Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya


Bowser Inaugurated as Mayor

By Kshithij Shrinath January 4, 2015

Muriel Bowser (D) was sworn in as D.C. mayor in a ceremony held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the highlight of Friday morning’s inauguration festivities. Bowser took the oath...

Georgetown 15-Year Plan Includes Potential Metro Stop

By Rebecca Driessen October 4, 2013

The Georgetown Business Improvement District held its last community meeting for its Georgetown 2028 plan Thursday evening. The Georgetown 2028 project, which held its first meeting this summer,...

District Sees HIV Drop-Off

By Sam Abrams October 1, 2013

The District of Columbia, which has historically had the highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the United States, has seen a 46 percent drop in the rate of infection between 2007 and 2011 from 3.2 percent to 2.4...

Gray Silent on Mayoral Race

By Natasha Khan October 1, 2013

With only seven months before the Democratic primary in April, Mayor Vincent Gray, still entrenched in an ongoing corruption investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, has yet to announce plans to...

DC Braces for Possible Shutdown

By Rebecca Driessen September 27, 2013

With the possibility of a federal government shutdown looming Oct. 1, Congress is scrambling to negotiate a deal that would raise the debt ceiling. But with compromise in short supply on Capitol Hill and...

DC Stores to Sell Alcohol on Sundays

By Hiromi Oka December 5, 2012

Liquor stores in the District of Columbia will now be open on Sunday. The D.C. Council approved the measure earlier today, revoking Blue Laws that mandated that liquor stores be closed on Sundays. The...

STIRRETT: Mending DC Government

By Scott Stirrett March 22, 2012

Bar none, the District of Columbia’s greatest failing over the past few decades has come from a stunning lack of political leadership. D.C. Councilman Marion Barry’s antics, from drug abuse to alleged...

Website to Assist Foreign Applicants

By Andy Miller September 23, 2011

The Department of Homeland Security unveiled a new website last week to help ease the admission process for international students applying to American universities. According to Secretary of Homeland...

Alumna to Be Next D.C. Public Schools Chancellor

By Kelly Church October 15, 2010

Following the defeat of Mayor Adrian Fenty in the Democratic primaries of the D.C. mayoral elections, there will be a change in the D.C. public schools system: Chancellor Michelle Rhee is stepping down...

Food Trucks Hit a Bump

By The Editorial Board October 5, 2010

Most students know by now the familiar jingle that means the Sweetflow Mobile has arrived. In recent years, a vibrant culture has cropped up around mobile eateries. Unfortunately, this emerging local industry...

Tax Decreases Plastic Bag Use

By Eun Sun Jang September 24, 2010

In the nine months since the institution of the D.C. bag tax, the use of disposable bags has dropped by about 60 percent. While residents were initially skeptical of the effectiveness of the tax, according...

Gray Wins Democratic Primary

By Stephen Levy September 17, 2010

In the culmination of a highly contested race to determine the next mayor of D.C., Council Chairman Vincent Gray defeated incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, handily winning...

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