sara Ainsworth rejoices at the possibility of some much-needed modernity in the Catholic papacy in Voices.
Finally, the Editorial Board weighs in on the State of the Union address, as always, taking Obama’s promises with a grain of salt.
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In this week’s Feature, Isabel Echarte unpacks the results of the Voice’s political survey.
The schools vary widely in terms of their political beliefs, with the McDonough School of Business and the School of Nursing and Health Studies reporting more conservative responses than the College and the School of Foreign Service. Each school varies on which political party dominates its population. About half of the respondents from the College and NHS are Democrats, while more of the MSB respondents identify as Republicans than any other party. While Democrats are the majority in the SFS, the school has the highest percentage of independents, at about 35 percent.
In News, Jeffrey Lin reports that the Sexual Assault Working Group hasn’t met in over a year and takes a look at the different ways in which the issue of sexual assault is being addressed on campus.
On the Sports page, Chris Almeida analyzes Georgetown men’s basketball’s recent winning streak and the players who have been major parts of it.
In Leisure, John Sapunor reviews Side Effects, which “imagines the consequences that follow a psychological medication snafu.”
And in Voices, Claire McDaniel discusses her personal struggle with anorexia and asserts that it is necessary that people start talking about eating disorders and the parts of our culture that create them.
On the Editorial page, the Ed Board discusses the qualities they hope to see in the newest GUSA executives, which includes a willingness to listen to the many voices on campus and support for social justice and change.
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