The Guide

New Releases // 3.18.11

February 18, 2011 at 2:01 am 0 comments

“Till the World Ends” Britney Spears Femme Fatale 3 stars “Till the World Ends” reflects the current state of pop music, as a heavily computerized voice, pounding bass and electronic beats round out Britney’s latest single. Britney definitely doesn’t impress with her musical talents on this one — her singingRead More

Film Forecast: Mostly Sunny With a Chance of Rain

February 18, 2011 at 12:57 am 0 comments

The immortal words, “Are they not men?  Do they not have rational souls?  Are you not bound to love them as you love yourselves?”  were spoken by Antonio de Montesinos, a Dominican friar in Hispaniola in the sixteenth century in a passionate sermon against abuses inflicted upon indigenous slaves throughRead More

No Shame on Chicago’s Westside

February 18, 2011 at 12:55 am 0 comments

What happens when you put an alcoholic father, six clever children and a desperate lack of money all under the same roof on the west side of Chicago? You get the new American version of the British show, “Shameless.” It’s rough, gritty, hilarious and most importantly, unapologetic. Each family memberRead More

What’s in a NAIMUN?

What’s in a NAIMUN?

February 18, 2011 at 12:51 am 0 comments

Model United Nations, or “MUN” as many call it, gathers students from all across the globe who represent specific countries or diplomats in simulated sessions of the United Nations. Georgetown University is hosting NAIMUN, the North American Invitational Model United Nations, for the 48th year this weekend at the HiltonRead More

Campus Spotlight // 2.18.11

Campus Spotlight // 2.18.11

February 18, 2011 at 12:46 am 0 comments

The story of the Carroll Round begins with three Georgetown students who felt that undergraduate students interested in economics lacked opportunities to engage with each other in a serious research environment. They proposed the creation of a “round” that would bring students together with members of the broader academic andRead More

Abstract Sculptor Gets Inventive With Intriguing Results

Abstract Sculptor Gets Inventive With Intriguing Results

February 18, 2011 at 12:44 am 0 comments

A collection of abstract sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs, “David Smith Invents,” is showing now through May 15 at the Phillips Collection in Dupont Circle. Best known for his unique sculpture work, Smith worked primarily in upstate New York during the mid-20th century. Several of Smith’s steel sculptures are theRead More

The Quick Dish

February 18, 2011 at 12:38 am 0 comments

It’s no secret that we all love pizza. It’s simple, it’s delicious and it’s filling. You can have it for lunch, dinner, as a late-night snack, or cold for breakfast the next morning. Unfortunately, the only experience most Georgetown students have with pizza is the weekly 3 a.m. slices atRead More

New Perspectives and Pig Ears

February 18, 2011 at 12:35 am 0 comments

Last Saturday, I tagged along on a Taiwanese American Students Association sibling outing. TASA upperclassmen brought their freshman “siblings” to Bob’s Noodle 66 in Rockville, Md., for club bonding and good food. Then, I wrote a column about Taiwanese food and how Taiwanese students find their Georgetown “family” through theRead More

Moving Up From VCW Alumni Lounge to 9:30 Club

Moving Up From VCW Alumni Lounge to 9:30 Club

February 18, 2011 at 12:32 am 0 comments

Last Thursday, D.C.’s renowned 9:30 Club played host to Georgetown’s own group of auspicious musicians, Mercies. Consisting of two former Hoyas, John Russell (guitar/vocals, COL ’09) and Justin Scott (bass/vocals, COL ’10) and one current student, Ezra Finney (drums, COL ’11), Mercies discusses in a recent interview the experience ofRead More

Love Language: Finding Eloquence While in Florence

February 18, 2011 at 12:30 am 0 comments

In his essay, “In Defense of European Languages,” Carnegie Mellon professor Stephen Brockmann describes Italy and its language as “beautiful, fun and sexy.” Though as an Italian-American I am certainly biased, I believe that professor Brockmann is absolutely correct in his assessment. With such eloquence and poetics, the Italian languageRead More