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A Transfer’s Take on a Tradition-Heavy School

In my first days at Georgetown, after spending my first two years of college at Tulane University, I felt handicapped and out of place. The fact that I was uprooted not by any major event but by my own choice made these feelings only more intense and troubling. While these[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Muriel Bowser

Mayoral Race Engages District, but Not Hilltop

After a rollercoaster campaign marred by the specter of a campaign finance scandal, D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) unseated incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray in the April 1 Democratic primary, preparing her to face Councilmember David Catania (I-At Large) in the Nov. 4 general election for mayor. Former commissioner for[Read More…]

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The New Silver Line will include stops at five new stations:  Tyson’s Corner, McLean, Greensboro, Spring Hill and Wiehle-Reston East.

Phase 1 Done for Metro’s Silver Line

Work on the first phase of the Silver Line is complete, according to paperwork filed Wednesday by Dulles Transit Partners, the contractor hired to build the first addition to the Washington, D.C. metro system in over two decades. The work must now be reviewed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments City News, News

DCTAG, Promise Act Fund Local Students Futures

Since the creation of the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant program in 1999, the D.C. government has prioritized providing access to a wide range of higher education options to D.C. youth; however, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) has recently raised concerns about possible conflicts between two specific tuition assistance programs for[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 0 comments City News

In DC, a Waning Gun Culture

Concealed carry, banned. Assault weapons, banned. A background check, online training and gun safety testing — all required before purchasing a firearm. According to ABC News, the gun laws in the District of Columbia and the DMV area are among the strictest in the nation, forcing area residents to jump[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Democratic Primary Yields Fresh Council

While the defeat of incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray by Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) dominated headlines after last Tuesday’s Democratic primary, smaller D.C. Council races revealed a District-wide distaste for D.C.’s reputation of corrupt politics. Brianne Nadeau (D-Ward 1) and Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) both won their respective wards in[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Bowser Unseats Gray in Primary

Bowser Unseats Gray in Primary

Muriel Bowser, an upshot D.C. councilmember representing Ward 4, won the D.C. Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday with 44.2 percent of the vote, bringing the administration of Mayor Vincent Gray to a close and catapulting Bowser to the position of presumptive mayor in a city where winning the Democratic primary is[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Bowser Bests Gray in Mayoral Primary

Tapping into voter discontent over a mayor still embroiled in an ongoing federal investigation over his 2010 campaign, D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) handily won the Democratic primary for D.C. mayor Tuesday evening with 44.2 percent of the vote . With 89 percent of voting precincts reporting, Bowser had[Read More…]

by April 2, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

On Election Day, Gray, Bowser Locked in Lead

As voters take to the polls today to choose the Democratic nominee for mayor, they will decide between an embattled incumbent fighting for his political career and an upstart Washington, D.C. councilmember determined to portray herself as the person to turn the page on the District’s longstanding tradition of political[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Students lined up to vote in Nov. 2012 — an unlikely scene April 1.

In Local Politics, Student Interest Wanes

With election day just four days away, the District is fixed on recent polls that place embattled Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) locked in dead heat to win the Democratic nomination for D.C. mayor. But with all the attention the race has garnered among D.C.[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 2 comments City News, News, News - Top