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FILE PHOTO: JULIA HENNRIKUS/THE HOYA
Sophomore attack Colleen Lovett scored one of Georgetown’s five goals in the team’s 17-5 loss to Delaware on Saturday. Lovett had 13 goals in the 18 games she played for the Hoyas last season.

Women’s Lacrosse | GU Falls 17-5 in 1st Contest

For the last nine seasons, the Georgetown women’s lacrosse team has entered its season ranked in the national polls, boasting a 7-2 record in its home openers in those years. This year, the Hoyas entered this season ranked No. 20 in the country and had the opportunity to improve that[Read More…]

by February 20, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

The End of a Bittersweet Experience

Nearly two weeks ago, I’d come out of a horrible fever, and Scotland had changed entirely. With my head no longer throbbing, I headed down to the city center for some fresh air with two of my flat mates. Construction workers and tourists filled the streets as the sound of[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

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

Reflecting on Kitsch and Kilts

At home, on weekends, during snow days, or really whenever the mood strikes her, my mom will wake us up by singing. Some days she’s Glinda the Good Witch beckoning her munchkins to get up and “meet the young lady who fell from a star”. Other days we’ll wake up[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Power of Poetry Unites

She said “I loved you like my favorite armchair” and the room fell silent. Her voice grew louder and louder and her pace quicker and quicker as if the words were burning inside her and she needed to spit them out. The room temperature was coming to a boil. There[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
Scotland Decides: Voices on the Vote

Scotland Decides: Voices on the Vote

Scottish voters head to the polls today to decide the fate of the United Kingdom in a true exercise of democracy. Scotland is one of the four Home Countries that constitute the union, alongside England, Wales and Northern Ireland; it, alone, will participate in a referendum concerning Scotland’s independence. The[Read More…]

by September 18, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
Sovereignty Best Serves Scots’ Future

Sovereignty Best Serves Scots’ Future

On Jan. 16, 1707, the Scottish Parliament voted 110 to 69 in favor of the treaty of unification with England, and Scotland ceased to be an independent nation. The leader of the anti-unionist party in Scotland, Andrew Fletcher, was later asked why he departed Scotland following the vote. “It is[Read More…]

by September 18, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
In A Time of Turmoil, Better Together

In A Time of Turmoil, Better Together

When it was announced that a referendum would be held to decide whether Scotland would become independent, I really didn’t care. What the media was trumping up to be one of the most monumental turning points in recent British history barely crossed my consciousness. That was until last Sunday when[Read More…]

by September 18, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
Breaking Free From “Britishness”

Breaking Free From “Britishness”

Many people have looked at the economic issues as the main reason to vote “yes” or “no” in the upcoming referendum. However, I do not see the issue as one of economics or politics, but rather an issue of identity. If there were an all-inclusive British cultural identity, Scotland would[Read More…]

by September 18, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
As Scotland Decides, Eyewitness to History

As Scotland Decides, Eyewitness to History

When I landed in Edinburgh 10 days ago, I expected to be bombarded with referendum propaganda. I anticipated people shouting on street corners, shoving pamphlets in my face and banners plastered on every lamppost and shop window. To my surprise, besides the occasional “YES” or “NO” posters, that has not[Read More…]

by September 18, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion