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Doomsday Drama Captures Human Spirit

It’s the end of the world and two beautifully neurotic strangers — Jules, a gay scientist played by Taylor Mansmann (COL ’15) and Jo, a punky journalism student played by Emily Lett (COL ’17) — are stuck together in a biology lab as a comet hurtles toward Earth. In Peter[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Shooting in Libya

The cell was 3 feet by 7 feet. The only light came from a small pinhole in the ceiling, and the sole sounds were the screams of fellow prisoners as they were tortured. Seven years after graduating from Georgetown, Matthew VanDyke (GRD ’04) was trapped in a Libyan prison, captured[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Bakery Hosts Literary Club

Bakery Hosts Literary Club

Anyone familiar with the Georgetown area knows about one of the funkiest bakery/coffee shops around. Located just off M Street, past the scenic C&O Canal, Baked and Wired serves dozens of sweet treats and finely crafted coffee beverages to students, business folk and tourists alike. However, this Georgetown gem is[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Student Movement Promotes Self-Reflection

Student Movement Promotes Self-Reflection

As founder of the Treehouse Project, Oliver Friedfeld (COL ’15) is trying to help students at Georgetown understand that professional, teleological and educational concerns must still be in balance with development of self. Leading the charge for students’ self-reflection, Friedfeld discusses his countercultural movement. So why is it called the[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 1 comment Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
A Budding Movement

A Budding Movement

The headline, although tucked deep within the Oct. 1, 1936 edition of The Washington Post, blared with the frantic, sensationalist urgency of a piece reporting on the apocalypse. “STUDENTS STAGE ORGIES INDUCED BY MARIHUANA; DISTRICT AND U.S. POWERLESS TO SUPPRESS WEED” Although nearly every state government had passed laws harshly[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Features, The Guide
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Fashion With a Conscience

As a freshman, Jacob Maxmin’s (COL ’17) goal was to fill a void that he noticed in the Georgetown culture. Maxmin, now a sophomore, is the founder and CEO of Wearable Justice, a non-profit organization that is seeing great success in its second semester on campus. Wearable Justice is a[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA
Work is under way for the set of Nomadic Theatre’s production of “boom,” which will open in Walsh Black Box Theatre on Oct. 30. The play is  being produced by Suzanne Coles (COL ’17) and has been put together by the hard work and dedication of a student production team.

Behind the Scenes

As we finally settle into fall, Georgetown’s campus theater season has launched into full swing. Productions by the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society and Black Theatre Ensemble have already graced the various stages, making it clear that campus is brimming with on-stage talent. Yet it is easy to forget that[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
KRISTEN SKILLMAN/THE HOYA

The Social Media Takeover

“I’m heading straight to the library, but I can totally Facebook you later if you want,” Neha Shah (COL ’17) said. This was the response to an interview request for an article on social media and their effect on campus social life — one that made clear how second-nature all[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Features, The Guide, Uncategorized
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Kathleen Hill (SFS ’15), Peter Fanone (COL ’15), Josh Street (COL ’15) and Tim Lyons (COL ’15) in a heatec courtroom scene in Mask & Bauble’s “Inherit the Wind.”

Drama in the Courtroom

Can a cast of college students breathe new life into an old play? Definitely. The Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society proves this point with Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s play “Inherit the Wind,” opening this week on Thursday. Written in the 1950s, the play is a fictional recreation of[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Satirizing Prejudice

Satirizing Prejudice

“Dear White People” is a skillfully done satirical film that sheds light on the experience of the African-American in a predominately white institution, while simultaneously dealing with the age-old phenomenon of the identity crisis. Justin Simien, winner of the U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the[Read More…]