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HIRSHHORN

Hirshhorn Museum Welcomes the Public Into Sleek New Lobby Space

After three months of renovations in collaboration with acclaimed Japanese artist and architect Hiroshi Sugimoto, the Hirshhorn Museum opened the doors to its sleek new lobby to the public Feb. 23. Conceived with the building’s circular shape in mind and inspired by natural beauty, Sugimoto’s space is both simple and[Read More…]

TESTING TRUISMS: Is Productive Procrastination an Oxymoron?

TESTING TRUISMS: Is Productive Procrastination an Oxymoron?

Location: Lauinger Library at 3 a.m. You squint at your computer screen and punch out a few more words on the keyboard. You lost your ability to write coherently a long time ago; now you’re just trying to reach the essay’s required word count and print it before your class[Read More…]

by February 26, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Table for Two: The Risks of Fine Dining

Table for Two: The Risks of Fine Dining

Group dining is challenging. Pained compromise over availability eventually yields an agreed-upon time. Labored negotiations over restaurants ranging from the trendy to the mediocre threaten to derail the initial plan. Barring logistical setbacks, a final decision introduces yet another element of friction: What should everyone order? When choosing what to[Read More…]

Between Bali and Me: Friendly Strangers

Between Bali and Me: Friendly Strangers

To know a place is to know its people. Unfortunately, my imagination conjured an image of Bali, Indonesia, as a crowded, westernized beach scene swarming with perfect “Instagrammable” moments. I must admit that lounging on the beach, getting cheap massages and eating delectable, inexpensive food sounded incredibly appealing for a[Read More…]

by February 13, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
TESTING TRUISMS: Can You Work Hard and Play Hard?

TESTING TRUISMS: Can You Work Hard and Play Hard?

Alongside students at other elite institutions such as Columbia University and Washington University in St. Louis, Georgetown students are reputed to have “work hard, play hard” lifestyles. In 2018, Georgetown was ranked No. 20 on U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 Best National Universities. It was also dubbed the No.[Read More…]

by February 12, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
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