Staffer of the Week: Matthew Gregory

946711_10151589349718386_117958106_nName: Matthew Gregory
Position on The Hoya: News writer
Year: 2017

Why did you earn staffer of the week?
I covered the GUSA election for the Hoya between February 13 and February 27, reporting on anything from the platforms to the debates to individual issues like free speech and diversity. It was a lot of work -I wrote about fifteen articles in two weeks -but it was great to get to know all the candidates and see the different plans they had for making the university a better place. Plus, I got to write some pretty interesting and controversial pieces, like the one about the Stewards, which received 79 comments, including a novel by DPE’s own Terry Boyle.

What’s your favorite part about working for The Hoya?
I definitely think the people you meet, the connections you make, and the experiences you have have all made the Hoya especially rewarding for me. In January, I got to cover an event at the White House with the President and First Lady, and stand about ten feet from where they were speaking, which was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had at Georgetown so far, and during GUSA, it was really incredible to be at the center of all the action and report in real-time was happening with the candidates. I met some incredible people, and it’s these relationships that I think will be the most valuable thing going forward.

What is your favorite dessert and why?
Cream puffs at Leo’s…not because they’re really amazing or anything, but because it’s so rare when they have them, and it really makes my day when they do.

Lupita Nyong’o or Jennifer Lawrence – and why?
I’m going to go with Jennifer Lawrence, I guess, but not the crazy one who lights the microwave on fire in American Hustle, more of a Hunger Games type.

Who is your dream date and why?
Lindsey Duke, UCF Quarterback Blake Bortles’ girlfriend. And why? I’m pretty sure any picture would answer that question…

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