Once a week, The Hoya recognizes one or two staffers who have done a particularly awesome job — now you can get to know about them, too. Here are our interviews with the three staffers chosen last week.
Every year, Georgetown gives out the Bunn Awards for student print journalism in six categories: News, features, commentary, photo, sports and reviews. This year, The Hoya won 12 of 18 awards. Take a look at this year’s winning pieces to see some of our best content of the year.
1st place, “Trans* Students Share Their Stories,” by Sarah Kaplan
1st place, “Beauty of Byzantium,” Nicole Jarvis
A review of the exhibit “Heaven and Earth” at the National Gallery of Art
2nd place, “Chipotle Spin-Off Spices It Up,” Sheena Karkal
A review of the restaurant ShopHouse
3rd place, “No Roar of Praise for Generic Album,” Jess Kelham-Hohler
A review of Katy Perry’s album “Roar”
1st place, “From Star to Student: Russell Pursues Dream,” Laura Wagner
Congratulations to all our writers and photographers!
It’s finally here! Once a week, The Hoya recognizes a staffer who has done a particularly awesome job – now you can get to know about them, too. As part of our Leavey 421 series, we post quick interviews with each staffer of the week. This week, we are featuring the fantastic news writer and assistant, Katherine Richardson!
Name: Katherine Richardson
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Position on The Hoya: Staff Writer and News Assistant
Why did you earn staffer of the week?
After the armed robbery at Domino’s, I walked down to the store to do a breaking news piece. I talked to the delivery man who was there during the robbery to get his first-hand account and talked to stores in the area to find out if they were concerned about the danger of armed robbery at their restaurants. I think the article came out really well, because one of the Domino’s employees suggested that it may have been an inside job. I’m interested to find out what happens after the Metro Police investigates.
What is your favorite thing about working for The Hoya?
I love being able to talk to people from every part of Georgetown. I get to interact with students, teachers, administrators and members of the D.C. community, and I would have never gotten to do that without being on the staff. I have heard some incredible stories and learned a lot just from talking to people about their lives and ambitions, and I am grateful for the experience.
Seeing that Valentine’s Day is coming up, what is your ideal way to spend the holiday?
HOUSE OF CARDS.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be and why?
Sushi. If I could, I would eat it for every meal (well, except breakfast). It’s the most delicious thing in the world and there are so many options, so it’d never get boring.
What is your favorite song and why?
My favorite song changes literally every day, but I will never tire of “Island in the Sun” by Weezer because it reminds me of home and driving by the beach.