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Stewart-Colbert Rally a Mix of Satire, Politics

When Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart announced their plans to hold rallies on the National Mall last month, tens of thousands eagerly pledged their attendance. On Saturday, an estimated 215,000 supporters descended on the nation’s capital to witness the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, an event centered on the[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments City News, News

City’s Security Threatened

Farooque Ahmed, a 34-year-old naturalized citizen of the United States from Pakistan, was arrested Oct. 27 for plotting terrorist attacks on four Metro stations in Northern Virginia. While the details of the attacks remain unclear, the incident raised many concerns about the vulnerability of the city to future attacks. Although[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Voter Activism Heats Up

With only two weeks to go until the midterm elections, and voters across the country seeking to make their voices heard, the Georgetown University College Democrats and College Republicans are ramping up their efforts to encourage fellow students to vote. The expected average rate of youth turnout during the midterm[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Aid to Haiti Should Not Be Political

The amount of money the United States pledged last spring in emergency aid to Haiti following the devastating earthquake: $1.15 billion. The amount of money that has since gone to Haiti to assist in the aftermath of the tragedy: $0. It has been nearly nine months since the disaster in[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Opinion

From Soil to Salad

As American farmer and social critic Wendell Berry once memorably said, “Eating is an agricultural act.” In today’s society, where fast food restaurants sit on every corner and advertisements for microwaveable meals penetrate the airwaves, Barry’s words seem to have lost their luster. Identifying the true agricultural components of the[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Where Have You Gone, MLK?

Last Saturday marked the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. King’s words are a great example of an American using his freedom of speech to promote healthy dialogue and encourage change. Speaking to thousands of people on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial,[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Women in the Spotlight: Draw on Past to Guide Future

For the past 23 years, the month of March has been devoted to celebrating National Women’s History Month. Every year, however, it seems that the month of celebration is overshadowed by other things. Often, it is forgotten as the nation is swept up in the madness of college basketball. In[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Drawing the Short Straw: Embracing Differences

There are some things in life you just have to accept. I, for example, have been forced to accept the fact that I will always be short. I am 18 and my driver’s license lists my height as 4 feet 11 inches. As I introduced myself to my peers when[Read More…]

by March 2, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Student Employment at Risk in Jobs Bill

While most of us were in the midst of cramming for exams and drinking countless cups of coffee to stay awake last December, the House of Representatives passed the Jobs for Main Street Act. According to the Web site of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the goal of[Read More…]

by February 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Finding Home On the Hilltop

Back in Rhode Island for winter break, I made the mistake of referring to D.C. as my home. Perhaps it was a Freudian slip, but my mom certainly did not find it amusing. Although my parents allowed me to attend Georgetown, neither one of them have accepted the fact that[Read More…]

by January 22, 2010 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide