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Fading Lights: Decay of DC Nightlife

Fading Lights: Decay of DC Nightlife

Unbeknownst to most Georgetown students, just a 10-minute walk from the front gates sits a building filled with rich musical history. Although its stage has since been retired, it is here where Jimi Hendrix once played, where U2 made its American debut and where big names in rock music, from[Read More…]

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A video of a rat tumbling to the ground from a shelf at Wisemiller’s Grocery and Deli,  a sandwich and convenience shop popular with students  was posted to Snapchat Oct. 13 and was quickly shared amongst students. Reports of rodents have surged 65 percent this year around the District.

Uptick in Rodent Sightings Rattles Campus Amid Pest Control Efforts

Complaints of rodents to Washington, D.C.’s 311 city services helpline saw a 65 percent surge during the 2016 fiscal year to 3,200 complaints filed by D.C. residents from 2,300 in 2015, as students report an increase in rodent sightings at Georgetown. Despite improvements in pest control in the central D.C.[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 4 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
New Southwest Wharf Transit Options Expanded

New Southwest Wharf Transit Options Expanded

Washington, D.C. residents will soon be able to access the recently renovated area of the Southwest Waterfront by way of expanded transportation options, including a southwest shuttle and a water taxi, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Thursday. Increased transportation options will allow residents to access the area’s newest development: the[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Confederate Statues, Memorials in DC Scrutinized

Confederate Statues, Memorials in DC Scrutinized

Joe Egler is a staff writer for The Hoya Following renewed scrutiny over memorials to Confederate leaders in Washington, D.C., federal and local officials are pushing for the removal of such monuments from public property. The increased activism coincides with a decision from the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday to[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 2 comments City News, News, News - Top
Exploring DC Pride Through Music Videos

Exploring DC Pride Through Music Videos

The DMV area is overflowing with talented artists and musicians. Although I would like to see more Washington, D.C. artists achieve mainstream success, there are plenty who already have. Against all odds, a handful of artists have made significant strides in the music industry and are putting the DMV and[Read More…]

by September 2, 2017 1 comment Uncategorized
Celebrating the Kennedy Center’s Centennial

Celebrating the Kennedy Center’s Centennial

As part of a yearlong celebration commemorating former President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosted a cross-cultural open house on Saturday, May 27. The 10-hour event featured over 30 performances, highlighting a diverse selection of artistic forms, from ballet to skateboard performance art,[Read More…]

by June 6, 2017 0 comments The Guide
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DC Statehood

As students from across the country and globe flood the streets of Washington, D.C. in anticipation of a new academic year at one of the District’s numerous colleges and universities, they may be unaware that their West Georgetown neighbors, D.C. Public Schools elementary school tutees in Ward 7 and many[Read More…]

by September 4, 2015 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
MEGAN SCHMIDT

A Next Step for DC Adjuncts

Adjunct faculty in Washington, D.C., organized through the Service Employees International Union made major progress in an attempt to create a much-needed common labor agreement. At the national town hall event hosted by Georgetown last Monday, where adjunct professors are in the process of negotiating their first union contract, 40[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Muriel Bowser for DC Mayor

Muriel Bowser for DC Mayor

The city of Washington, D.C., looks undeniably different today than it did 20 years ago. A growing Metro system, a shrinking unemployment rate, a sharp decrease in violent crime and a revitalized downtown are just a few of the accomplishments that D.C. can boast since the beginning of its social[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 8 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Decriminalization on Council Agenda

Decriminalization on Council Agenda

The D.C. Council is poised to pass a bill that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana in the District. The “Simple Possession of Small Quantities of Marijuana Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2013” was introduced by mayoral candidate and councilmember Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) and councilmember and[Read More…]

by October 25, 2013 0 comments City News, News