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DC Named as Contender for Amazon Headquarters

DC Named as Contender for Amazon Headquarters

Three areas in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area were selected as finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters, the company announced Jan. 18. The facility is currently set to open in 2019 and is expected to generate up to 50,000 new jobs in the city in which it is located, making it[Read More…]

by January 22, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Safety Concerns to Be Addressed After Metro Worker Injured

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is responding to safety concerns following an injury sustained by a Metro worker performing a repair on the Washington, D.C. transit’s electrical rail system Oct. 31. The worker suffered an electrical burn when coming into contact with a rail that was still electrified as[Read More…]

by December 1, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Funk Parade Plans Expansion

Funk is ready to take over U Street in May. After the first annual D.C. Funk Parade was forced to inhabit V Street last year after the city government would not grant the parade permission to close U Street, the organizers are petitioning the new administration vigorously to move the[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News

I Was Mugged, and I Understand Why

Last weekend, my housemate and I were mugged at gunpoint while walking home from Dupont Circle. The entire incident lasted under a minute, as I was forced to the floor, handed over my phone and was patted down. And yet, when a reporter asked whether I was surprised that this[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 509 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A City Haunted by its Past

I pass at least four dead men on my way to class every morning, the number varying by the route I take. If I take the long way, looping around Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, past the spires of St. Giles’ Cathedral, I glimpse the likes of Adam Smith and David Hume,[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Breaking the Voting Bubble

It’s not difficult to understand why local politics might never cross the mind of the average Georgetown student. Although college students are an inherently transient population, temporary residence is not justification for political apathy. This November, D.C. voters will elect a new mayor, choose a swath of new councilmembers and[Read More…]

by October 21, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Restricting With Reason

In response to the D.C. District Court’s ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia — which invalidated the District’s ban on the carrying of handguns outside the home for lawful self-defense — the D.C. Council has proposed new legislation banning these weapons in certain sensitive places and requiring that those[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Leavey Bomb Scare Remains Under Investigation

The Georgetown University Police Department and Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of a bomb threat in the Leavey Center Bookstore, late afternoon on March 8. At 4:30 p.m., a Leavey bookstore supervisor received an anonymous phone call threatening to set off a bomb in the bookstore. “They said[Read More…]

by March 13, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Campus Reacts to Sochi Games

With its opening ceremonies Friday evening, the XXII Winter Olympic Games kicked off in Sochi, Russia under a cloud of negative media attention. Yet for all of the seeming deficiencies in the game’s preparation and Russia’s treatment of human rights, Georgetown students and faculty have had mixed reactions to the[Read More…]

by February 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News
Citizen Concerns Delay DC Redistricting

Citizen Concerns Delay DC Redistricting

The D.C. Board of Elections has cancelled proposed changes to realign voting precincts amid worries among local residents that the changes could cause confusion about where to vote in the upcoming April 1 Democratic mayoral primary. The 59-page “2013 Precinct Boundary Efficiency Plan,” released to the public in October 2013,[Read More…]

by February 7, 2014 0 comments City News, News