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VIEWPOINT: Developing a Community of Interfaith Women

Interfaith dialogue constructed and facilitated specifically by women is needed on our campus, in our country and in our world. In 2016, Georgetown University Campus Ministry student workers Khadija Mohamud (SFS ’17), Ruth Henry (COL ’19), Paige Harouse (COL ’19) and Piyusha Mittal (SFS ’18) recognized a crucial element missing[Read More…]

by September 5, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LARIA & LUX: Fulfill Direct Reparations Request

Georgetown University should offer direct reparations to descendants of the 272 slaves sold in 1838 to validate the demands of African-American individuals affected by Georgetown’s legacy as a slave-holding institution. Offering reparations to the descendants could be done in conjunction with a long-lasting foundation, directly guided by the descendants and[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
POR OTRO LADO: Reflections on Día de los Muertos

POR OTRO LADO: Reflections on Día de los Muertos

While Hoyas on the Hilltop were recovering from Halloween weekend adventures, I travelled to Oaxaca de Juárez, the capital of the state of Oaxaca, to experience Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. We arrived in the city just as the sun began to rise on the morning[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, Lifestyle, The Guide
POR OTRO LADO: The Art of La Plática

POR OTRO LADO: The Art of La Plática

My host family owns a wooden, semicircular table that sits between the television room and the kitchen, surrounded by shelves filled with souvenirs collected over years of travel. They told me the table, which seats at least six people, came with the apartment when they purchased it, a fixture from[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
POR OTRO LADO: Affirming Identity Through La Virgen

POR OTRO LADO: Affirming Identity Through La Virgen

La Virgen de Guadalupe, or the Virgin of Guadalupe, first appeared to an indigenous man named Juan Diego in 1531, speaking to him in his native Nahuatl language and asking him to build a chapel in her name. When Juan Diego reported the request of La Virgen to a Catholic[Read More…]

by October 18, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
POR OTRO LADO: When the Earth Moved

POR OTRO LADO: When the Earth Moved

At first I did not feel it. But the rocking motion, similar to that of a boat on choppy water, immediately silenced our classroom. My professor’s face grew pale as she pointed to the door: “Earthquake. Everyone move. Now.” As we rushed from the room, the earth tipped under my[Read More…]

by September 27, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
POR OTRO LADO: Walks Through Teotihuacán

POR OTRO LADO: Walks Through Teotihuacán

I have been spending my first month of the fall semester not on the Hilltop, but in Mexico City, where I have been  immersed in a culture filled with the smooth but exhausting Spanish of chilangos — natives to the city — the gloriously deep blue of Frida Kahlo’s house[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

Humanizing the U.S.-Mexican Border

As the hot desert sun beat down on sand and concrete, a woman waved to us from behind a chain-link fence. “We love having visitors,” she said with her words easily passing through the metal barrier that separated us. “We need help.” This woman, along with approximately 1,500 other undocumented[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top