Posts Tagged “This Week in the Voice”
This week’s feature focuses on classes at Georgetown that are a hybrid between traditional disciplines and artistic approaches.
According to professors from a range of disciplines from Philosophy to Politics, perhaps it’s time to restructure how Georgetown teaches. It seems the way forward is fostering a more creative approach to education. Art, in the form of performance, painting and sculpture, or design, has the potential to push our minds to see even the most classic issues in a radically different light.
In News, we report on the University’s difficulty in meeting the deadlines set forth by the 2010 Campus Plan.
Leisure reviews Le Diplomate, a French restaurant that can be found on 14th St.
Sports tees off with the golf team as it enters the fall season.
In Voices, Juan Goncalvez examines Chile’s political climate in light of the 40th anniversary of the coup d’etat that put dictator Augusto Pinochet in power.
The Editorial Board takes a stance on the significance of the satellite dorm, pushing for students’ voices to be a substantial part of the decision-making process.
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In this week’s feature, Chris Castano looks into what it takes to be on the Georgetown sailing team. It’s harder, and more rewarding, than you might think.
Despite a general lack of knowledge about college sailing, people seem quick to write the sport off as minor—or worse, boring. On the contrary, Georgetown’s sailing team has proven to be one of the University’s most successful varsity sports programs of the last decade, having secured the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association/Gill National Championship twice, including last year, and having placed five times in the last nine years. And what’s more, the high physical risk sailors face in what turns out to be an extremely dangerous sport challenges anyone who thinks of sailing as a leisurely activity.
Claire Zeng looks at the university’s plan to include alcohol amnesty in its sexual assault policy in news.
Annamarie White comments on the new restaurant and bar on 9th Street, Baby Wale, for leisure.
In sports Abby Green reports on the hopeful start of the season for Georgetown’s tennis team, highlighting the promise shown by freshmen additions to the team.
Jeremy Dang explains how an internship at Texas Defender Service changed his perspective on the death penalty, convincing a relatively apolitical student to take a strong stand against the practice in Voices.
The Editorial Board criticizes Vice President of Student Affairs Todd Olson for failing to explain changes to the 2013-2014 Code of Student Conduct in a vague email sent out last week.
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In this week’s feature, the Georgetown Voice staff review bars around the city to help you mix it up this weekend:
Situated on 18th St. in colorful Adams Morgan, Madam’s Organ may be the bar where you have to put a napkin over your drink when you go to the bathroom, but it’s a raging good time. Some say it’s seedy, but the three-story bar is a perfect place to meet people with its quirky mix of young professionals, college kids, and townies.
In news, Ryan Greene takes a look at the redesign for the Northeast Triangle dorm.
Rebecca Anthony checks out Custom Fuel, a new pizza place in Farragut West, in leisure.
In sports, Abby Sherburne tackles the decline of Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick.
Linsanity is far from over for the Asian-American community, as Jeffrey Lin writes in Voices.
The Editorial Board argues that Georgetown’s Catholic identity is still strong, despite the lawsuit by William Blatty (COL ’50), author of The Exorcist.
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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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