RETRACTION: The online Chatter column “The Hilltoss: Healthy or Hyped-Up?” (thehoya.com, Sept. 29, 2015) has been retracted due to misinformation and inaccuracy regarding the genesis of the Students of Georgetown, Inc. storefront, The Hilltoss and its offerings, thus invalidating the premise of the op-ed’s argument. In spring 2012, The Corp shared a poll with the entire student body to get feedback on what they would like to see in the space that would eventually become The Hilltoss. After more than 1,300 responses, the overwhelming majority wanted smoothies or salads, and The Hilltoss became the combined result. While many of the storefront’s products are priced on the high end, the store has made efforts to introduce low-cost items; the unfounded claims that followed these assertions turned a potentially collaborative and productive discussion into an unsubstantiated criticism of The Corp. The Hoya regrets the editorial oversight.
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