Diversity Education Key to Lifelong Personal Discovery

To date, the Young Leaders in Education About Diversity pre-orientation program is the best thing I have done for myself. I realize that’s a loaded statement, but I mean it – even after two years at Georgetown, a study-abroad experience and a handful of incredible internships in D.C. YLEAD is[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Opinion

The Good Remains in Sports

Sports have had a lackluster shine recently. In the past 12 months we’ve seen Tiger Woods’ armor reduced to rubble as the seedy underbelly of his personal life surfaced. NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Brian Cushing was given a four-game suspension next year for failing a drug test, and[Read More…]

by May 21, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Call for Change, From the Bottom Up

The Obama staffers and community leaders with whom I spent my break between sophomore and junior years referred to our campaign as Freedom Summer 2008. Decades after courageous, radical young women and men swarmed Mississippi in the summer of 1964 to register suppressed and intimidated blacks voters, I moved to[Read More…]

by May 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Solving the Problems of God and Growing Up

Trying to sum up my experience at Georgetown in a few hundred words is either an exercise in impracticality or omission – I can’t decide which. Virtually every draft I had started on my way to this final draft included stories too lewd or, contrarily, too trite to be worthwhile.[Read More…]

by May 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Passing on the Torch to the Next Generation

Remember “Pay It Forward?” It was that semi-popular film released in 2000 starring Haley Joel Osment, the creepy kid from “The Sixth Sense.” The premise of the movie is that an over-involved social studies teacher asks his students to think of some way to change the world and then put[Read More…]

by May 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Stories From the Common Room

Like many of my fellow graduating seniors, I’ve been spending a lot of time the past few days looking through old photos on Facebook, building up the mental collage that will undoubtedly flash before my eyes as I walk up to receive my diploma. As I pushed back through the[Read More…]

by May 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Full Circle in Four Years: Back to the Freshman Floor

Saturday’s School of Foreign Service graduation will be the 15th Georgetown commencement ceremony I’ve attended. I worked for two years as an intern at the Georgetown University Protocol Office, and one of my duties was helping at the commencement ceremonies. I’ve seen them all, the undergraduate and the graduate, so[Read More…]

by May 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Faith Fortified by Journey Of Adversity and Growth

When my mom decided to pack everything and leave the United States for Jordan with me and my siblings, we didn’t quite understand her decision. We spent four years there. Yet, more than a decade later, I can say with certainty that it was one of the best decisions (if[Read More…]

by May 20, 2010 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

At Ease Amid Imperfection

Georgetown is the most ridiculous place in the universe. I feel like I’ve traveled across the world and back, literally and symbolically, during the four years that I’ve spent here. I owe that feeling to a few different factors. I owe that feeling to the work that I’ve done here,[Read More…]

by May 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion

America’s Got Talent: Giving Back

There are plenty of reasons to love America. It is the land of the free and the home of the brave; we invented baseball and jazz, skyscrapers and “Lost”; and our country has been home to some of the world’s most famous and influential people – politicians and generals, musicians[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments Opinion