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Sophia Nunn For The Hoya

Self-Expression Inspires Georgetown Fashion Trends

Red Square passersby are immediately struck by the wave of Georgetown students’ messages supporting or denouncing various causes scrawled across bricks and posted above their heads. Yet another, more subtle form of self-expression can be found by looking at the students themselves. A student’s wardrobe can reflect their background or[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
THE AVALON

HIGHLIGHT REEL: Independent Film Theaters in Limbo as the District Evolves

Passing by the CVS Pharmacy on M Street, visitors to the Georgetown neighborhood might never guess that intrepid students could visit the same building and catch screenings of avant-garde dramas or racy adult films in the 1980s. Yet the area used to be home to a variety of independent film[Read More…]

AMANDA VAN ORDEN/THE HOYA

Cafe Diem: How Coffee Shops Are Seizing the District

Rushed Metro riders can be seen tightly gripping thermoses as they ride the morning rails. Young professionals keep a row of eclectic mugs perched on their desks — just in case. Students carry their iced or hot beverages to and from their morning, afternoon and evening classes. Lately, it seems[Read More…]

by September 16, 2018 1 comment Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: Hey Siri, How Do I Fill Out Financial Forms?

ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: Hey Siri, How Do I Fill Out Financial Forms?

The lovely folks at the Office of Student Financial Services just released our financial aid awards, and as seniors, we can rejoice that we will never have to guess our way through a FAFSA application again — please, let us maintain our delusion that we’re not going to grad school[Read More…]

ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: Digital Dating and Confused Canoodling

ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: Digital Dating and Confused Canoodling

Doesn’t it seem like we’re all going on the same terrible first dates over and over again? Aren’t we all in the constant state of avoiding that person we hooked up with sophomore year when Brown House still seemed like our most glorious cultural institution? What even is dating on[Read More…]

GIANT NATIONAL BARBECUE BATTLE

Celebrate Pride, Barbecue at District Festivals

Capital Pride Festival 2018 marks the 43rd anniversary of Washington, D.C.’s Capital Pride Festival. The festival is sponsored by Capital Pride Alliance, a nonprofit organization based in the D.C. area that serves the LGBTQ community through educational events, community celebrations and festivals. For four days each summer, Capital Pride Alliance[Read More…]

FRUITIVE

Escape the Summer Heat With These 4 Drink Spots

For the fierce coffee fiend: Tryst Coffeehouse Find seasonal blends crafted to perfection and enjoy an intense cup of joe in the cozy atmosphere of Tryst. Do not be fooled by the homey interior; Tryst is an edgy, back-to-basics cafe without the Starbucks-style sugary creations that cover up the coffee’s[Read More…]

AMANDA VANORDEN FOR THE HOYA

Georgetown Love Stories Unfold at Dahlgren

Years after meeting as participants at Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society’s Midnight Theater production of “All in the Timing,” Diana Valdivia (COL ’05, LAW ’10) and Carlos Valdivia (COL ’05) were married at the university that brought them together. The 2011 wedding harkened back to the couple’s time as Georgetown[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
AARON WEINMANN FOR THE HOYA

New Prescription Chicken Company Delivers Soup to Your Front Door

In spring 2016, Valerie Zweig, suffering from her second bout of laryngitis in six weeks, dragged herself down to her local bar and scratched a note on a piece of paper: “Can I just get some soup broth, please?” The bartender squinted at her. “Uh, we don’t really do that,”[Read More…]

by February 14, 2018 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
FARIS BSEISO FOR THE HOYA

The Poetry of a Diaspora

In celebration of what would have been revolutionary Jamaican singer Bob Marley’s 73rd birthday, the Folger Shakespeare Library hosted renowned Jamaican poets Kwame Dawes and Safiya Sinclair for a reading Feb. 5. Although it was originally advertised as a salute to the contributions of reggae artists like Marley, the event[Read More…]