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Why We’re Not Running

A couple of opinion pieces have been published in The Hoya questioning why there are not more candidates in the executive race for the Georgetown University Student Association. Potential candidates take a long time contemplating a run for the executive. They question what they bring to the race, what policy[Read More…]

by February 16, 2016 7 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
BOBROSKE: Finding New Sources Of  Inspiration Abroad

BOBROSKE: Finding New Sources Of Inspiration Abroad

Georgetown students tend to have “busy” lives packed with internships, sports, clubs, activism and school. We pride ourselves on the Jesuit value of reflection, yet it can certainly be difficult to find time for, unless it becomes a required exercise during one of our activities. In South Africa, I was[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
BOBROSKE: Redefining Failure At Home and Abroad

BOBROSKE: Redefining Failure At Home and Abroad

I waltzed into the academic office, sifted through the stack of China-Africa relations papers and confidentially picked up my own before checking my grade. 52 percent. Once upon a time I was high school valedictorian, and now here I was, sitting two percentage points above the failure mark on a[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
BOBROSKE: South African Students Rally For Education

BOBROSKE: South African Students Rally For Education

In just two short weeks, the #FeesMustFall campaign shook South Africa. Students shut down campuses across the country to protest massive double-digit tuition increases for the following year, including an 11.5 percent increase at Stellenbosch University. Students faced police brutality in the form of tear gas, riot police, intimidation and arrests,[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
BOBROSKE: End Segregation Cycles, One iShack At A Time

BOBROSKE: End Segregation Cycles, One iShack At A Time

Two weeks ago, I stayed with a host family for a weekend in the township of Enkanini, just outside Cape Town. Although the experience was eye-opening, it was also one of the most awkward times in my life. My host family was comprised of a man in his mid-30s who[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
BOBROSKE: Apartheid Lingers in Language Division

BOBROSKE: Apartheid Lingers in Language Division

Language is the foundation for community and culture. It allows us to communicate, learn and collaborate with one another, but it can also be exploited as a means to enforce segregation. The case of Stellenbosch University in South Africa shows the power language can have as a tool or as[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
BOBROSKE: It’s Odd Being an American Abroad

BOBROSKE: It’s Odd Being an American Abroad

I have lived in Ecuador and am now in South Africa, and in both places, I’ve experienced a full array of commentaries on my American nationality. First, there are the paranoid people in South America who think I’m in the CIA. During my stay in Ecuador this summer, the country[Read More…]

by September 18, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
BOBROSKE: What I Learned About  Home in South Africa

BOBROSKE: What I Learned About Home in South Africa

Everywhere I go — no matter if I’m talking to a fellow student, a restaurant owner in the affluent historic district or a worker living in an informal settlement — I am asked the same question: “Why South Africa?” At first, I always had the same gut reaction for a response.[Read More…]

by September 4, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top