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Do the Math to Find Beauty

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? Well, according to the Discovery Channel documentary “The Science of Sex Appeal,” it’s not. Science has found a few universal “sexy” qualities that are guaranteed to pique the interest of any person, regardless of time, culture or circumstance. For those of[Read More…]

by January 27, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Eisenberg: DADT Repeal One Step Toward a Promising LGBTQ Future

In a historic victory for the LGBTQ community, the U.S. Senate finally reversed “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the 18-year-old policy barring openly gay individuals from serving in the military, in a dramatic 65-31 vote on Dec. 18, 2010. The bill was remarkable for several reasons beyond the huge implications for[Read More…]

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Dulik: A State of the Union Appraisal

First thought after Tuesday’s State of the Union address: Boy, can the president deliver a speech. If anyone needs a reminder that our commander in chief won his job on the basis of his superb communication skills, this speech was just that. He, or more appropriately his speechwriters, crafted an[Read More…]

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Campus Spotlight

Maria was bewildered with the array of Greek symbols laid out before her. “I just don’t see why we can’t use normal letters,” she confusedly declared. “Just say them out loud in your head and then substitute them into the equation,” I replied. After confusing the Greek lower-case delta and[Read More…]

by January 27, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Politics Isn’t Always a Man’s Game

Politics Isn’t Always a Man’s Game

As a government major and women’s and gender studies minor, Beth DiSciullo (COL ’12) puts both to practice as president of the Women in Politics club. Involved since her freshman year, DiSciullo enjoys not only planning events and outreach programs for the group, but also attending weekly meetings and baking[Read More…]

by January 26, 2011 0 comments The Guide
GU Rapper Lays Down Track

GU Rapper Lays Down Track

Tate Tucker (SFS ’14) might be a college freshman, but he is no neophyte when it comes to hip-hop. Last semester, Tucker raised more than a few eyebrows when he was invited to perform for — and garnered a seal of approval from —  Grammy-nominated artist Lupe Fiasco, who was[Read More…]

by January 25, 2011 0 comments The Guide

New Releases // 1.20.11

“I Won’t Give Up” Jason Mraz // Untitled 5 stars Jason Mraz is back with this melodic ode that love that conquers all. This mostly acoustic song relies on the strength of Mraz’s tenor and the poetry of his lyrics, which soar to a finish that will leave you with tears in your eyes. “Tattoo” Van Halen // A[Read More…]

by January 20, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Roses Are Red, Valentines Are Blue

Roses Are Red, Valentines Are Blue

Five stars: Without a doubt, that is the rating Blue Valentine deserves. The kind of romantic comedy where the comedy is subtle and the romance is downplayed, with the sort of nonlinear narrative that has shaped dozens upon dozens of art-house flicks before it, Blue Valentine is truly magnificent. Its[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments The Guide

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the R&B Sample

People love labels that break from the past: the New Deal, the New South, the next big thing, post-rock, post-modernism, post-everything. And music critics — myself included — are maybe the worst when it comes to the compulsive need to categorize the new and minute variations in their subjects, like[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Travels of a GUSA President

Travels of a GUSA President

Normally, the student body president can be found in the Georgetown University Student Association office. But this past November, Georgetown’s student body president and those of 14 other universities visited Russia through a program run by the Presidential Bilateral Commission. Students engaged in dialogue with Russian leaders and businessmen in[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments The Guide