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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

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Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKEN IDENTITY: To Sleep, To Daydream

By Julia Usiak September 9, 2018

What do you think about before you go to bed? When I was 7 years old, I had four bedtime fantasies mapped out in my mind, scene by scene. That way, when I drifted off to sleep, I would lucid dream through...

Best. News. Ever.

Best. News. Ever.

By Shakeema Gonzalez and Shakeema Gonzalez April 20, 2016

Zetus Lapetus!!!!!! If you couldn't tell, I tend to contribute most to the blog when it's Disney related. 90's kids get ready for the best 4 days of your life, because Disney Channel is airing a 51...

SMITH: How I Met My Friend Bibi Geggy

SMITH: How I Met My Friend Bibi Geggy

By Grace Smith December 8, 2015

The day I told my mom about my imaginary best friend I was four years old and being driven home from daycare. He was a 41-year-old, divorced Jewish man named Bibi Geggy. Our conversation went something...

The Fine Print of Maturing

By Cyrena Touros February 8, 2015

Growing up in a big family — with two older siblings and a younger brother for whom to set an example — I have always felt like I had to grow up quickly to keep pace with them. I have always felt...


No. 5 — Cycles

By Sarah Kim November 9, 2014

June 10, 2012, 4:28 p.m. I’m sorry for giving you such a burden, but take this as a part of growing bigger and stronger. You are grown, but you have a lot more growing up to do. You worked very...


Enders Game by Orson Scott Card

Education and the Pressure to Grow Up

By Hannah Kaufman June 30, 2014

Imagine a world where every day you have to worry about the threat of a second alien invasion. Military officials plug a monitor into the back of your neck and watch your every move from a remote distance....

Wes Anderson’s ‘Kingdom’ a Beautiful Ode to Childhood

By Charlie Long July 11, 2012

4/5 stars Wes Anderson is quirky. With long, wiry hair, a pointed nose, an affinity for tailored corduroy suits and a nervous stutter, he doesn’t seem like a man suited to be the center of...

Reliving Magic of Harry Potter

By Margaret Delaney October 19, 2010

On Columbus Day, I made a return trip to my golden days of youth, no thanks to a time machine. Instead, three friends and I traveled to the recently opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal...

Realities of Snowpocalypse

Hearkening Back to Snow Day Exhilaration of Childhood

By Margaret Delaney February 9, 2010

Snow days are magical. As a kid growing up in Chicago, I cherished snow days because they were so elusive. There was not lack of snow, but the city was well bolstered against most types of weather attacks....

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