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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

The Bittersweet Truth of Friendships

By Victoria Edel April 11, 2014

Lena Dunham’s “Girls” wrapped up its third season last month on a bleak note. The four girls are falling apart — Jessa’s a drug addict, Shoshanna didn’t graduate, Marnie is miserable and Hannah...

Snape Doesn’t Deserve Your Sympathy

By Victoria Edel March 28, 2014

This is my penultimate column, which feels weird. But since it is my senior year and the end is nigh, it’s time to talk about my biggest pop culture pet peeve: Severus Snape and the people who love him....

Spoiler Alert: Suspense is Overrated

By Victoria Edel February 28, 2014

Yesterday, my friend texted me a pretty big “House of Cards” spoiler. It wasn’t malicious; he just thought I had finished all the episodes. While a lot of people would be extremely upset if a major...

All I Want for Christmas Is for This Song to Get More Love

By Victoria Edel December 7, 2013

Some people dislike December because they hate hearing Christmas music everywhere they go. I am not one of those people. Christmas music is one of the few things that makes the cold, finals and the lack...

Fighting to Unite the Modern World of Nerds

By Victoria Edel November 22, 2013

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...

Imagining More Authenticity in Pop Culture

By Victoria Edel October 18, 2013

Ask old people about our generation — that of the evil, narcissistic millennials — and they’ll tell you that we’re vain and incapable of meaningful connections. We’re too busy on social media...

Finding Films to Change and Grow With Us

By Victoria Edel September 27, 2013

There is no great college movie. There is no film that transcends, that speaks to the college or even post-grad experience in a meaningful, interesting way. Most college movies are about frats, whether...

Disaster Movies Sell Out a Serious Situation

By Victoria Edel September 13, 2013

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...

Bringing Underrepresented Topics to TV

By Victoria Edel August 30, 2013

I watch a lot of television, so I’m constantly asking people if they’ve seen or heard a particular thing in hopes of utilizing a brilliant reference, only to be disappointed by their lack of knowledge....

Fighting for Friendships, One Show at a Time

By Victoria Edel April 12, 2013

Controversial opinion alert: I think my friends are awesome. I kid; obviously most people think their friends are awesome. (If you don’t, you might want to get some new ones.) But I think we don’t...

Lizzie Bennet Is My Homegirl

By Victoria Edel March 29, 2013

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Hollywood producer, instead of investing in a new idea, will decide to remake a known crowd-pleaser. From Batman to The Wizard of Oz, few works have escaped...

Feminist Films Give Us Girls Worth Fighting For

By Victoria Edel March 6, 2013

This midterm season, I found myself turning to the soundtrack from Mulan for some study inspiration. Listening to "Reflections" reminded me of how much I, at the tender age of 6, loved the movie when it...

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