Commentary

ERICSON: Manage Time With Achievable Goals

ERICSON: Manage Time With Achievable Goals

Before you read this article, I’ll be honest: I didn’t do the best job managing my time as I wrote it. There were so many ideas in my head and yet every time I sat down to write, a new batch of emails came in, or someone walked into my[Read More…]

by October 5, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LARKIN: Reaffirm Free Speech to Battle Hate

LARKIN: Reaffirm Free Speech to Battle Hate

“Hate speech is not free speech!” read one sign that greeted Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week when he arrived at Georgetown University Law Center to address freedom of expression on college campuses. That sign speaks to a common belief among college students. In a recent survey, 44 percent of[Read More…]

by October 4, 2017 5 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
COOKE: Catcalls and Pussy Chats

COOKE: Catcalls and Pussy Chats

I can’t think of a single woman I know who hasn’t been catcalled. Each has her own way of responding to it. I, for one, keep walking without acknowledging the rather primitive comments about my appearance until I get home and can rant about them online. I have brave friends[Read More…]

by October 2, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
HARDING: The 40 Percent

HARDING: The 40 Percent

When I first came to Georgetown, I had no clue what consulting was. I suspect many others were unfamiliar with the term as well. Still, with its prevalence at Georgetown, it did not take long for any of us to figure it out. Three years later, I still struggle to[Read More…]

by October 2, 2017 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SCHENDEN: Life as Pilgrimage

SCHENDEN: Life as Pilgrimage

Last weekend, the Catholic Ministry hosted our Loyola retreat for first-year students at the Calcagnini Contemplative Center, Georgetown’s retreat center in Bluemont, Va. The Loyola program serves as the first in a four-year series of retreats — Loyola, Montserrat, Manresa and La Storta — named for key moments in the[Read More…]

by September 28, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MONSOUR: Called to More

MONSOUR: Called to More

As students at a high-caliber university, we tend to think we have things figured out. We are all highly driven people — we wouldn’t be here if we weren’t. Still, amid our short-term objectives and cluttered to-do lists, we can often lose sight of the bigger picture. Our education here[Read More…]

by September 27, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Coming Out for Change, 10 Years Later and Every Day

When I attended Georgetown nearly a decade ago, the university’s relationship with LGBTQ students had been contentious for decades — a history rife with denied institutional funding for GUPride, subsequent lawsuits and reported incidences of hate crimes against queer Hoyas. In fall of 2007, a particularly egregious attack and the[Read More…]

by September 26, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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 1 comment 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 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top