Opinion

FLORES: Collaboration, Not Division, Needed on Immigration

As a candidate, Donald Trump disparaged Mexican and Central American immigrants by saying they are bringing drugs and crime to the United States. Trump also pledged the swift removal of immigrants without documentation living in the United States and the construction of a wall along America’s southern border. During his[Read More…]

by August 28, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

PANJWANI: SFS Should Cancel Class, Condemn Islamophobic CVE

This fall, the School of Foreign Service will host a class titled “Community-Based Terror Prevention (INAF-262-01).” The course description refers to the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program, which was started by former President Barack Obama’s administration. By offering this course, the SFS is wrongly legitimizing CVE’s framework, which punishes misperceived[Read More…]

by August 17, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

GUERRERO: Kirstjen Nielsen Went to Georgetown. That Doesn’t Make Her a Hoya

Georgetown University prides itself on providing a “world-class learning experience … [where] students are challenged to engage in the world and become men and women in the service of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community.” The School of Foreign Service proudly proclaims itself a “program[Read More…]

by July 2, 2018 6 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
THOMAS: Legacy is Everything, But Legacy Status is Not Enough

THOMAS: Legacy is Everything, But Legacy Status is Not Enough

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FLEMING: The Pride of 2 Departures

FLEMING: The Pride of 2 Departures

Fifty years ago next fall, I arrived at Georgetown University for my freshman year. Soon, I’ll be making my second departure from the Hilltop. As the first in my family to go to college, studying at Georgetown had been my dream since middle school. That dream came true, and it[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
GOLDSTEIN: Finding Identity in History

GOLDSTEIN: Finding Identity in History

When I walk past Lauinger Library these days, I think of Fr. Leonard Neale, S.J. When Neale was president of Georgetown College from 1798 to 1806, his bedroom in Old South — the first building to grace the Hilltop — doubled as the campus library. Every night Neale would unfold[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
HICKLE & MONETON: The Friendship in Between

HICKLE & MONETON: The Friendship in Between

We did not plan to write this together, but of course, here we are. Weeks before graduation, Jessica sat staring at a blank Microsoft Word document and asked Andrea for ideas. Our conversation concluded with a decision to write this reflection the same way we do everything: together. Andrea Incoming[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
McKAY: Finally Confronting My Former Self

McKAY: Finally Confronting My Former Self

I anonymously wrote a piece for The Hoya my freshman spring, so to put my name on another article just days from graduation feels like the completion of a circle. The article, written for The Guide’s 2015 “Sex Issue,” was about my experience with hookup culture in the gay community.[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
VELASQUEZ: Beauty in Contradiction

VELASQUEZ: Beauty in Contradiction

As a December graduate, I’ve had some time to reflect on my Georgetown University experience. I keep going back to our motto, utraque unum, which means “both into one.” Like this motto, my Georgetown experience has been filled with contradictions — contradictions I’ve had to unpack, understand and reconcile. With[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KAYE: Let Community Guide You

KAYE: Let Community Guide You

In November of my sophomore year, I returned home for a weekend to sponsor my brother’s confirmation to the Roman Catholic Church. As we sat in the church gymnasium awaiting his pivotal spiritual moment, my 13-year old brother turned to me and said, “Why are either of us here? We’re[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top