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Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKES: Do Disney Movies Pass the Bechdel Test?

The propensity to walk through crowded streets with a nose stuck in a book. The tendency to launch myself out of pools, whipping my hair back in an arc. An affinity for men who give me stolen apples and ask cryptic questions, like: “Do you trust me?” You may recognize[Read More…]

by October 31, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide, Uncategorized
Flaw and Tragedy in ‘The Happy Prince’ Captures the Complicated Life of Oscar Wilde

Flaw and Tragedy in ‘The Happy Prince’ Captures the Complicated Life of Oscar Wilde

★★★★☆ Captivating performances, deft dialogue and evocative scenery distinguish “The Happy Prince” as a carefully cultivated biopic of 19th-century Irish author Oscar Wilde that may be unapproachable for those unfamiliar with Oscar. Exploring the legendary author’s slow death in his time as a social pariah, Rupert Everett, who wrote, directed[Read More…]

by October 31, 2018 1 comment Movies, The Guide, Uncategorized
DIRECTOR’S CUT: Style Over Substance Spoils ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

DIRECTOR’S CUT: Style Over Substance Spoils ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

I want to open this installment with a confession: “Bad Times at the El Royale” is the fall 2018 film I have been waiting for. The Tarantino-esque trailer, the crossover storylines, the secrets that each character is harboring — all aspects of the film piqued my excitement. The man behind[Read More…]

by October 31, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide, Uncategorized
KIRK ZIESER FOR THE HOYA Two Georgetown University medical students were victims of a hit-and-run incident in Tenleytown on Sept. 5. D.C. police are still investigating.

GUMC Students Hurt in Hit and Run

The Metropolitan Police Department is conducting an ongoing investigation in search of the driver responsible for hitting two Georgetown University medical students in a hit-and-run incident Sept. 5, according to MPD Communications Director Dustin Sternbeck. The two students, Rayva Khanna (MED ’22) and Areeg Abu El Hawa (MED ’22), were[Read More…]

FIELD HOCKEY | Georgetown Edges Temple, Loses Momentum Versus Rutgers

FIELD HOCKEY | Georgetown Edges Temple, Loses Momentum Versus Rutgers

The Georgetown field hockey team extended its winning streak to three games after defeating Temple on Friday, Oct. 5. The team could not continue its unbeaten run, however, and fell to Rutgers on Sunday, Oct. 7. On the road against Temple (2-10, 0-4 Big East) in Philadelphia, Georgetown (9-4, 2-2[Read More…]

by October 12, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Uncategorized

Sufi Scholarship of the 18th Century Influenced Islamic Thought, Northwestern Professor Says

The Tijaniyyah branch of Sufism in Islam had a larger influence on Islamic thought than many historians believe, Northwestern University Professor Zachary Wright said at an event Friday afternoon in the Edward B. Bunn S.J. Intercultural Center. Wright teaches at Northwestern University in Qatar and focuses his studies on the[Read More…]

DC COUNCIL Legislation that was approved by Washington, D.C. voters with a 56 percent majority in a June primary was repealed by the D.C. Council (pictured above) in a 8-5 vote Tuesday. Initiative 77 was set to increase the minimum wage for tipped workers to match the standard minimum wage by 2026.

DC Council Wages War Against Initiative 77

The Washington, D.C. Council voted 8-5 Tuesday to repeal Initiative 77, which would have gradually raised the minimum wage for tipped workers from $3.89 to match the standard minimum wage by 2026. Initiative 77 was approved by District voters with a 56 percent majority in a June primary election, according[Read More…]

ANNE STONECIPHER/THE HOYA Fourteen Georgetown University Student Association senators were elected Sunday night. The new senators filled seven freshman positions and four-at-large seats that are regularly open for the fall semester in addition to three vacant junior seats.

14 GUSA Senators Elected, Vow to Restore Trust in Wake of Resignations

Fourteen senators were elected to the Georgetown University Student Association senate Sept. 30 in the first GUSA elections held since the mid-September resignations of GUSA’s executive leadership. The elections filled seven freshmen seats and four at-large seats that were regularly scheduled for the fall cycle, as well as three vacant junior seats.[Read More…]

Native American Tradition Meets Modern Aesthetics in Jeffrey Gibson’s ‘DON’T MAKE ME OVER’

Native American Tradition Meets Modern Aesthetics in Jeffrey Gibson’s ‘DON’T MAKE ME OVER’

‘As cold rain drowned the streets outside with somber, gray tones, Jeffrey Gibson’s “DON’T MAKE ME OVER” infused Georgetown University’s newly built exhibition space with vibrant colors and sound. The Maria & Alberto De La Cruz Art Gallery, under construction since February 2018, made its debut this fall in the[Read More…]

Maggie Chen for The Hoya

Photos of the Week: Sept. 28

The photos of the week for Sept. 28 include an event welcoming Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) to speak on the relationship between pro-Israel beliefs and progressive thinking, freshman goalie Giannis Nikopolidis booting the ball down the field, an event highlighting the right to free speech and the future of careers[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Photography, Uncategorized