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Punk Rock Spread From WGTB to the Streets of DC

“It felt like things could explode at any moment into absolute chaos.” James Schneider, director of the upcoming documentary “Punk the Capital,” was not describing a heated protest but rather the influential 1979 punk rock concert held at Georgetown University. The show was a benefit concert held by Georgetown’s student-run[Read More…]

In Judging All Forms of Art, Audience, Timing Is Everything

Music is unlike most any other art form. It can be recreated, re-performed and, above all, reinterpreted. This semester, the Georgetown University Symphony Orchestra will perform a piece that has been reinterpreted many times over the past few decades — Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 2. The piece was composed on[Read More…]

by September 18, 2015 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Tradition Returns With Theft of Healy Clock Hands

In the latest iteration of a long-running tradition, the clock hands of Healy Tower went missing in the early hours of this morning, as the final examination period dawned. The university has confirmed a theft. “While we are making repairs to the clock system this was not us,” Vice President[Read More…]

by December 10, 2014 3 comments Campus News, News
Das Makes a Statement

Das Makes a Statement

Walk around campus and you will see the same poster of two men everywhere. The one on the left has a scarf draped around his neck a necklace of chili peppers, and the other has his nose full of cigarettes. That’s Das Racist. The up-and-coming Brooklyn-based rap group was flying[Read More…]

by November 17, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Rediscovering WGTB’s Hidden Past

The year is 1975. In January, three men, including former attorney John Mitchell, are convicted for perjury stemming from the infamous Watergate break-in. Five months before, President Richard Nixon resigned in the wake of the scandal. In April, the Vietnam War effectively ends with the fall of Saigon and the[Read More…]

by October 20, 2011 0 comments Campus News

New School Spin on Old School Fun

WGTB’s playlist is on shuffle this year — the on-campus radio station has changed things up, adding new events such as this Saturday’s Block Party on Copley Lawn from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. From the overhaul of the website to the new leadership style, the leaders of WGTB have[Read More…]

by April 15, 2011 0 comments The Guide

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