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Mission: The Hoya is one of Georgetown University's oldest traditions and has served as the university's newspaper of record since its founding in 1920.

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02/18/2021

The Hoya’s Board of Directors is looking to reinstate our Graduate Advisory Board. The unpaid position, open to all former staffers of The Hoya, will be yearlong. Experience in media or journalism is appreciated but not expected. Filling out the below form signifies your interest in serving on the board but does not guarantee a position. If we are interested in having you serve, we will reach out to you with further steps. Please email [email protected] with any questions!
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The two tickets for the GUSA Executive race — Daniella Sanchez (COL ’22) and Leo Arnett (SFS ’22), and Nile Blass (COL ’...
02/17/2021
GUSA Executive Candidates Voice Their Plans to Reform GUSA’s Relationship with BIPOC Communities in The Blaxa Town Hall

The two tickets for the GUSA Executive race — Daniella Sanchez (COL ’22) and Leo Arnett (SFS ’22), and Nile Blass (COL ’22) and Nicole Sanchez (SFS ’22) — discussed their plans and policies for the BIPOC communities at The Blaxa’s Town Hall on Monday night.

Tickets for the Georgetown University Student Association executive election discussed their proposed policies to support communities of color at The Blaxa Town Hall on Monday night.  Hosted by The Blaxa, a campus media organization that focuses on amplifying Black voices on campus, and moderated b...

“Super Mario Odyssey” affords its players a remarkable degree of freedom to manipulate their experience, recalling its a...
02/17/2021
START|SELECT: "Super Mario Odyssey": A Modern Epic

“Super Mario Odyssey” affords its players a remarkable degree of freedom to manipulate their experience, recalling its ancient Greek namesake’s philosophical examination of agency.

“Jump Up, Super Star!,” the main theme song of “Super Mario Odyssey,” promises the player “freedom like you never knew.” Indeed, freedom is the foundation “Odyssey” is built upon. Its controls, its gameplay and even its cosmetic options give the player freedom and agency. In countles...

On Feb. 12, Georgetown women’s basketball fell 64-40 to the No. 1-ranked University of Connecticut Huskies at home in Mc...
02/17/2021
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | Hoyas' Defensive Hustle Not Enough to Top No.1 Ranked UConn

On Feb. 12, Georgetown women’s basketball fell 64-40 to the No. 1-ranked University of Connecticut Huskies at home in McDonough Arena.

On Feb. 12, the Georgetown women’s basketball team suited up to play No. 1 University of Connecticut Huskies. Despite a slow start, UConn secured a 64-40 victory at McDonough Arena.   Although UConn currently leads the Big East and is arguably the country’s most historically formidable team, G...

On Feb. 13, Georgetown University men’s basketball defeated the Butler Bulldogs 78-63, garnering their sixth win of the ...
02/17/2021
MEN'S BASKETBALL | Blair, Pickett Cross 1,000 Career Points in Georgetown’s Decisive Win Over Butler

On Feb. 13, Georgetown University men’s basketball defeated the Butler Bulldogs 78-63, garnering their sixth win of the season.

On Feb. 13, all the Georgetown men’s basketball starters scored at least 9 points in an emphatic 78-63 victory over the Butler Bulldogs.  This game was full of milestones. Georgetown (6-10, 4-7 Big East) had its smoothest win of conference play so far, winning by 15 points after its previous conf...

Georgetown men’s lacrosse team will kick off its season Feb. 21 against Villanova, where it will look to pick up on the ...
02/16/2021
MEN'S LACROSSE | Georgetown Men’s Lacrosse Looks to Build On Momentum, Resume Recent Success

Georgetown men’s lacrosse team will kick off its season Feb. 21 against Villanova, where it will look to pick up on the success of its previous season.

When the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 NCAA lacrosse season, the Georgetown men’s lacrosse team was on a roll. The Hoyas were off to a 6-0 start, dominating their nonconference opponents and looking to keep winning as they entered Big East play.  Now, almost a year after Georgetown last too...

Georgetown women’s lacrosse team will look to reclaim the glory of seasons past when it begins its 2021 season Feb. 23 a...
02/16/2021
WOMEN'S LACROSSE | Georgetown Women’s Lacrosse Hopes To Navigate a Tricky Schedule, Return To Glory

Georgetown women’s lacrosse team will look to reclaim the glory of seasons past when it begins its 2021 season Feb. 23 against Syracuse.

In March 2020, Georgetown’s women’s lacrosse team aimed to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament for the third straight season when the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the tournament. Now, the Hoyas are set to return to the field in the upcoming season with the same goal in mind: win enough games to sec...

Olivia Kleier (SFS ’22) and Jon Pejo (COL ’22) have suspended their GUSA executive election campaign following their den...
02/16/2021
Kleier, Pejo Withdraw From GUSA Executive Race

Olivia Kleier (SFS ’22) and Jon Pejo (COL ’22) have suspended their GUSA executive election campaign following their denial of accusations stating Kleier and Pejo plagiarized material from another campaign.

Georgetown University Student Association executive election ticket Olivia Kleier (SFS ’22) and Jon Pejo (COL ’22) have suspended their campaign, citing allegations that they plagiarized a fellow executive campaign, which they deny.  After official GUSA campaigning started at midnight Feb. 12, ...

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02/15/2021

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Underneath extensive technical issues, “Cyberpunk 2077” features strong writing, engaging RPG gameplay and beautiful wor...
02/14/2021
‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Weighed Down by a Shallow World, Rampant Bugs

Underneath extensive technical issues, “Cyberpunk 2077” features strong writing, engaging RPG gameplay and beautiful world design.

★★★☆☆ “Cyberpunk 2077” was highly anticipated by video game enthusiasts throughout all of 2020, but just two months after its release, the game proved a complete letdown. The launch of “Cyberpunk 2077” on Dec. 10 was an unmitigated disaster. The reviews for players using a PC were ...

In this week’s edition of “Combatting Conspiracies,” Lea Marchl (SFS ’22) explains the origins of conspiracy theories in...
02/14/2021
MARCHL: Recognize Anxiety Within Conspiracies

In this week’s edition of “Combatting Conspiracies,” Lea Marchl (SFS ’22) explains the origins of conspiracy theories in times of turmoil and stresses the importance of understanding these roots while combating falsehoods.

The United States is in the midst of a media and information crisis that has allowed millions of Americans to choose their preferred versions of reality at a great detriment to public discourse and democratic norms. Historians and political scientists will spend future decades asking how a country l...

Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy is partnering with Howard University to create the Howard Scholars Program,...
02/13/2021
McCourt School, Howard University Announce New Scholarship Program

Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy is partnering with Howard University to create the Howard Scholars Program, which will provide a full scholarship for a Howard student to attend one of McCourt’s graduate programs.

The Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy and Howard University launched a full-tuition scholarship for a current student or graduate of Howard to attend one of the McCourt School’s four master’s programs in public policy, broadening academic collaboration between the universitie...

Valentina Salinas (COL ’23) underscores the significance of the plastic waste crisis around the world and advocates for ...
02/13/2021
VIEWPOINT: Ban Single-Use Plastics at Georgetown

Valentina Salinas (COL ’23) underscores the significance of the plastic waste crisis around the world and advocates for a ban of single-use plastics at Georgetown.

The average American will throw away approximately 185 pounds of plastic every year, or  about half a pound of plastic per day.  With multiple states predicted to run out of landfill space in upcoming years, the United States clearly has a trash problem. We produce an excessive amount of waste, an...

The Hoya's Opinion Newsletter highlights our best Opinion content each week, sharing special features in addition to rec...
02/13/2021
Opinions This Week

The Hoya's Opinion Newsletter highlights our best Opinion content each week, sharing special features in addition to recent articles.
Take a look at this week's edition below.
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VIEWPOINT Ban Single-Use Plastics at Georgetown Valentina Salinas (COL ’23) underscores the significance of the plastic waste crisis around the world and advocates for a ban of single-use plastics at Georgetown. DESIGN BY: NOA BRONICKI/THE HOYA

In this week’s edition of “Keeping the Faith,” Eric Bazail-Eimil (SFS ’23) urges Georgetown University’s Catholic commun...
02/13/2021
BAZAIL-EIMIL: Expand Church Action on Prison Reform

In this week’s edition of “Keeping the Faith,” Eric Bazail-Eimil (SFS ’23) urges Georgetown University’s Catholic community to exercise compassion toward and consider the plight of incarcerated people while living out the Catholic faith.

This piece discusses sexual assault, incarceration, violence, racism, and drug abuse. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. “If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts.” So goes the traditional paraphrase of Psalm 95 often sung in Catholic Mass. Fo...

GUSA calls on Georgetown University to provide more clarity and equity surrounding COVID-19 community guidelines for the...
02/13/2021
GUSA Advocates for Greater Clarity Surrounding COVID-19 Regulations and Consequences

GUSA calls on Georgetown University to provide more clarity and equity surrounding COVID-19 community guidelines for the spring semester.

The Georgetown University Student Association senate unanimously approved a resolution calling for greater transparency surrounding the university’s COVID-19 guidelines in a Feb. 7 meeting.    The university’s Community Compact was updated in January with stricter health regulations for the s...

Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Patrick Healy Scholarship Recipient LaHannah Giles (COL ’23) noticed her p...
02/13/2021
Georgetown Undergraduate Starts Program To Support Youth in Chicago

Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Patrick Healy Scholarship Recipient LaHannah Giles (COL ’23) noticed her peers were not receiving the support they needed from their teachers. Determined to make a change, she founded March for the Hood.

LaHannah Giles (COL ’23) was first drawn to community service after interacting with the younger members of her neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago and witnessing the lack of support adults had for her community’s youth.  Determined to change what she saw, Giles launched March for the Hoo...

In this week’s edition of “The Armchair Analyst,” Austin Barish (COL ’23) explains the value of Houston Texans quarterba...
02/13/2021
BARISH | Deshaun Watson is a Priceless Addition to Any NFL Team

In this week’s edition of “The Armchair Analyst,” Austin Barish (COL ’23) explains the value of Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

There is no real comparison across all major sports to the value of a franchise quarterback. As the NFL has become increasingly passing-oriented, it has become virtually impossible for a top quarterback, especially a young one, to be available via trade or free agency. Deshaun Watson is an invaluabl...

Click the link below to get The Hoya’s collection of our favorite headlines from the week of Feb. 12 in The Hoya Newslet...
02/12/2021
The Hoya Newsletter

Click the link below to get The Hoya’s collection of our favorite headlines from the week of Feb. 12 in The Hoya Newsletter. https://mailchi.mp/thehoya/the-hoya-newsletter-top-headlines-this-week-1334878

NAVIGATING JUSTICE AND PEACE Implement Community-Based Reparations In this week’s edition of “Navigating Justice and Peace,” professor Mark Lance describes the pervasive nature of white supremacy in the United States and calls on the Georgetown community to take a more grassroots approach to ...

Many Georgetown neighborhood restaurants are in a state of survival after dealing with the loss of on-campus student cus...
02/12/2021
Georgetown Restaurants Fight For Survival as Pandemic Wears On

Many Georgetown neighborhood restaurants are in a state of survival after dealing with the loss of on-campus student customers and increased COVID-19 safety regulations over the past year.

As Washington, D.C., enacted COVID-19 shutdown orders last March, John Tran, the owner of the Vietnamese restaurant Simply Banh Mi on Wisconsin Avenue, was left scrambling as uncertainty swirled and customers disappeared. “We pretty much immediately shut down the dining room,” Tran said in an in...

In this week’s edition of “Navigating Justice and Peace,” professor Mark Lance describes the pervasive nature of white s...
02/12/2021
LANCE: Implement Community-Based Reparations

In this week’s edition of “Navigating Justice and Peace,” professor Mark Lance describes the pervasive nature of white supremacy in the United States and calls on the Georgetown community to take a more grassroots approach to reparations.

White supremacy infects the social fabric of U.S. life in ways both broad and deep: a result of an enormous number of habitual modes of interaction and institutionalized practices.  We meet and engage with people of other races in school, work, church, families, sports teams, bars and friendship ne...

Taylor Swift has been releasing music since 2006, with her most recent album “evermore” debuting Dec. 11, 2020. Explore ...
02/12/2021
Pop Decoded: Digging Deeper into Music’s Most Misunderstood Genre: The Genius of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has been releasing music since 2006, with her most recent album “evermore” debuting Dec. 11, 2020. Explore Taylor Swift's musical evolution in this week's column.

I have always been enamored with writers who effortlessly capture the essence of the human experience through cleverly constructed metaphors and narrative storytelling. It was inevitable, of course, that by the time I was ten years old, I would discover and fall completely in love with Taylor Swift....

The Editorial Board evaluates recent spikes of COVID-19 cases within the Georgetown community and encourages students to...
02/12/2021
EDITORIAL: Persevere Through Pandemic Restrictions

The Editorial Board evaluates recent spikes of COVID-19 cases within the Georgetown community and encourages students to obey public health guidelines as hope emerges for a return to campus.

Despite heightened hopes for a return to normal life during another difficult virtual semester, Georgetown University students must obey university health restrictions amid a rise in positive COVID-19 cases in the Georgetown community. The increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases among students and facu...

Washington, D.C. residents are voicing frustration regarding the District’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout process, citing reg...
02/12/2021
Vaccination Rollout Concerns D.C. Residents

Washington, D.C. residents are voicing frustration regarding the District’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout process, citing registration challenges, lack of transparency and unequal distribution processes.

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues in Washington, D.C., community members are frustrated over vaccination sign-up protocols and a lack of racial equity in distribution.   Some D.C. residents are criticizing the District’s vaccination effort as supplies from the federal government fail to ...

The Georgetown Center for Global Health and Security released a report that analyzed the correlation between COVID-19 in...
02/12/2021
COVID-19 Study Finds Higher Levels Of Exposure Correlated to Mobility of Essential Workers in Wards 7 and 8

The Georgetown Center for Global Health and Security released a report that analyzed the correlation between COVID-19 infections and the proportion of essential workers unable to work from home in Washington, D.C.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected Washington, D.C. wards with a high percentage of Black and Latinx residents and a greater number of people who are less likely to be able to work remotely, according to a study by the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science and Sec...

On Feb. 9, Georgetown men’s basketball failed to defeat Creighton again, falling to the Bluejays 63-48 in McDonough Aren...
02/12/2021
MEN'S BASKETBALL | Georgetown Falls To Creighton 63-48 at Home

On Feb. 9, Georgetown men’s basketball failed to defeat Creighton again, falling to the Bluejays 63-48 in McDonough Arena.

On Feb. 9, the Georgetown University men’s basketball team lost to No. 19 Creighton, 63-48.  Despite defeating the Bluejays last week 79-70 on the road, the Hoyas were unable to produce the same result on home turf. Creighton arrived at a cardboard-cutout-filled McDonough Arena hungry for vengean...

Georgetown University announced Feb. 3 it will move forward with plans to hold an on-campus, in-person summer program fo...
02/12/2021
Georgetown Summer Program Promises First-Years and Transfer Students a Campus Experience

Georgetown University announced Feb. 3 it will move forward with plans to hold an on-campus, in-person summer program for first-years and transfer students beginning in June.

Georgetown University announced it will move forward with an in-person, five-week, on-campus experience meant to integrate first-year and transfer students into the Georgetown community.  The program, which will take place from June 4 to July 9, will give students the opportunity to take credit-bea...

In this week’s edition of “Off-Court Voices,” Eli Kales (SFS ’24) talks about the Utah Jazz’s initiative to fund scholar...
02/11/2021
KALES | For the Utah Jazz, a Winning Culture is Defined off the Court

In this week’s edition of “Off-Court Voices,” Eli Kales (SFS ’24) talks about the Utah Jazz’s initiative to fund scholarships for underrepresented college students and its significance in the NBA.

The Utah Jazz have emerged as a perennial Western Conference contender in recent years. Even with their superstar duo of All-Star shooting guard Donovan Mitchell and two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year center Rudy Gobert, however, they have struggled to find success past the early playoff roun...

“Malcolm and Marie” stuns visually, but Zendaya and John David Washington are left to try their best with a lackluster s...
02/11/2021
‘Malcolm & Marie’ Stuns with Acting and Visuals, Struggles with Plot

“Malcolm and Marie” stuns visually, but Zendaya and John David Washington are left to try their best with a lackluster script.

★★★☆☆ “Malcolm & Marie” may be televised in black and white, but its dramatic storyline displays a color wheel of human emotion. Starring Zendaya and John David Washington, Netflix’s latest film delivers a tour de force in cinematography and theatrics while simultaneously floundering...

On Feb. 8, Georgetown women’s basketball team fell 60-52 to the Seton Hall Pirates in McDonough Arena.
02/11/2021
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | Hoyas Fail to Grab Second Season Victory and Fall to Seton Hall, 60-52

On Feb. 8, Georgetown women’s basketball team fell 60-52 to the Seton Hall Pirates in McDonough Arena.

Coming off a close loss against Marquette, Georgetown women’s basketball looked to grab their second win of the season against Big East foe Seton Hall. After three quarters, the Hoyas were in good shape, leading the Pirates by 2 points. Seton Hall dominated the fourth quarter, however, outscoring ...

Prospective candidates for the 2021 GUSA Executive Election attended mandatory information sessions over the weekend, si...
02/10/2021
Prospective Candidates Prepare for 2021 GUSA Executive Election

Prospective candidates for the 2021 GUSA Executive Election attended mandatory information sessions over the weekend, signifying their intent to start campaigning Feb. 12.

Potential candidates for the Georgetown University Student Association presidential and vice presidential race signaled their intent to run this weekend by attending information sessions hosted Feb. 5 and 7. Students who intend to run for an executive position were required to attend an information....

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