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TESTING TRUISMS: Does Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

TESTING TRUISMS: Does Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

For many of us, walking through the front gates of Georgetown University for the first time was a fresh start. Although moving to college provides a plethora of new social opportunities, it also distances us from prominent figures in our previous lives: our siblings, parents, high school friends and significant[Read More…]

by January 12, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
TESTING TRUISMS: 70 Percent of Hoyas Marry Hoyas?

TESTING TRUISMS: 70 Percent of Hoyas Marry Hoyas?

The statistic is well-known. Tour guides cheerily relay the fact to prospective Hoyas, and you tease your friends about it when they go on dates. But is the rumor true? Do 70 percent of Hoyas actually marry other Hoyas? If you were hoping to find “the one” at Georgetown, you[Read More…]

by November 28, 2017 3 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
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
CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Reflections on My Time Abroad

CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Reflections on My Time Abroad

As I sit down at my desk to write the final column of Chronicles from Copenhagen, I am faced with the sad reality that my time abroad is nearing its end. Every city I have visited and every new person I have met has reminded me why I came abroad[Read More…]

by November 14, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
TESTING TRUISMS: The Value of Hard Work 

TESTING TRUISMS: The Value of Hard Work 

The tension in the room is palpable as your professor passes back the exams. It was a notoriously difficult midterm, and you pored over your notes for days in hopes of getting an A. “I didn’t study,” the girl next to you confesses. “I’m just hoping for a C.” When[Read More…]

by November 6, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, 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
CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Catalan Independence Through American Eyes

CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Catalan Independence Through American Eyes

While on the plane flying into Barcelona, Spain, this past weekend, I was struck by the visuals of the rocky Pyrenees Mountains carving a deep swath across the Iberian Peninsula from 30,000 feet in the air. How fitting it was, I thought, that I was about to disembark into Europe’s[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Guide Columns
TESTING TRUISMS: Being a Big Fish in a Small Pond

TESTING TRUISMS: Being a Big Fish in a Small Pond

As those who have applied to college know, the work does not end when the acceptances roll in. As your senior year of high school comes to a close, you have a difficult decision to make. Although financial aid is a deciding factor for many applicants, schools’ prestige also influences[Read More…]

by October 24, 2017 2 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
CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: New Perspectives on the European Union

CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: New Perspectives on the European Union

This past week, I journeyed to Brussels, Belgium with my European politics course to study the European Union by touring the various institutions headquartered in Brussels and interviewing key players within the system. Although I already had an understanding of the importance of the European Union from my previous studies,[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide