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Fighting to Unite the Modern World of Nerds

During the 2012 Olympics, British gymnast Jennifer Pinches flashed a hand sign that means nothing to most people. She separated her fingers on both hands in the style of “Star Trek’s” Spock and then crossed her arms. To a small, though constantly growing, segment of the Internet, she did one[Read More…]

by November 22, 2013 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Making Merry With Friends and Food

Georgetown has approximately 7,552 undergraduate students, and as a senior, I often feel like I know every one of them. I’ve met hundreds of my classmates through extracurriculars, projects and parties. Knowing that I can spot someone in Tombs or walking across campus is comforting, but the truth is, I actually[Read More…]

by November 15, 2013 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

To Take Stress Off Its Pedestal, Find Personal Time

Healthy Hoya By Kylie Mohr   Published: Friday, November 8, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 22:11 Do you really have time to read this article? Think about it. Shouldn’t you be writing a paper, dropping by office hours, rushing to a meeting or filling out internship applications? Aren’t you busy? Our culture[Read More…]

by November 8, 2013 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Finding Novel Procrastination in Prose

Now that midterms have officially hit and I’ve become swamped with papers and studying, I’ve decided it’s the perfect time to take up a new hobby: procrastination. I’ve finally been catching up on “The Mindy Project” and “New Girl” (Ferguson is easily the highlight of this season so far), and[Read More…]

by October 25, 2013 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Taking on DC’s Restaurants the Wheat-Free Way

Last weekend was the one that I’ve been looking forward to almost all semester: Parents’ Weekend. Personally, I love when my family makes the yearly trip down to Georgetown to visit me. It’s a mini vacation for them and a whole lot of shopping and eating for me. Last year,[Read More…]

by October 24, 2013 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Not-So-Dirty Dancing All the Way Home

As my senior year continues, I can’t imagine being anywhere other than Georgetown. I adore my friends, the beautiful neighborhood, the stimulating conversation, my Sweetgreen salads and my ability to sleep in whenever I want. Realizing that in the next few months I’ll be leaving this idyllic setting, I’ve been reluctant to[Read More…]

by October 23, 2013 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Mind Control: Making Science Fiction a Reality

Consumer technology has seen incredible improvement and innovation in recent decades. From room-sized computers capable of only simple tasks to a smartphone in every pocket, the true scope of technological progress can be difficult to comprehend fully. Throughout its entire history, however, technology has been characterized by a firm separation[Read More…]

by October 18, 2013 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

A Barista’s Guide to the Best Beans and Brew

The leaves are starting to turn gold and crimson, the morning air is crisp and the sky seems just a little bluer. Fall demands a switch in wardrobes and more importantly, a switch in go-to beverages. Drinking a cappuccino might seem crazy when it’s swelteringly hot, but that’s about to[Read More…]

by October 18, 2013 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Disaster Movies Sell Out a Serious Situation

Imagine this scene: There’s a large, booming explosion and glass shatters. The people scatter; confusion is rampant. What’s happening and who’s doing it are questions that won’t be answered for days or weeks to come. That’s the scenario in many blockbuster movies. The Joker attacks Gotham. Loki demolishes Manhattan with[Read More…]

by September 13, 2013 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Learning to Adapt to a Wheatless World

As an adopted child raised in a predominantly Italian household — my mother is fully Italian and my father is half Italian, half Chinese — I grew up surrounded by loudness, heavy accents, hand gestures, cheek kissing and, most importantly, food. The Italians rewrite the food pyramid. Complex carbohydrates come[Read More…]

by September 6, 2013 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide