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TABLE FOR TWO: Why DC Restaurant Week Is a Sham

TABLE FOR TWO: Why DC Restaurant Week Is a Sham

“Value” is a word seldom found in the Washington, D.C. diner’s vocabulary — it is rare to find a restaurant that satisfies both the palate and the wallet. In light of these unfortunate circumstances, the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington organizes a semi-annual Restaurant Week, with prix-fixe lunches and dinners[Read More…]

PAZ: The Music on My Playlist

PAZ: The Music on My Playlist

1. “Spring to Come” — John Butler Trio  When I turn to my playlists for a soft, safe and stable space, this ballad by the Australian folk group John Butler Trio is a natural option to center myself. With a warm and reflective introduction, Butler’s gentle voice invites you to[Read More…]

Testing Truisms: Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

Testing Truisms: Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

For many Georgetown students, stress is part of college life. Overwhelming amounts of school work, pressure to find a job or an internship and the need to join exclusive student organizations generates discussion of stress culture on campus. Hoyas who experience such stress are not alone. The National College Health[Read More…]

by January 29, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
FREDDIE GIBBS

JEONG: The Music on My Playlist

1. “Piñata” — Freddie Gibbs (Ft. Domo Genesis, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko and Mac Miller) There is no doubt Indiana-born rapper Freddie Gibbs can hold his own on a track, but he is best known for his songs featuring other hip-hop artists. “Piñata,” the title track from his 2014 album, may[Read More…]

by January 24, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, Music, The Guide
TESTING TRUISMS: Does Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

TESTING TRUISMS: Does Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

For many of us, walking through the front gates of Georgetown University for the first time was a fresh start. Although moving to college provides a plethora of new social opportunities, it also distances us from prominent figures in our previous lives: our siblings, parents, high school friends and significant[Read More…]

by January 12, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
TESTING TRUISMS: 70 Percent of Hoyas Marry Hoyas?

TESTING TRUISMS: 70 Percent of Hoyas Marry Hoyas?

The statistic is well-known. Tour guides cheerily relay the fact to prospective Hoyas, and you tease your friends about it when they go on dates. But is the rumor true? Do 70 percent of Hoyas actually marry other Hoyas? If you were hoping to find “the one” at Georgetown, you[Read More…]

by November 28, 2017 3 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
POR OTRO LADO: Reflections on Día de los Muertos

POR OTRO LADO: Reflections on Día de los Muertos

While Hoyas on the Hilltop were recovering from Halloween weekend adventures, I travelled to Oaxaca de Juárez, the capital of the state of Oaxaca, to experience Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. We arrived in the city just as the sun began to rise on the morning[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, Lifestyle, The Guide
CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Reflections on My Time Abroad

CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Reflections on My Time Abroad

As I sit down at my desk to write the final column of Chronicles from Copenhagen, I am faced with the sad reality that my time abroad is nearing its end. Every city I have visited and every new person I have met has reminded me why I came abroad[Read More…]

by November 14, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
TESTING TRUISMS: The Value of Hard Work 

TESTING TRUISMS: The Value of Hard Work 

The tension in the room is palpable as your professor passes back the exams. It was a notoriously difficult midterm, and you pored over your notes for days in hopes of getting an A. “I didn’t study,” the girl next to you confesses. “I’m just hoping for a C.” When[Read More…]

by November 6, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
POR OTRO LADO: The Art of La Plática

POR OTRO LADO: The Art of La Plática

My host family owns a wooden, semicircular table that sits between the television room and the kitchen, surrounded by shelves filled with souvenirs collected over years of travel. They told me the table, which seats at least six people, came with the apartment when they purchased it, a fixture from[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide