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SMITH: Fighting for Home

A university creating space for students to find community. A commitment to a nuanced understanding of gender and sexuality. A declaration that religion and identity can intersect meaningfully and peacefully. This is what home looks like. In December, Georgetown approved the creation of a new Living Learning Community, Crossroads, which[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
A Love Letter to Us: The Queer Community

A Love Letter to Us: The Queer Community

This is my love letter. But it isn’t to one person. It is to a community — a community that has taught me how to love and be loved, that embraces me even when I don’t embrace myself, that is profoundly compassionate and inclusive in nature. This is my love[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SMITH: How I Met My Friend Bibi Geggy

SMITH: How I Met My Friend Bibi Geggy

The day I told my mom about my imaginary best friend I was four years old and being driven home from daycare. He was a 41-year-old, divorced Jewish man named Bibi Geggy. Our conversation went something like this: “Mom, there’s a man who comes and talks to me, and only[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SMITH: On a Small Sailboat

SMITH: On a Small Sailboat

Christmas. Passover. Chinese New Year. Diwali. These are all holidays that my family celebrated at various times throughout my childhood, but despite this, I don’t think of myself as religious. I never really have. The only religious continuity I know is that of the aforementioned “combo-platter approach” to which my[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SMITH: Dancing With Pride and Myself

SMITH: Dancing With Pride and Myself

I’ve always hated dancing. There is something ironically constricting in that kind of freedom of movement for me, something about the arbitrary motion that does not mesh well with the planned-out, meticulously organized person that I knowingly am. But that was before I learned that what lay between me and[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SMITH: My Race Does Not Label Me

SMITH: My Race Does Not Label Me

Violin in one hand, a container of white rice in the other and a math club hat slightly askew, I was ready. I walked out into the pouring rain, ready to take on the day. The night before, I remember brainstorming with my friends about what we were going to[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SMITH: Coloring Outside The Lines

SMITH: Coloring Outside The Lines

Imagine this: You’re going to lunch with your boss in hopes of impressing him with your past work. You arrive at the restaurant with him and are eager to demonstrate your competence. You are directed toward a table and as you sit down, the waiter hands you both menus. But[Read More…]

by September 22, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SMITH: Noise

SMITH: Noise

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? My restless analysis of this question began with a haircut. Over the summer, I cut off 12 inches of my hair. With each inch of hair removed, a year of[Read More…]

by September 1, 2015 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top