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KAYLA LEYJA/THE HOYA Lauren Crump, a descendant of the 272 slaves sold in 1838 to support the university financially, calls for a sustainable solution over a monetary payment for reperarations.

Descendant of GU272 Seeks to Create New Legacy

When Lauren Crump received the call informing her she was a descendant of one of the 272 slaves sold in 1838 to financially sustain Georgetown University, she was floored. This revelation presented Crump with the opportunity to play a role in deciding how a historic institution addressed its past with[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Features, Tracing the 272
BLACK THEATRE ENSEMBLE

Black Theatre Ensemble’s ‘The Story’ Combines Racial Politics and the Quest for Success

In 1981, Washington Post journalist Janet Cooke won a Pulitzer Prize for an article she wrote about an eight-year old heroin addict. After capturing the hearts of millions worldwide and sparking a D.C.-wide manhunt to find the boy, Cooke’s story was later discovered to be completely fabricated. Inspired by this[Read More…]

CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA

GU Arts Week Stresses Need for Creative Resources

Though the Georgetown University Arts Week began slowly with a sparsely attended arts forum, the tenacity of its leaders and the passionate performances of its participants resulted in a light-hearted and highly creative five days. In a much-needed attempt to foster the arts scene at Georgetown, students with diverse artistic[Read More…]

KEEGAN THEATRE

‘Chicago’ Makes DC Debut at the Keegan Theatre

Clad in silky lingerie and fishnet tights, Velma Kelly, played by Jessica Bennett, opens the show with “Chicago” classic “All That Jazz.” Her smooth alto and sultry dance moves strikingly portray the unapologetic boldness of the iconic character. She exchanges quick kisses and flirtatious twirls with her accompanying male dancers,[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments The Guide, Theatre
RYAN BAE/THE HOYA

Activism and Style Intertwine in Diamante Fashion Show

Dim purple-hued light permeated Gaston Hall as the audience buzzed in anticipation for the Diamante Fashion Show, presented by the Georgetown Program Board. With a single spotlight on his face, Howard University student TK broke out into Nina Simone’s classic ’60s song, “Feeling Good.” As his stunning falsetto reminded attendees[Read More…]

by February 28, 2018 0 comments Fashion Issue, Features, The Guide