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Finite Incantatem: An Appeal to J.K. Rowling

His and Hers

August 19, 2014 at 9:57 pm 0 comments

“When Mr. and Mrs. Dursley woke up on the dull, gray Tuesday our story starts, there was nothing about the cloudy sky outside to suggest that strange and mysterious things would soon be happening all over the country.” From the first few paragraphs, Harry Potter got me. I was enthralledRead More

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The Growing Scourge of Public Sexual Harrassment

The Out-Crowd

August 16, 2014 at 6:44 pm 0 comments

In April 2012, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority rolled out an anti-sexual harassment campaign, creating an online form to report incidents, adding posters to stations, subway cars and buses and passing out flyers. The campaign also included enhanced employee training to respond to any and all emergencies. The goalRead More

Looking Out From the Precipice

Looking Out From the Precipice

An American Hoya in Japan

August 14, 2014 at 7:21 pm 1 comment

I am not fond of regret. Vigilantly, I avoid it, and with less than a week until the sun sets on my time in Japan, again posed to me is the perennial question: Have I done enough? Practicality has overtaken me in this three-week interstice between one semester and theRead More

The Bill Clinton Effect

The Bill Clinton Effect

His and Hers

August 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

Sometimes, it feels like Bill Clinton never left office. His Arkansan accent and folksy charm seem like omnipresent fixtures in the political world. And from campaign stops to charity dinners, the former President is particularly adept at avoiding political irrelevance. This campaign season is no exception. Recently, Clinton has beenRead More

Send Your Kid to Georgetown

Send Your Kid to Georgetown

August 7, 2014 at 9:38 pm 0 comments

When I first read William Deresiewicz’s piece in the New Republic, “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League,” I thought I must have gotten it right by coming to Georgetown instead of an Ivy League school. But alas, I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve played the game thatRead More

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Wendy Davis’ Disappearing Act

His and Hers

August 4, 2014 at 9:16 pm 0 comments

Eleven hours was all it took to propel Wendy Davis (D) to political fame. Her legendary June 2013 filibuster in the Texas state Senate set off a flurry of #standwithWendy tweets, support from women’s groups and whispered speculation of Democrat strategists. A few months later, those 11 hours granted herRead More

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Reassessing the Problem of Public Education

The Out-Crowd

August 2, 2014 at 1:29 pm 0 comments

Public education is becoming more and more standardized. While the benefits and drawbacks may be debatable, the fact that it indirectly disfavors students in poor, often urban school districts is not. Last year was the first time that more than half of Washington, D.C.’s charter school students scored proficient orRead More

The Culture-Born Antithesis of Plurality

The Culture-Born Antithesis of Plurality

An American Hoya in Japan

July 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

With Japan, as with any relationship, I fear rejection. It is no question that this culture is my muse, and conversely, Japan seems to have sustained a long-standing fascination with Americans as well. The Japanese have unyieldingly accommodated a flood of English words into their vocabulary, reciprocated the foreign interestRead More

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Elizabeth Warren: The Democrat Darling Who Will Never Be President

His and Hers

July 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm 0 comments

Barring residence under a particularly impressive rock, it’s pretty much impossible to be ignorant of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) these days. Her name is splashed across every newspaper and political website; under their terms she’s a progressive rock star. With her vigorous stump speeches for Democratic candidates and a personaRead More

Why You Should Rethink Studying Abroad

Why You Should Rethink Studying Abroad

Hoya Sapiens

July 25, 2014 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Georgetown makes studying abroad almost effortless. Walk into the office of international programs, attend an info session and fill out an application that certifies you have a pulse and a GPA above 3.0. By making study abroad the default semester-away experience, Georgetown nudges students in this direction. In fact, moreRead More