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TESTING TRUISMS: Nice People Finish Last

TESTING TRUISMS: Nice People Finish Last

Landing an internship, earning that A or securing a spot in a competitive academic program undoubtedly requires hard work and ambition. But, in some cases, it also entails outdoing your classmates. Your A in accounting may lower the GPA of the student sitting next to you. Given that only 30[Read More…]

by September 19, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
POR OTRO LADO: Walks Through Teotihuacán

POR OTRO LADO: Walks Through Teotihuacán

I have been spending my first month of the fall semester not on the Hilltop, but in Mexico City, where I have been  immersed in a culture filled with the smooth but exhausting Spanish of chilangos — natives to the city — the gloriously deep blue of Frida Kahlo’s house[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Testing Truisms: Opposites Attract

Testing Truisms: Opposites Attract

Are most of your friends from your residence hall, classes or extracurricular activities? Georgetown’s small student population, compared with other universities, encourages contact between students of different majors and interests. Though we may interact frequently with those who have different passions and courses of study, do we befriend or become[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
FRAME OF REFERENCE: The Role of Art in Today’s Divisive Culture

FRAME OF REFERENCE: The Role of Art in Today’s Divisive Culture

Since its birth, the United States has valued certain demographics over others. The resulting systemic biases continue to color the fabric of our society. In the United States, the deeply rooted belief that we are not all created equal affects politics, the legal system, educational opportunities, housing, access to healthcare[Read More…]

by September 2, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
A.V. ID: Making Music Visual for the Masses

A.V. ID: Making Music Visual for the Masses

Concerts have been an essential part of musical and cultural identities throughout the decades. Most people who consider themselves to be avid music lovers have gone to at least one concert or music festival in their lifetime. But as concerts provide audiences with meaningful experiences, we must ensure they are[Read More…]

by July 22, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
A.V. ID: The Importance of Fan-Made Music Videos

A.V. ID: The Importance of Fan-Made Music Videos

As an avid devourer of music, I must confess my deep fondness for music videos. I can sit and watch music videos for hours on end, and I appreciate when artists spend time and effort to release well-crafted ones. But I often find myself watching fan-made music videos. Although I[Read More…]

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: How To Make Male Friends

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: How To Make Male Friends

Ah, male friendship — just like dating, but with less handholding and sometimes more cuddling, depending on the companion. These friendships are especially formative for men as they prepare to go out in the world. When I think back to my days of youth, I cannot help but be struck[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
ON TAP: Crafting A Refreshing Classic

ON TAP: Crafting A Refreshing Classic

Nowadays, soft drinks have lost their natural touch. What began in 17th-century Europe as a carbonated drink with natural flavors like lemon juice and honey has now become artificially colored, flavored and sweetened. However, traditionally flavored drinks like ginger beer and root beers are gaining traction again. Craft sodas are[Read More…]

by March 31, 2017 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide Columns, The Guide
BAKE MY DAY: Counting Macros with Food Tetris

BAKE MY DAY: Counting Macros with Food Tetris

It’s Lent, and you know what that means: dietary restrictions on top of fasting. I am a particularly big fan of Lent; it helps you temper yourself, learn about other modes of living and eating, and gain empathy for those who have less. The different ways to fast are myriad;[Read More…]

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: Guide to Pseudo-intellectuality

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: Guide to Pseudo-intellectuality

If you have ever heard someone say, “You know, it is actually whom,” then you are well-versed in the wild and wacky world of pseudo-intellectuality. Being smart is difficult. It requires hours of reading, writing and the occasional soliloquy — I do not actually know what this word means, but[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide