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NATE MOULTON FOR THE HOYA

Georgetown basketball player Ki-Ke Rafiu (COL '16) had been taking sports clothes home to Nigeria to encourage sports.

Nigerian Student Works to Inspire Girls at Home

At Georgetown, it’s easy to take basic necessities for granted and never think twice about throwing out our old things. Ki-Ke Rafiu (COL ’16), a Georgetown women’s basketball player, is here to change that. Born in Kudana, Nigeria, in a place where even a pair of sneakers was an almost[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
COURTESY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

The crowd at the 1964 game between Georgetown's team, made up of intramural players, and NYU.

50 Years On, Re-Evaluating Football’s Position

When a group of intramural athletes came together as a team for an exhibition game against NYU, no one anticipated that it would mark the beginning of a second era of Georgetown football. After 50 years, we examine the program’s progress. The wind was howling on Kehoe Field. More than[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 2 comments Features, The Guide
Concert Bursts With Color

Concert Bursts With Color

Paint flying, people dancing, music blaring — this is the typical scene at Life in Color, or as some might call it, the “World’s Largest Paint Party.” Life in Color mixes electronic dance music with large blasts of neon paint and features a variety of popular DJs. Past events have[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA

Students Redefine Beauty

Here on the Hilltop, Hoyas pride themselves on knowing how to dress. This keen fashion sense is woven into campus life, but until now, nobody has ever found a way to document it. Emerging on the scene this year is Hilltop VoGUe, a campus-run fashion blog that expresses the many[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
COURTESY NITZAN GABAI

A view of Israel

Leaving Turmoil Behind

For all international students, adjusting to life at Georgetown can pose a significant challenge. But for those who come from countries sprawled across the front pages of American newspapers due to violent protests, devastating typhoons and even a renewed military regional conflict, the shift in lifestyle and experience is even[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
COURTESY FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY

Renowned actor Joseph Marcell leads a cast of eight talented actors of Shakespeare’s Globe On Tour Production’s rendition of the classic tragedy - “King Lear”. The show is held at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Tragedy Rules the Stage

We typically think of Capitol Hill as the playground of high-powered politicians and the gilded cage of the college intern, but this area is also home to a pillar of English literary tradition. Housing the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare materials, the Folger Shakespeare Library is a comprehensive hub for[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
COURTESY SAM RICCIARDI


From left to right, Angelo Angelino (SFS ’17), Adriana Kranjac (COL ’17), President Sam Ricciardi (COL ’17), and Justin Kotwicki (COL ’17) share their love for dance music.

Music Mixes Up Social Scene

It’s well known on campus that the Georgetown social scene has a stigma for being open only to those involved in clubs. Often, freshmen pile their NetIDs onto as many listservs as possible for the sole purpose of getting that sought-out invite to the most happening parties. In this competitive[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA

From left to right, Ben Card (COL ’17), Casey Knerr (SFS ’17), CWC President Dylan Orshefsky (COL ’17) and workshop leader Margo Poundstone (COL ’17) aim to form a literary community.

Hilltop Writers Connect

Whether you are an active writer looking for peers to critique your work or an aspiring author looking to develop your skills, look no further than the newly established Creative Writing Club. The premise of the club is simple: sign up for one of three weekly workshops, submit a piece[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
PUREBLISSVOCALS.COM

Jeza (COL '09) will perform at this year's GEMA Rocks.

Campus Concert Unites Generations of Talented Musicians

When a Hoya names notable alumni, famous politicians, diplomats and lawyers are usually at the top of the list. Not quite so obvious are the names of successful alumni musicians. Despite the fact that Georgetown has produced a slew of successful musical talent that includes Grammy winners and big recording[Read More…]

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
COURTESY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

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