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Past & Present

HUNTER MAIN Hoya Staff Writer

Over the years, Georgetown’s commercial district has become more generic, with local businesses being replaced by national chains.

In 1985, small-businesses owner Moses Robbins, closing down his Georgetown clothing store after almost 15 years, envisioned the downfall of the neighborhood’s retail district. “Georgetown will eventually become another sleepy mall, with the successful stores being the chains,” he told The Washington Post at the time. The evidence today points in his favor. The main commercial strips of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue are largely comprised of storefronts for national retailers; the block of M Street bordered by Potomac Street and Wisconsin Avenue contains just five locally based stores — four of which are restaurants — out of the 33 locations currently operating. As of last year, onthe Georgetown section of M Street, property owned or leased by national retailers makes up around two-thirds of the curb. What Robbins told the Post next, however,

was not as prescient. “Eventually, there will no longer be a reason to come shopping here,” he said, asserting that a lack of individualism among retail options would spell doom for the District’s oldest neighborhood. Robbins, in that regard, has yet to be proven right, as Georgetown is still going strong. The Georgetown Business Improvement District estimates that in 2013, “accommodation and food services” and “retail trade” accounted for more than 4,000 jobs in the neighborhood and that the neighborhood’s retail gap — the difference in dollars between how much residents spend and the amount of money businesses earn, which gives a picture of how much commerce comes from outside Georgetown — for dining and retail businesses reached nearly $250 million. The Washington, D.C., of 1985, a city already in decline and approaching ruin from a soon-to-explode crack cocaine epidemic, was very different from the Washington, D.C., of today, and the same is true for George-

town. As the District adjusts to an influx of millennials — adding more than any other American metropolitan area from 2010 to 2012 — Georgetown is dealing with changes of its own. ---------------------Aside from the buildings themselves, the safe and sterile M Street shares little with its counterpart 30 years ago. Rowdy, loud and messy, Georgetown was defined by its bars, clubs, late-night restaurants and cheap clothing stores, more closely resembling a stereotypical college town than the upper-class residences surrounding it. The crowds that these offerings brought with them, usually very young, sat uneasily next to the established upscale retail options and houses that had defined Georgetown since the New Deal brought thousands of government workers to the area. See CULTURE, B2

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Gender Reimagined

GenderFunk Drag Ball promises to be a vibrant and important show HANNAH KAUFMAN Special to The Hoya

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Winter Has Come

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his Saturday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Copley Formal Lounge will transform into a place of liberation, experimentation and pure entertainment. April 12 marks the ninth annual GenderFunk, a conglomeration of Drag Queens, trans* performers, music and dancing that comes together for a single night of nonstop pride. Free and open to all, it is an event designed to challenge social norms in a fun and meaningful way. Thomas Lloyd (SFS ’15), president of GU Pride, explains GenderFunk’s history. “GenderFunk as it currently exists came about several years ago during the height of the OUT for Change Campaign, around seven years ago now,” Lloyd said. “This was a period of dramatic change for Georgetown’s LGBTQ community and the way it interacted with its community. At the time, GenderFunk was a dramatic ‘win’ for the community, as many Jesuit schools had failed to host drag shows successfully.” The event began as a little-known gathering of a small group of people and has only continued to expand its reach. More and more students are attracted to GenderFunk each year, and it now stands as GU Pride’s largest event of the year. GenderFunk cannot be condensed into a single significant message. Instead, each person who gets involved comes away with a different interpretation of why he or she came and what the experience means to him or her. Lloyd explains this equivocal message. “Drag has a rich history of meaning different things to many different people including trans* folk, lesbian women or even straight men who want to perform or challenge or experience different elements of the way society constructs gender,” he said Philip Tam (MSB ’14), one of the event or-

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Last year’s GenderFunk Drag Ball, hosted by GU Pride, was an exciting night of music and self-expression, and this year’s event promises to be even better. ganizers, elaborates on the impact it has for the community. “GenderFunk serves as an event to allow people who might otherwise be hesitant about non-traditional gender expression to express themselves in a safe but also fun space,” he said. It is important to realize that GenderFunk is an all-inclusive experience. Tam says, “Genderfunk is not geared only toward those in the LGBTQ community, but also al-

lies and those who are willing to challenge their own gender expressions in whatever way they feel comfortable. We aim to attract a variety of people in order to showcase the diversity of the Georgetown community.” For some, GenderFunk is a night to showcase their vibrant identities. For others, it’s a time to break from their comfort zone and experience a different perspective within See DRAG, B3


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The Cultural Evolution of M Street

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While Maryland raised its drinking age to 21 in 1982 and Virginia did the same in 1985, the District of Columbia held out. This brought a huge influx of teenagers from the D.C. suburbs to Georgetown on Fridays and Saturdays that, when combined with the sizable university population, led to swells of 20,000 to 30,000 patrons, many of whom travelled by car, during the nighttime. Bars such as Bojangles, Crazy Horse, Garrett’s and Winston’s (now operating as Rhino Bar and Pumphouse) depended on these patrons for business; the owner of Bojangles told the Washington Post in 1985 that 18-year-olds made up half of his clientele. Concerned neighbors and smallbusiness owners were not only intimidated by the boisterous crowds but were also afraid of a total youth takeover of Georgetown, where more and more stores would cater to their interests. “The only businesses which will survive will be the junk places that sell ice cream and T-shirts,” Dave Roffman, the editor of the Georgetowner newspaper, said to the Post in 1985. An increased police presence brought down the rising rates of burglary and theft. But two initiatives in particular would have an even greater impact on cooling off the neighborhood’s raucous nightlife. The first was the raising of the drinking age in the District to 21. In 1984, Congress passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, which cut federal highway funding for any state or territory that allowed its residents under the age of 21 to purchase alcohol. Even after neighboring Virginia passed a law raising their minimum age for purchase in 1985, the issue was not guaranteed to pass the D.C. Council. Years before then-Mayor Marion Barry issued a statement supporting t h e rise in minimum age in July 1986, Georget o w n

groups had stood behind proposals to raise the age limit. Though a mercurial 1983 bill by Ward 2 Councilmember John A. Wilson to raise the drinking age lacked the support of the Georgetown Business & Professional Association, the movement picked up steam two years later. Bucking the Washington D.C. Restaurant and Beverage Association, who claimed the bill would decimate restaurants and bars, were 76 Georgetown restaurants and bars that signed a petition in support of Wilson’s 1985 bill, which was firmly supported by then-Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E Chair William Cochran but opposed by student advocacy group D.C. Students Association. Although the bill did not pass that year, a mayoral endorsement and pressure from the federal government made Sept. 30, 1986, the final day that 18-year-olds could legally drink in D.C. Topher Matthews, the editor of the Georgetown Metropolitan, points to a different catalyst: the 1989 Georgetown liquor license moratorium, which placed a cap on the number of licenses available in the neighborhood. “The idea was, ‘Let’s cap it and try to encourage fewer liquor establishments,’” Matthews said. Georgetown’s moratorium, the first of its kind in the District, created a constraint on the supply of licenses, driving up their prices. Bars looking to open in Georgetown, therefore, continue to face entry costs more significant than those in other areas of D.C., such as the U Street corridor, that don’t have moratoriums in place. These caps also hurt restaurants, which are also customers for liquor licenses, as they face similar barriers to the bars the moratorium was supposed to deter. These actions did not kill the old Georgetown’s bars in one fell swoop, but when combined with the growth of nightlife in other nearby sections of the city, they paint a picture of what Georgetown’s commercial district has lost over the past 30 years. ----------------------

What Georgetown has gained in place of nightlife is an influx of national retail clothiers

and smaller luxury stores, which define the neighborhood today as its bars and theaters did in the 1980s. No longer anything near the undisputed nightlife capital of the District, Georgetown can now stake a claim for being chief among the city’s retail options for tourists and residents alike. Complaints from local business owners about Georgetown’s creeping genericis m neither begin nor end with Moses Robbins; the Post published an article entitled “Georgetown’s Local Color Fading Away Fast,” focused on the closing of Meenehan’s Hardware Store, in 1981, and another called “This Is How Georgetown Goes Generic,” about the closing of Nathan’s Restaurant on the corner of Wisconsin and M, in 2009. One possible detriment to small businesses often cited is the additional levels of zoning approval businesses must endure to operate in Georgetown. In addition to requiring approval from the Advisory Neighborhood Commission, as is the case throughout D.C., those looking to make any sort of building modification in Georgetown need to also get approval from the Old Georgetown Board, a committee of three architects tasked with ensuring all approved proposals fit the neighborhood’s historic, colonial-era character — a process Georgetown is in the final stages of for its Northeast Triangle dormitory. If the board does not approve proposed designs, applicants must create new plans and resubmit designs until approval is granted. Large retailers, buoyed by more available capital, tend to have a greater ability to weather the potential back and forth that can go on between the OGB and businesses; Apple submitted five different proposals before its store at 1229 Wisconsin Ave. NW was approved. Local experts, however, are reluctant to blame increased bureaucracy for the proliferation of national chains. “It’s a hassle for everyone,” Matthews said, “but larger national chains have the expense accounts to deal with more.” Matthews also pointed out, however, that the OGB’s mission of historical preservation has concurrently benefited small businesses by ensuring the size of M Street’s rentable buildings remains small. Because small businesses are less capable of taking a hit on rent

than national chains, buildings with less square footage are vital for small businesses to survive. Large retailers cannot simply knock down smaller spaces to fit their needs; they need to occupy the same amount of space as the smaller retailers, which are more adept at adapting to such constraints. “It kind of cuts both ways,” Matthews said. Josh Hermias, the economic development director for the Georgetown BID, had a slightly different view. “I don’t think it hurts [small businesses] in any different way,” Hermias said, citing similar hurdles faced by the Apple Store and local music venue Gypsy Sally’s, whose proposed sign was deemed, in the June 3, 2013 ANC 2E meeting, to have “objectionable dimensions.” “[The approval process] is different from other parts of the city, but Georgetown is different from other parts of the city,” he said. In addition, Georgetown is currently seeing the conversion of former restaurant and bar spaces into ones used for retail. Matthews, who compiles a yearly list of the businesses currently operating in Georgetown, has been monitoring this trend. “Since 2010, eight different restaurants have gone out of business and not been replaced by restaurants,” Matthews said. These conversions include clothing store Gant in Saloun’s former location and retailer Billy Reid in the building once occupied by Pizzeria Uno. This shift applies to quality as well as quantity. According to the Georgetown BID, there were six Georgetown restaurants on Washingtonian magazine’s 100 Very Best Restaurants list in 2000. By 2013, there were just two: Bourbon Steak and Unum. As the influx of national retailers drives up rent on M Street, Hermias is looking to areas he thinks have potential to house new restaurants, including the ground floors of Georgetown’s office buildings. In general, this corresponds with the BID’s plan to spread the retail concentration around to more areas of the neighborhood, especially the streets south of M near the waterfront. “Currently, Georgetown is commercially very linear,” Hermias said. “A grid plan is more pedestrian friendly.” ----------------------

The loss of a significant number of Georgetown’s bars and late-night options has run contrary to the neighbor-

hood’s population growth. From 2000 to 2012, the population of 20-to-24-yearolds in Georgetown rose by nearly 40 percent, largely because of an increase in student enrollment at the university. This group is now the most populous census-designated age bracket in the neighborhood, making up around 30 percent of the population. Yet this rise has run parallel to the downfall of the stereotypically “collegiate” options that dominated in the mid-1980s and early 1990s. Hermias is optimistic about the present and the future of the neighborhood’s student options, citing the recent openings of student-relevant stores such as Buffalo Exchange, Bonobos and T.J. Maxx & Home Goods. “That is a positive evolution for students,” Hermias said. “I think it’s a great time to be a student at Georgetown.” While many of the stores that have appeared in the Georgetown area are suited to a far higher budget, such as the designer label brands Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors, student Jared Ison (SFS ’17) believes that this doesn’t isolate students. “I think Georgetown students know that when they come here, that they are living in a very expensive part of town,” he said. “It’s just part of the experience. So while I don’t think it’s very cheap here, Georgetown students mostly know what they’re getting themselves in for.” Betsy Cooley, the executive director for the Citizens Association of Georgetown, agrees that the current retail situation fits the character of the neighborhood well. “Georgetown is such a diverse community. I think there are retail options for everyone,��� Cooley wrote in an email. “It’s always good to have a mix — and we definitely have that.” ---------------------After leaving Georgetown, Moses Robbins began running a successful thrift shop in Mt. Pleasant, a gentrifying section of the city, in 2004. He did not respond to requests for comment. The city has gained a massive amount of residents aged 25 to 34 — nearly 40,000 from 2000 to 2012, with the number only growing — who are moving to neighborhoods like the one where Robbins works. Restaurants are opening along the 14th Street corridor at a blazing pace, and the city’s nightlife is now centered on places like U Street and H Street NE. These residents, for better or for worse, are driving the commercial future of the District. Georgetown, whose millennial population has remained stagnant, is stuck in a bind: Should it continue focusing on attracting national retail chains, waiting for the newcomers to settle down? Should it pull out all the stops to attract millennials in an attempt to regain the trendy vibe it had in the ’80s? Or should it do nothing at all? Even if Georgetown does try, it could take a little extra effort to combat perceptions of the neighborhood that have formed over the past few decades. “The new Czech place — Capitol Prague — you don’t hear a lot of people talking about it,” Matthews said. “Even when Georgetown puts out a good product, it doesn’t have that sheen of coolness.”

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Intern Queen Spills Her Secrets on How to Get Ahead RITA CHANG

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Recently featured in publications such as The New York Times, Teen Vogue and LA Weekly, Lauren Berger has become a big name in the internship industry. The CEO of her own website, InternQueen.com, she recently authored the National Campus Bestseller, “All Work, No Pay: Finding An Internship, Building Your Resume, Making Connections and Gaining Job Experience.” Her website, which she founded in September of 2009 when she was 24, offers a variety of internship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students, while her blog is a great resource for strategies about job searching and interview, cover letter and resume building tips.

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Lauren Berger, CEO of her website InternQueen.com, believes that internships are essential for all students as part of their future career pursuits.

Would you share a little about your personal internship experience? I had 15 internships when I was in college. Typically, college students aim for two to three internships by the time they graduate. But every experience I had taught me so much about what I wanted to do, both personally and professionally, that I just wanted more and more opportunities. When did you start pursuing internships? I started really early. The spring semester during my freshman year in college. Was InternQueen an idea that you started in college? I wish someone had told me in college that I could start my own website and that I could run my own business. But no one ever said that to me. I had the idea in college, but I don’t think I ever understood that this was something that I could really make into a career. So, in college, I started blogging and creating content about internships. I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with the site until a few years after graduation and after I had my first real job. What was your main inspiration for starting InternQueen? My main inspiration was the fact that I had all these great opportunities and I looked around only to find none of my friends were interning. Nobody knew where to get an internship. There was no one there to help them [in] figuring out what to apply for, how to apply or take them through the process and so that’s when I came up with the idea of starting InternQueen.

How important is it to have social media nowadays in order to get the ideal internship? I think it’s really important. In fact, we posted a blog on InternQueen.com two weeks ago and it was called “14 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get The Job.” A lot of them were because you didn’t have complete social media. They want to see that somebody has at least endorsed you on LinkedIn. They want to see that you at least have a Twitter account. They might look into your Facebook. You need to make sure that you’re setting it to private and that you have an appropriate profile picture. They might even look into the Instagram that you’re utilizing. It’s important for the employers to know that you’re in the loop. Do you think employers look into social media profiles because they are interested in learning about the interns’ personal lives in addition to their professional skills? I don’t know if employers are looking too far into your personal life. I think they’re just looking that you have a presence on these tools and that you’re utilizing these social media sites daily. I don’t think they’re going to spend more than 10 seconds on each of your profiles, but they do want to see that you utilize them. How should a student pick the right internship and get the most out of this experience? I think that one question that every student asks during the interview is: Can you describe a day in the life of an intern at your company? If you’re a student that is choosing between a few internships, this question will really help you

understand what it is like to intern at the company. Also, if you know anyone who had interned at the company, that person can be a great resource. It’s not about the paycheck. It’s all about the internship experience. A lot of students would ask which one to choose, the internship that pays me $10 an hour or the internship that pays me nothing. Choose the internship that gives you the most beneficial work experience. How important is internship experience in career advancement? Are they always helpful? I think they are mandatory. Internships are so beneficial, and I think students with internships are being proactive about their job search and their future career. I think students with internships take initiative, go after what they want and that’s the quality that’s going to give them a job. In short, I think internships are imperative in job search. What is one piece of advice that you would give for all the college students pursing internships? My one piece of advice is that don’t stop until you learn something. Don’t get discouraged by rejection. Young people and people in general are really scared of rejections. I understand it because I get scared of rejections at times, too. But, it’s the road of getting rejected that I got me where I wanted to be. Looking back, if I wasn’t rejected from these internships, I could never place myself into these magical and amazing intern experiences. So, I really believe rejection is part of the process, but don’t let it scare you away. If you are determined to get an internship this summer, don’t let anything hold you back.


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Henry Parrott

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n the past, military research and development have resulted in immeasurable impacts on consumer technology. From the Internet to GPS, technologies that have radically changed human society have stemmed from developments that began in the research labs of the armed forces and federally funded organizations like NASA. Known as spinoff technologies, these inventions arise from methods and apparatuses developed strictly for use in strategic operations that are then purposed for commercial uses. Looking into our own future, there is one technology that the military has invested in during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and as our operations abroad wind down, the potential to commercially apply this technology is high. Despite considerable backlash against them, the use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles, better known as drones) in the military has exploded in the last 10 years. With recent advances in drone technology, it is now fairly clear that there is a strong potential for the commercial application of drones. Agricultural businesses already use drones to fly over crop fields and spray pesticides. Drones are not only much cheaper than planes, but they are far safer and much easier for anyone to learn how to fly (it helps that risk of death is minimal, compared with piloting small planes). But the potential of drones does not stop there. In the airline industry, it is increasingly apparent that there are compelling reasons to switch to UAVs for commercial aircraft. Computer-piloted vehicles do not make mistakes, do not get tired and never have to change shifts. They eliminate the risk for disaster resulting from human error. In the long run, they save airline companies money by eliminating the need to pay pilots. More ambitiously, drones can be used for police surveillance and recording athletic events, and Amazon is looking into using them to deliver goods. A baseball stadium in Australia even offers beer delivered by drones. However, while these technologies are exciting and full of potential, commercial drones are plagued with a host of setbacks and roadblocks. Namely, the commercial use of drones is still illegal according to the Federal Aviation Administration. As unmanned small aircraft, they are classified as recreational vehicles (think RC helicopters), and it is illegal to fly them outside of the operator’s visual range or at altitudes higher than 400 feet. Perhaps bad news for drones, but the policies and laws are lagging behind an increasingly exciting industry, and pressures from big players like Amazon are likely to lead to a revision of these laws in the near future. Furthermore, the notion of camera-equipped drones populating U.S. airspace raises a lot of privacy concerns. Police could perhaps use face-recognition technologies to identify faces in a crowd using a drone fly over. You can hardly consent to being filmed if a robot is the one filming you. As a society, we lack the legal infrastructure to address these technological changes. However, it is important not to allow legal systems developed for a different age to limit our growth and exploration of new technologies. While traditional American notions of privacy are fundamental in this country, we will have to seriously look at how deep rights to privacy go, and how much we are willing to concede in the name of technological progress and convenience. Looking into the future, it will be interesting to see what other ways people can come up with to use drones. It is even possible that they will not be very useful at all, outside of specific industrial purposes that are already in use. However, drones also represent a potential way to efficiently move goods and items that does not congest traffic routes used by civilians and to take advantage of unused airspace. To me, that is enough to at least give them a try. Henry Parrott is a junior in the School of Foreign Service. This is the final appearance of TECH TALK in the guide this semester.

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Left: Domenico De Sole, chairman of Tom Ford International and former CEO of Gucci, shares his expertise. Right: John Galantic, president and chief operating officer of Chanel Inc., speaks in Gaston Hall. GRLA places a strong focus on bringing notable speakers to campus.

Well-Suited for Luxury GRLA opens the door for all students to the world of high-end retail JESS KELHAM-HOHLER Hoya Staff Writer

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ince its conception in January 2012, the Georgetown Retail and Luxury Association has aimed to bring the world of luxury business to the Hilltop. The group has brought numerous impressive speakers to campus, and it all started when President Edouard Freda (MSB ’15) and Vice President Tiara Kawser (MSB ’15) headed to New York to interview several very important and influential executives. “It started our freshman year,” Kawser said. “We were both in an international business class together, and we had to do a research project, and we decided to go to New York City to interview some executives for a retail and luxury company. It was at that point that we realized from these conversations with executives that there were these other universities where they had a retail and luxury association, like at Columbia.” When the students returned to campus, they realized that Georgetown was missing a group to represent one of the most important global industries today. Other leading universities had established organizations that directly linked students to this world of retail and luxury business, meaning that they were getting far more exposure to this world, and its career opportunities than students at Georgetown. “We came back and found that schools like Harvard and [New York University] had these clubs, but it was something that Georgetown was lacking. So in our fall of freshman year we began to open conversations with the [McDonough School of Business] and get the process started,” Kawser said. Thus, GRLA was born. The organization is currently fueled by a board of five members and a growing general membership. From the start, GRLA aimed to reach out to all students — not just those in the MSB. “Initially, we started in the MSB, and we were the McDonough Luxury Association. So it was working very well with the MSB students. But we wanted it to not be an MSB exclusive orga-

nization, so we changed it to the Georgetown Retail and Luxury Association,” Freda said. The group is the first of its kind to work for undergraduate students, although it has just opened up a graduate branch in the MSB. Freda insists that GRLA is still sticking to its original purpose. “The mission was divided into two parts. First, we want to educate students about what the retail business is. A lot of people have different ideas about this. Some think it is an artisan business, but really they are big corporations with lots of different departments: finance, relations, accounting. The second part, once we have created enough awareness, is that we want to open up job opportunities to get into the recruitment process,” he said. The retail and luxury businesses have become very lucrative and, like many industries, have had to adapt over time. “[Things have] changed a lot in both retail and luxury industries. The luxury firms were initially small, very artisan, but with time they stole the knowledge of big corporations like PNG, and they started to use this knowledge to become global. So they went from being a sort of artist business to a big corporation. Then the big expansion was in 2000, largely because of the growth of the Asian market and the online market,” Freda said. Like nearly every industry, the luxury world did not get through the economic crisis of 2008 unscathed. However, it did extraordinarily well compared to other industries, dropping in value only slightly. Freda credits this to the fact that it is a wealthier business that targets wealthier customers. Freda, who himself comes from a family that has worked for these industries, has also noticed a change over the past few years. “For the retail industry, it was always larger. Then since 2005, they have had a lot of innovation in terms of freestanding and department stores. What was most significant was the growth of online shopping. This benefitted the retail industry a lot as it created a lot more exposure,” he said. The GRLA leaders believe that it is important

to understand the changes in these businesses because they have opened new opportunities that are perfect for young students. “With the growing importance of online, the young students have an advantage because we understand it more than the older generation. So what retail luxuries have done is turn toward students and universities for hiring to try and get our specific knowledge. This has created many more opportunities than before,” Freda said. “It is a huge double partnership.” GRLA has mainly made a name for itself on campus by bringing a range of impressive speakers to campus, including John Galantic, president and chief operating officer of Chanel Inc., and most recently Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi. “We have definitely seen a growth in the attendance of these events,” Kawser said. “We have also tried to get a wide variety, and we’re looking to keep on expanding the type of speaker we get. Having John Galantic was a turning point for our organization because we were able to host him in Gaston Hall, and we had such a huge turnout. Really, we look to bring speakers who can shed light on the retail and luxury industries, but also to share their inspirational experiences and stories. We hope that students are able to leave feeling that they could work in those industries.” Many of the speakers are connected to Georgetown, either as alumni or by having relatives at the university. Freda and Kawser have found that the speakers are generally very enthusiastic about coming to campus and connecting with the young minds that they talk to here. For those looking to pursue careers in this area, Freda believes that students do not have to worry about developing particular artistic skills. “What gives you a competitive edge is being aware and knowledgeable about the online world,” Freda said. “These are not some distant glamorous industries,” Kawser said. “These are multinational corporations that have all the different departments. There’s an opportunity here for anyone.”

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Drag Ball Makes an Entrance DRAG, from B1 an unfamiliar culture. The performances and social elements create a welcoming community for all. Beyond-the-norm gender constructs and forms of sexuality are often seen as controversial — even taboo — topics. GenderFunk is not immune to criticism, and it continually tries to reach out to those who look down on the event. “In general, working to find commonalities and using dialogue has been a guiding policy if people are hostile toward the event or [to] us as organizers. I believe creating safe spaces on campus should never be something that is criticized. As is the goal of all Georgetown clubs and groups, the goal of GU Pride is to make Georgetown a safer, more engaging and better place for students, faculty and the community. GenderFunk works toward that mission,” Tam said. GenderFunk holds importance to all participants and coordinators. Lloyd recalls his own experience with the event. “I came to Georgetown in love with drag queens and the statement that drag makes as an art form. It wasn’t until GenderFunk, however, that I challenged myself to dress up in drag and go out in public. Wow, that was a powerful experience. For how ‘out’ I considered myself, I couldn’t believe how scary it still is to walk out of my room in a dress, even when everyone knows what I’m dressed up for. It has

made me more aware of how our strict conceptions of gender and image still affect our community, and how they still profoundly affect me,” he said. This significance expands well beyond the borders of the Georgetown campus. “Even today, [Boston College, Fordham University, Canisius College, University of Southern Florida], et cetera. have failed to host drag shows at all. At [University of San Diego], their drag ball is annually met by protests and severe backlash. GenderFunk is not just important for our community then, but also for other more conservative schools who look at how GenderFunk has become a welcome and important part of our Jesuit school’s community,” Lloyd said. GenderFunk is a testament to the diverse LGBTQ community rooted in Georgetown life. It has evolved and is spreading its message to other universities, acting as a powerful role model for others looking to find new ways of expression. Although the event takes place for only one night each year, its importance leaves a lasting, daily impact on the community at large. It works as a voice that breaks societal constructs and redefines social norms. While to some, the wild entertainment may seem over-thetop, it’s exactly this experimental quality that allows GenderFunk to truly reshape our own perspectives on gender and sexuality.

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From left: Thomas Lloyd (SFS ’15), a visitor from GAAP weekend and Ryan Canavan (COL ’16) participate in Gender Funk.


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Dedicated Debaters Win Big JACQUELINE KIMMEL Hoya Staff Writer

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t was 30 seconds before the final round of the National Debate Tournament when Andrew Markoff (SFS ’14) received a final email message from his coach. The subject? Fundamentals. After four years, thousands of hours of preparation and a season full of tournaments, everything had all come down to the basics. The coach advised Markoff and his partner Andrew Arsht (COL ’14) to do what they had first been taught to do when learning to debate in high school. “Speak clearly, don’t forget any arguments and don’t give them a way out. Essentially, don’t mess up. It was weird for me that after four, long, grueling years with all of these different topics, it all came down to the fundamentals,” Arsht said. Many hours later, the fundamentals paid off: Markoff and Arsht won the national tournament for the second time. The team became legendary in debating history, having won the tournament as sophomores, becoming semi-finalists their junior year and finally winning the national title as seniors. “I knew they were going to win,” said Andy McCoy (SFS ’16), part of the other team that qualified for the tournament. “Arsht and Markoff have always been the people you strive to be. They are great people and they work so hard.”with two teams of two people. The rounds typi-

cally last two hours during which each team member gives two speeches either negating or affirming a resolution. This year’s resolution focused on the judicial and statutory restrictions on the president’s war powers. The debates explored topics such as cyber warfare, the use of drone strikes, warfare in armed hostility situations like Libya and indefinite detention in Guantanamo. The National Debate Tournament is the peak of the season in the college debating circuit. It consists of eight preliminary rounds and five elimination rounds. For the Georgetown team, the national tournament was the last tournament of eight in an exhausting season. The team of around 15 people spent the days in Indiana preparing to debate over 200 teams. Those who were not debating spent the days watching the other teams, writing down what arguments they were making and sending videos of the arguments to their coaches. “The rest of the team has to scout and do intelligence. Without them, we couldn’t have done what we did,” McCoy said. “Generally, we were down in the lobby of hotel at 7 a.m. We would caffeine up, look at the evidence that had been accumulated the night before and debate all day until 9 p.m.” They would then spend the whole night gathering more evidence and picking out relevant quotes to use during speeches, a process called “cutting cards.” It was an arduous process.

COURTESY ANDREW MARKOFF

Georgetown’s Debate Team spends countless hours preparing for its competitions. It has won two national championships in the past three years.

“Probably across the span of four or five days, [everyone on the team] maybe slept two hours a night,” Markoff said. “It was taxing both physically and emotionally. But there is always this moment when the field consolidates and you are in the last two. You can see the full squad unwinding and see how hard they have worked for you to get you to this point. When I can see my team’s faces it reminds me of why I love this so much. It’s not just winning, it’s a collective endeavor. Winning and working together makes us so close.” Being on the debate team is a demanding extracurricular. Zachary Burdette (SFS ’17) says his coaches have estimated that the top researchers do the amount of work equivalent to writing a master’s thesis. “It’s tough to convey what a time commitment it is. Debate is our basketball. The amount of time everyone devotes to it is like taking five classes. I’m glad that the profile of the debate team has gone up in the last few years because I hope that people know that by being a member of the Georgetown policy debate team, one is making big sacrifices,” Markoff said. Yet, despite the time commitment, learning how to debate is an incredibly useful skill. McCoy has learned so many skills from debate. “It’s made me a very good decisionmaker. I can get the big picture and weigh the pros and cons. Even if I am trying to decide what to do after I graduate, it’s a transferable skill set. Also, it instills a good skill of communication,” McCoy said. “The speed [of speaking during debates] sometimes makes class presentations hard,” Karkoff said. For him, debate has also taught him how to be a leader. “It’s hard to lead by example and create an ethos of working hard but also having fun. When my partner and I got in a rut, and thought we just couldn’t do it, which we did, we had to learn how to force ourselves to do it, so that we didn’t let the rest of our team fall apart,” Karkoff said. The loss of the leadership of “the Andrews,” as they are known, will be a great loss for the team. “It’s going to be weird without them. It’s a new period of the team’s identity. I hope that we can keep their strong work mentality,” Markoff said. “It is such a true privilege and an honor to be a national champion. You have to engage in this weird nerd combat with truly the nerdiest, but also the smartest people in the country. Every single opponent we have had is a testament to how debate attracts brilliant minds. I’ll miss it.”

NEW IN TOWN

Diversity Is Celebrated Through Campus Groups

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have always been used to diversity and tiative that primarily aims to provide a didifference. In Myanmar, I attended an rect and constant line of communication international school where my class- between cultural groups and the GUSA exmates were the children of foreign diplo- ecutive. Second, it hopes to create greater mats from all over the world. I attended opportunities for engagement between high school in New York City where the cultural groups. student body was 60 percent Asian and One of the main initiatives that the Multhe school atmosphere embraced diver- ticultural Council plans to take on in orsity. I was used to walking in Manhattan der to facilitate the second goal is to create and seeing at least 10 different restaurants a consolidated calendar of all racial diveroffering 10 different types of cuisines sity events that will happen in the upcomwithin a five-block radius. When I applied ing week. Therefore, if people are interto Georgetown, I was attracted to its Jesuit ested in going to an Asian event put on by identity and its commitment to try and the Asian American Student Association, embody these ideals. My favorite ideal, and they can access the calendar to find all relthe one that has become the most relevant evant details pertaining to the event within my life, is “community in diversity.” To out necessarily having to be part of that me, this means embracing our community or friends with different backgrounds and the board members of AASA. viewpoints because we always This calendar will be one of have something we can learn the many steps that GUSA will from each other. take in order to create greater Growing up in this type of cross-cultural interactions and environment, I experienced a to engage the larger Georgeculture shock when I first artown community in the multirived at Georgetown. Georgecultural community. Eng Gin Moe town has an Asian population I consider my racial and — inclusive of both Asian internationals international identity to be one of the and Asian-Americans — comprising 10 per- most prominent identities in my life and cent of the student body. Despite the fact extremely pertinent to my Georgetown that Georgetown may not look very diverse experience. When I came to Georgetown, in terms of sheer numbers, the amount of I joined AASA because that is what I diversity on our campus in practice is still knew and was familiar with. However, as significant. This is greatly embodied in the my time at Georgetown continued and different multicultural groups and the as I grew as a person, I started to branch fact that there is usually at least one cul- out and attend other cultural events. Betural event going on almost every single ing on the executive board of Women of day of the academic calendar. Color helped me become part of other Over the years, more and more cultural racial communities at Georgetown and groups are collaborating and co-sponsor- broadened my horizons. In fact, I would ing with each other. It’s refreshing to see encourage everyone to attend different two cultural groups that may not normal- types of cultural events just so that they ly interact co-sponsor an event in order can interact with at least one community to bring their two communities in touch. they are not a part of or familiar with. Not I think it is important that we continue only is there something that we can all to move toward greater collaboration be- learn from each other, these events also tween cultural groups, especially since offer very interesting programming, often many of their initiatives overlap. However, accompanied by good food. While attendat the same time, the greater abundance ing one of these events may take an hour of events — both co-sponsored and stand- of your time, it could open up a whole new alone — may be too many to keep track of experience. or to even attend. This semester, I joined the Georgetown Eng Gin Moe is a sophomore in the School University Student Association as direc- of Foreign Service. This is the final appeartor of outreach. One of my duties includes ance of NEW IN TOWN in the guide this sechairing the Multicultural Council, an ini- mester.

FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014

APPS

ZIPCAR Free

For those who are fans of the Zipcar service, which allows you to pick up cars for short periods of time when you need them, this new app will probably be your new best friend. As long as you’re a member, you can use all of the app’s useful features, including being able to view Zipcars on a map or in a list relevant to your current location and being able to reserve a car accordingly. For the more absent-minded user, it has a useful tool where you can find the car by using the app to make the car honk its horn.

GEMSHARE Free GemShare offers a brilliantly useful addition to the lives of those who love to be organized and the recommendations of their friends. The app allows you to create a shared rolodex, so that you can put together all of your friends’ best recommendations in one tidy place — your phone. Through the app, you can also connect with friends and family whose opinions you trust and ask them to give suggestions on services like a trustworthy handyman or the best place to get a delicious coffee. You can also search your friends’ recommendations and share your own.

DORMIO Free As the semester comes scarily closer to the end, sleep is becoming increasingly scarce. But we all need to take care of ourselves, and with the help of this new app, you can ensure that you are always properly rested. The app features a huge library of sleep-inducing tracks and visuals selected by therapists and scientists (so you know it’s legit), all geared toward making sure you get the right kind of rest. It has sounds suited to all the different types of sleep you need — from naps to deep sleeps — and also includes a timer and alarm to make sure your phone turns off the sounds when appropriate, meaning you won’t waste precious battery power.

LIFESTYLE TIP

PRETTY WALL ORGANIZER

buzzfeed.com Tired of a boring dorm wall and getting overwhelmed by clutter in your small space? Solve the problem by making a quick and easy wall organizer. Using either old clothes or old scraps of material that you can find in thrift or craft stores, select one large piece as your background. Try to gather pieces of material with various but complementary patterns and colors. Cut the smaller scraps into rectangles of varying sizes. Depending on the overall size you want, sew four of the smaller rectangles on to the larger piece along three sides of the shape to create pockets. Then simply slot in what decorative or pretty pieces you need stored, and fix the whole thing on to your wall.

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RESTAURANt review

High-Profile District Restaurant Satisfies at a Price WOODWARD TABLE

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1426 H St. NW Cuisine: American $$$$ Julie McCrimlisk Hoya Staff Writer

There is a reason Woodward Table has made an appearance on several listings of the top 100 restaurants in D.C. The restaurant, situated in the heart of the District just a few blocks from the White House, offers a timeless menu that features classic American fare that is sure to satisfy. Woodward Table captivates diners with its exquisite food and earns top marks for presentation as well. The kitchen staff has an eye for detail as well as fine taste; each dish is artfully plated in the kitchen before it appears on the table — nearly every patron is prompted to pull out their phones to document the meal before daring to lift a fork or knife. We started the evening with an artisanal cheese board ($24), offering a delicious array of six different cow, goat and sheep’s milk cheeses. We also split a wild mushroom flatbread ($13.50) to preface our meal. The warm golden flatbread was topped with creamed kale, melted fontina cheese and an assortment of wild mushrooms. The flatbread was delicious, though it was tough to compete with the bread basket we started the evening with — a warm pile of golden biscuits that seemed to melt in your mouth.

The main course was where we really had a problem taking the first bite, since no one wanted to be the first to mar the meticulously arranged dish in front of them. Altogether, our group ordered a wide range of dishes, including hearth-baked potato gnocchi ($19), seared sea bass (special/price varies), seared rare tuna ($27), steamed blue bay mussels ($18.50), smoked pork BBQ sandwich ($15.75) and a certified angus strip steak ($35). While the seafood definitely won in terms of presentation, I was enamored with the steak — a thick juicy cut topped with red wine shallot butter and complemented with a side of their crispy, award-winning fries. Other favorites included the Brussels sprouts ($5.50) that were lightly roasted and tossed in a Thai chili sauce, and the gnocchi, which was baked in a cast-iron skillet with kale, butternut squash, wild mushrooms and topped with a layer of parmesan cheese. While no one had any room left after dinner, we were still unable to resist the allure of the dessert menu. Between the six of us, we managed to sample a large portion of the dessert menu, including bread pudding ($9), a slice of s’mores cheesecake ($9), an assortment of small donuts including a toasted coconut donut and a spice

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Woodward Table offers an extensive menu with savory and sweet options to satisfy everyone’s personal preferences. The s’mores cheesecake is a delicious indoor take on the classic campfire favorite. sugar donut ($9) and a torte featuring chocolate ganache, chocolate buttercream and coffee ice cream ($9). I struggled to share my bread pudding, which was topped with slightly-melted butter pecan ice cream and sprinkled with brown sugar and caramel sauce. The one downside to the evening was the service. While our waiter was entertaining, he frequently ap-

proached our table with a “deer in the headlights” glance, tended to disappear for long periods of time and was often confused when the food didn’t spontaneously appear on our table. Yet the decadent food was well worth the wait, staff woes and slow turnaround in the kitchen. Even though some of the prices might be a little steep for the typical student

budget, this spot should definitely be kept in mind for the next parent visit. If you’re in a rush, check out the restaurant’s adjoining “Woodward Takeout Food,” which offers breakfast and lunch dishes that can be picked up on the fly or enjoyed in their small cafe area. If you’re looking for great taste but don’t want to break the bank, I’d highly suggest stopping by.

RECIPES

RESTAURANT review

PARMESAN BASIL ORZO CAITLIN SANDERS FOR THE HOYA

The Corp’s newest enterprise, The Hilltoss, offered students and faculty a peek at its fresh salads Wednesday. The student-crafted bowls were met with generally favorable reviews but limited enthusiasm.

The Corp’s Promising New Salad Storefront Proves to Be a Toss Up THE HILLTOSS

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Farmers Market | Cuisine: Salad | $$$$

allrecipes.com To channel the Mediterranean in your next home-cooked meal without buying yet more jars of tomato sauce, alfredo sauce or spaghetti, try this simple orzo dish. While it’s light, Parmesan basil orzo is a delicious meal, and a great one to add to your recipe repertoire. With a few easy-to-find ingredients, 10 minutes of prep time and just 20 minutes on the stove, this dish will quickly become a staple of your dorm or apartment-style living.

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons butter 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta 1 (14.5 ounce) can of chicken broth

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

With the stove on medium heat, melt the butter. Begin to stir in the orzo and sautee until it turns a light brown. Add the chicken broth and raise the heat until it starts to boil. Cover the skillet, and then reduce the heat to a simmer until orzo is tender. This process should take about 15 to 20 minutes and all of the liquid will be absorbed. Add the cheese and the basil. Mix well.

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Everyone loves Georgetown in the spring, and one of the main reasons is the return of the Farmers Market. This spring, the market has moved into Red Square and comes with one very important addition: Hilltoss. Hilltoss is The Corp’s newest brainchild and is essentially a student-run version of Sweetgreen, serving salads and smoothies. Hilltoss, which will have a storefront in the fall, has currently made its home at the Farmers Market, surrounded by products such as paella, crepes, barbeque and ice cream. The staff is friendly and willing to meet requests. The layout of the stand assures you that what you’re ordering is fresh; all the ingredients are well organized on the display, and everyone wears plastic gloves as they create your meal. Currently, it only offers five salad combinations — although one was just added this week — and a “Make Your Own Salad” option to fit every individual need. By virtue of only having enough room as a stand will allow, there is not a lot of variety when it comes to mix-

ins, and the breadth of options at other salad stores does make Sweetgreen or Salad Creations slightly more appealing. That being said, there is an impressive amount of protein choices, including chicken, hummus, quinoa and tofu. The salads offered on the menu vary from more classic American flavors to more innovative, all while being dubbed with whimsical names. The Jay Gatsby consists of strawberries, walnuts, goat cheese and avocado on top of a bed of spinach, whereas the Pig Latin, complete with Parmesan croutons, chicken and bacon, is a heartier option. The Parthenon and Far East Movement had more Mediterranean influences. For example, the former features hummus, mint and olives, and the Far East Movement mixes in chicken and tofu with sesame, bean sprouts and scallions. Lastly, there is the Amalfi Coast, which I ordered. The Amalfi features quinoa as the protein, along with fresh mozzarella accompanied by tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt and pepper atop a mix of arugula and romaine and tossed with balsamic and olive oil. This salad is simple, which means

that all the components need to be spot on. Overall, I enjoyed the salad but found it a little lacking since none of the flavors were that impressive, and it seemed like I could have made a more flavorful version in my own apartment. I also did not find it to be filling enough to stand as its own meal, and I would recommend paying for extra protein. While on the topic of pricing, the salads ranged from $8-$10 for a reasonable portion, and you could pay extra for more toppings, cheese or protein. Competitors like Sweetgreen can easily put a dent in your wallet, and Hilltoss is definitely a more reasonable option, but do exercise caution when asking for extra because it will add up, and if you’re going to spend over $10 on a salad, it would probably be a better option to go to Sweetgreen. Overall, I enjoyed my salad but cannot say it was filling enough to become my token lunch on Wednesdays. That being said, Hilltoss is a brand new addition to Georgetown’s campus and I applaud how seamlessly it has become a presence on campus — and a delicious and nutritious one at that.

Add the salt and pepper to your taste preference and transfer the whole dish to a shallow bowl to garnish with basil.

CUCUMBER-TINI

cocktails.about.com Get ready for spring with a bright, refreshing cocktail. The cucumber-tini is an ideal accompaniment to your dinner. It’s modern, it’s fruity and it’s exactly the right twist to add some excitement to a more traditional and practical Mediterranean meal. With only three minutes of prep time, your orzo will still be hot by the time you sit down to enjoy it.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 ounce Tito’s Vodka 1/2 ounce Yellow Chartreuse 1 ounce Sencha Green Tea Syrup

3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice 1 inch thick English cucumber cucumber slice and mint sprig

In a mixing glass, muddle one slice of cucumber. Add all of the other measured ingredients. Add six ice cubes, shake and then strain into a glass. Garnish with cucumber and mint.

SAINT CLAIRE SAUVIGNON BLANC

wine.com Sauvignon Blanc is the ideal wine pairing for this light dish. Go traditional with a French Sauvignon Blanc, or try a homegrown, California vineyard take on the classic. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. The Saint Claire Sauvignon Blanc, which is noted for an especially smooth texture, will perfectly complement the creamy orzo.


B6

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THE HOYA

MUSIC review

Cope Special to The Hoya

Manchester Orchestra, a five-man rock band, has gained slow but steady success over the years. Formed in 2004, the band has released several albums, has been featured on shows such as Gossip Girl, Skins and UFC, and is currently touring the United States, Canada and the UK. While Manchester Orchestra is relatively unknown in the US mainstream scene, the band certainly has a faithful fanbase. Currently, over 10 of their concerts are already sold out for the upcoming two months. At first glance, the band strongly resembles Mumford and Sons, with the flannel, long beards and relative lack of excessive body art and piercings seen in the typical rocker types. However, Manchester Orchestra is defining itself in an entirely new way, breaking the stereotypical rocker look and creating its own definition of “rocker.” In their new fourth studio album “Cope,” the band does not delve into other styles and stays true to a strong rock sound. In “Cope,” the band offers the sounds of heavy electric guitar, clashing drums and poetic lyrics written by front man

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Andy Hull. The album explores several situations in each track but, as part of the central theme, offers different ways in which one can cope with problems at hand. While listening to the album, an uninformed listener could easily dismiss Manchester Orchestra as a lesser version of Linkin Park or Green Day. However, it must be noted that Manchester Orchestra’s front man Andy Hull’s voice is so distinctive and nebulous that it is particularly difficult to find one particular artist to compare him to. The album opens with the explosive and aggressive track “Top Notch” which then seamlessly transitions into the more alternative, albeit still aggressive, track “Choose.” The next track, “Girl Harbor” is told from the perspective of a bitter girl who is angry at the broken promises of her beau. He states from her perspective: “So now your last name is mine/ and I feel no different/ I made a match that’s trying to prove/ Trying to find a way I can explain.” What is interesting about this track and many other tracks on the album is the vagueness presented in Hull’s lyricism. While there are storylines in many of the tracks, the plots are so flexible that they are applicable to myriad situations.

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Manchester Orchestra combines elements of rock and alternative music styles in its latest album, “Cope,” which has seen relative success.

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Yet, at the same time, Hull eloquently describes the specific emotions associated with these situations. Other interesting tracks on the album are “Indentions” and “See It Again.” Though they are both also electric guitar and drum-set ridden, they offer a vulnerable side of Manchester Orchestra. There is no argument that Hull portrays vulnerability in other tracks, however, the openness and tenderness in Hull’s tone in these tracks against the electric guitar offers an arresting contrast. In “Indentions,” his lyrics are especially captivating against the tone and the melody. While the listener is not sure of the exact events Hull is expressing, the listener is cognizant that something of massive importance was destroyed and the character in the song is attempting to cope with the loss. “See It Again” is another track that specifically addresses loss. Though not explicitly stated, the story implies a loss of a loved one by a car accident. One sees again how the sad wailing of Hull offers an interesting contrast to his poetic lyrics. The main issue with “Cope” is that the band does not delve into other styles or genres. Throughout the whole album, each track is laden with electric guitar and the clashing drums. As a result, there is no doubt that this album will not appeal to an audience that is uninterested in indie or heavy rock. Though Manchester Orchestra mixes up the slow and fast tracks in order to keep interest, one can easily see “Cope” as monotonous and unchanging. However, if one is interested in hearing truly skilled manipulation of poetry and lyrics, then this album would be a strong example. Despite the issues of monotony, “Cope” is a good album to listen to if one wants to hear a decent new rock album.

GIRL MEETS WORLD

The Bittersweet Truth of Friendships

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ena Dunham’s “Girls” wrapped up its third season last month on a bleak note. The four girls are falling apart — Jessa’s a drug addict, Shoshanna didn’t graduate, Marnie is miserable and Hannah is fighting with her boyfriend. But they’re also falling apart from each other; their friendships are decaying. As I talked about this with a friend, she explained that the failure of their friendships is refreshing. So many shows and movies center on what she aptly termed “the tribe” and the importance of having friends you’re with forever. She felt that only “Girls” has the audacity to show the truth: Sometimes the tribe is a bad thing. Your friends give bad advice, they hold you back or they sabotage you. She had a point. Sometimes friends suck. Sometimes tribes fall apart even if you get along just because of things like distance and time. If shows like “Friends” or “How I Met Your Mother” or “Community” or the myriad of shows about the “tribe” were more realistic, those groups wouldn’t stay together for endless years. It’s partially because those narratives are constructed so that the people have to stay together. But I don’t think narrative necessity is the only reason for the glorification of tribes. Groups of friends are important in the real world too. Without people to trust, we cannot be fully functioning and thriving human beings. Take Olivia Pope from “Scandal.” She allegedly has the loyalty and love of her “gladiators in suits,” but in reality, she trusts no one, never daring to fully open up to anyone around her. Liv keeps everything close to the chest, burdening herself with anxiety and keeping her from forming deep attachments. By keeping people who work together isolated from each other, “Scandal”

shirks the more common trope of coworkers pushed together and becoming a family. That’s what happens on “Park and Recreation,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Mindy Project” and countless others. The girls of “Girls” have the same problems as Olivia Pope and Associates. They’re friends, but not really. They hate each other a little, they keep secrets from each other and they rarely open up about their real feelings. We’re left with two models of the tribe — one that involves real intimacy

Victoria Edel and camaraderie, and one that only appears to. The takeaway from “Girls,” then, ought not to be that groups of friends are always unsustainable, but rather, that some are. At the end of “30 Rock” — would it be “Girl Meets World” if I didn’t mention “30 Rock”? — Liz almost loses her friendships with Jack and Tracey. Only when she’s finally able to open up about her feelings is she able to have sustaining moments of intimacy. When Jack and Liz proclaim their platonic love for each other, we know that their friendship will go on, even if they’re kept apart by distance, because their bond is real. I was worried when my friend made that comment about the friends on “Girls.” At Georgetown, I found my own weird tribe. But if “Girls” is about how college friendships can’t last when you grow up, does that mean my tribe is fleeting and childish too? Well, maybe. We fight sometimes. There’s drama. We make mistakes and

hurt each other, often when we didn’t mean to. But maybe not. We’ve got a lot of good too. Secrets, memories, fun, love. Nights that never ended, days that were inexplicably perfect, conversations that went on for hours. What’s important, in the end, is that time we had together, whatever comes next. Just as the nine seasons of “How I Met Your Mother” bring me solace in light of the imperfect ending, my four years at Georgetown will always be an amazing memory, even if, despite my best efforts, I lose some of my friends in the future. That’s OK, as much as the thought is a little debilitating right now. But let’s focus on right now. Right now, I am surrounded by love and happiness. Right now, I am humbled by those around me, who love, accept and support me, for the most part unconditionally. I cherish the moments we’ve had together, but also the moments we’re making right now, and I’m looking forward to the remaining thirtysix days we have left together. And I’m excited about the tribes we’ll form in the future, the new adventures and the new people we’ll share them with. Because of you, I’m ready to face the world outside the gates. In his last episode of “Doctor Who,” Matt Smith’s Doctor proclaimed, “We’re all different people all through our lives, and that’s okay, that’s good. You gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be. I will not forget one line of this, not one day, I swear. I will always remember when the Doctor was me.” I will not forget one line of this, not one day. Try to remember me too. Victoria Edel is a senior in the College. This is the final appearance of GIRL MEETS WORLD in the guide this semester.

BEST BETS She loves me

Springtime means cherry trees, picnics and musicals. Check out the Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society’s “She Loves Me.” The show, which debuted on Broadway in 1963 and was revived in 1993, follows the steadily unfolding romance of two perfumery employees and is the perfect mix of comedy and sentiment.

WHERE: Poulton Hall When: Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. INFO: guevents.georgetown.edu PRICE: $8 student, $12 general

HBO

“Veep,” a political comedy, follows the story of Vice President Selina Meyer as she looks to the White House.

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Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus HBO | Sundays, 10:30 p.m. Joseph Kuperschmidt Hoya Staff Writer

When “Veep” premiered two years ago, something was missing. A talented cast and devilishly clever writers were set in place for what might have been an immediate success, but the show limited its potential by relegating Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and her team to trivial tasks. In its second season, the creators of “Veep” raised the stakes by giving Meyer real power, and in doing so, they hit the jackpot. Hilarious and sharp as ever, “Veep” returns for its third season, which promises to be its strongest yet. Season three begins just two months after the second left off. The first episode opens with Meyer still reeling from the news that the president will not seek re-election, giving her the perfect opportunity to run in two years. As a preamble to her upcoming bid for the presidency, she embarks on a tour for her new book, “Some New Beginnings: Our Next American Journey.” While Meyer greets ordinary Americans in bookstores across the country, her team celebrates the wedding of Mike McLintock (Matt Walsh), Meyer’s director of communications — a wedding that Selina chooses to skip. As Meyer, Louis-Dreyfus is incomparable. She won an Emmy twice in a row for her role and returns to it in top form. Louis-Dreyfus has layered Meyer with complexity and nuance. She can switch from cruel to magnanimous or from pitiful to inspiring in the blink of an eye. Although her character isn’t likable in any conventional sense of the word, Louis-Dreyfus makes her constantly worthy of attention and, somehow, support. While “Veep” could have become dependent on its star, the show’s supporting cast adds tremendously to its strength. Tony Hale, who also won an Emmy last year for his work on “Veep,” plays Gary Walsh, Meyer’s dedicated personal aide. Similarly to his role as Buster on “Arrested Development,” Hale pushes the limits of loyalty to nearly obsessive levels. Anna Chlumsky, as the vice president’s chief of staff

Amy Brookheimer, and Reid Scott, as her deputy director of communications Dan Egan, shine as they fight for Meyer’s attention. Both highly ambitious, the two have a complicated relationship that is consistently amusing to watch. In previous seasons, Mike embraced his pathetic and comedic existence with a laid back attitude. Now married, Mike appears to be a different man, with a newfound passion for life. It will be interesting to see how this “new” Mike will fit in Meyer and her staff, although his past transgressions — especially those surrounding leaking the president’s plan not to seek reelection — might not have been forgotten by Meyer. Although it feels odd to see Meyer separated from her team, the first episode introduces a question that will drive the season. Does Meyer need her staff to succeed or will abandoning them help her get to the Oval Office? Regardless of the answer, this episode proved that “Veep” has developed supporting characters who thrive even when they aren’t attached to Meyer’s side. Deserving of applause as well is the show’s stellar writing team, headed by the show’s created Armando Iannucci. Without sacrificing characters, sidesplitting jokes fly out at an unbelievable pace, and they always land smoothly. Such hysterical work in the hands of these actors makes “Veep” without a doubt one of today’s funniest shows. Other shows, like “House of Cards” and “Scandal” portray Washington as a hotbed of corruption. In these interpretations of D.C., lawmakers and lawbreakers are one and the same, and no crime is too large to cover up. HBO’s “Veep” provides an extremely different picture. In “Veep,” questionably competent people are entrusted with making political decisions that will affect the entire country. Sound familiar? The show’s biting satire may exaggerate details of the actual federal government, but the antics of Vice President Meyer and her ragtag team are a refreshing, hilarious take on the world just miles from Georgetown’s front gates.

ON CAMPUS

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Understanding Human Dignity

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

WHERE: Red Square Amphitheater WHEN: Sunday, April 13 at 6 p.m. INFO: facebook.com PRICE: Free

WHERE: The Berkley Center When: Monday, April 14 at 12 p.m. INFO: berkleycenter.georgetown.edu Price: Free

WHERE: Dahlgren Chapel WHEN: Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. INFO: guevents.georgetown.edu Price: Free

Nomadic Theatre will be putting on a special performance this Sunday. Taking advantage of the good weather, the troupe will be showcasing their talented student actors in the Red Square Amphitheater, right next to the ICC; however, in the case of rain, the cast will relocate to Village C classroom 200. The show will consist of two one-act plays, “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All to You” and “Waiting.”

This panel will explore the appeals made to the concept of human dignity within the context of many contentious topics such as torture, abortion same-sex marriage and welfare reform. Christopher McCrudden, a professor of human rights and equality law, will be speaking about his new book and these topics along with other notable academics.

As Easter approaches and the Lenten season comes to a close, Campus Ministry will be holding a celebration of the Paschal Triduum, the sacred three days from Good Friday to Easter Sunday. Whether you’re a practicing Catholic, a member of another faith or are simply seeking to learn more about this tradition, the service is sure to be a thought-provoking, reflective experience.


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book REVIEW

Young Wanderlust Evan Kenward Allison Cannella Special to The Hoya

Evan Kenward could not have chosen a better title for his first publication, “Young Wanderlust.” This true story of the cross-country road trip Kenward took after his college graduation brims with the adventure and spontaneity that young adults crave before starting life in the real world. At 470 pages, “Young Wanderlust” may be a lengthy read, but the simple plot and few main characters make it an easy page turner. “Young Wanderlust” takes place immediately following Kenward’s graduation from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He and two of his best friends have no concrete plans for life after college, but their desires to exercise their newfound freedom and explore the country motivate them to embark on a month-

long road trip. Starting in Massachusetts, Kenward and his friends Gill and Wallace take turns driving an old, beat-up Subaru through the upper Midwest for the first part of their journey. Their first camping experience in the rainy Badlands of South Dakota ends in disaster, and the trio decides to pack up the tent and head to California. Impromptu decisions and unplanned adventures occur constantly throughout the book, creating a sense of excited uncertainty for the reader as well. En route to San Francisco, Kenward, Gill and Wallace get the chance to develop their camping skills in Yosemite National Park. They take back roads and hiking trails that tourists tend to avoid, allowing them to experience parts of the country that are usually unseen. Kenward masterfully describes the beauty of the American landscape, displaying a pleasantly ob-

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vious passion for exploration. After spending time in San Francisco, the trio begins driving north up the scenic California coastline when their Subaru breaks down entirely. They become stranded in the middle of nowhere with no place to go and no way home. Eventually, Gill and Wallace decide to make their way back to Massachusetts, but Kenward chooses to continue on his beloved road trip alone. The rest of the book follows Kenward’s travels through the Pacific Northwest. He visits locations in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia thanks to the generous hospitality of complete strangers he meets along the way. He goes hiking in Oregon, biking in Vancouver and cliff jumping in Whistler, British Columbia. Twenty-eight days later, Kenward finds himself back home in Massachusetts with a changed outlook on life and wanderlust as strong as ever. “Young Wanderlust” is an honest diary-like account of a young adult trying to find his place in the world. Kenward does not leave out any details of his trip, including things like smoking, drinking and sexual fantasies. He expresses the real concerns of a 22-year-old that are entirely relatable for a college audience. Kenward, however, often fails to develop his characters on a deeper and more personal level. Minor things, like physical appearance, are left out, in addition to more necessary character traits and personality descriptions. At times, this makes the book confusing, since Kenward focuses more on the details of the trip rather than the details of the characters. While most of the book’s content is centered on the road trip, there are short passages where Kenward includes reflective and thought-pro-

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voking material that gives the story a greater depth. He also briefly touches on his liberal political and religious beliefs, providing readers with a fuller understanding of who he is. Hopefully, a second version of the book will be printed that has been properly edited because “Young Wanderlust” contains a surprising number of errors. In many places, “then” was used instead of “than,” and the name of the famous American poet “Allen Ginsberg” was spelled as “Alan.” Despite these few aspects that give “Young Wanderlust” somewhat of a shallow feeling, it is a sincere story of the apprehensions of the transitional stage between college and the real world. Evan Kenward took a road trip as a way to take advantage of his youth and freedom while he still could, experiencing once-in-a-lifetime events and encountering unique individuals who changed his life. “Young Wanderlust” is an ideal read for book-loving college students with a lust for adventure and beauty, much like Evan Kenward. If anything, the book relays a strong message: Don’t rush life. It’s okay if you don’t have solid plans after college. Take a trip and see the world. You never know what you might find.

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This review contains spoilers. This Sunday, “Game of Thrones” returned with its fourth season, so highly anticipated that Deadline. com reported that viewership had increased 52 percent since the third season opener and HBO Go crashed from the amount of traffic. But although the show ended on a grim and incredibly bloody note, the premiere opted to forgo its typical shock value for the more symbolic message. The first scene ties directly to the end of the last season, as Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) completes the (supposed) destruction of the Stark legacy by destroying Ned Stark’s Valyrian steel sword, melting the metal to create two smaller blades, one for his son Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and the other for his grandson, King Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson). In a final affront to the Starks, he tosses a wolf pelt into the flames that had liquefied the blade. Tywin might have been considered one of the bad guys in the past, but with his confession that he was the one who had ordered the Red Wedding, he’s taken on the mantle of one of the most evil characters in the series. His lack of sympathy extends to Jamie, who, now missing a hand, attempts to resume his role on the Kingsguard. But Tywin refuses. He offers him lordship of Casterly Rock, and although the promise of riches and a title come across as generous, it becomes apparent that he views Jamie as a disgrace of a soldier. When Jamie insists on

staying part of the Kingsguard, Tywin essentially disowns him, finally alienating all of his children. The first few minutes set the tone for the rest of the episode: there’s relatively limited bloodshed, the nudity is restricted, and the Westeros we’re familiar with is gone. The Stark line has been virtually eliminated and the war has apparently been won, with Stannis Baratheon (Stephan Dillane) in hiding and licking his wounds, but the audience’s knowledge of the White Walker threat casts a foreboding shadow and the supposed sense of stability is incredibly fragile. However, what this episode lacked in violence and excitement it made up for with its character development. Perhaps most notable is the increased exploration of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and Jamie. The former is still far away from Westeros, and although she now has a daunting army of freed slaves and a wide-reaching reputation, it’s clear she’s losing control in ways she didn’t expect. Her dragons, now the size of small horses, react violently as she attempts to calm them when they squabble over a dead lamb. She may be their mother, but they are still dragons, and there’s a limit to how much she can tame them. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in future episodes, given her emotional connection to them and how her control over them is arguably her biggest weapon in trying to take the Iron Throne. Arya, who is presumed to be dead, is still travelling with The Hound (Rory McCann) as he attempts to make a profit off of having her as a hostage.

The track that made Australian singer Betty Who a global sensation has finally been released as a single. Initially released by Betty Who as an independent free download in her pop-blogger days, the track reached number one on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs in March. The song is fun and upbeat, a perfect example of the currently popular electro-pop trend. With her wide vocal range and powerful voice, it’s clear from this track why Betty was picked as one of the 14 Musical Acts to Watch in 2014 by Time magazine.

‘sing’ ed sheeran  This latest single from Ed Sheeran, who became known in the American music scene largely because of his duet with Taylor Swift, marks a development in his musical style. While still emphasizing the role of acoustic instrumentals and Sheeran’s captivating voice, which moves effortlessly between soft rap and pop-rock singing, the track is far more produced than his previous work. It adds electric elements and is much more fast-paced and daring than his previous ballads. It’s refreshing to have a young artist show clear development in his musical style, especially when his original style was so well received.

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In season four, Ygritte (Rose Leslie) and Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) prepare to march on the area south of the Wall. With both her parents dead, they’re now headed to the Veil to sell her to her aunt Lysa Arryn (Kate Dickie). However, when a tavern brawl ends with Arya coolly sliding a blade through someone’s throat, it’s hard to decide if she’s a character to be admired or feared. Regardless, she perfectly embodies the ramifications of the Lannister’s blood-stained rule: Everyone’s being affected in their quest for vengeance, and things are only going to get bloodier. Watching Jamie get captured, freed, captured and finally freed again in the last season illustrated that the Kingslayer and the man who had lost a hand were no longer the same person. He goes against his father’s wishes to go to Casterly Rock, we learn, in order to be able to be close to Cersei (Lena Headey), and seems disillusioned while planning strategy with his nephew, who eventually mocks him. Things have changed for Westeros, and things have certainly changed for Jamie. After

risking his life to save Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), he’s cold to her back at King’s Landing. And he approaches Cersei with love more than lust, although she spurns him, blaming him for his absence and claiming that he had been gone too long — which just goes to show why trying to date your sister will never turn out well. Overall, the season had a magnificent beginning. A lot of things were left unanswered: Where are the White Walkers? Is Theon (Alfie Allen) still being tortured? Why didn’t Joffrey die at the Red Wedding? Will Ser Jorah (Iain Glen) be friend-zoned forever? This just means there’s that much more to look forward to this season (and for many seasons after, considering Game of Thrones just got renewed for two more). But what the premiere makes clear is that too many lives have been lost for crimes to simply be forgotten, and the Lannisters won’t be the only ones paying their debts.

Most known for his single, “Fireflies,” Owl City is sticking to what he knows best with this single. A selfproclaimed electronica project started by Adam Young, otherwise known as Owl City, the track uses layers of rich electric sound that is hard to resist. However, Young’s voice can seem grating at times. He often sounds as if he’s trying too hard in his singing as it wavers between airy vocals and incessant slides up scales, which can get a little tiresome. Nonetheless, the single is far more interesting than “Fireflies” and is sure to still impress his fans.

‘we are one (ole ola) feat. jennifer lopez’ pitbull  The FIFA World Cup Song always promises to be an uplifting, motivational and, it has to be admitted, usually pretty cheesy single. In honor of this year’s host country, Brazil, the track combines these elements with a party theme. It’s a fiesta, featuring Pitbull. Those who are fans of his club hits will certainly love it, but the rest may remain slightly unconvinced. It lacks the energy and fun of arguably the best World Cup single, Shakira’s “WakaWaka,” and sadly J-Lo fails to bring a much-needed edge to the single.

AROUND TOWN LANTERN WALK

SMITHSONIAN CRAFT SHOW

CHERRY BLOSSOM RUNNING TOUR

SAKURA MATSURI JAPANESE FESTIVAL

WHERE: Tidal Basin WHEN: Friday and Saturday, 8 to 10 p.m. INFO: washingtonpost.com PRICE: Free

WHERE: National Building Museum WHEN: Friday to Sunday, times vary INFO: smithsoniancraftshow.com PRICE: Tickets start at $13

WHERE: Washington Monument Lodge WHEN: Saturday, 8 a.m. INFO: nps.gov PRICE: Free

WHERE: 12th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW WHEN: Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. INFO: sakuramatsuri.org PRICE: $10

For those who love to explore D.C., experience it an entirely new way this weekend. Take part in the Lantern Walks down by the Tidal Basin — just make sure to bring along a flashlight. The walk stretches just 3.2 miles from campus, so you could walk there with your friends both ways if it’s a pleasant spring evening, or you could catch a taxi back.

This weekend’s Smithsonian Craft Show combines fine art exhibits, special piece sales and a variety of events to create every art lover’s dream diversion. The event will be open Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., so you can easily fit it into your weekend plans.

Want to experience the Cherry Blossom Festival, do some serious sight seeing and also sneak in some cardio? Head down to the National Mall this weekend to participate in the 3.5 mile run and learn about our city’s famous cherry blossom trees. The pace is described as a “leisurely jog,” so running enthusiasts and fitness newbies alike should take advantage of this special tour.

This year marks D.C.’s 54th annual Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival. The festival, featuring food, drink and various performances, spans six blocks of downtown D.C. (down Pennsylvania Avenue from 9th to 14th streets). If you’re in the mood for a nice day with some sushi and sake, this event is perfect and also features live music and dance.


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A Team Created From Scratch GU Seeks 1st Big East SOFTBALL, from B10 That’s where Lauren Camp Brennan (MSB ’06) came in. At the time, Brennan was president of Georgetown’s club softball team; she and her teammates were ready to try out for the newly established program. “It was an opportunity for girls who were current students to play at least in the first year and try out to fulfill that dream of playing Division I softball, which is pretty awesome,” Brennan said. “She says ‘Coach, I’ve got all the club kids ready to try out for the team,’” Conlan said. “So she passed along all their information to me and I communicated with them and then we were also able to send out a blast to all the incoming freshmen saying, ‘Hey if anybody’s interested in playing softball, we’re having tryouts.’” During the summer of 2005, Christina Gallinari (MSB ’09) was about to start her freshman year. She had noticed that Georgetown didn’t have a softball team, and as a huge softball fan, she was disappointed she wouldn’t be able to see any games. She never imagined she might end up playing in them. “At the bottom of an email it said, ‘Georgetown hires first softball coach.’ So I kind of thought to myself, this just seems like too much of a coincidence — I have to push through it,” Gallinari said. “So I actually emailed Coach Pat and I asked her if she was going to be holding tryouts, and she said she [would] in September and that I should come out.” Conlan saw a lot of students like Brennan and Gallinari at those tryouts, kids who loved softball but never dreamed they’d have the chance to see their names on a Division I roster. She ended up with 16 players — all of them walk-ons — in the Georgetown softball team’s inaugural season. “That team is very special to me,” Colan said. “All of those kids came to Georgetown because they

loved Georgetown. … For them to have the opportunity to put Georgetown across their chest and wear that uniform was a tremendous pride for them.” Gallinari joined the team, along with a handful of freshmen and several upperclassmen, including Brennan and a few of her teammates from the club team. Gallinari was ultimately the only member of her class to play for her entire time on the Hilltop, making her Georgetown’s first four-year letterman in softball. The Hoyas played in 27 games in their first season, about half as many as an average season holds. They were not yet members of the Big East, and they called Guy Mason Field home, a Glover Park diamond surrounded by construction with an uneven outfield that provided a one-of-a-kind homefield advantage. “Nobody could read the bumps like we could,” Gallinari said. They practiced late at night, which invited a few unique visitors to the park. Once, a crew of firemen sat on top of their truck watching practice. Another time, a bachelor party showed up to run the bases. Most of all it was a lot of hard work for the Hoyas, who lost six games before that first win against Coppin State. “That first win that I got as a head coach at Georgetown with those kids was one of my greatest coaching experiences and one of my greatest coaching victories, and I’ve been a part of championships,” Conlan said. “You would have thought we won the national championship. For me, I’ll never forget that. Because at that moment it was like a stamp of approval that Georgetown was the right place for me to be.” The Blue and Gray went on to win three more games that year, their inaugural record stood at 4-23 in a season when they had a lot of firsts — first hit, first run, first win and first shutout. “Everything was special to us

because it was the first thing that happened,” Gallinari said. “I think the thing that really set us apart as a team in that first year and beyond is that we never took anything for granted.” Both Brennan and Gallinari are reluctant to take much credit for the team; instead, they praise Conlan for her efforts that transformed Georgetown softball and gave them unforgettable memories as student-athletes. “Starting a team from scratch is not easy,” Gallinari said. “I think she deserves a lot of credit for being brave and taking the chance.” Both still follow the team and attend games when they can — Brennan will be rooting on the Hoyas in Chicago this weekend when they play DePaul. Every May, the alumnae comeback to play the current team, pitching and hitting on Guy Mason Field like it’s 2006. A lot has changed since that maiden campaign. The team joined the Big East for the 2009 season, which was an emotional moment for Conlan, who won four Big East Championships and set multiple conference records during her time as a student-athlete at Connecticut. Last season, the Hoyas made the Big East tournament for the first time in program history, and this year they’re looking to win it; the team’s 7-2 conference record is good enough for second in the league. For Conlan, it’s all a long way from holding tryouts just to field a team. “We came from just nothing. I was recruiting kids on the picnic table outside of McDonough because I didn’t have an office. That was how our program started,” Conlan said. “There’re a lot of great memories, and we’ve come a long way. We still have a lot of work to do, but every year we get better and better. I’m excited not only about where this program has come from, but where it’s going.”

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Hoyas Turn In Mixed Results Madeline Auerbach Hoya Staff Writer

As the Georgetown men’s and women’s tennis teams enter the closing stages of their 2014 seasons, they’ll proceed to participate in a variety of nonconference matches. After splitting matches at home this past weekend, both squads faced University of Maryland, Baltimore County on Wednesday at UMBC’s courts. After the losses, Georgetown will look to regroup when it returns to the courts this weekend and play against the George Washington, Old Dominion and Norfolk State. The UMBC women’s team (69) entered Wednesday’s match coming off a 7-0 loss to Xavier ,while the men’s team had recently defeated Xavier — a team the Georgetown men lost to earlier this week. “Any time you lose to a team that another team beat you’re like, ‘Whoa.’ That definitely gets your attention,” Head Coach Gordie Ernst said. “We beat them 4-3 last year so they’re really going to be coming at us.” The Georgetown men fell to UMBC on Wednesday in a 4-3 decision. Meanwhile, the Georgetown women defeated UMBC 4-3. Both matches hinged on the doubles point as singles were split between the Hoyas and Retrievers. The women swept in all three doubles matches. Freshman Victoire Saperstein fell at first singles in a 6-0, 6-1 decision. Senior co-captain Madeline Jaeger fell at third singles as did freshman Sophia Barnard at fourth singles. Nonetheless, victories from senior co-captain Kelly Comolli, junior Sophie Panarese and sophomore Liselot Koenen secured the match. For the men, although juniors Alex Tropiano and Shane Korber won at first doubles with a 8-6 result, UMBC won at second and third doubles, which ultimately sealed the Hoyas’ fate. Singles victories came from Tropiano, senior co-captain Casey Distasoand junior John Brosens. George Washington, Old Dominion and Norfolk State will be formidable opponents for the Hoyas over the weekend. However, considerable history with the programs and the challenges those teams present will be extremely helpful to prepare for the Big East tournament, according to Ernst. “They’re pretty strong again,” Ernst said, speaking specifically

Win Against Bluejays Nadav Senensieb Hoya Staff Writer

After a disappointing start to conference play, the Georgetown baseball team is looking to turn around its season against Creighton this weekend. The Hoyas (12-17, 0-3 Big East) will travel to Omaha, Neb., to play the Bluejays (15-10-1, 0-0 Big East) in what will be the Bluejays’ first conference series as a member of the Big East. In its last series, Georgetown lost all three games to Xavier. The Hoyas struggled defensively in the series, committing 10 errors so they will try to improve upon this in their upcoming series against the Bluejays, according to Head Coach Pete Wilk. “We all know we beat ourselves two out of three games, and we’re generally frustrated,” Wilk said. “We’ve got to stop shooting ourselves in the foot. We’ve got to start playing the game better on the defensive side. In practice we worked a lot on defense.” Meanwhile, Georgetown’s offense, which was expected to be the team’s strength entering the season, needs to be more consistent if it hopes succeed during conference play. One of the keys to the offense is junior shortstop Ryan Busch, who was named to the Big East Honor Roll on Monday after his performance in the Xavier series. In the three games, Busch hit 9-for-18, with six runs scored, five RBIs, three doubles and three stolen bases. “I’m hoping that he stays hot,” Wilk said. “He’s done a great job at the leadoff spot this season. He’s healthy this year. That’s the difference between last year and this year.” Senior first baseman Steve Anderson and sophomore catcher Nick Collins have also been a key part of the Hoya offense. Anderson is leading the team with a .337 batting average, three home runs and 24 RBIs. Collins has kept pace with a .336 batting average and 22 RBIs. Wilk has been very pleased with those three players and wants the rest of his team to start producing at a higher level to match them. “I don’t think it’s up to those three. Those three are doing their job and more,” Wilk said. “I think it’s up to the rest of the lineup. If you ask those guys to do more than they’re capable of, they will get out of their comfort zone. They’ll start to do too much and expand their strike zone and get themselves out. They’re doing a great job so far. I don’t want them to change their game. I want the rest of the lineup doing their job.”

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to the women’s Old Dominion match. “This is going to be a tough match for the girls but it’s great, great preparation for the Big East tournament.” The women’s team will take on Old Dominion (10-6) at home. The Monarchs face the Hoyas with a variety of lopsided victories and losses under their belt. Though they dominated Morgan State 7-0 earlier this week, they were swept by No. 1 Duke and South Florida in March. Meanwhile, pressure is on the men’s team for its match against cross-city rivals the George Washington University Colonials (126) on that same day. GWU hosts Georgetown at the GWU Tennis Center. GWU faces Georgetown coming off a 4-0 loss to No. 21 Wake Forest. However, preceding this loss it had an 11-1 record in its previous 12 matches. “We haven’t beaten them in a long time. They’ve had some great teams and we’re the underdog, they’re the favorite, so we’re just hoping to have a stronger showing this year,” Ernst said. “They’re always a strong team but our guys are looking for a piece of that right now.” Ernst added that the rivalry does add more weight to the match. “They feel the pressure too much against them, and they shouldn’t, he said” The Colonials have dominat-

ed the Hoyas over the past five years, boasting a 5-0 record over the Blue and Gray. Overall, GWU won 28 of those matches, while Georgetown only notched seven. The next day, the men will take on the Norfolk State Spartans (11-6) in Norfolk, Va. Overall, these matches are occurring at an ideal time for the Hoyas. With the Big East tournament right around the corner, any sort of match play raises the Hoyas’ confidence and ability. “Conditioning, playing long matches; to play GW and Old Dominion before the Big East is great preparation for that,” Ernst said. “It’s better than practicing to get ready for the Big East.” After the array of matches this weekend, Georgetown will take on Big East foe Villanova. The Villanova men (3-13) and women (311, 0-2 Big East) are not expected to challenge Georgetown. “They’re not the strongest — they’ve been down for a number of years here,” Ernst said. “We’ve been able to beat them, I think for every match.” The George Washington match will begin at noon Friday at the GWU Tennis Center, while the women will also play Old Dominion at noon on the McDonough courts. The men will play Norfolk State at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, while both teams will compete with Villanova on April 16.

There are several potential players who can give the Hoyas the needed offensive production. Senior outfielder Patrick Camporini, freshman outfielder Beau Hall and freshman second baseman Jake Kuzbel have all helped lead the team this season. If the Hoyas are going to win series, others are going to have to produce. “I think our guys collectively haven’t been hitting up to their capability,” Wilk said. “I’m not going to put a name on those guys, but they need to step up.” Previously playing in the Missouri Valley Conference, the Bluejays will be trying to win their first ever Big East conference game this weekend. Two players to keep an eye on are senior outfielder Mike Gerber and sophomore pitcher Matt Warren. Gerber is leading Creighton with six home runs and 24 RBIs, while Warren is 6-0 with a 2.30 ERA. Starting for Georgetown this weekend will be sophomore pitcher Matt Smith on Friday, junior pitcher Matt Hollenbeck on Saturday and junior pitcher Will Brown on Sunday. Freshman David Ellingson had been starting the second game in the last few series, but Hollenbeck is getting the nod after Ellingson struggled in his last three starts. “We’re going to make an adjustment there,” Wilk said. “At this point in time in the season, I think that’s what we need to do with the rotation.” Friday’s game will be played at 6:30 p.m., Saturday’s game will be at 2 p.m. and Sunday’s game will be at 1 p.m.

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Sophomore Daniel Khanin dropped his first singles match 6-4, 3-6, 0-6 against UMBC on Wednesday afternoon.

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Junior infielder A.C. Carter has 17 walks and is hitting .225 this season.

t’s hard to place the beginning of Bar- governing international transfer and celona’s decline from its perch as the registering foreign players. FIFA only alunmatched dynasty of professional lows transfers for international youths soccer. After all, when you are in the when a player’s parents move to another midst of a historically memorable run country for non-soccer related reasons, of success anything short of a champion- the player lives within 50 kilometers of ship is a step in the wrong direction. the national border they are crossing or Some will argue that the decline be- the move takes place within the Europegan on a fateful night two years ago, an Union for players aged 16 to 18. FIFA when the Catalans’ were stunned at says it has found 10 recent violations home in the Champions of this regulation by the League semifinals by club. much maligned striker In an official statement, Fernando Torres and a Barcelona has stated it inscrappy Chelsea squad. tends to appeal the ruling But many saw the disapon the grounds that its pointing 2011-2012 camworld-renowned La Masia paign, which saw the academy provides more team lose La Liga to rivals than just soccer developDarius Majd Real Madrid and Coach ment for its members. Pep Guardiola take a sab“FCB forms people bebatical from the sport, as fore athletes, a fact that FIFA sanctions are has not been considered a fluke. These optimists were FIFA, which applies bad news for Barce- by rewarded with a return a penalty criterion that lona’s future. to domestic glory last ignores the educational year, before an even more function of our training emphatic Champions League thumping program,” the club wrote. by Bayern Munich left little doubt that FIFA president Sepp Blatter defended they had been usurped by a new dynasty. the regulation in question, stating that When Barcelona was matched against is exists to avoid exploitation and trafAtlético Madrid in the quarterfinals ficking of young players. Many youngof the Champions League, many pun- sters come to the academies alongside dits viewed it as one of the more evenly family, but many others show up alone matched pairings. After all, Atlético Ma- and homesickand , as a result, are misdrid had already risen from mediocrity erable. Regardless of whether you conin Europe this season to seize a slim lead sider the regulations to be appropriate in La Liga from Spain’s two heavyweights, in combating a troubling trend, or too and Barcelona’s stunningly poor displays strict in infringing upon the rights of in the previous two tournaments showed young players to seek development from they were plenty mortal. their dream clubs, Barcelona’s arguBut when Atlético Madrid eliminated ment is weak. the Catalans in the quarterfinals toElite sports franchises are not benevoday, by a 1-0 score that could have and lent charities, they are businesses; they should have been worse, the reality of a are not in the business of scouring the third consecutive step backward for Bar- globe for potential academic powercelona in European competition seemed houses. Even if the La Masia academy so much more unexpected than rational could compete on an academic level analysis could have foretold. with top private institutions all over the Lionel Messi is still in his prime, and world, the goal is to develop soccer stars with a still emerging Neymar in the fray, that will bring in money and championBarcelona is always a top contender for ships to the club. Spanish and European trophies, but As such, FIFA’s stance on the acadethe Spanish core — brought up together mies has dour implications for the longwith Messi in the youth academies and run success of La Masia in its current forflushed with international trophies — is mat. Barcelona is far from the only club beginning to age. to set up an academy, but La Masia is the With the premier youth academy in premier institution, and as such Barcelothe world to draw talent from, reloading na has the most to lose from academy-inwould normally not be a problem for the fringing regulations. The club will most Catalans, but a new transfer ban placed likely have to adapt to maintain their deon the club could spell trouble for Barce- velopmental advantage, or else it will be lona’s unparalleled developmental edge. subject to the same fluctuations as the This morning FIFA posted a two-win- other European soccer giants. dow ban on Barcelona for repeated violations of transfer regulations. The specific Darius Majd is a junior in the College. violation in question stems from a rule The Sporting Life appears every Friday.


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800 and 1500 areas, we’re ready to run really well.” Andre and Akers were both The Georgetown track and part of the men’s 4-x-400m relay field team will participate in the that placed 11th last weekend at George Mason Invitational in the Tiger Track Classic. Fairfax, Va., this weekend. Teams At the Colonial Relays, sophofrom all over the Northeast will more Ahmed Bile and freshmen be competing for another oppor- Ryan Manahan and Amos Bartunity to qualify for the NCAA re- telsmeyer dominated the 800m gionals in May. Well over 30 uni- run, placing second, fifth and versities and over 1,000 athletes sixth, respectively. They hope to from the East and Northeast continue their success this weekof the country will attend the end. Junior Billy Ledder took meet, making the George Mason 12th in the 1500m at the ColoInvitational a very competitive nial Relays and looks to improve contest. on his time further. Director of Track and Field and The men’s biggest competition Cross-Country Patrick Henner will be Cornell, who is currently believes his team can rise to the ranked 21st in NCAA Division challenge. I men’s track and field. At last “It’s easy when it’s easy, but week’s Cardinal Invitational, when it’s fast and it gets hard Cornell performed well in the early, our athletes are prepared sprints and dominated the to deal with that,” Henner said. hurdles, but the Hoyas outper“You really have to commit to formed the Big Red in distance the race. When things are easy, runs. As the two match up again there’s not as this weekend much of a comagainst a differmitment, so ent set of comwhen things get petitors, it will hard you really be interesting to have to commit. see if the results I think our athchange. letes are really As for many prepared to run of the long-disfast, but they retance runners PATRICK HENNER ally have to comwho competed Director of Track & Field mit to being unlast week at the comfortable and just sticking Cardinal Invitational, they will with it and staying committed to be awarded a much-needed rest the race.” weekend. On the women’s side, Henner “A lot of the athletes that looks to All-American senior De- raced in the longer stuff in Stanseree King and graduate student ford won’t be running at George Amanda Kimbers to put up fast Mason,” Henner said. times in the sprints. But this doesn’t mean they will “I think that Deseree King is not continue to train throughready to run a very good 400m, out the week. so that’s something I’m excited “Most of those athletes will do to watch and see her do that,” a hard workout on Friday, the Henner said. “I think she’s very day before the meet,” Henner prepared to do that. Amanda said. “So it’s not like they’re not Kimbers can bring her 100m going to train or do anything times down.” this week, but we have to keep At last week’s Tiger Track Clas- in mind they’re coming off some sic in Auburn, Ala., King placed hard, hard races so it’s going to seventh in the 400 meter hur- take them longer than a week to dles with her season-best time recover. They’ll do a workout Friof 1:00.87. Kimbers competed in day then some will come out and the 100m and 200m dashes and watch the races on Saturday.” finished in fifth place in both The team continues to work events. Both women are expect- toward its qualifying times ed to perform well this weekend. for the NCAA regionals at the On the men’s side, Henner end of May. The top 48 athletes hopes that senior Hansel Akers from each event will be selected and sophomore Mike Andre will from two regions — the East and step up and run well in their West— and from there, the top events. He also thinks some of 12 athletes from each will move the distance runs will find suc- on to the NCAA finals in June. cess in the competition. The Hoyas have every chance of “[Seniors] Mike Andre and making the top 48, and the meet Hansel Akers are ready to drop this weekend will provide them down and run some fast 400s,” another opportunity to put up Henner said. “I also think in the those qualifying times.

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a player should automatically forget about those from his or her past. So some professional athletes grow up in rough circumstances; in fact, those environments and a fear of failure often drive them to rise up and succeed. Someone who comes from such a background will likely have a close group of friends that has always been there for them, back from before the player was making millions. But suddenly, when you become a professional athlete, you’re supposed to forget about your friends because of their questionable decisions, despite

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Sherman’s comments on DeSean Jackson are not misguided. all of the love and support they’ve shown you. Just because a professional sports team and its fans want your services, you are supposed to cut ties with the few guys on this planet who would have taken a bullet for you when nobody knew your name. Sherman made this point excellently, bringing it home with a particularly profound line from his piece: “Should I give up on everybody out of fear of being dirtied by the media? Sorry, but I was born in this dirt.” Although Sherman articulated his argument extremely well there’s actually one part that I think he missed. If you’re watching any type of coverage of the NFL, you probably won’t have to wait more than five

minutes to hear the phrase, “It’s just business.” Whether it’s the release of a fan-favorite, a holdout or a heartbreaking trade, this phrase runs rampant when talking about the league. Let’s bring that mindset to what Sherman wrote. Since we know that the NFL is a business, we know that every owner and coach makes player transactions for financial reasons. Sure, an organization can claim to treat all of its players like family and many of them truthfully do. But at its core, the player-team relationship is a business one. There’s no denying that. Yet, when a professional athlete from a rough background becomes a member of an organization for business reasons, he is supposed to break off all contact with the few people who actually care about that player for personal reasons. The few who don’t view him simply as an asset. There’s a reason that many Eagles fans will boo Jackson when he plays in Philadelphia next year, only one season after loving him to death. It’s because they didn’t care about DeSean Jackson the person; they cared about DeSean Jackson the Eagle. The people from his past, however questionable their decisions may be, actually do. But he’s supposed to forget about them simply because a lot of people watch him on Sundays? Of course, there are times when friends go too far and someone like DeSean Jackson or Richard Sherman has to cut them off. That’s all true, and Sherman spoke to that in his MMQB piece. But the overall idea that a player needs to stop associating with loyal friends because of a business-minded team and fan base is one that has never made sense. I’m glad that Richard Sherman feels the same way. Tom Hoff is a junior in the McDonough School of Business. DOWN TO THE WIRE appears every Friday.

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Possession Control Key to Success LEHIGH, from B10 job in the riding game. … [In addition], they’ll try to dictate the tempo of the game, starting from the defensive end, and then they’ll let their offense [take it from there].” The Mountain Hawks have a particularly threatening defense; so far, they have held their opponents to an average of 6.5 goals per game. Furthermore, they have outshot their opponents at an average of 35.7 to 27.3 shots per game. Sophomore defender Tripp Telesco is a defensive leader for Lehigh, and so far during the season he has recorded 28 caused turnovers, leading the rest of the team by 11. Georgetown has improved in the past few games at working off-ball offensive players to create scoring opportunities, which will help to counteract Lehigh’s defense. In particular, freshman attack Peter Conley has impressed with a flexible and creative offensive style and currently leads the team with 32 points. After be-

ing shut out against Denver, Conley returned in the game against Providence with a hat trick. “He’s a freshman, so he learned today, he learned from last week’s experience, he’ll learn from this week’s experience and he’ll get better next week against Lehigh,” Warne said. Another important factor in capitalizing on offensive possessions and minimizing the Mountain Hawks defense’s opportunities to transition the ball will be identifying and finishing on quality shot attempts. This is especially important considering Lehigh’s ability to restrict its opponents’ offensive movement. “I think that if we’re unselfish and get good shots [we’ll be successful],” Warne said. “I think we’re getting really good shots at good spots, but we just have to finish them.” Warne stressed that in the end, however, it all comes down to hard work and fundamentals. “We’ll do something every day this week to prepare our guys for Saturday night,” Warne said. “We’ll keep

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Freshman attack Peter Conley leads the Hoyas with 21 goals. working on shooting and preaching the little things, and those guys are staying after and doing some extra work and that’ll pay off — and hopefully it does on Saturday night.”

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ast week, outspoken Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman wrote a piece for mmqb.si.com about his childhood friend DeSean Jackson. Jackson, who was cut from the Philadelphia Eagles two weeks ago and signed by the rival Washington Redskins, has been facing questioning about his possible gang ties to the Crips in Los Angeles. Sherman is an incredibly smart person. Aside from getting a 3.9 GPA at Stanford while dealing with the rigorous demands of his schedule, Sherman’s spoken and written takes on our society are extremely cerebral and insightful. His postgame interview with Erin Andrews after the NFC Championship game is what most will associate him with, and I don’t have a problem with that. After all, that type of interview does, to a degree, explain who Sherman is — a man whose confidence, or perhaps arrogance, drives everything he does and tends to spill over once in a while. I also remember Sherman for two other instances surrounding the NFC Championship Game that many will forget. Sherman wrote another MMQB piece that was published the next morning, and he also spoke at a press conference early the following week, mainly about the postgame interview that had by then gone viral. In both the column and the press conference, Sherman’s opinions on many issues — specifically on how fans and media view athletes — showed just how perceptive he is, and his comments were something to which every sports fan should listen. As we did then, we should listen now to everything he wrote in his recent piece on Jackson. Sherman rightfully criticized the popular idea among the media and fans that players should cut ties with old friends who engage in unsavory activity. I completely agree with Sherman, as I’ve always resented the idea that

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Big East Opponents Await GU CONNECTICUT, from B10 Hoyas have not had as much success in close games this season, going 2-3 in one-goal games. However, Georgetown is not looking back on its tough games earlier this season. With the majority of their conference play still ahead, the Hoyas are focusing on winning the games that matter the most. “At this stage of the game, we’re looking at [the schedule] as we’re one in one [in the conference]” Head Coach Ricky Fried said, “Our goal right now is focusing on the confer-

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Senior midfielder Kelyn Freedman has scored 25 goals this season.

ence and [Connecticut is] the next opponent in the way. We’ve traditionally done very well in the conference, so we’re confident, but not overconfident because of what has happened thus far.” Connecticut sophomore goalkeeper Shannon Nee has been named Big East Defensive Player of the Week twice this season for her efforts in the cage. Her latest award came after her impressive performance against Fairfield, in which she had seven saves, leading the team to a onegoal victory. Teammates sophomore midfielder Katherine Finkelston and senior midfielder Lauren Kahn will be dangerous offensively to Georgetown as they lead Connecticut with 27 and 24 goals, respectively. “[Nee] gets a lot of shots that are rushed, and she does a really good job of holding position, so I think the biggest thing for us is going to be patience and making sure we’re disciplined in the offensive end of the field. When we do get opportunities, we have to make sure we’re shooting to the pipes and not just turning and throwing at the goal,” Fried said. Last Saturday, Connecticut matched up with Rutgers in New Jersey. While Rutgers led 7-3 at the half, Connecticut had a late second half comeback in store. The Huskies scored eight goals, plus one in overtime, to grab the victory. After the game on Friday, Georgetown will immediately travel to Piscataway, N.J., where it will take on Rutgers on Sunday afternoon. The

Scarlet Knights have lethal offensive players who can score from all angles of the cage. Similar to the game against Marquette, Georgetown will look to its defense to help out freshman goalkeeper Maddy Fisher in goal. Rutgers’ key player is redshirt junior midfielder Lauren Sbrilli. She leads the team with 16 goals and 20 points. “The biggest challenge, I think, is the turnaround time, physically. We’re not used to that right now. It is a travel weekend, so that makes it a little challenging,” Fried said. “But really, we have to make sure the girls are focused on UConn first and then move on to the next thing, we don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves.” Last season, the Hoyas defeated the Huskies 9-6 in a closely contested matchup. The Hoyas also came out victorious over the Scarlet Knights, though with more ease in a 13-5 final decision. While Georgetown’s offense has evolved, its core has remained with Freedman and junior attack Caroline Tarzian at the center. Freedman leads the team with 25 goals and five assists, while Tarzian follows with 20 goals and four assists. On the defensive side, the Hoyas continue to emphasize the importance of teamwork. “I think the biggest thing for us is to play team defense,” Fried said. “It starts with our individual play, but we need to have a team concept and make sure all eight of our defensemen, counting the goalie, are working in unison.”


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On March 12, 2006, the Georgetown softball team beat Coppin State in the Capital Classic in Delaware. It wasn’t the championship game. In fact, the Hoyas lost five out of six games that weekend by a total of 40 runs. But it was the first victory in the history of the Georgetown softball program. After years of rumors, Georgetown’s softball team, led by Head Coach Pat Conlan, finally became a Division I team in July 2005. Conlan had experience developing programs as she had just built the North Carolina State team from the ground up. However, doing the same at Georgetown proved to be a little more complicated. “We were recruiting [at Georgetown] with no scholarship money,” Conlan said. “And when you’re looking to build a program essentially from scratch, that becomes a very difficult process of not just selling Georgetown because that’s the easy part. It was saying, ‘Ok, come to Georgetown, but pay your own way.’” Compared to the situation at North Carolina State, where the athletic department allocated six scholarships for recruitment and hired the staff a whole year before the team began playing competitively, Conlan had her work cut out. “When I got to campus, they said, ‘Ok, congratulations, you’re the new coach, and you’re going to have to have a team this year.’ And I said, ‘Have a team? I don’t have any players,’” Conlan recalled. See SOFTBALL, B8

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The Georgetown softball team (top) was created by Head Coach Pat Conlan (bottom right) in 2005. The team, which was comprised of 16 walk-ons, had limited resources, no scholarships and played its first seasons on an unrenovated Guy Mason Field (bottom left).

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Sophomore guard Stephen Domingo will transfer from Georgetown, according to CBS Sports. In two seasons with the Hoyas, Domingo received limited playing time, averaging 5.05 minutes a game and scoring only a total of 29 points on 11-of-40 shooting. Originally a member of the Class of 2013, the California native graduated high school after his junior year and joined Georgetown a year earlier than expected. Domingo was a decorated high school player and was named to the USA U-17 World Championship team in 2012. He started seven of eight games en route to winning the gold medal with Team USA. There were high expectations for the 6-foot-6inch, 206-pound guard. His frame and shooting ability garnered comparisons to guard Hollis Thompson, who played for the Hoyas for three years and currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers, but ultimately Domingo did not produce. In his first season, Domingo appeared in 20 games and scored a total of 20 points. His best game came on Dec. 10, 2012, against Longwood. In Georgetown’s 89-53 win, the guard scored a career-high seven points on 3-of-7 shooting in 18 minutes. Entering his sophomore year, there was renewed hope for the 18-year-old Domingo. With Otto Porter’s departure, the guard seemed poised for a breakout season. But even with a depleted roster he was unable to earn any significant playing time, only appearing in 19 games. This report follows the announcement that senior center Moses Ayegba, who has one year of eligibility remaining, will transfer and senior forward Aaron Bowen will return next season for his final season of eligibility.

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Junior attack Caroline Tarzian has scored 20 goals and recorded four assists this season. The Hoyas play two games this weekend.

No. 19 Hoyas Face Big East Opponents MOLLY MALONE Hoya Staff Writer

As the No. 19 Georgetown women’s lacrosse team enters a challenging weekend of conference games, it is looking to build off of its win over Marquette last Saturday. On Friday, Georgetown (4-7, 1-1 Big East) will travel to take on the University of Connecticut (7-4, 2-0 Big East), which has won its past six games, including a 12-11 overtime win over Rutgers, whom the Hoyas will play on Sunday. Rutgers (6-6, 0-2 Big East) has struggled with conference play so far this season and is looking for its first conference win. The Hoyas’ offensive production was not in short supply Saturday, and the team is looking to build upon this in its upcoming games. Georgetown senior midfielder Kelyn Freedman received the Big East

Offensive Player of the Week award Tuesday after her efforts in Georgetown’s games against the University of Pennsylvania and Marquette. Against Penn, Freedman notched three goals and doubled that against Marquette for a career-high of six goals. It is her first weekly award and Georgetown’s first this season. Freedman will be a key player in Georgetown’s success this weekend, and her veteran skills will help in the two big conference games. The matchup on the road begins with Connecticut, a team that is on a six-game winning streak. Past victories include wins over conference opponents Temple and Rutgers. The Huskies have been favored in close games this season, including four one-goal-game victories. These See CONNECTICUT, B9

The Georgetown men’s lacrosse team (4-7, 1-3 Big East) will be on the road this weekend for a nonconference game against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (9-3, 5-2 Patriot League) in the second annual Relentless Cup, a fundraising event benefiting the HEADstrong Foundation’s fight against blood cancer. Conference play has been in full swing for the past three weeks, and the Hoyas have faced off against several tough opponents. After falling to Big East rivals St. John’s, Villanova and No. 8 Denver, Georgetown finally notched its first conference win against the Providence Friars last Saturday to break its four-game losing streak. The Hoyas held the Friars scoreless in the second and third quarters of the game while simultaneously going on a seven-goal run to take a 9-2 lead going into the fourth quarter. Redshirt senior defender and co-captain Tyler Knarr was largely responsible for this offensive success. He won 16-of-20 faceoffs, moving him into second place for career faceoff wins with 413. For his performance he was named to the Big East Men’s Lacrosse Weekly Honor Roll for the fourth time this season. Although it seemed Georgetown would cruise to an easy victory, Providence fought back and threatened to pull off the improbable comeback. After going on an unanswered six-goal run, Providence was only trailing by one in the final minute of play. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Jake Haley made several crucial saves in order to stave off the Friars, and senior attack Jeff Fountain scored in the final seconds of the game to make the final score 10-8. Providence’s attack put increased pressure on Georgetown’s defense in the fourth quarter during clear attempts. Georgetown’s inability to adequately respond to this pressure allowed Providence to gain several more scoring opportunities and was a factor in the comeback.

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Redshirt senior and co-captain Tyler Knarr moved into second place in career faceoff wins with 413. Georgetown faces Lehigh on Saturday. Georgetown Head Coach Kevin Warne recognized that aggressive riding situations caused problems during the game and is working to address these issues in practice this week. “You can talk through it and walk through it as much as you can, but they need to see it live,” Warne said. “They need to see different situations and different scenarios where [those challenges] could come up. If they see them during practice, then they’ll be able to recognize them during the game and have

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success.” This preparation will be crucial for the game against Lehigh, as capitalizing on clears may still remain as an obstacle in the upcoming game. However, Warne says that as a non-conference opponent, Lehigh will have a style of play that differs from some of the rivals that Georgetown has faced recently, which will provide unique challenges. “I think they’re extremely aggressive,” Warne said. “They do a great See LEHIGH, B9


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