Sea of Pink: GDS Students Participate in Women’s March Following Inauguration

On Saturday, January 22, 2017 many GDS students participated in the Women’s March in downtown Washington, D.C. An estimated 500,000 people marched in D.C. alone to show solidarity among women from all backgrounds the day after President Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president. “We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” -Women’s March mission statement Here are some photos of students at the march! The Augur Bit would like to hear

“Love Trumps Hate”: GDS students march downtown in protest of Trump

On November 10, 2016, shortly after President-Elect Donald Trump met with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., nearly 100 Georgetown Day School students marched from the White House to Trump International Hotel to the Capital building. Students chanted “Love Trumps Hate,” “This is what democracy looks like,” and “Immigration built this nation,” among other mantras.

The Era of Good Feelings: Guest Speakers at GDS

GDS has long been seen as a progressive school, a place where new, less-mainstream ideas are not only accepted, but embraced. This means that when a student feels one way or another about a certain topic, the student should feel free to voice his or her opinion without the fear of being ostracized or ridiculed by peers. A large portion of GDS’s student body is politically liberal, but political conservatives also make up a significant part of our community. However, many conservatives at GDS find themselves hesitant to express their views because their ideas clash with the liberal ethos of

The Progressive Case for Caps and Gowns

As June approaches and GDS begins to send out letters about graduation, our seniors start to think about what to wear for the big event. On that day, family, teachers, and friends gather by the hundreds–a group so large that the GDS community moves to a local auditorium rather than hold the graduation on campus–to say a final farewell to the graduates who are headed off to their next stage in life. The boys default to their best suit and tie. For the girls, the longstanding custom is a white dress–unless a girl is feeling radical and decides to wear

What’s that Jacket, Margiela?

Maaike Laanstra-Corn and Ana Sosa-Ebert Georgetown Day School prides itself on being a creative and inventive school environment, so it’s no surprise that fashion is a go-to outlet for student individualism. Walking down the hallways at GDS, we always see outfits that catch our eye. From cutting edge, to bold prints, to monochromatic looks, there are many forms of style that GDS students make their own. We decided to use this column to give a voice to those students with distinct fashion perspectives. Simone Liu ‘18 Q: In a couple words how would you describe your style? A: My style

Together but Unequal: Why We Don’t Talk about Wealth

As prom approached, people talked about what they would be wearing, eating, how they would be getting places–and what it would all cost. What are students willing to pay to make a single night of high school “special?” And more to the point, what can students (or their parents) realistically afford? Of course, limitations for each student are different, but this is often overlooked. A $70 dinner is proposed on the assumption that everyone will be able to pay. Expectations that everyone pitch in for a $500 limo are made without a thought about how hard it might be for

Putting the “Bad” in Badminton: A profile of GDS’s finest club

Zachary Bergman For the past four years, students and teachers have been coming together once a week to play a sport they all love: badminton.  The club was founded by longtime PE teacher and coach Harold Newton after many of his students expressed interest in playing badminton regularly.  “A lot of it came from [my students],” Newton said, “because they were really into badminton so we started out just playing at lunch… Some members of the club went from not caring about badminton at all to super serious badminton players.”  Newton described the club as “a playing experience;” club members

Rooting for the Home Team: Spring Sports Saturday, first of its kind

Alexander Thompson On April 16th, 2016, Athletic Director Kathy Hudson and the Georgetown Day High School Athletic Department hosted the first ever Spring Sports Saturday. Hudson and the Hopper Athletic Leadership Team (HALT) were hoping to begin a new GDS tradition by bringing the community together to showcase many of the school’s spring programs. Our Sports Saturday in the fall, which has been running for more than 20 years, has done wonders to strengthen the school’s sense of community, pride, and athletic excellence. After seeing this success year after year, Hudson decided that the school should try and recreate the

Summer Music Calendar

Paula Gil-Ordonez Twenty One Pilots Friday, June 10, 2016 Merriweather Post Pavilion   Who: Quirky indie rap duo from Ohio Sound: Poetry-based, schizophrenic pop with shameless and relatable lyrics Songs to Listen to: Car Radio, Kitchen Sink, House of Gold, We Don’t Believe What’s on TV _____________ Birdy Sunday, June, 12, 2016 9:30 Club   Who: Precocious British singer and songwriter who hit it big with a pop cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” Sound: Stripped-down arrangements and raw, delicate melodies Songs to Listen to: All You Never Say, People Help the People, Tee-Shirt, Shelter (The xx cover) ____________ Tame

Photo Finish: Hoppers win state title in final relays

Sarah Pillard On May 28th Georgetown Day’s track team narrowly swept the DC State Championship. The women’s team won by a margin of 2.33 points, edging out Eastern High School in the last two relays of the day–the 4x100m and the 4x400m. The men’s team won by a single point and, for the third year in a row, beat Woodrow Wilson High School. The District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA) has been holding “State” Championships for the past four years. For three of those four years a portion of the GDS track team has stayed past the conference championships

Laughter Bit (Comedy)

Everyone knows that the GDS High School is a treasure trove of fashion. Everywhere one turns, one can see students rocking new, striking looks that highlight individual style and creativity. What many people do not realize, however, is that it is not only the students who bring couture to our hallways. We’ve decided to showcase two teachers that we think serve the boldest looks, give us the most mesmerizing ensembles, and slay us with haute couture. Tom Yoder   Q: Whom are you wearing? TY:  Where to begin? I’m wearing Ralph Lauren, although I’ll really say that the clothes are

Veiled Threats: The downside of anonymity online

Sam Brodsky In the past few months, Georgetown Day School has undergone a lot of turmoil. Nobody can seem to pinpoint one specific event that sent the entire community into day-long discussions and school-wide meetings, or at least, nobody has publicly announced such event as official. Rather, sporadic episodes of racism, misogyny, assault, and bullying from months and years past have been bubbling up within the walls and hallways of our community, concluding in an outburst of emotion and dramatic upheaval. A great number of these small yet profoundly hurtful moments seem to take place in the realm of social