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COLIN OBRADY | Colin O'Brady completed the first unassisted, unsupported solo crossing of Antarctica in December 2018.

Endurance Athlete Describes Journey to Record-Breaking Antarctica Trek

From struggling to take his first step after an accident in 2008 to completing the first unassisted, unsupported solo crossing of Antarctica, Colin O’Brady described the unexpected events that changed the trajectory of his life Monday. O’Brady’s transcontinental trek spanned 932 miles and took nearly two months to complete. O’Brady[Read More…]

by April 11, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
@ELEANORHOLMESNORTON/TWITTER | A bill introduced by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) on March 28 would give Washington, D.C., more control over its judicial system. The bill is Norton's latest effort to grant the District more autonomy.

Norton Moves to Expedite District Judicial Nominations

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D­-D.C.) urged the Senate to address the growing number of vacancies in Washington, D.C. courts and introduced legislation to allow nominees for local D.C. court positions to be seated without a vote of approval from the Senate March 28. Nominees to D.C. court positions must receive[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
AMY LI/THE HOYA | Journalist Chris Hedges called on attendees to engage in civil disobedience to incentivize politicians to take action against climate change Tuesday.

Journalist Chris Hedges Criticizes Corporate Influence in Politics

Income inequality and the influence of corporate lobbyists in politics have caused a societal decline in the United States, said Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former New York Times reporter, Monday. Hedges served as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times for 15 years, resigning after receiving[Read More…]

by April 4, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: DAN KREYTAK/THE HOYA | Hoya Hospitality and the Office of Sustainability introduced student volunteers to monitor compost bins in O'Donovan Hall during peak meal times after high levels of contamination forced the closure of the bins for most of the semester.

Student Monitors Reduce Contamination in Leo’s Compost Bins

Because of high levels of contamination, student volunteers have begun monitoring a composting pilot program in O’Donovan Hall. Beginning this past fall, post-consumer composting, an initiative led by the Office of Sustainability, seeks to reduce landfill waste by collecting organic materials to be turned into soil by the decomposition process.[Read More…]

by March 13, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
ST. ANN DC | The Washington, D.C. Council is considering a bill that would raise the penalty for mandated reporters who fail to report a suspected instance of abuse up to a fine of $2,500 and 180 days of jail time.

DC Council Set to Consider Making Religious Leaders Mandated Reporters

A bill that would legally mandate pastors, rabbis and other clergy to report instances of child abuse or neglect is pending review by the Washington, D.C. Council. Under current D.C. law, teachers, school officials, medical professionals and daycare workers are mandated reporters for suspected child abuse or neglect. Mandated reporters[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
@ARABIAANALYST/TWITTER | President of the People’s Justice Party Anwar Ibrahim, right, expected Malaysian prime minister, urged cooperation among communities of different faiths at an event Tuesday.

Expected Malaysian Prime Minister Calls for Interreligious Dialogue

The Muslim world must practice interreligious understanding if it is to sustain democracy, said president of the People’s Justice Party Anwar Ibrahim, expected Malaysian prime minister, at an event Tuesday. Ibrahim is a senior fellow at the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and served as a Georgetown[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CHRIST | Temperatures  dropped to 10.4 degrees Fahrenheit on Jan. 29. The city gave a cold weather emergency alert because of the low temperatures, opening all low-barrier shelters during the extreme weather period.

Polar Vortex Temperatures Harm DC Homeless Community

Individuals experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C., faced increased risk of hypothermia from freezing temperatures and extreme wind chill brought by last week’s polar vortex. The Arctic cold front plunged 72 percent of the continental U.S. population into record-breaking freezing temperatures, according to CNN. In D.C., temperatures dropped to a low[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Smithsonian and National Zoo Reopen After Shutdown

Smithsonian and National Zoo Reopen After Shutdown

The Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo opened again Tuesday morning for the first time since the partial shutdown of the federal government began Dec. 22. The Smithsonian Institution promised regularly scheduled operations pending passage of a continuing resolution to fund the government in a Jan. 25 tweet. The Smithsonian,[Read More…]

by January 30, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Warner Bros

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Lacks Substance, Disappoints Fans

★★☆☆☆ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” originally excited “Harry Potter” fans with its promise to bring audiences back to their favorite fictional place: Hogwarts. Yet, viewers anticipating an exhilarating return to the magical world of the famed school will be disappointed by the second installation of J.K. Rowling’s spin-off[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide