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Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKES: My Future Daughter’s Required Reading

“Can I steal a Safeway handbasket to use instead of a purse?” I discovered this gem of a musing while leafing through my fifth-grade journal, a treasure trove of forgotten thoughts, feelings and ideas. Some were phenomenal. Some were horribly pretentious. All were gushing emotional pipelines, residuals from the time[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
Veggie Burgers That Bleed

Veggie Burgers That Bleed

Finding a good veggie burger is tough. No, it’s not impossible — gone are the days when the vegetarian options were limited to Boca and black bean burgers. However, the veggie burger has always been more of a polite gesture than a serious attempt at anything, and finding one that[Read More…]

by September 16, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
Alexandra Brunjes

OUT OF OFFICE: Transient Permanence

College is a time of disguised instability. At 18 years old, four years in one place seems like a long time, but it isn’t. Each fall when we move into dorm rooms, we hang up posters and register for classes and take another step toward independence and adulthood. Part of[Read More…]

Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKEN IDENTITY: To Sleep, To Daydream

What do you think about before you go to bed? When I was 7 years old, I had four bedtime fantasies mapped out in my mind, scene by scene. That way, when I drifted off to sleep, I would lucid dream through my own thought-movie. These thought-movies were documented in[Read More…]

by September 9, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Operation Finale’ and the Humanization of Evil

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Operation Finale’ and the Humanization of Evil

 The capture and trial of Nazi SS officer Adolf Eichmann, one of the major masterminds behind the Holocaust, is not a story that everyone would feel comfortable putting on the big screen. Films that portray the Holocaust can be difficult to produce because they can often capture sensitive moments in[Read More…]

by September 5, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: Natty and Nyquil Won’t Keep the Doctor Away

ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: Natty and Nyquil Won’t Keep the Doctor Away

Now that school is about to start, we’re having those anxiety nightmares about all the things that can go wrong in college. You know the type: You get lost finding an ICC classroom on the first day even though you had a class there last year. GUPD or SNAPS shuts[Read More…]

by August 29, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: Hey Siri, How Do I Fill Out Financial Forms?

ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: Hey Siri, How Do I Fill Out Financial Forms?

The lovely folks at the Office of Student Financial Services just released our financial aid awards, and as seniors, we can rejoice that we will never have to guess our way through a FAFSA application again — please, let us maintain our delusion that we’re not going to grad school[Read More…]

ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: Digital Dating and Confused Canoodling

ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: Digital Dating and Confused Canoodling

Doesn’t it seem like we’re all going on the same terrible first dates over and over again? Aren’t we all in the constant state of avoiding that person we hooked up with sophomore year when Brown House still seemed like our most glorious cultural institution? What even is dating on[Read More…]

ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: The Perils of Grocery Shopping in College

ADVENTURES IN ADULTING: The Perils of Grocery Shopping in College

Former Georgetown University Student Association President Joe Luther told us at New Student Orientation that college would be just like preschool: lots of naps, making new friends, crying, puking and learning important life skills. Sure enough, every day on the Hilltop we’ve ridden the struggle GUTS bus a bit further[Read More…]

by June 11, 2018 1 comment Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Meditation Fosters Peace and Reflection on Campus

Meditation Fosters Peace and Reflection on Campus

The room is small, bright and quiet, with a small table at the center surrounded by floor cushions and chairs. A meditation leader begins to recite the words of John Main, a British Benedictine monk famed for his meditation techniques, followed by the boom of a gong. Then, silence. Thus[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide