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Obama: Next Generation Must ‘Dream Big’ to Meet Clean Energy Goals

Obama: Next Generation Must ‘Dream Big’ to Meet Clean Energy Goals

President Obama discussed his administration’s plan to reduce oil dependence and ensure energy security in McDonough Arena Wednesday morning, addressing an audience of students, faculty and staff along with a number of White House officials and other government representatives. “The United States of America cannot afford to bet our long-term[Read More…]

by April 10, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Amendolia: Technology’s Volatility Casts Doubt on Its Prominent Role

I am far from being financially savvy, but if there are two things I’ve learned from my Fundamentals of Finance class, they are 1) always think about what can go wrong and 2) always listen to Warren Buffett. So when Warren Buffett says that technology companies are overpriced and we[Read More…]

by April 1, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Amendolia: What Lies Ahead for Digital Literature?

“I changed the music industry for better and for always,” Aaron Sorkin’s Sean Parker says in “The Social Network.” I remember when Napster came out. I had just gotten my first CD for my 10th birthday, and was more than happy to play my prized “Baby One More Time” album[Read More…]

by March 18, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Amendolia: Warming Up to the iPad

I was skeptical when I first heard about Apple releasing a tablet device — excited, but skeptical. I thought the name “iPad” was pretty lame and I, like many, assumed the device would serve as a giant iPhone that couldn’t make calls. I didn’t save up for months nor line[Read More…]

by February 25, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Amendolia: Internet Communications Prove Resilient in Egypt

Last Sunday, the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards took a big step in integrating social media into television. I was intrigued by their ability to incite a nationwide conversation about the awards show on Twitter; they even aired a commercial telling Twitter users to use the #SAGawards hashtag, a way to[Read More…]

by February 4, 2011 0 comments Opinion
Fine Art and the First Amendment

Fine Art and the First Amendment

This is not the first time a publicly funded arts organization has come into conflict with politicians who oppose certain subject matter. The ’90s saw the National Endowment for the Arts lose 40 percent of its funding in response to Robert Mapplethorpe’s homoerotic photography and Andres Serrano’s work titled “Piss[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Amendolia: What to Think About Paying for Online News

Since before I can remember, my browser home page has been set to The New York Times. Every morning when I wake up, I check The New York Times iPhone application before checking my email, my faithful Google calendar and Facebook. We all have a daily routine we cannot start[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments Uncategorized

Searching for the Proper Role Of a Community Newspaper

The moment I finally understood why THE HOYA is truly important to Georgetown – the moment I first appreciated why I was spending countless hours on the job, why I was poring over my work and the work that I was responsible for – was a moment when THE HOYA’s[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 0 comments Opinion

One Year Later, Still Work to Be Done

To the Reader: A year ago, The Hoya failed in its mission of providing the Georgetown community with reliable, responsible journalism. This failure came in the form of the annual April Fools’ humor issue. A far cry from responsible journalism, the issue was deemed by many to be offensive and[Read More…]

by April 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Blogging Into the Future

To our readers: With this issue, we commemorate The Hoya’s 90th anniversary. But the climate of the media industry makes our celebration of this landmark unique. They say that it’s a rough time to pursue journalism. They say newspapers are on the decline, making room for 140-character Twitter updates and[Read More…]

by January 16, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized