Commentary

BOSCO: For Hoyas, the Value of Humility

BOSCO: For Hoyas, the Value of Humility

These are tough times. Still, over the course of my first year serving in the Office of Mission and Ministry, I have been struck by how important Georgetown University can be during this period of political strife in our country. As Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), one of the last living[Read More…]

by November 30, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ESTES: In Chaotic Times, Finding Peace

ESTES: In Chaotic Times, Finding Peace

In my family, the moment we finish the Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, we turn on Christmas music. For the next month, we sing “Deck the Halls,” “Joy to the World” and other classics with a tireless fervor. Unfortunately, most of these traditions carry on at home without me. After two and[Read More…]

by November 29, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
RIOS: With Self-Care, Prepare for What Lies Ahead

RIOS: With Self-Care, Prepare for What Lies Ahead

Often, colleges present themselves as microcosms of the real world, yet in many ways they do not resemble it. The grades and accolades that we seek at college will not define our post-graduation selves as much as our perseverance through difficult times will. If we are too focused on the[Read More…]

by November 27, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHOHET: Appreciating Holiday Complexities

SHOHET: Appreciating Holiday Complexities

Thanksgiving: What now represents my favorite holiday — a four-day weekend with my family and a time to cook and consume food I love with people I love — has not always been so rosy. Like many holidays, Thanksgiving is complicated, full of warmth for some and anxiety for others.[Read More…]

by November 16, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LARKIN: Moving Toward the Radical Center

LARKIN: Moving Toward the Radical Center

Liberalism seems to have gone out of fashion. This trend should be worrying because liberalism — the ideology centered on individual liberties, pluralism and tolerance — is the foundation of our democracy. Yet in the face of Brexit, the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU; the election of President Donald[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
COOKE: What We Should Learn From Hollywood

COOKE: What We Should Learn From Hollywood

I can’t count the number of times in the past weeks I’ve been asked something along the lines of: “So are you going to write your next column about all the celebrity cases of sexual assault?” Ask and you shall receive. Everyone has had a unique response to the massive[Read More…]

by November 14, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SCHENDEN: Leaving a Transcendent Legacy

SCHENDEN: Leaving a Transcendent Legacy

In Robert Bolt’s play “A Man for All Seasons,” there’s a brief but brilliant exchange between Sir Thomas More, lord chancellor of England under Henry VIII, and Richard Rich, a bright and talented young man trying to make a name for himself in the world. Rich is unsure of himself[Read More…]

by November 9, 2017 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

OROZCO: The Mutuality of Service

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4. I was handcuffed by a police officer in front of my house the weekend before my high school[Read More…]

by November 8, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
RIOS: Seeking Out Your Own Self-Care

RIOS: Seeking Out Your Own Self-Care

Content warning: This article discusses depression and suicide. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on campus. All of us experience difficult times in our lives — more than once. When they occur, our general instinct is to bottle them up, to pretend that life is as[Read More…]

by November 6, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHOHET: With Myriad Classes, Explore Interests

SHOHET: With Myriad Classes, Explore Interests

Participating in campus life — whether as a student, faculty member or staff — can wreak havoc on your sense of time. Perhaps I feel this notion more acutely than most, as I work not only with students as an academic advising dean but also in admissions, a field where[Read More…]

by November 2, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top