Commentary

O’BRIEN: Seize Opportunities To Recharge, Reflect

O’BRIEN: Seize Opportunities To Recharge, Reflect

During the school year, Georgetown students devote a substantial amount of time and energy to their classes in order to thrive academically. The majority of the student body also engages in clubs, attends some of the myriad events on campus and involves themselves in an array of extracurricular activities. Schedules[Read More…]

by June 16, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
OLSON: Through Travel, Bridge International Divisions

OLSON: Through Travel, Bridge International Divisions

I have always loved to travel. My family has taken me on wonderful adventures around the world, and at Georgetown I have attempted to take every opportunity I can to explore new places and broaden my worldview. My travels have allowed me to appreciate the importance of inclusion and multiculturalism.[Read More…]

by June 14, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Fighting a Campus Class Culture

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Fighting a Campus Class Culture

In light of the recent article in The Hoya highlighting the fact that legacy students are twice as likely to be admitted to Georgetown, it is clear that the university must continue working to ensure a diverse student body. To do so, Georgetown must empower students who come from low-income[Read More…]

by June 11, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MESA & BENNETT: Wrapping Up ‘Federal Fantasy’

MESA & BENNETT: Wrapping Up ‘Federal Fantasy’

In our very first column — amid new Republican control of all three government branches and rapidly changing power structures in Washington, D.C. — we created a game of “Federal Fantasy,” each picking three senators who we believed would be the most influential in this new political arena. Below, we[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ISON: The Undergraduate Examen

ISON: The Undergraduate Examen

Looking back on my time at Georgetown, I see it as an extended Examen, an exercise in reflection and appreciation of God’s work in my life. The Examen is a spiritual practice in which Jesuits are called to pray twice daily in order to better detect God’s presence in their[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
OSIBAJO & BAH: Toward Authentic Reparations

OSIBAJO & BAH: Toward Authentic Reparations

In the last several months, Georgetown has created a new chapter of its history. It is one that will acknowledge the university’s history of slavery and the descendants of the slaves who were sold by the school. As admirable as this new campaign is, it is not without flaws. Over[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: The Poetry of Science

In 2000, Paul J. Crutzen, a Dutch atmospheric chemist and Nobel laureate, coined the term “Anthropocene.” The word designates the epoch in which human activity shapes ecosystems and where its presence registers in the geological record. Crutzen’s coinage comes as a response to decades of scientific data supporting anthropogenic climate[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
KARNA: Appreciating Family First

KARNA: Appreciating Family First

They say you cannot choose family, but given the choice, I would choose mine. My family is a bit like a cast of characters. The five of us, plus our two dogs, could be filmed on location in our Dallas home for a classic American sitcom. It would probably do[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Celebrating Anne Marie Becraft

Today, Georgetown dedicated Anne Marie Becraft Hall in recognition of a trailblazing free black woman who devoted her life to the education of African-Americans during the 19th century. The building was originally named McSherry Hall after former Georgetown President Fr. William McSherry, S.J., who helped organize the sale of 272[Read More…]

by April 18, 2017 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ALONSO: The Art of Self-Affirmation

ALONSO: The Art of Self-Affirmation

  In conjunction with the Senior Class Committee, The Hoya is pleased to present the Senior Compass Series, a platform for seniors from the Class of 2017 to reflect on their experiences at Georgetown University and detail their aspirations for life post-graduation. CLICK HERE TO READ STORY Have a reaction to this[Read More…]

by April 13, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top