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Rethinking Our Cura Personalis

How many times does a high school student on a Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program weekend hear the phrase cura personalis before beginning the process of becoming a zombie Hoya, rushing to Lauinger Library in order to finish a paper after a Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union networking[Read More…]

How We Build A Class

The admissions process is the necessary evil that every college applicant encounters. Whether through the Common Application or Georgetown’s tailor-made application process, we all know what it means to slave over every word and mark of punctuation before hitting that dreaded but cathartic submit button. Despite our hard efforts, and[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHAH & LOWE: Moving Forward, Finding Curiosity

SHAH & LOWE: Moving Forward, Finding Curiosity

You would think, after watching enough pathetic Cubs seasons — the incredulity of our recent success never wanes — I would have fully adapted to my new country. But at Georgetown, I’ve discovered poignantly that being an immigrant is not as much a phase as it is an identity that[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LOWE & SHAH: A Loss That Gives Life Its Meaning

LOWE & SHAH: A Loss That Gives Life Its Meaning

I was not always an only child. For a week of my life, in the early days of January 1996, I had a brother. His name was Matthew Joseph Lowe. He passed away peacefully in my house, but has remained in my life ever since. Winter holidays have maintained a[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHAH: For China, Schools Key  To Future

SHAH: For China, Schools Key To Future

President Barack Obama flew to Beijing on Friday to meet with his counterpart, Xi Jinping, at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. No doubt China’s recent flattening in growth was discussed; although growing at around 7 to 8 percent, this is a decline from the extremely rapid economic expansion of[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHAH: A Warmer Welcome For Korean Defectors

SHAH: A Warmer Welcome For Korean Defectors

The news of the demolition of a symbolic Christmas tree along the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea is important to this chronic and pervasively psychological battle between the two nations. Defectors from North Korea to South Korea have increased since the devastating famine in the 1990s, and they[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHAH: In India, Newly Kept Promises

SHAH: In India, Newly Kept Promises

I remember listening to my father’s stories about growing up in India and the difficulty of living in a country that, for centuries, was squeezed so tightly by the grip of colonialism, only to be so suddenly released. The bare necessities were scarce, the opportunities to advance few and far[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHAH: In the Central African Republic, A Neglected Catastrophe

SHAH: In the Central African Republic, A Neglected Catastrophe

Imagine a place torn apart by sectarian violence, facing regime changes all the time, desperate for peace and facing crushing poverty due to the turmoil. Its natural resources are exploited in a clandestine manner in order to finance war operations, and the hopes and dreams of its citizens have been[Read More…]

by September 23, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHAH: The Lackluster American Follow-Through on Iraq

SHAH: The Lackluster American Follow-Through on Iraq

The recent coverage of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s rise in Iraq has shocked many Americans — seemingly suddenly, a tragic turn of events has unfolded just as Iraq looked stable. After all, we had left a sovereign state in 2011 with a democratic government under a[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
What Do You Mean, I’m Waitlisted?

What Do You Mean, I’m Waitlisted?

Georgetown University is set to charge, as its sticker price, a staggering $46,200 for the 2014-2015 school year. Its tuition increase of 4.3% outstrips the U.S. inflation rate for 2013, which averaged 1.47%. This trend of increases in tuition costs being greater than the rate of inflation has become an[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top