Commentary

LARKIN: Remove Violence From Ideological Fights

LARKIN: Remove Violence From Ideological Fights

On Inauguration Day, a black-clad vigilante figure punched white nationalist leader Richard Spencer on camera. Viewed around the world, the punch elicited mixed — but often positive — reactions online. For many, violence feels like the necessary or even obvious solution to the increasing assertiveness of white nationalists, whether in[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 3 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: Embracing the Mid-Semester Rhythm

CARNES: Embracing the Mid-Semester Rhythm

During my first two years of college, I rowed crew. OK, I didn’t actually “row” — at least not most days. I was a coxswain. Still, the experience taught me a tremendous amount. Perhaps the most significant lesson I learned was about what our coach called “the middle thousand,” and[Read More…]

by October 26, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
POORTEN: Embody Jesuit Values in Daily Actions

POORTEN: Embody Jesuit Values in Daily Actions

“Jesuit values” has become a phrase often seen and often referenced, but seldom processed as a part of Georgetown’s day-to-day experience. We see these phrases all over campus — at least, when we’re looking. They are on banners draped from lamp posts, carved into concrete foundations, painted on the walls[Read More…]

by October 25, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Uncategorized
RIOS: Letting Others In

RIOS: Letting Others In

Each of us can have an immense influence on the self-care of those around us. We should always be cognizant of how we can help lift people up, allowing them to realize their true self-worth. Along the same lines, we should let others help us when we feel vulnerable. By[Read More…]

by October 23, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LITTLE: Ignite Community Connections

LITTLE: Ignite Community Connections

Saint Ignatius of Loyola often ended his letters to Jesuits going on missions with the expression ite, inflammate omnia — “go, set the world on fire.” The connections students make at Georgetown are what sustain this flame throughout their journeys, and the faculty, deans and other mentors on campus are[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LARKIN: Evade Orwellian Echoes

LARKIN: Evade Orwellian Echoes

In 1943, George Orwell wrote that he feared “the very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world.” The preceding decades saw mass disinformation campaigns through the extensive use of propaganda, near-omniscient government surveillance, seemingly endless warfare, hostility towards minorities and totalitarianism on both the right and the[Read More…]

by October 18, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
HARDING: Closing the Academic Gender Gap

HARDING: Closing the Academic Gender Gap

I had a revelation at the start of this semester. As I thought back on the courses I have taken during my time as a government major at Georgetown University, I realized that I have only ever been taught politics by old, white men. I mean that with all due[Read More…]

by October 16, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
BOSCO: Unite in Celebration of Differences

BOSCO: Unite in Celebration of Differences

As a new member of the Georgetown community, I have been spending lots of time exploring the campus, learning about its history and meeting wonderful faculty, staff and students since my arrival on campus in early August. In particular, I have been taken with the Latin words on the seal[Read More…]

by October 12, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
EAGAN: Embracing the Interfaith Imperative

EAGAN: Embracing the Interfaith Imperative

College applications were stressful enough. Then came the agonizing wait for those sealed official envelopes — still, that wasn’t the end of the anxiety. Roommates. Navigating the Campus Housing Roommate Matching System proved to be a worrisome puzzle all its own. But in a whirlwind of faceless conversations, an auspicious[Read More…]

by October 11, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
RIOS: Quitting to Prosper

RIOS: Quitting to Prosper

It is no secret: I have clinical depression. I first experienced symptoms of depression at age 12, was officially diagnosed at age 16 and began counseling the same year. For the next few years, I worked through high school and my freshman year of college, drifting in and out of[Read More…]

by October 11, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top