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More Than Maple Syrup, Eh?

Now that it’s February, I have settled back into my Georgetown routine: going to class, attending to the growing spiral of reading I have to catch up on, ‘80s alt-pop dance nights at the Black Cat, tutoring on Saturdays and mourning the lack of decent Asian food in the District[Read More…]

by February 4, 2011 0 comments The Guide

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

Delaney: When Portable Music Meant Something More

I am compact disc kid. I’ve long heard my parents’ generation regale us children about the music they grew up with. My baby-boomer parents navigated their way through vinyl, LPs, 8-track  tapes and mixtapes. “Here Comes the Sun” was released on “Abbey Road” while my dad was stationed at the[Read More…]

by February 2, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Mullikin: Lifting Ivory Coast Out of Political Limbo

As protests rock northern Africa in Egypt and Tunisia, it is important that we not forget the ongoing problems in the rest of the continent. While Sudan seems to be relatively stable following groundbreaking elections held roughly three weeks ago, Ivory Coast is still gridlocked, with little hope for the[Read More…]

by February 2, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Local Papers Still Have Upper Hand

In its quest to maintain the right to call itself “The Worldwide Leader in Sports,” ESPN has turned its gaze to local sports pages. Over the past couple of years or so, the sports entertainment empire has launched various sites aimed at honing its coverage of major media markets —[Read More…]

by February 1, 2011 0 comments Sports

Wins the Biggest Factor When Pros Try to Repair Reputations

Over Christmas break, a friend from Pittsburgh witnessed a bizarre scene. One day, some guy walks into a restaurant. He sits down and orders some food. When he’s done eating, he ignores the check on the table and starts walking towards the door. When the waitress asks him to stop[Read More…]

by February 1, 2011 0 comments Sports

Jackson: The Gap in U.S. News Coverage

It’s not hard to remember to chilling tale of the shooting that took place earlier this year in Tucson, Ariz. On Jan. 8, a gunman opened fire at a small gathering Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was holding outside of a Safeway supermarket. The media had the country reeling in horror[Read More…]

by February 1, 2011 0 comments Opinion

In Defense of the Music Industry’s So-Called Digital Doomsday

It was a big week for music, y’all. We celebrated the would-be 80th birthday of soul king Sam Cooke and the 123rd of O.G. folk singer Leadbelly. Coachella released a lineup for a summer music festival that is quite unbelievable, as it lists almost every decent band to walk the[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Twilight’s Victorian Gothic Prequel

Before Edward, before Bill Compton and before Buffy, there was the Count. Not our monocled friend from Sesame Street, but Dracula himself. He struck fear into the straight-laced Victorians of days gone by. If you are looking for a classic read that contains any of the gothic elements that have become pop[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Ditch Yates for Healthy Plates

As January draws to a close, this past month began not only a new year, but also a new semester. Some Hoyas vow to study harder, spend more time helping others or spend less money, but overwhelmingly we resolve to go to Yates more often. Of course, by now many[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments The Guide