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Washington Blade Returns

The oldest LGBT newspaper in the country will hit the stands again this Friday after going bankrupt in November 2009. It has been publishing under a different name since then. The Washington Blade has chronicled the gay rights movement since its inception in 1969. It is considered America’s gay newspaper[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Without Social Media, Students Experience Withdrawal Symptoms

A recent study shows that students are finding it increasingly difficult to distance themselves from the extensive reach of social media as technology continues to develop in the Information Age, making life without instantaneous status updates almost unimaginable. The International Center for Media and the Public Agenda at the University[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments City News, News

District One Step Closer to Legalizing Medical Marijuana

On Tuesday, April 20, the D.C. Council unanimously voted for the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Patients suffering from HIV, glaucoma, cancer and other chronic and lasting illnesses are one step closer to being able to obtain two ounces of marijuana per month with a doctor’s recommendation. The legislation[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments City News, News

D.C. Voting Rights Bill Stalled Again

On Tuesday, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced that it was unlikely a bill providing the District with a voting member in the House of Representatives would be introduced as expected to Congress on Thursday, adding that the legislation may not reach the House floor before the end of the current[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments City News, News

DPS Blotter: April 23, 2010

**Thursday, April 15***Fire, New North, 2:35 a.m.* DPS and D.C. Fire Department responded to the area, in reference to a fire alarm. Upon arrival on the scene, units discovered flames on the second floor. The fire was extinguished by the sprinkler system and D.C. Fire. Four Georgetown employees were transported[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Volcano Disrupts Life Abroad

While students on the Hilltop have observed the aftermath of the volcanic eruption in Iceland last week from a safe distance, many of those studying abroad in Europe have found themselves in a travel bind, with the consequences reaching far beyond continental flight cancellations. Jeff Morshed (SFS ’11), who is[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Series of Athletic Events to Protest IMF, World Bank

Protesters gather annually in D.C. during International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings; but, this weekend’s scheduled protests offer a different outlet for people to speak out. Hosted by the Self Described Anarchist Collective, the Anticapitalathon will run from April 23 to April 25 and will include a wide range[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Marriage Act Extends Employee Benefits

The enactment of the D.C. same-sex marriage act in March extended equal benefits to same-sex spouses, but many Georgetown employees who are affected by this development are unaware of the implications it has on their employee benefits. Under Georgetown’s policy prior to the passage of the act, legally domiciled adults[Read More…]

by April 23, 2010 0 comments City News, News
Armed Robbery at Café Bonaparte

Armed Robbery at Café Bonaparte

An armed robbery occurred Monday at 11:41 p.m. at Café Bonaparte on the 1500 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW, according to Alfred Corbin, the street operations manager of the Georgetown Business Improvement District. Two suspects entered Café Bonaparte with guns and pushed an employee down the stairs, who is now[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Second Sexual Assault Reported in Seven Days

A student was sexually assaulted at gunpoint on Friday morning in West Georgetown, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. The student was walking on the south side of the 3300 block of Prospect Street around 2 a.m. when an unknown male approached the student from behind and pushed her up[Read More…]

by April 20, 2010 0 comments City News, News