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Lauinger Library in 1970.

Lauinger: The Past, Present and Future of Georgetown’s ‘Ugly’ Library

The low, sprawling District of Columbia skyline boasts few true icons. A Google search of the city’s skyline reveals exclusively shots of the National Mall and Tidal Basin. The Washington Monument and Capitol building are the only distinguishing features of a profile shaped by congressionally mandated height restrictions, a conscious[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 2 comments Features, The Guide
All the Right Notes

All the Right Notes

Four years ago, David Hanna (COL ’14) decided he wanted to sing in a collegiate a cappella group. A relative latecomer to a cappella — he hadn’t participated in any singing group until joining an all-male outfit during his senior year of high school — Hanna nevertheless knew upon selecting[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Features, The Guide
MEN’S BASKETBALL | Hoyas Survive Scare

MEN’S BASKETBALL | Hoyas Survive Scare

Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson III insisted before this season that a slate of competitive lower-profile teams made this year the hardest nonconference schedule he’s ever seen. He wasn’t kidding. Junior center Joshua Smith scored 14 points, senior guard Markel Starks added 12 and the Hoyas (6-2) escaped with a 61-55 win over a[Read More…]

by December 7, 2013 0 comments Sports
MEN’S BASKETBALL | Hoyas Survive Scare

MEN’S BASKETBALL | Hoyas Survive Scare

ALEXANDER BROWN/THE HOYASenior guard Markel Starks scored 12 points in Georgetown’s narrow 61-55 win over Colgate Saturday. Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson III insisted before this season that a slate of competitive lower-profile teams made this year the hardest nonconference schedule he’s ever seen. He wasn’t kidding. Junior center Joshua[Read More…]

by December 7, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

MEN’S BASKETBALL | Hoyas Eye Fourth Straight Win

After two trips outside of the continental United States, the permanent dismissal of a once-promising young star and the typical growing pains that come with erratic November basketball, you’ll have to excuse Head Coach John Thompson III and the Georgetown Hoyas if they’re grateful for a prolonged stretch of play[Read More…]

by December 5, 2013 0 comments Sports

MEN’S BASKETBALL | Hoyas Eye Fourth Straight Win

After two trips outside of the continental United States, the permanent dismissal of a once-promising young star and the typical growing pains that come with erratic November basketball, you’ll have to excuse Head Coach John Thompson III and the Georgetown Hoyas if they’re grateful for a prolonged stretch of play[Read More…]

by December 5, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

By Any Other Name

As the last burgundy and gold leaves cling desperately to the treetops of the nation’s capital, and D.C. residents watch the sun set on another Indian summer, the city’s NFL team finds itself, once again, mired in irrelevance. Washington is the owner of a 3-7 record and the fourth-place spot[Read More…]

by November 21, 2013 0 comments Features, The Guide
The Last Act

The Last Act

  If you ask Markel Starks, there’s something missing in McDonough Arena. It’s not something picked off the typical laundry list of complaints about the 52-year-old gymnasium nestled in the southwest corner of campus. The senior point guard isn’t talking about the lack of a proper practice facility, or even about the[Read More…]

by November 8, 2013 0 comments Sports
The Return of Big Man U

The Return of Big Man U

With Josh Smith cleared, the Hoyas’ frontcourt just got a lot scarier. When Georgetown landed the services of troubled UCLA center Josh Smith in a transfer in January, it was widely understood as a long-term investment. Smith wasn’t anywhere near ideal playing shape — most estimates put him at close[Read More…]

by November 8, 2013 0 comments Sports

Like Father, Like Son

Josh Smith’s eligibility isn’t the only surprise roster addition this week on the Hilltop. Riyan Williams, a 6-foot-4 sophomore guard and son of famed Hoya Reggie Williams, has made the team as a walk-on and should make his debut at tonight’s Tip Off ceremony. Williams played in the Nike Pro-City[Read More…]

by October 25, 2013 0 comments Sports