About Us

The Augur Bit is the premier student newspaper of Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C. We publish a weekly email newsletter and regular print editions.

“A very auger bit will now be turned into your souls until your honesty is proved.”

Arthur Miller, The Crucible

If you have any questions or feedback for the editors, please email augurbit@gds.org.

Alumni Advisory Board

The Alumni Advisory Board’s members, all GDS alumni who work as professional journalists, counsel the editors on the Bit’s strategy and difficult situations they encounter. 

Juliet Eilperin ’88, The Washington Post

Franklin Foer ’92, The Atlantic

Matt Kaminski ’90, POLITICO

Vanessa Larson ’97, The Washington Post

Nicole Lewis ’05, The Marshall Project

Hannah Natanson ’15, The Washington Post

Michael Schaffer ’91, POLITICO

Awards

2022

American Scholastic Press Association, First Place With Special Merit and Most Outstanding High School Newspaper

2021

Yale Daily News Journalism Symposium, Photo Essay Honorable Mention, Olivia Brown, Laith Weinberger, Fiore Petricone and Lexi Rabasco, “Biden Victorious After Tumultuous Election; DC Celebrates

Yale Daily News Journalism Symposium, News Article Honorable Mention, Nick Penniman (with contributions by Seth Riker), “Turning Point Club Sparks School-wide Debate

Yale Daily News Journalism Symposium, Best Feature Article, Jacqueline Metzger and Ethan Wolin, “Through Instagram Account, Current and Former Black Students Offer Scathing Criticism of GDS’ Record on Race

American Scholastic Press Association, First Place With Special Merit

American Scholastic Press Association, Outstanding Photo, Olivia Brown

National Scholastic Press Association, Social Justice Reporting winner, Jacqueline Metzger and Ethan Wolin, “Through Instagram Account, Current and Former Black Students Offer Scathing Criticism of GDS’ Record on Race

2020

American Scholastic Press Association, First Place

2019

American Scholastic Press Association, First Place

American Scholastic Press Association, Outstanding Investigative Reporting, Zach Blank, “Swastikas Found in Bathroom and Choir Room

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