Post Tagged with: "alcohol"

EDITORIAL: Adjust Marijuana Punishments

Georgetown University’s sanctioning guidelines provide harsher punishments for marijuana usage than the use of alcohol. The university should remedy this unnecessary discrepancy by revising marijuana-related punishments to be more similar in severity to alcohol-related ones. When Georgetown students are disciplined for possession or use of marijuana or alcohol, their punishments[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 1 comment Editorial
RICHARD SCHOFIELD/THEHOYA

Despite Pushback, Student Drug Use Continues

On April 1, 2016, marijuana advocates roared past Georgetown University’s front gates in a black Jeep, with lobbyist Louis Drexel Porteous of D.C. Norml, a pro-marijuana legalization policy group, in tow behind in a cage and sign reading: “Jail is not a drug policy.” Drexel Porteous explained the demonstration was[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 5 comments Drug Issue, Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
SHEEL PATEL FOR THE HOYA

Debunking Common Drug Myths

Myth #1: It’s too late to quit cigarettes — the damage is already done. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who have quit smoking see improvements regardless of how long they have been smoking . The body begins the healing process just 20 minutes after an[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments Drug Issue, Features, The Guide
THE ROYAL

Restaurant Review: The Royal

501 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 | Cuisine: Colombian | $$ | ★★★★☆ As a small restaurant tucked into a townhouse at the center of the historic Le Droit Park neighborhood near Howard University, The Royal brings together Colombian-inspired eats and inventive craft cocktails to give diners an affordable[Read More…]

by March 24, 2017 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
JULIA ANASTOS/THE HOYA
Georgetown received its second-largest donation in history Tuesday for the athletics leadership program and Multi-Sport Facility.

VIEWPOINT: An Undue Weight on Athletes

In December, Georgetown’s Department of Athletics introduced the Drug Screening and Education Program, a new policy that would screen student-athletes for drugs and alcohol. Under the new program, student-athletes are liable to be subjected to both randomized tests and tests on the basis of reasonable suspicion every day, year-round and[Read More…]

by January 8, 2017 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Brains, Booze and Bad Decisions

Around this time last year in the spring of 2015, I saw a poster on campus that read “Make Good Decisions.” This poster was obviously in reference to Georgetown Day, the last Friday of classes during the spring semester. Since its inception 16 years ago, it has been tradition for[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA
The lifting of the moratorium will allow establishments in Georgetown and the wider D.C. area to apply for liquor licenses April 11.

Georgetown’s Liquor License Ban Lifted

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board recently lifted Georgetown’s 27-year-old restaurant liquor license moratorium, allowing establishments in the District to begin applying for licenses April 11. The decision will not affect the limit of liquor licenses for nightclubs and taverns, which remains at six, because of a separate Washington, D.C. law[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

For “Think About It,” Revision Needed

The “Think About It” mandatory tutorial that aims to educate students about alcohol and its effects, as well as other important issues such as building healthy relationships and sexual assault prevention, combines videos, quizzes and storylines to weave together a tale of the “college experience.” Through the eyes of characters[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Senior Dis-O Tradition Returns With Fewer Events

The Senior Class Committee hosted fewer activities for this year’s graduating class than previous years’ at its annual weeklong “Dis-Orientation” celebration, which took place last week. While the general schedule of the week remained consistent with past years, the committee cancelled traditional events such as the bar crawl and Oktoberfest[Read More…]

by September 29, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Dartmouth Issues Hard Liquor Moratorium on Campus

In efforts to curb student misconduct because of excessive drinking, Dartmouth College announced a campus-wide ban on hard liquor Jan. 29 to take effect March 30, which prompted a national discussion regarding university alcohol policies, though no similar action will come from Georgetown. Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon announced the policy change[Read More…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top