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On Israeli Apartheid Week

Georgetown Students for Justice in Palestine is committed to raising awareness about the Palestinian cause through the framework of human rights and social justice. We seek to shed light on often underreported and unrecognized aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as to challenge misinformation and misunderstandings. March 14 marked[Read More…]

by April 11, 2016 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

A Fresh View of GUSA

Three weeks ago, I received an email that would change the course of my semester. Initially, I was puzzled; I had not filled out any applications for the Georgetown University Student Association or had any previous involvement with the group. During the first few weeks of New Student Orientation I[Read More…]

by February 22, 2016 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

A Plea for the Survey

We, the members of the Freshman Executive Committee, as a body formed to represent the Class of 2019, strongly urge our classmates to take the university’s confidential Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey. This survey is designed to give the university a better picture of how sexual assault has affected[Read More…]

by February 4, 2016 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

When Friends Fill in the Mental Health Gap

The guy who’s the life of the party at the Tombs. A friend who seems a little down lately. That woman at the coffee shop who is keeping to herself. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate based on race, age, gender or sexual orientation. It affects all of our lives in one[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Embracing Risk, Speakers Share Perspectives

Embracing Risk, Speakers Share Perspectives

Risk-taking is frightening — but it should be pursued by students. So stood the premise of this year’s TEDxGeorgetown conference. Speakers, including students, alumni, faculty and public figures, discussed the role of risk-taking in their achievements, failures and inspirations. They related their experiences and what it means to break away from the status[Read More…]

by November 16, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

TPP: Road to Ratification

In 1994, the United States, Canada and Mexico ratified the North American Free Trade Agreement (known as NAFTA) and created a huge trilateral trading bloc. NAFTA marked the first free trade agreement (other than the Canada-U.S. Trade Agreement of 1988, which NAFTA has now superseded) in modern U.S. foreign economic[Read More…]

by November 15, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
An Ode to Princess

An Ode to Princess

Dear Reader, My dog died recently. She was an almost two-year-old Yorkie that somehow managed to find herself stuck in a Georgetown townhouse with four rowdy football players. Her name was Princess.   Princess was no ordinary dog, she had special powers. Princess had the ability to cheer you up[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
How I Came to Georgetown

How I Came to Georgetown

I was speaking with a friend on Sunday when she asked how I was doing. It’s a question asked so often of us that we rarely give it a thought before offering up the standard answer. Great. Good. Fine. But there was sincerity in her voice that caught me off[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
Journeying Through a Refugee Crisis

Journeying Through a Refugee Crisis

I never thought hiking through the Jordanian desert was going to wind me up on the stage of Gaston Hall. One of the people I met on a hike during the second week of my Fall 2014 semester abroad in Jordan was the head of an NGO that ran programs[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
Just One of Millions

Just One of Millions

It was Thursday, February 12, 2015 and Elijah Jatovsky and I sat in Arabic media class. I picked up my phone as we were transitioning to another presentation, and I noticed that I got a message from Sami: “Pat. Hey! Yo! Patrick.” My first thought: Why is he messaging me[Read More…]

by November 14, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion