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An American Girl in a Developing World Surviving Endless Summer

Four months into my study abroad experience, I’ve come to realize that there is a lot about Costa Rica that I just wasn’t expecting. Sure, I had been warned about culture shock and how different classes in another language would be, but I’ve been able to manage those transitions with[Read More…]

by November 3, 2012 0 comments Opinion

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Fannypack

When I was in middle school, I loved Anne Bradshaw’s Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. Those books taught me a lot about things I just didn’t experience myself: divorce, the death of a close family member, problems with parents, young love and being a part of a tight-knit friend[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Inside Jokes: Becoming a Part of La Familia With Humor

Two weeks into my study abroad in Costa Rica, I fully understood a joke that a native Tican — the local slang for Costa Rican — told to other Ticans. It had been a kind of depressing journey to that point I’ve been trying my hardest to spend as much time as I[Read More…]

by October 4, 2012 0 comments The Guide

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mariah?

A famous quote from the Shakespearen classic “Romeo and Juliet,” occurs when Juliet points out to Romeo, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” She’s arguing that he would be the same if his last name were different, which[Read More…]

by September 19, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Spilling the Beans: The Costa Rican Staple

This semester, I’m studying abroad in Costa Rica. I would say that since I arrived in July, I’ve eaten rice and beans an average of 15 times a week, leaving only six meals a week when it’s not served. Before going abroad, I assumed that the American belief that Latin[Read More…]

by September 6, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Housing VP to Leave Position in August

University Vice President for Facilities and Student Housing Karen Frank will leave her position at the end of August, University President John J. DeGioia announced in an email sent to the campus community Thursday afternoon. Frank will now serve as a senior advisor to University Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer[Read More…]

by July 25, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

ANC Endorses Revised Campus Plan

Members of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E voted unanimously to support recent changes to Georgetown’s 2010 Campus Plan in a special public meeting Thursday night. The amended version of the plan, which has been under deliberations since December 2010, sets the course approved for January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2017. “The proposal[Read More…]

by June 14, 2012 0 comments City News, News
Georgetown Community Partnership Unveiled

Georgetown Community Partnership Unveiled

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, University President John J.DeGioia, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and ANC 2EChair Ron Lewis formally announced the creation of the Georgetown Community Partnership Wednesday afternoon. The partnership, which will operate on a committee structure and will include representatives from the university and local neighborhood groups, aims to provide a[Read More…]

by June 6, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Unionization Brings Better Contract

Contract negotiations between the Georgetown University Dining Services employees’ union and its employer, Aramark Higher Education, had been left hanging for over a month when workers decided to demonstrate in O’Donovan Hall on Jan. 28. After the rally, conversations immediately resumed and a tentative three-year contract agreement was reached Feb.[Read More…]

by April 27, 2012 0 comments News
Occupy Movement Makes Camp at GU

Occupy Movement Makes Camp at GU

When about a dozen Occupy protesters settled in D.C.’sMacPherson Square Oct. 1, it seemed that they had appeared overnight. But Michael Kazin, a history professor at Georgetown, believes that the movement was fated. “There’s been a long critique for decades now about income inequality,” he said. “[The movement] was inevitable.” Seven months[Read More…]

by April 27, 2012 0 comments News