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DELANEY: A New Home for the Holidays

This time in the semester is always a delicate balance for me. First of all, Thanksgiving break is such a tease. You’re home just long enough to get reacquainted with your couch, TV channels and home cooking, and to begin to ask yourself things like, “Why did I ever leave[Read More…]

by December 5, 2011 0 comments Opinion

DELANEY: Recognizing Our Humanity

Over the course of my time at Georgetown, I’ve found that I have a difficult time sticking to certain personal goals that I set for myself. These are usually small things — new semester resolutions, so to speak — and I consistently break them. It’s like a cruel joke that[Read More…]

by November 17, 2011 0 comments Opinion

DELANEY: The Return Home: Fond Memories of Camaraderie

Christmas come early is here again: homecoming weekend. My earliest memory of the American phenomenon of homecoming is also my most embarrassing one. In seventh grade I joined the cheerleading squad. The halftime show of the annual homecoming football game was always our biggest event of the season. I rehearsed dutifully[Read More…]

by October 21, 2011 0 comments Opinion

DELANEY: Halloween Season Unmasks Our Own Unique Traditions

It is October. Fall has arrived in earnest. The telltale signs are everywhere: the collective female population of Georgetown received the usual autumn memo that it is once again boots-and-sweater season, my coffee is now spiked with pumpkin (as is my Blue Moon) and I am tempted to send bouquets[Read More…]

by October 7, 2011 0 comments Opinion

DELANEY: Where Everyone Knows Your Name

My friend recently likened life on a college campus to living inside the computer game “The Sims.”Obviously, this comparison is not perfect because of minor details like our human freedom, or, more heartbreakingly, the fact that typing “rosebud” onto my bank statement will not make more money magically appear in my[Read More…]

by September 23, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Take it From a Senior // Dis-Orientation

The first time I ever heard about Senior Dis-Orientation was the fall of my sophomore year. I was taking an elective course in the English department and the class was full of juniors and seniors. The second week of school I noticed that a majority of my class seemed to[Read More…]

by September 22, 2011 0 comments Opinion

DELANEY: Ninety-Nine Memories We Have Yet to Make

My friends and I have long talked about the days when we would while away our last semester at college over drinks at The Tombs — joining the ranks of those before us who counted themselves amongst the 99 Days Club. Yet this summer, as I stood watching (with mingled[Read More…]

by September 9, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Delaney: A Welcome Rulebook for Life

I am fairly certain that there has been discussion about the deterioration of society for as long as mankind has been able to sit around a fire and communicate. The next generation has been the older generation’s scapegoat for thousands of years: The young and rebellious are the ones to[Read More…]

by March 29, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Delaney: Wins and Losses in a Life With Facebook

I think I take for granted how much technology defines my college experience. The most glaring example of this is Facebook. Honestly, how did anything get done before Facebook? Broadcasting events, garnering support, marketing initiatives, party planning — it all takes place on Facebook. When my friends and I are[Read More…]

by March 1, 2011 0 comments Opinion, Uncategorized

Delaney: A Thank-You Note for Everything

My introduction to thank-you notes as a kid was rather formal, primly fenced in by the parameters of good manners and etiquette. I grew up hand-writing thank-you notes to friends after birthday parties, to family members after holidays, to teachers at the end of the school year. I learned that[Read More…]

by February 15, 2011 0 comments Opinion