The Guide

Shifting the Political Course After Midterms

November 11, 2010 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

The silver lining of President Obama’s midterm “shellacking” may well be an improvement in political cooperation, as former President Jimmy Carter cautiously predicted in an interview with comedian Bill Maher two weeks ago. Until last Tuesday, Republicans could hurl criticism comfortably from the sidelines without actually having to harbor theRead More

A Language at a Loss for Words

November 9, 2010 at 4:29 am 0 comments

My whole life I have marveled at the English language. More often than not I find myself amazed by just the sheer number of words we have created – with new ones being added all the time. How is a person supposed to keep up? Tucked into my planner, IRead More

New Hilltop Brings New View

September 14, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

I know this much is true: I had to travel 4,600 miles to finally understand it. Four months ago I was arriving at a very different kind of Hilltop. Nestled on the outskirts of Florence, Italy, I spent four weeks of summer studying abroad with 24 other students at Georgetown’sRead More

Finding Home On the Hilltop

January 22, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Back in Rhode Island for winter break, I made the mistake of referring to D.C. as my home. Perhaps it was a Freudian slip, but my mom certainly did not find it amusing. Although my parents allowed me to attend Georgetown, neither one of them have accepted the fact thatRead More