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‘Lady Bird’ Director Talks Sacramento, Filmmaking and Friendship

“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut that delves into adolescent life in an all-girls Catholic school, is now the best-rated movie on film review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, touting a 100 percent “Certified Fresh” rating. With an average rating of 8.8/10, “Lady Bird” has surpassed the 8.6/10 rating “Toy[Read More…]

Mandatory Minimums – Making Twenty-Five to Life Be Done Twice

In 1994, and with an incredible 72 percent in favor, Californians passed Proposition 184. This proposition strengthened a habitual offenders law that provides higher sentences for those with two previous convictions, should they be charged and convicted with a third crime. Leading the charge was a man named Mike Reynolds[Read More…]

by September 24, 2015 2 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

‘Yes Means Yes’ Redefines Consent

The state of California redefined the law of consent for sexual activity on college campuses to require affirmative consent in a piece of legislation entitled “Yes Means Yes.” Under the new legislation, for two parties to engage in sexual activity, there must be, “an affirmative, unambiguous, and conscious decision,” from[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Following California’s Lead

Last week, California passed a law defining sexual consent as when both partners affirm the choice to engage in sexual activity, noting that consent cannot be given if either party is unconscious and that consent can be revoked at any time. The Yes Means Yes law gives Californian universities new[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Senior midfielder Daphne Corboz scored one goal and added two assists in a 3-1 victory over the University of San Diego. Corboz is a nominee for the MAC Hermann Trophy Award.

Women’s Soccer | Hoyas Finish California Trip, Prepare for Home Opener

Fresh off of a West Coast trip to begin the season, the No. 20 Georgetown women’s soccer team will play in its home opener today at 3 p.m. against N.C. State on Shaw Field. The Blue and Gray (1-0-1) opened their season with the Torero Classic, first beating San Diego[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
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Sandra Fluke (LAW ’12) spoke with professor Judy Feder in a lecture hosted in Gaston Hall in April 2012.

Fluke Enters California State Senate Runoff

After primary elections on Tuesday, Democrat Sandra Fluke (LAW ’12) will face Democrat Ben Allen in a run-off in the November general election for Ted Lieu’s (LAW ’94) vacated seat in the 26th District of the California State Senate. An attorney and activist for women’s reproductive rights, Fluke, 33, attracted media[Read More…]

by June 5, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Admissions Yield Dips For 2018

Georgetown saw a slight decline in its admissions yield this year, with 46 percent of students accepted to the Class of 2018 enrolling at Georgetown compared to last year’s rate of 47.4 percent. Of the 3,232 students admitted to Georgetown this year, 1,525 chose to enroll and submitted deposits by[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 7 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Fluke Eschews Congress for State Senate

After “seriously considering” running for Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D-Calif.) seat in Congress, women’s rights advocate and Georgetown alumna Sandra Fluke (LAW ‘12) announced that she would instead run for state Sen. Ted Lieu’s (D-Torrance) seat in the state legislature. Also a Georgetown alumnus, Lieu (LAW ’94) will vacate his seat in the state Senate[Read More…]

by February 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL | Butler Stands Out in Losses

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL | Butler Stands Out in Losses

After winning its season opener last weekend, the Georgetown women’s basketball team struggled in its second weekend of competition, dropping games to South Dakota State and No. 11 California. On Friday, the Hoyas (1-2) traveled to Brookings, S.D., to take on the Jackrabbits. Georgetown fell behind early and were unable to complete the[Read More…]

by November 19, 2013 0 comments Sports
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McCarthy Speech Faces Protests

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the third-ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, was interrupted by protestors calling for immigration reform Wednesday evening, the second time a congressman’s speech was interrupted at Georgetown this semester. Three activists interrupted Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (SFS ’66, LAW ’69) during his[Read More…]

by November 15, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News