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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
Proceed With Caution: Kober-Cogan

Proceed With Caution: Kober-Cogan

A walk through the abandoned Kober-Cogan Building reveals old books, medical kits and remnants of a hospital all covered in a film of dust, now nearly erased from memory. Furniture still sits untouched in the empty offices of the psychiatric department, while medical equipment once used to study virology grows[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
Beneath The Tombs: A Rich Art History

Beneath The Tombs: A Rich Art History

Few restaurants have had as large an impact on the Georgetown community as The Tombs. There, men have proposed on bent knee, alumni have reunited and students have gathered for trivia nights, dance parties and 21st birthday celebrations. From its opening in 1962 to its role in the 1985 drama[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 7 comments Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
Women Through the Public Gaze

Women Through the Public Gaze

In collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Phillips Collection has assembled a special exhibition that brings together some of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s finest printed works. Running Feb. 4 to April 30, “Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque” explores the period’s printing technique, a contribution of enormous importance to[Read More…]

Friendship in Bloom: The Symbolism of Cherry Blossoms

Friendship in Bloom: The Symbolism of Cherry Blossoms

On March 27, 1912, two women stood in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., and planted the first two cherry blossom trees in the United States. These two women, former first lady Helen Herron Taft and Viscountess Iwa Chinda — wife of the Japanese ambassador — planted the first of[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 1 comment Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
BAKE MY DAY: Going Vegan For Dummies

BAKE MY DAY: Going Vegan For Dummies

My spring fast this year was spiritual. People usually expect fasting to reflect a believer’s intention to inch closer to the beyond, God, in accordance to what many, including professor Ori Soltes, would call the “divine sacer.” I have a life philosophy that revolves somewhat around this understanding: People need[Read More…]

COURTESY MASK AND BAUBLE

Campus Theater: ‘Stupid F***ing Bird’

From Georgetown’s oldest student theater group, the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society, comes its final mainstage production of the spring semester: “Stupid F***ing Bird.” Described by the Society as a “meta-theatrical exploration of the nature of love and emotional presence,” “Stupid F***ing Bird” follows a group of seven diverse individuals,[Read More…]

GU Arts Week Celebrates Creativity

GU Arts Week Celebrates Creativity

As students passed through the weekly farmer’s market on Wednesday afternoon, many were happily surprised to find themselves serenaded by Georgetown a cappella groups. Watching the Saxatones and Superfood light up Red Square reminded marketgoers of just how talented their peers and classmates were, while also highlighting the importance of[Read More…]

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: An Unhappy Guide to Health

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: An Unhappy Guide to Health

Ah, spring, the season before bikini season. It is a time of cherry blossoms, light sweaters and mailed legal citations asking that I stop wearing my collection of bikinis. It is also the season in which we begin the annual ritual of attacking every imperfection on our own bodies in[Read More…]

20 Years Later: A Q&A With Director Danny Boyle

20 Years Later: A Q&A With Director Danny Boyle

“First there was an opportunity, then there was a betrayal.” Twenty years have gone by since Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) left Edinburgh. Much has changed, but just as much remains the same. Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) are awaiting him in the only[Read More…]