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New Releases // 9.23.11

“Is It Me” The Kooks Junk of the Heart 3 stars The English indie-rock band The Kooks has a catchy hit on its hands with this first single from its third album, Junk of the Heart. Infused with more melancholia than some of the band’s  earlier hits, “Is It Me” is[Read More…]

by September 23, 2011 0 comments The Guide

In Today’s Copycat Culture, Everything is a Remix

Nobody likes a copycat. I’ll never forget the fit I threw in the first grade after I discovered that BeckyOborne had decorated the cover of her daily journal exactly like I had, with little foam flowers in the corners and everything. I felt violated, my creative genius stolen from me without[Read More…]

by September 9, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Cultural Calendar

Cultural Calendar

5.13 — 8.19 // Friday Evening Concert Series // The Yards Park, 3rd and Water Streets SE   5.31 — 6.05 // Ballet Nacional de Cuba // Kennedy Center   5.07 — 6.19 // “Follies,” starring Bernadette Peters // Kennedy Center   4.26 — 6.05 // “Cyrano // Folger Theatre[Read More…]

by June 7, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Co-eds Conforming to Hookup Culture’s Codes

The cherry blossoms have arrived and so has my last column. Last column, we discovered that dating culture has never had a “standard” — it is a constantly morphing process as the power dynamic between genders has shifted considerably in the past 100 years. As a result, the dating culture[Read More…]

by April 8, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Progressive Magazine to Hit Stands Friday

Counterpoint magazine — a publication that tackles political and cultural issues from a progressive standpoint — became Georgetown’s newest student publication Friday. Eric Pilch (COL ’12), Kara Brandeisky (COL ’12) and Cole Stangler (SFS ’13) said that they designed Counterpoint to challenge readers to seek social transformation. The magazine is[Read More…]

by March 29, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Musical Illiteracy Plagues College Campuses

Imagine you were to discover that the favored reading material of the majority of students at a prestigious university were limited entirely to teen magazines. These hypothetical students like reading and many of them consider it one of their favorite activities. It is not poetry or novels that these students[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Muslim Dress Used as Expression of Freedom

At Georgetown, we’re all accustomed to the diversity of foreign students we see throughout the campus community. Whenever I attend a class in the Intercultural Center, I always enjoy listening to the conversations in Arabic bouncing around the hallways. Having traveled in the Middle East, and simply being a girl[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Opinion
SFS-Q Students Acclimate to D.C. Campus Culture

SFS-Q Students Acclimate to D.C. Campus Culture

For five SFS-Qatar students studying at Georgetown this semester, a newfound appreciation for life at a thriving American university has underscored their everyday crossings of Red Square, stressful nights spent in Lauinger Library and encounters with unfamiliar weather patterns. The students hail from throughout the Eastern hemisphere – Palestine, India,[Read More…]

by April 13, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Missing a Foggy Day in London

LONDON — I write this column from London, where I am spending six days between classes, giving several presentations on my books and current research. And indulging in a bit of nostalgia. Three decades ago, I was ending a seven-year stint here doing my graduate studies at the London School[Read More…]

by October 26, 2007 0 comments Commentary, Opinion