Commentary

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
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