Features

Up in Arms: Preparing a Campus Shooter Protocol

Up in Arms: Preparing a Campus Shooter Protocol

Since the Parkland, Fla. shooting last month, Madeline Budman (COL ’18) has felt a heightened sense of apprehension in public places. For Budman, the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is personal. Alyssa Alhadeff, one of the campers at the Jewish Reform camp where Budman worked last year, was[Read More…]

by March 21, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top
Q&A: Professor Cal Newport on the Right Way to Study for Midterms

Q&A: Professor Cal Newport on the Right Way to Study for Midterms

Cal Newport, associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University, has never had a social media account in his life. The author of five self-improvement books focused on academic and career success, Newport advocates for eliminating a digital dependency to produce “deep work” — periods of intense focus undistracted by[Read More…]

by March 19, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top
GU IMPROV

Women in Comedy Stand Up and Stand Out

Jim Gaffigan (MSB ’88), Mike Birbiglia (COL ’00), Nick Kroll (COL ’01) and John Mulaney (COL ’04) — all names that could sell out comedy clubs across the country. At one point, they called the Hilltop their home. And, incidentally, all of them are men. The overwhelming maleness of Georgetown’s[Read More…]

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
MICHELLE ZHU AND JANIS PARK

Drug Issue 2018

Despite Pushback, Student Drug Use Continues Chronicling the Grass-Roots Fight for Legal Pot in DC Pressure to Succeed Leads Students to Drug Abuse US Opioid Epidemic Breaks Bodies and Minds Debunking Common Drug Myths Cigarette Use Does Not Vanish With Vaporizers Reconciling Drug Use With Ethics and Religion Have a[Read More…]

KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA

Chronicling the Grass-Roots Fight for Legal Pot in DC

The 21st century has been marked by calls across the United States for the legalization of marijuana, with lobbyists and college students coming together in advocacy and protest. Under federal law, the use and possession of marijuana is illegal, but state-level policies differ significantly. In 29 states and Washington, D.C.,[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments Drug Issue, Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
ALI ENRIGHT/THE HOYA

Pressure to Succeed Leads Students to Drug Abuse

For college students and student-athletes across the country, mounting pressure to succeed appears to be linked to increased use of performance-enhancing drugs. Performance-enhancing drugs are substances used to improve some aspect of an individual’s performance, either physical or cognitive. These enhancers include anabolic drugs, like steroids and hormones, as well[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments Drug Issue, Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
RICHARD SCHOFIELD/THEHOYA

Despite Pushback, Student Drug Use Continues

On April 1, 2016, marijuana advocates roared past Georgetown University’s front gates in a black Jeep, with lobbyist Louis Drexel Porteous of D.C. Norml, a pro-marijuana legalization policy group, in tow behind in a cage and sign reading: “Jail is not a drug policy.” Drexel Porteous explained the demonstration was[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 5 comments Drug Issue, Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
SHEEL PATEL FOR THE HOYA

Debunking Common Drug Myths

Myth #1: It’s too late to quit cigarettes — the damage is already done. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who have quit smoking see improvements regardless of how long they have been smoking . The body begins the healing process just 20 minutes after an[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments Drug Issue, Features, The Guide
RICHARD SCHOFIELD/THE HOYA

Reconciling Drug Use With Ethics and Religion

As a Jesuit university, Georgetown has always had a strong connection to religious traditions and ethics. But when drugs are involved, deeply held beliefs can seem dizzying and contradictory. From professional ethicists to everyday men and women of faith, Hoyas are doing the hard work of analyzing the ethics of[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 0 comments Drug Issue, Features, Guide - Top, The Guide