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Things Georgetown Students Spend More on Than a Certain President Spends on Income Taxes

Things Georgetown Students Spend More on Than a Certain President Spends on Income Taxes

By Abigail Weintz and Abigail Weintz October 20, 2020

Hoyas everywhere know the struggle of tuition, Flex dollars, Canada Geese (Gooses? Goslings?). Living in Washington, D.C., is costly and drains students' wallets. Me, begging my work-study job for...

PETER NOUHAN/FACEBOOK | High school volunteers from SEED Tax Prep Ambassadors have assisted over 70 people in filing their taxes since the programs start.

GU Grad Student Founds Program to Provide Free Tax Assistance

By Caroline Finn March 29, 2019

Peter Nouhan (GRD ’19) started a new program that trains high school students for free to file taxes on behalf of low-income individuals in Washington, D.C., primarily within Ward 7. Nouhan founded...

RYAN BAE FOR THE HOYA
The Republican tax plan unveiled in the House of Representatives on Thursday would make higher education less affordable.

Republican Tax Plan Could Raise Higher Education Costs

By Elizabeth Ash November 3, 2017

Two education-related tax benefits would be eliminated by a tax bill unveiled by House Republicans yesterday, changes that could make higher education less affordable if the bill passes in its current...

WILL CROMARTY FOR THE HOYA

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney (SFS 89) promoted President Donald Trumps tax reform plan.

Mulvaney Defends Trump Tax Reform Plan

By Mariel Mendez October 27, 2017

President Donald Trump’s recently proposed tax reform will stimulate the economy by simplifying the tax code, said Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney (SFS ’89),Wednesday. Mulvaney...

Viewpoint: District’s Need for Statehood

By Maddy Taub September 30, 2016

Why should Georgetown students care that Washington, D.C. citizens do not have full representation in Congress? Consider this: Of all the capitals in our world’s democracies, only Washington, D.C....

Goodbye, Food Trucks?

Goodbye, Food Trucks?

By Max Wheeler and Max Wheeler April 8, 2013

There's nothing better than walking around after a long day of classes only to spot a food truck parked on the side of the road, dishing out all kinds of crazy cuisine.  Better yet, if you're out sight-seeing...

Stop the Presses: Its a Cupcake Conundrum!

Stop the Presses: It’s a Cupcake Conundrum!

By KP and KP February 2, 2013

Oh no! Egads! Gadzooks! According to DCist, tourist mecca Georgetown Cupcake owes $189,000 in sales taxes to the District of Columbia! The cupcake shop, which has been in business since 2008, received...

Fiscal Cliff Threatens Student Aid

By Ted Murphy December 7, 2012

The impending “fiscal cliff” for the budget deficit, which would cause a combination of automatic federal tax increases and spending cuts early next year, could compromise the availability of federally...

By Maura Timoney November 2, 2012

Each license plate on a car registered in the District reads “Taxation Without Representation,” the old Revolutionary War-era saying. But to residents of this city, that sentiment isn’t merely...

Inequality Stats Miss Big Picture

By Preston Mui February 27, 2012

In a recent issue of The Hoya, Brian Shaud argued that rising income inequality in the United States has exacerbated a number of social ills and threatens to destroy the promise of the American Dream...

Wishful Thinking

By The Editorial Board January 19, 2011

President Obama's State of the Union address on Wednesday night was a study in unrealistic ambition. He proposed plans to reform the economy, create jobs, fix health care, reduce the budget deficit, improve...

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...

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