Posts Tagged “This Week in the Voice”
In this week’s feature, the staff of the Voice present their opinions of the top ten albums and movies that were released this past year, with Kayne’s Yeezus and The Way, Way Back taking the top spots. Samuel Wolter explains why Yeezus truly represents the best of 2013.
A challenging album that stands in sharp contrast to some of West’s past releases thanks to its raw minimalism, Yeezus is generally devoid of any radio-friendly tracks and instead opts for more brooding, almost industrial songs. From the opening grind of “On Sight” to the tortured screams on “I Am a God”, there are plenty of abrasive sounds that work well with the often autotuned vocals to create an intense but captivating work. It’s refreshing to hear a major artist boldly pursue a vision that won’t necessarily appeal to a broad swath of listeners—what’s even better is when the vision works as well as it does in Yeezus.
News examines the implications of the unanimous passage of the Minimum Wage Amendment Act on jobs here at Georgetown.
Leisure offers a look at In/Finite Earth, a D.C. exhibition that displays the work of young artists with disabilities across the spectrum of mental and physical health.
Sports discusses the coming out of Olympic athlete Tom Daley and the impact this could have on the international LGBTQ community.
Ana Smith of Voices addresses the pressing issue of HIV within the District, stressing the need for domestic governmental action.
In this week’s editorials, the controversial ‘Smoke of Satan’ video is criticized by the Ed Board for its failure to uphold intellectual integrity.
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In this week’s feature, Connor Jones investigates efforts to legalize marijuana in the District, focusing on the social justice benefits of such a step and highlighting the lack of leadership from the millennials.
Even though support for legalization has ballooned in recent years, anti-drug taboo remains strong. This obstacle, in addition to the tall legal hurdles the measure faces, poses a challenge for advocates of legalization. Offered as a way to help remedy the racial discrepancies in enforcement of drug laws, the proposed law is so far struggling to gain traction among young, predominantly white residents of the city, whom the drug war seldom reaches.
Despite the obstacles and potential pitfalls, marijuana activists remain confident that they can change the law. With other states eyeing legalization in 2014, D.C. could both provide a symbolic victory to pro-marijuana activists and serve as a model for how the rest of the country should proceed. “It’s a serious change, and it’s such a serious change that it could actually be a flipping point switch for the whole country,” Eidinger said.
We look into the growth of courses offering community-based learning aspects in News.
Leisure reviews Catching Fire and, luckily for Hunger Games fans, found that in this case the movie is better than the book.
Sports is sick and tired of egocentric athletes. From RGIII to Dwight Howard, we urge them to get over themselves and play.
Caitriona Pagni explores the dangers of “feminism” as a label this week in Voices, and argues that the movement needs to continue to push its own boundaries and grow.
This week the Editorial Board points out that the problems with GU’s attempts engage students in the conversation about master planning are two-sided: both the University and its students must work harder to bring student voices to the table.
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The sports section takes over this week’s feature with a men’s and women’s basketball preview. In one article, sports Editor Chris Almeida discusses how the men’s basketball team looks to move forward after recent disappointments and setbacks.
The Hoyas begin the season unranked in both polls, and not unreasonably so. After losing first team All American forward and former Big East Player of the Year Otto Porter Jr. to the Washington Wizards, Georgetown will have a major hole to fill on both ends of the floor.
News takes a look at a new rule that allows freshmen to earn housing points for attending events hosted by GUSA.
Leisure reviews the Theater and Performance Studies Department’s modernized version of Hamlet.
In Voices, J Capecchi discusses the need to address cissexism, the “belief that men should be men and women should be women,” at Georgetown.
For this week’s editorials, Ed Board criticizes The Can Kicks Back and campus leaders for not making the campaign’s connections, political and otherwise, clear to students.
There’s a lot more in the Voice this week so check it out in print, in PDF, or online.
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In this week’s feature, Claire Zeng offers a historical perspective on the development of the Catholic identity at Georgetown. While Manny Miranda and William Blatty believe Georgetown doesn’t deserve even to be called Catholic, many current students believe they have an integral role in Catholicism here.
Since its founding in 1789, Georgetown has undergone a transformation from small Catholic academy to global research university. Despite its rich history and tradition, Georgetown has struggled with the changes imposed on it through time—in fact, Blatty’s petition fits into nearly half a century of soul-searching by the University in response to contemporary challenges to Georgetown’s purported Catholic identity.
News reports on the change in student guard policy, which allows GUPD to monitor and review surveillance footage of every student guard on the job.
Leisure takes the fight against the man to space with a review of the Ender’s Game film.
Sports noted soccer player Ted Helfrich’s perfect winning streak since his junior year.
Isabel Echarte argues in Voices that white people should not be excluded from the Hispanic ethnic identity.
Finally, the Editorial Board criticized GUPD’s decision to monitor their student guards via camera.
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In this week’s feature, Jeffrey Lin explores the development of GU Jam Sesh, a new independent student group for aspiring musicians in the Georgetown community. Despite issues with the neighbors and university noise policies, GU Jam Sesh has been able to provide a new forum for innovative and diversified musical expression:
Students involved with GU Jam Sesh consider this collaboration invaluable. The community the group is creating among musicians brings together the pieces of Georgetown’s scattered music scene. The founder of GU Jam Sesh believe their efforts will open this scene to different genres of music.
News brings you details on the opening of the new Hoya Court next, the eateries that will be included, and what administrators are still waiting on in terms of renovation and development.
Leisure takes a look at Nomadic Theater’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, an absurdist play with a supremely talented cast that is sure to impress.
Sports takes a look at the football team’s record in the past few games and whether it has good prospects in finishing out the season.
In Voices, Julia Lloyd George, challenges the notion of sexual assault as a self-help issue, explaining that the crime is actually a part of a larger cultural problem.
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In this week’s feature, News Editor Lucia He looks into the problems associated with a growing number of adjunct professors and the shrinking number of full-time professors.
Kerry Danner-McDonald, an adjunct professor in the Theology department, agrees, and adds that time constraints also limit the chances for adjuncts to conduct their own research. “A full-time professor normally gets a research budget. The University will pay for them to travel to academic conferences. They usually teach one or two classes a semester and so they’re also paid and expected to be researching for the college,” she said. “What happens with the adjunct staff [is that] if you’re getting paid so little, you have to work more classes, so you don’t have time to keep up your publications because it is like you’re working multiple jobs.”
News reports that H*yas for Choice is offering a new condom delivery service to help make condoms more available at parties.
Leisure gives a sneak peak into Mask & Bauble’s new production, Don’t Drink the Water, Woody Allen’s 1966 play set during the Cold War.
For this week’s Sports section, Editor Chris Almeida discusses the negative impact a weak football program has on Georgetown in The Sports Sermon.
In Voices, Matthew Weinmann argues that the U.S. should look to develop a “working relationship” with Iran.
And lastly, the Ed Board applauds H*yas for Choice’s new condom service, saying this will promote safer sex and provide wider access to contraception for Georgetown students.
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In this week’s feature, the Voice examines the pros and cons of online courses at Georgetown, and the future of online education at the University.
Through these projects, Georgetown is rapidly moving into the technological arena by making online learning a substantial part of the undergraduate experience. While this puts Georgetown on par with its tech-savvy peers and presents students with a cheaper, more diverse course selection, faculty members on the Hilltop and elsewhere are raising concerns about the pedagogical effectiveness of online courses, in addition to the broader implications for higher education.
News reports that Georgetown Management System has failed to pay some of its workers for weeks because their names were not entered into the personnel database.
Leisure offers suggestions and new hang out spots for record-lovers. Don’t worry: Urban Outfitters is not one of their picks.
For Sports, columnist Chris Almeida mourns the University’s lack of strong centers in basketball and hopes that a new recruit could spell the return of Big Man U.
Julia Tanaka criticizes racist beauty standards and weighs the cost of catering to them in Voices.
The Editorial Board takes a stance on the canon law petition against Georgetown, encouraging the University to promote inclusivity and diversity as the foundation of Catholic education.
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This week, the Voice takes a look at fall trends in the fashion issue.
This season is a melding of hard and soft, meeting at a blurred edge. Pastel colors come together with leather panels, studded sweaters meet tartan skirts. Men’s prints meet womenswear in a houndstooth dress—the bold pattern is almost a neutral. Mixed-media coats paired with delicate, single-soled heels. Mild decadence is in the details, with rich textiles and prints coming together in moody hues. Welcome to fall.
News reports on the newest development on student housing: the University has filed a”change in use” request with the Zoning Commission for the Ryan, Mulledy, and Gervase buildings.
In Leisure, columnist Julia Lloyd-George reflects on the TV event of the year—the final episode of “Breaking Bad.”
Sports recaps football, with all the details of the embarrassing loss to Princeton on Homecoming.
Voice Editor-in-Chief Gavin Bade examines the importance of standardized testing in the D.C. public school system in Voices.
The Editorial Board gives their take on the government shutdown, and what this new level of Congressional dysfunction entails.
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In this week’s feature, Julia Tanaka explores the pressures of student debt and how the University hopes to make a Georgetown education more accessible. With a small endowment and the cost of college rising, it’s not easy.
Of the 56 percent of Georgetown undergraduates that receive some form of external financial aid, 40 percent receive direct aid from the University in the form of a package that meets “full demonstrated need,” according to the Office of Student Financial Services. These packages are a combination of subsidized federal loans, scholarships, and federal work-study.
In 1978, Georgetown committed to meet 100 percent of students’ “demonstrated need,” but that term has its limitations. Need often looks different on paper than it does in reality—income statements and FAFSA forms lack the nuance necessary to convey a student’s financial reality.
Claire Zeng and Grace Brennan investigate the effects of the mold outbreaks in dorms across campus and the insufficient response from facilities in News.
In Sports, Chris Castano praises the Georgetown men’s soccer team for their four-game winning streak.
Julia Lloyd-George reviews new film Don Jon for Leisure (Spoiler: Joseph Gordon-Levitt goes through a lot of tissues).
In Voices, Matthew Weinmann encourages Georgetown to create classes on banking regulation to reduce corruption in the next generation of Morgan Stanley executives.
The Editorial Board criticizes the negligence of veteran healthcare in America and discusses the role comprehensive mental health treatment might have played in preventing the tragedy at the Navy Yard last week.
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In the feature this week, take a look at Georgetown’s LGBTQ community. There has been a lot of progress made in recent years, but there are still avenues for improvement:
After the establishment of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance by a group of undergraduates in 1980, LGBTQ students at Georgetown faced open and vocal opposition from both students and administrators. Though some faculty members and administrators tried to address LGBTQ concerns, intolerance for this minority still permeated the Georgetown culture.
After decades of conflict, which included a lawsuit filed by student groups at both the main campus and the law center in 1981 to allow gay and lesbian groups to receive formal recognition from the University, a series of hate crimes in 2007 finally spurred students to seek large-scale action.
In News, we delve a little deeper into the background of Frank McCourt (COL ’75), the man who donated $100 million to create a new school for public policy at Georgetown. The creation of the McCourt school was announced yesterday.
Sports finds disappointment in the football match against Marist.
Across the bridge, the Rosslyn Artisphere is holding an exhibit on Andy Warhol, and Leisure reviews it for you.
In Voices, Ana Smith discusses mental illness and gun violence in the wake of the Navy Yard shootings this past week.
The Editorial Board congratulates GU Pride on electing its first trans* representative, although there is still work to be done in the fight toward equality.
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