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The Changing Social Dynamics of Safeway

We won’t try to hide it: Grocery shopping is one of our favorite things to do. Maybe it’s the neatly arranged food items that appeal to our obsessive-compulsive tendencies. Maybe it’s the world of new ingredients that appeal to our sense of culinary adventure. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why,[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 1 comment Guide Columns, The Guide

The Elite Eats of Washington, D.C.

What kind of je ne se quoi transforms a typical French bistro into the hottest power player magnet in Washington D.C.? Where do the creme-de-la-creme congregate over pasta and ritzy bottles of red wine? The intersection between food and politics gets juicy when you take it to the top of[Read More…]

A Georgetown Tradition of Terrapin and Martinis

There’s the Oval Office, the conference rooms of the State Department and then, of course, the Georgetown dinner party. Back in the days of the Cold War, the influential members of the Washington political scene gathered around the tables of notable Georgetown residents to discuss the issues of the day.[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments The Guide
Video gaming can be more than just a hobby — it can also be a learning tool for experiences not offered in the traditional classroom setting. As stigmas about this culture break down from the inside out, our tech-savvy generation of millenials is learning to create space for a gaming community that extends beyond the virtual screen and overlaps with college and professional life.

Georgetown Gaming

Dark rooms, piled cartons of empty take-out, obsession and isolation. Video-game culture carries connotations far removed from the ultra-social undergraduate environment on the Hilltop. But, is the stereotypical gamer even a recognizable reality anymore? And, is gaming antithetical to the ambitions of a Joe or Jane Hoya? As the recreational[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, Uncategorized

D.C.’s Daily Grind Steams in Coffeehouses

The coffee bean has deep roots in Western political life, and Washington, D.C., is no exception to this tradition. Originating in the modern Middle East, coffee is a fragrant and stimulating drink that proliferated explosively in Europe upon its arrival; by the time the first coffeehouse was opened stateside in[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Policymakers Reach Across the Dinner Table

It’s 10:31 p.m. on a Monday night, and we’re posted up just outside Uncommon Grounds in Sellinger Lounge — our favorite spot for undergrad people-watching. We spy a group of scrubbed pre-med students crowded around a wobbly table over by Bulldog Alley, poring over thick biology textbooks with steaming cups[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
In Hong Kong, Reconciling Old and New

In Hong Kong, Reconciling Old and New

The approximately 50 percent of students at Georgetown who elect to study abroad look forward to many of the same cliches: an abundance of local delicacies, a daily schedule suddenly not measured in carefully planned 15-minute increments and a nightlife no longer dependent on the quality of your fake identification.[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top