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COURTESY CLAUDIA CORRAL
The devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria disrupted Georgetown's traditional application process in Puerto Rico. Two applicants shared their stories with The Hoya.

After Hurricanes, Puerto Rican Applicants Face New Barriers

Claudia Corral sent her application to Georgetown University on Oct. 25 from a small restaurant across the street from her home in Ocean Park, Puerto Rico. Her home had been without Wi-Fi since Hurricane Maria hit almost a month earlier. Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico with 155 mph winds Sep.[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, Features, News, News - Top
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21 residents of Ward 3 have banded together to file a lawsuit against Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and D.C. Council about the pending development of a new homeless shelter.

Homeless Population Tallied in Annual Count

After nightfall on Jan. 24, Cameron Hull (COL ’18) searched the streets of the Georgetown neighborhood for figures lying in the darkness. As the temperature dipped into the 30s, she tallied the number of homeless individuals she encountered over three hours, conducting a survey of each and offering them snacks,[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 0 comments City News, Features, News, News - Top
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Freedom Hall will be renamed Isaac Hawkins Hall after the first slave who was listed in a record of the sale of the 272 slaves that benefitted Georgetown.

Slave Descendants Demand More From Georgetown Restitution Efforts

A group of descendants of Isaac Hawkins, one of the 272 slaves whose sale in 1838 benefitted Georgetown University, voiced its frustration with the university’s efforts to redress the historical injustice and called on the university to provide financial restitution to descendants. Representatives of the GU272 Isaac Hawkins Legacy group,[Read More…]

ILLUSTRATION BY EMILY SHAMBAUGH

Portraits That Defy a President

    The Hoya spoke with five members of the Georgetown community — from Haiti, South Sudan, El Salvador and Cameroon — who shared their thoughts on the president’s remarks and their families’ stories of immigrating to the United States. CLICK HERE TO READ STORY Have a reaction to this[Read More…]

by January 19, 2018 0 comments Features, News

Georgetown Author R.F. Kuang Speaks on Upcoming Novel ‘The Poppy War’

HarperCollins is set to publish Georgetown senior Rebecca Kuang’s (SFS ’18) speculative historical fiction novel “The Poppy War” in May 2018, followed by two sequels. Set in a mythical land inspired by 20th century China, the book follows a young orphan’s entry into an elite military school and her discovery[Read More…]

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Hoya Holidays: Celebrating Diverse Traditions

In a 1963 issue of The Hoya, the editorial board shared its Christmas wish for both the university and the nation: “Let us make this Christmas the turning point, the time between two eras, an interregnum which commemorates the glory that has been and pledges itself to renew the world[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
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‘Lady Bird’ Director Talks Sacramento, Filmmaking and Friendship

“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut that delves into adolescent life in an all-girls Catholic school, is now the best-rated movie on film review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, touting a 100 percent “Certified Fresh” rating. With an average rating of 8.8/10, “Lady Bird” has surpassed the 8.6/10 rating “Toy[Read More…]

Theater Sparks Dialogue on and off Stage

Theater Sparks Dialogue on and off Stage

A bare stage in Poulton Hall is shrouded in darkness. At once, a young man strolls out from stage right and begins speaking to the audience. He asks for someone to yell “Start the f—king play!” An audience member obliges, and at once, the stage is illuminated and a complex[Read More…]

BUSBOYS AND POETS

Being a Conscious Consumer in the District

In our hectic daily lives as Georgetown students, we can easily forget that we are also consumers — where we choose to spend our money matters. Our purchases at certain stores and restaurants not only support those establishments but their practices as well. Washington, D.C. is full of restaurants and[Read More…]

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GU Professors Address Political Art

Georgetown is a center of dialogue about art and politics, integrating both of these disciplines through its diverse coursework. The department of art and art history gives students the opportunity to explore political concepts and movements through a strong arts education. Art as a Foundation Georgetown’s art and art history[Read More…]