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A Breath of Fresh Air: Nature Near DC

A Breath of Fresh Air: Nature Near DC

May 19, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The National Aroboretum Located in northeast Washington, D.C., the U.S. National Arboretum is a 446-acre living museum dedicated to enhancing the value of ornamental and landscape plants through research, conservation and exhibition. Featuring 9.5 miles of roadways, the Arboretum’s beautiful gardens can be explored by foot, bike or car. AlthoughRead More

COURTESY LESLIE E. KOSSOFF

The Buzz About ‘In the Next Room, or the vibrator play’

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 1 comment

Although it may seem atypical to bring a show about vibrators to a world-renowned Jesuit institution, that is exactly what the Theater and Performance Studies Program has done in its latest performance, “In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play,” from award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl. Inspired by “The Technology ofRead More

Carmen Livesay (COL '17) as protagonist Lexi and Katherine Pietro (COL '17) as her best friend Jessie
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Black Theatre Ensemble Haunts With ‘Hookman’

April 3, 2017 at 12:17 am 0 comments

From Georgetown’s Black Theatre Ensemble comes the hauntingly thought-provoking “Hookman.” Adapted from the show by playwright Lauren Yee, it follows Georgetown freshman Lexi, played by Carmen Livesay (COL ’17), as she learns what it means to grow up and face her inner demons. Black Theatre Ensemble strives to produce worksRead More

Theater Review: ‘As You Like It’

Theater Review: ‘As You Like It’

February 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, the Folger Theatre’s edgy rendition of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” draws the audience out of its seats and into the mysterious Forest of Arden — a place where lovers, fools and refugees gather to escape the cruel and unwelcoming world that awaits them. FullRead More

THE GEORGETOWN CHIMES
The Georgetown Chimes is hosting two more showings of its annual a cappella festival, the Cherry Tree Massacre, on Feb. 11 and Feb. 25 in Gaston Hall.

Cherry Tree Massacre 2017

February 10, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The Cherry Tree Massacre, a four-showing a cappella festival hosted every spring semester by the Georgetown Chimes, returned last weekend with a diverse set of performances by both Georgetown University a cappella groups and guest performers. Started in 1974, the Cherry Tree Massacre tradition started when neophyte John O’Grady (COLRead More

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On campus, when homesickness, social pressures and multiple assignments jeopardize students’ happiness, “mindfulness meditation” can restore a healthy balance.

Curbing College Stress

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

It is no secret that college is demanding. Homesickness, multiple assignments, work and social pressures make for an overbearing load. College students become extremely familiar with stress and its crippling effects. According to a study done by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 80 percent of college students frequentlyRead More

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Movie Review: Split

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

★★★★☆ Eighteen years after his landmark thriller “The Sixth Sense” premiered, acclaimed director Manoj “M. Night” Shyamalan returns with “Split,” a psychological terror revolving around a man with 24 different personalities. Shyamalan’s reputation had been recently besmirched by flops like “The Last Airbender” of 2010 and “After Earth” of 2013.Read More

Movie Review: ‘Passengers’

Movie Review: ‘Passengers’

December 29, 2016 at 6:07 pm 0 comments

★★☆☆☆ “Passengers” was projected to be a dazzling action science fiction thriller with hints of romantic drama, the movie from the director of “The Imitation Game,” Morten Tyldum. Despite its stellar protagonists, promising storyline and compelling visual effects, “Passengers” does not live up to its potential and fails to leave aRead More

The 1975 Owned the Night

The 1975 Owned the Night

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

England-based pop-rock group The 1975 brought its quirky moves, diverse beats and sincere lyrics to George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena on Nov. 9. Blending tracks from its eponymous debut album “The 1975” and recent sophomore release “I like it when you Sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unawareRead More

Movie Review: Seasons

Movie Review: Seasons

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Co-directors and co-writers Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud have struck gold once again with “Seasons,” a French documentary that takes us deep inside the forest to explore the intrinsic relationship between humans and animals. Combining stunningly intimate shots of nature’s diversity with a compelling soundtrack, “Seasons” leaves its audience withRead More