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GRACE FENTON/THE HOYA

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

“Dar es Salaam is a big, dirty city,” was one of the phrases used to describe where I was about to spend the next six weeks of my summer. I shrugged off the comment, thinking that description could fit many cities, and kept on with the preparations — buying a[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
ALEXANDER BROWN/THE HOYA

Pune, India

I was convinced that I knew what I was getting myself into when I stepped aboard the flight to Mumbai back in August for a semester in Pune, India. But with what I now realize was a limited exposure to Indian culture, how prepared could I really be? Getting on[Read More…]

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ALEXANDER BROWN/THE HOYA

Broadening Horizons

With the majority of the 50 percent of students who opt to study abroad during their undergraduate years heading to Europe, many argue that student exposure to truly contrasting cultures is limited. Three students who have branched out from the familiar Western world and culture share their experiences and insights.[Read More…]

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LINDSAY LEE/THE HOYA

Buenos Aires, Argentina

I am unashamed to say that I have fallen victim to an issue of repetition. The more I have been telling people about my experience abroad, the more I have found myself beginning to truly believe it, while sometimes forgetting the deeper reality. As a response to the frequently asked[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Theater Review: ‘Julius Caesar’

Theater Review: ‘Julius Caesar’

A maddened woman on the verge of tears speaks out from the front left corner of the stage. Her pleading words drift over the audience, while behind her several men pose still as statues halfway up a large gray staircase. A drum beats, and the men take another step upward[Read More…]

MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA

Forging a Social Life

Georgetown has spent the past several years trying to bring students’ social lives back to campus. While policy changes like the abolishment of the limit on the number of kegs an apartment can have and the elimination of the party registration system have proven effective, one thing is for certain:[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 1 comment Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
DAN GANNON/THE HOYA

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
MATTHEWVANDYKE.COM

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