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ARIANA TAFTI FOR THE HOYA
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…]

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Lena Dunham’s memoir “Not That Kind of Girl” deals with issues of self-image and learning to accept yourself. The autobiography explores her personal struggles and what it took for her to find inner happiness.

Dunham Shares Struggles

“I am 20 years old and I hate myself.” And with that, “Not That Kind of Girl” throws us into the whirlwind that is the life of Lena Dunham. Humorous, heartwarming and heartbreaking, this memoir offers up a tale of a young woman and her very real, human experiences on[Read More…]

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Nancy Hinojos (MSB ’15) holds many campus positions, including being resident director of the Black House.

Senior Discusses Importance of Black House on Campus

Nancy Hinojos (MSB ’15) keeps herself very busy. She is a dancer in Groove Theory; she sits on the board of the Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs; she is on the SFS Academic Council; and she is a Patrick Healy Fellow through the Center for Multicultural Equity &[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
NATE MOULTON FOR THE HOYA

Walter Kelly (COL '16) uses his experience with spoken word performance to bring the video's message to life.

Film Asks ‘Am I Next?’

In the days following the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, LaDarius Torrey (COL ’17) was told by his father, “Honestly, in America, you don’t have to do much besides being a black man to be accused of some horrendous crime, or actually be shot and then portrayed as a criminal.”[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 2 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Media Create Martyr

Media Create Martyr

As racial tensions in Ferguson, Mo., come to a boil, many topics regarding the events of the Michael Brown incident are being examined and scrutinized. Some scholars, such as professor Michael Eric Dyson, believe the underlying cause of the conditions in Ferguson and the militarization of the police force to[Read More…]

Arabian Treasures Unveiled

Arabian Treasures Unveiled

From 1950s Dodge Caravans bumping their way over sand dunes to spiders the size of human hands and jaw-dropping artifacts, the “Unearthing Arabia” exhibit at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery has its fair share of Indiana Jones-like qualities. The exhibit chronicles the archaeological work of prolific American explorer Wendell Phillips[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
‘In the Red and Brown Water’ on the Hilltop

‘In the Red and Brown Water’ on the Hilltop

A new production of “In the Red and Brown Water,” co-produced by the Black Theatre Ensemble and the Theater and Performance Studies program, opens this week and runs through Oct. 18. This poetic, powerful play written by Tarell Alvin McCraney is directed by Guest Artist and Lecturer in Theater and[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
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The Face of Modern Feminism

  If you were to ask 10 Georgetown students what feminism is, you would get 10 different answers. The word and its associated movement, even though they have been seen as controversial by some, have inspired generations of women on both sides of the political aisle to become more involved[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 4 comments Features, The Guide
VALERIA BALZA FOR THE HOYA

Traditions Evolve as Campus Grows

The Georgetown student experience is one defined by tradition, from those with Jesuit foundations to Homecoming to sitting on John Carroll’s lap. “I think when you first step foot on campus, you think about the 50 things you have to do, like Rangila, eat a Five Guys burger, run to[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide