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Known Sanctuary, Killer Conspiracy

Few Georgetown students realize that there is a conspiracy theory on campus surrounding ColonelUlric Dahlgren and his alleged mission, known as the “Dahlgren Affair,” to assassinate the president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, during the Civil War. If Dahlgren’s name sounds familiar, it should, since Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart bears Ulric’sfamily’s name. According to Fr. Emmet Curran, S.J., before the[Read More…]

by March 15, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Shaking the Empire State of Mind: Life Doesn’t Happen Just in NYC

I grew up in New York City. The first six years of my life were spent in Queens, home of my beloved Mets, and then my family moved in with my grandma in Brooklyn where we’ve lived ever since. Before I came to Georgetown, I didn’t know anyone who lived outside the Tri-state[Read More…]

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A Second Coming for Georgetown Cafe

The new eatery gracing the border of Georgetown’s campus has become an instant hit. Opened in late February, the second location of the Cafe Tu-O-Tu is now balancing the other end of M Street. Next door to Pie Sisters and Dixie Liquor, the Mediterranean and European cafe owned by MinoSarano has quite the large[Read More…]

by March 14, 2012 0 comments The Guide

New Releases // 3.2.12

“All the Rowboats” Regina Spektor // What We Saw From the Cheap Seats 5 stars The first single from Spektor’s forthcoming album features unexpected percussion and instrumental crescendos that lend suspense to Spektor’s already dramatic voice. This skillful song is a hit. “Kill the Lights” The-Dream feat. Casha // The Love IV MMXII 2 stars “Kill the Lights” begins slowly with[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 0 comments The Guide

A New Spring for DC Fashion

Washington, D.C. is not the first city that comes to mind when one thinks about fashion. The stereotypical Washington resident is more likely to wear a power suit and practical heels than the season’s latest trends. But the District has always been more fashion-forward than it is commonly perceived. “If[Read More…]

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The Not-So-Secret World of Arrietty

Mary Norton’s novel The Borrowers was released in 1952. In the following 60 years, it has taken on a life of its own. Most people have heard of the story in one way or another, whether from a TV interpretation or one of the many movie adaptations. In 2010, one of the[Read More…]

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The Prose and Cons of Busboys and Poets

Located in the U Street Corridor, one of the most culturally rich areas of D.C., Busboys and Poets strives to serve its customers delicious meals as well as an important message. The casual vibe of Busboys, offset by a very passionate clientele, ranging from activists to tourists, gives this restaurant a[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Download New Scores For Slopes and Shores

Ah, spring break. The mere words bring to mind mid-afternoon naps on the beach and nights you will barely remember. As I’m not really good at being a young person, I’ve never done the typical, tropical spring break. This year I’m headed to Ireland to drink copious pints and get[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Cozy Bistro Offers Simple, Elegant Meals

If you’re looking for a casual place to enjoy a weekend brunch, look no further than Book Hill Bistro. A converted townhouse, this spot is surprisingly spacious and the welcoming staff makes you feel as if you’re grabbing a bite to eat at a friend’s place. Its  homey feel converts[Read More…]

by March 1, 2012 0 comments The Guide

An English Major’s Math Problems

Money is a valuable thing. Some scholars debate if it is not the most valuable of all things. But what scholars do not care to ponder is the complex equation of time spent abroad multiplied by the shininess of the jewelry, divided by the exchange rate that you convince yourself[Read More…]

by March 1, 2012 0 comments The Guide