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In this week’s Feature, Julia Tanaka examines the culture and struggles of Georgetown’s various dance teams:
Georgetown has a small but well-established dance community that ranges from the classical and modern ballet style of the Georgetown University Dance Company to the hip hop rhythm of Groove Theory. [...] But, despite their connections to the administration, many groups still struggle to find adequate practice space. While the dance community doesn’t receive the same publicity as other student groups, such as the International Relations Club, Georgetown dancers feel support from other students, particularly other dancers.
In News, Ryan Greene brings you the full details on Jack’s Boathouse’s pending legal action against the National Park Service.
Claire Zeng reports on WMATA’s proposal to bring a Metro tunnel through Georgetown and gauges reactions from the ANC.
For Sports, Keith Levinsky has the recap of Georgetown’s win over Seton Hall last night.
The Leisure section has Dayana Morales Gomez‘s review of Nam June Paik: Global Visionary at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Page 13 investigates the secret lives of the members of the credit union, which includes making loans to Nicolas Cage and lobbying GUSA for money.
In Voices, Leigh Finnegan considers how privileged Georgetown students are just to be able to take prestigious, unpaid internships during the summer instead of working like she did.
Finally, on the Editorial Page, the Ed Board condemns the MPD for their alleged skepticism and victim-blaming when it comes to reporting on causes of sexual assault.
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In this week’s feature, Katie Mitchell delves into the unknown depths of Georgetown’s creative writing community. In interviews with English professor Dinaw Mengestu (COL ‘00) and various students, Mitchell sheds light on not only Georgetown’s attitude toward creative writing, but touches on the underlying issues affecting creative expression at Georgetown.
“If you are in a highly competitive and judgmental atmosphere, you probably won’t allow yourself to do things that are risky because then you might make mistakes,” he said. The intense pressure here to devote time only to résumé-worthy pursuits is one reason Ebenbach feels cultivating a safe, creative, and collaborative space on campus is essential. “The community is so important [because] there’s a prevailing wind we’re pushing back against.”
In News, Ryan Greene uncovers Jack’s Boathouse’s looming legal battle with the National Park Service over their property lease.
In addition, Isabel Echarte has the full rundown on GU Fossil Free’s petition and the University’s response.
Dayana Morales-Gomez analyzes the emerging trends in artistic expression at the 40 under 40: Craft Futures exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Leisure.
In Sports, Chris Almeida congratulates the men’s soccer team who not only finished second in the country last season, but also saw four seniors drafted to Major League Soccer.
The Editorial Board commends GU Fossil Free for their efforts to encourage the University to divest from fossil fuels.
And in Voices, Lydia Brown joins the conversation about gun violence in the United States, decrying how the media attaching stereotypes about mental health to incidences of mass violence encourages the victimization of the mentally disabled.
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This week’s Feature highlights the Voice staff’s picks for the best albums and movies of 2012. The list includes Moonrise Kingdom and Argo among the best movies and Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city and Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE in the best albums list.
On the Editorial page, the Ed Board argues that DPS should invest more energy into preventing laptop theft as well as investigating cases of stolen laptops.
In News, Lucia He reports on the D.C. community’s reaction to the announcement that 20 D.C. public schools will be shut down next year.
Mary Boroweic reviews the new romantic comedy Playing for Keeps in the Leisure section.
On the Sports page, Brendan Crowley analyzes the women’s basketball team’s past two wins on the road and looks ahead to their game against Penn State on Sunday.
Page 13 this week speculates about what would happen during the fated 2012 apocalypse at Georgetown.
And in Voices, John Sapunor discusses how he enjoys celebrating Christmas even as an atheist and that the holiday’s charm does not revolve around its religious origins.
Finally, don’t forget to check out the final installment of 50 Shades of Blue and Gray on the back page to discover Tony’s fate.
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In this week’s Feature, Lindsay Leasor investigates how study drugs affect the brain, their prevalence amongst Georgetown students, and whether they are infringements of the Honor Code.
The prevalence of recreational use of cognitive enhancers is staggering. In 2010, 60 Minutes reported that 50 to 60 percent of college juniors and seniors have abused psychostimulants, either by stealing them, falsely reporting symptoms to obtain a prescription, buying them from another student, or trading them for other drugs. Students increasingly view these drugs as a means to academic success, raising the question of whether the illegal use of an enhancer without demonstrated medical need is academically dishonest.
On the Editorial page, the Editorial Board argues that the District should implement a needed worker-protection program for employees at the Wal-Marts that will be opening in D.C. soon.
In News, Connor Jones reports on the Math Department’s plans to propose a new PhD program.
On the Sports page, Chris Castano analyzes Georgetown’s men’s soccer team’s win against the Syracuse Orange in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament.
In Leisure, Julia Lloyd-George reviews the film adaptation of Tolstoy’s masterpiece Anna Karenina.
And in Voices, Sadaf Qureshi reflects on her Thanksgiving break trip to Tennessee with eight other Muslim students and their Imam, and how the trip helped her realize the importance of trying to understand things foreign to her.
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In this week’s Feature, Connor Jones delves into Georgetown’s theater program, which, despite being a relatively young and small program, has had much success.
With only seven full-time faculty and seven additional adjunct and visiting faculty members, Georgetown’s Theater Department and co-curricular student groups, combined, are planning to put on a total of 10 performances for the 2012-2013 academic year. While the Theater Department only graduates an average of 15 majors per year, hundreds of students more participate in these productions.
The Editorial Board argues that voting for a third party can help major party status and encourage broader dialogue during the next election cycle.
In News, Miles Gavin Meng reports on the Department of Public Safety’s new laptop prevention program launched after a series of thefts.
On the Sports page, Keith Levinsky recaps how the Hoyas rode Greg Whittington’s best Otto Porter Jr. impression to their second victory of the year.
In Leisure, Mary Boroweic reviews the Davis Performing Arts Center’s current production, A Civil War Christmas.
Finally, in Voices, Claire McDaniel implores students to recognize the threat of killer diseases that our world faces today.
Page 13 (pictured after the jump) combines Rangila with Turquoise Jeep to create the masterpiece of “Smangila.”
And don’t forget to check out the latest installment of 50 Shades of Blue and Gray on the back page.
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In this week’s Feature, Kevin Joseph previews the Hoya’s 2012-2013 men’s basketball team, and Brandon Crowley previews the women’s team.
If they are to turn heads and play at an elite level, it will show early. The grind of the Big East schedule will be revealing, but these young Hoyas will have a chance to prove themselves to the nation from day one.
“Coach didn’t design the schedule for nothing,” Markel Starks said. “The schedule is designed to show that we can play some ball. As much as people don’t want to give us credit, I think we can play.”
On the Editorial page, the editorial board discusses Occupy Sandy, a combination of the Occupy Wall Street movement and the climate activism group 350.org that is working to distribute aid and resources to hard-hit areas of the city, arguing that it is a good model for disaster aid.
In News, Tom Ferry looks into how Georgetown PhD student-instructor benefits fall short of those offered at other institutions.
On the Sports page, Chris Castano gives a rundown of the other teams in the Big East.
Julia Lloyd-George reviews the newest Bond movie, Skyfall, on the Leisure page.
And in Voices, Sara Ainsworth tells of her difficulties in getting her absentee ballot for the election and argues that voting absentee should be made easier, perhaps through online voting.
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In this week’s Feature, Matthew Weinmann interprets the results of the Voice’s sex survey and discusses how this relates to Georgetown’s Catholic identity.
Georgetown students on the whole respect the Catholic Church, but they do not necessarily agree with its more traditional teachings on marriage, contraception, and sex. The proportion of students who reported engaging in sex equals the percentage that reported valuing Georgetown’s Catholic identity. As the Voice’s survey shows, students are more committed to having sex than to upholding strict Catholic doctrine.
On the Editorial page, the editorial board endorses Green party candidate Jill Stein arguing that she is the only logical choice for progressives in this coming election.
In News, Julia Jester looks into the effect that Hurricane Sandy had on Georgetown’s homeless population.
On the Sports page, Kevin Joseph bemoans the Oklahoma City Thunder’s trading of James Harden “the Beard” to the Houston Rockets this past weekend.
Julia Lloyd-George reviews Yaron Zilberman’s film A Late Quartet in the Leisure section.
And in Voices, Joseph Vandegriff argues that the best candidate in the upcoming presidential election is President Obama while Maggie Cleary disagrees, putting her support behind Mitt Romney.
Don’t forget to check out the latest installment of “50 Shades of Blue and Gray” on the back page!
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In this week’s feature, Julia Jester delves into the world of GERMS, relaying a night spent with the on-duty GERMS crew members, and discusses the benefits the organization bring to the students who participate and the University.
“GERMS as an organization, and all of its members, are widely respected for the services that they provide to the University Community. I don’t even think they always realize that there are people in the University Administration as well as in the Department of Health, the DC City government, and DC Fire/EMS who all have great respect for what the GERMS are doing,” said GERMS medical director Dr. Kori Hudson. “These officials often can’t believe that such a well-run organization is entirely managed by its student members. It makes me proud to be a part of what they are doing.”
On the Editorial page, the editorial board argues that the Student Code of Conduct should not apply to students who live off campus.
In News, Miles Gavin Meng reports on the most recent college campus ranking that says Georgetown’s students are among the top BitTorrent users.
On the Sports page, Voice Managing Editor Keaton Hoffman covers Georgetown volleyball’s recent defeat of DePaul.
Mary Borowiec reviews Lichtenstein: A Retrospective, an exhibition recently opened at the National Gallery of Art in the Leisure section.
And in Voices, Eileen Marino argues that the phrase “personally pro-life” is an oxymoron and that as a society, by allowing abortion, we are hurting a defenseless group of people.
Finally, Tony and Corinne are back this week with the sixth installment of 50 Shades of Blue and Gray on the back page!
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In this week’s Feature, Lucia He explores Georgetown’s Kalmanovitz Initiative, a think-tank and advocacy group which sponsors regular service outings such as the Day Laborers Exchange along with supporting research in the area.
“The American labor movement, like its counterparts around the world, is transforming in response to these changes, and it’s a fascinating moment to study and think about what role workers can and should play in governing their workplaces and the economy,” said Jennifer Luff, the Research Director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative.
On the Editorial page, the ed board encourages the University to sever its contract with Adidas.
In News, Vanya Mehta investigates a source of disagreement between the Dean of the College and faculty over the pedagogical nature of a seminar, and the Dean’s decision to cut down the number of once a week courses in the History and Government departments.
On the Sports page, Kevin Joseph discusses how although the Yankee’s season may have been one of great success for any other team, most fans are still severely disappointed in this year’s postseason performance.
Julia Lloyd-George reviews Mask and Bauble’s newest production, The History Boys, in the Leisure section.
And in Voices, John Sapunor laments his viewing of Thanksgiving Special of According to Jim, arguing that it paints a portrait of a stereotypical American family in the worst possible way by highlighting obesity, laziness and misogyny.
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In this week’s Feature, the Voice gives students an overview of fall fashion. You can find the online spread here, or pick up a copy of the paper on campus!
On the Editorial page, the editorial board argues that the DC Board of Education should encourage more comment and criticism from community members and work to create more positive changes.
In News, Alexandra Ma and Rebecca Anthony investigate Georgetown’s recycling and waste disposal practices.
In the Sports section, Brandon Crowley looks forward to Georgetown football’s game against Lehigh on Saturday.
Mary Boroweic reviews the National Gallery of Art’s latest exhibition, Shock of the News, on the Leisure page.
In Voices, Claire McDaniel criticizes our education system’s usage of standardized tests, arguing that these tests do not allow students to exhibit a well-rounded intelligence.
And finally don’t forget to check out the latest installment of 50 Shades of Blue and Gray, the Voice’s romantic fiction series, on page 17!
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