Commentary

RIOS: Taking the ‘W’

RIOS: Taking the ‘W’

Before transferring to Georgetown, I viewed a withdrawal on a transcript as a poorly disguised bad grade, a symbol of weakness. Yet my time at Georgetown has taught me that a “W” means something quite different. To me, a “W” can represent one’s ability to prioritize mental well-being over academic[Read More…]

by September 25, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SMITH: Through Partnerships, Achieve Purposeful Change

SMITH: Through Partnerships, Achieve Purposeful Change

Georgetown is at its best when its faculty and administrators partner with students during their educational journeys. I have witnessed this phenomenon — both inside and outside of the classroom — countless times over my five short years on the Hilltop. Creating meaningful, sustainable change is hard work. Yet, the[Read More…]

by September 21, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LARKIN: Root Out Insidious Hate

LARKIN: Root Out Insidious Hate

They were both blood red. One was a little smeared; the other had cleaner lines. These were the second and third swastikas found on campus this semester, and this is the second time I have had to start an article for The Hoya by describing swastikas on campus. Hate at[Read More…]

by September 20, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
COOKE: The Accidental Feminist’s Guide to Chipped Nail Polish

COOKE: The Accidental Feminist’s Guide to Chipped Nail Polish

There is no such thing as the perfect manicure. The best salon job, with a gel finish, thrice-baked under ultraviolet lights, will eventually chip or peel. Even acrylic nails do not last; your natural nails begin to grow out from the cuticle, and there is inevitably a point at which[Read More…]

by September 19, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
HARDING: Learning to Be Fearlessly Opinionated

HARDING: Learning to Be Fearlessly Opinionated

My life has often been a series of realizing what I should have said an hour too late. Perhaps this is why I write — and revise — instead of competing with Georgetown’s debate team. I have always tried to keep my biases and political opinions to a minimum, particularly[Read More…]

by September 18, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: Rules for Returning Hoyas

CARNES: Rules for Returning Hoyas

At Georgetown, New Student Orientation offers a marvelous, nearly round-the-clock set of activities to welcome new Hoyas, introducing them to our community and offering them an array of tools to succeed. Sometimes I wonder if we ought to do something similar for returning Hoyas. Returning has its own dynamics, with[Read More…]

by September 14, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SEGELSTEIN: An Open Letter to Catholic Freshmen

SEGELSTEIN: An Open Letter to Catholic Freshmen

You’ve heard his name before, and you’ve likely walked past him countless times. But don’t be deceived by his immobility — he was well-travelled. Born in 1735, the steward of the Healy Gates was educated in Northern France. He had been a member of the Society of Jesus for 20[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 4 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
RIOS: When I Was You

RIOS: When I Was You

To all of the new transfer students: Two years ago, I was you. Georgetown University was new, but being at college was old. Saying goodbye to my parents was not weird the second time, and I knew not to bring so much unnecessary stuff to school with me. Still, I[Read More…]

by September 10, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Learning to Dig Deeper

Last spring, I took “Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies,” a course that was informative beyond my expectations. As we moved beyond theory and examined institutions and movements ranging from the military-industrial complex and the prison-industrial complex to globalization, I grew incredulous at how little I truly knew about the[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
FLOYD: Education to Advance Equity

FLOYD: Education to Advance Equity

As we begin a new academic year, I am often asked by new students and parents to share what I most like about my role as an advising dean in the School of Nursing and Health Studies. Though there are many aspects of this role that I enjoy, what I[Read More…]

by September 7, 2017 6 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top