Commentary

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 7 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LARKIN: Inhabiting the Radical Center

LARKIN: Inhabiting the Radical Center

Western liberalism is in retreat. This crisis is bigger than just the wannabe-authoritarian in the White House. Our entire society is losing faith in liberal democracy, and surveys indicate our generation has the most unbelievers by far. This illiberalism has seeped into college students, as it has for Americans across the[Read More…]

by September 6, 2017 6 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
OLSON: Rediscovering JFK’s Legacy

OLSON: Rediscovering JFK’s Legacy

“Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” These words, so memorably said by the 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, in his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1961, have long inspired me; they have driven me[Read More…]

by June 28, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Our Failure to Achieve Intersectionality

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Our Failure to Achieve Intersectionality

As we sat listening to activist Shaun King and Georgetown sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson speak to an auditorium full of social justice advocates just days after the 2016 presidential election, a question rang out from the audience that confounded both of us: “It just seems like black people’s freedoms[Read More…]

by June 23, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top