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No Shame on Chicago’s Westside

What happens when you put an alcoholic father, six clever children and a desperate lack of money all under the same roof on the west side of Chicago? You get the new American version of the British show, “Shameless.” It’s rough, gritty, hilarious and most importantly, unapologetic. Each family member[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide
What’s in a NAIMUN?

What’s in a NAIMUN?

Model United Nations, or “MUN” as many call it, gathers students from all across the globe who represent specific countries or diplomats in simulated sessions of the United Nations. Georgetown University is hosting NAIMUN, the North American Invitational Model United Nations, for the 48th year this weekend at the Hilton[Read More…]

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Campus Spotlight // 2.18.11

Campus Spotlight // 2.18.11

The story of the Carroll Round begins with three Georgetown students who felt that undergraduate students interested in economics lacked opportunities to engage with each other in a serious research environment. They proposed the creation of a “round” that would bring students together with members of the broader academic and[Read More…]

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Abstract Sculptor Gets Inventive With Intriguing Results

Abstract Sculptor Gets Inventive With Intriguing Results

A collection of abstract sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs, “David Smith Invents,” is showing now through May 15 at the Phillips Collection in Dupont Circle. Best known for his unique sculpture work, Smith worked primarily in upstate New York during the mid-20th century. Several of Smith’s steel sculptures are the[Read More…]

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The Quick Dish

It’s no secret that we all love pizza. It’s simple, it’s delicious and it’s filling. You can have it for lunch, dinner, as a late-night snack, or cold for breakfast the next morning. Unfortunately, the only experience most Georgetown students have with pizza is the weekly 3 a.m. slices at[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide

New Perspectives and Pig Ears

Last Saturday, I tagged along on a Taiwanese American Students Association sibling outing. TASA upperclassmen brought their freshman “siblings” to Bob’s Noodle 66 in Rockville, Md., for club bonding and good food. Then, I wrote a column about Taiwanese food and how Taiwanese students find their Georgetown “family” through the[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Moving Up From VCW Alumni Lounge to 9:30 Club

Moving Up From VCW Alumni Lounge to 9:30 Club

Last Thursday, D.C.’s renowned 9:30 Club played host to Georgetown’s own group of auspicious musicians, Mercies. Consisting of two former Hoyas, John Russell (guitar/vocals, COL ’09) and Justin Scott (bass/vocals, COL ’10) and one current student, Ezra Finney (drums, COL ’11), Mercies discusses in a recent interview the experience of[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Love Language: Finding Eloquence While in Florence

In his essay, “In Defense of European Languages,” Carnegie Mellon professor Stephen Brockmann describes Italy and its language as “beautiful, fun and sexy.” Though as an Italian-American I am certainly biased, I believe that professor Brockmann is absolutely correct in his assessment. With such eloquence and poetics, the Italian language[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide
The Hilltop’s Black Greek Life

The Hilltop’s Black Greek Life

The Divine Nine — a group of nationwide historically black fraternities and sororities — have a rich history. For some, that history began in the District. In fact, five of the Divine Nine were founded at Howard University, a creation story that still shapes their vibrant culture today. But on[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Love Game

Love Game

Heterosexual students have long been branded as complicit in a seemingly pervasive “hookup culture” on college campuses. Reminded of this stereotype, Ellen Greer (SFS ’11) laughs and says, “The hookup culture is a gift from the gays to the straights.” “And we get monogamy from them,” retorts Albert Eisenberg (COL[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments The Guide