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POR OTRO LADO: Reflections on Día de los Muertos

POR OTRO LADO: Reflections on Día de los Muertos

While Hoyas on the Hilltop were recovering from Halloween weekend adventures, I travelled to Oaxaca de Juárez, the capital of the state of Oaxaca, to experience Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. We arrived in the city just as the sun began to rise on the morning[Read More…]

by November 15, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, Lifestyle, The Guide
TESTING TRUISMS: Being a Big Fish in a Small Pond

TESTING TRUISMS: Being a Big Fish in a Small Pond

As those who have applied to college know, the work does not end when the acceptances roll in. As your senior year of high school comes to a close, you have a difficult decision to make. Although financial aid is a deciding factor for many applicants, schools’ prestige also influences[Read More…]

by October 24, 2017 2 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
POR OTRO LADO: Affirming Identity Through La Virgen

POR OTRO LADO: Affirming Identity Through La Virgen

La Virgen de Guadalupe, or the Virgin of Guadalupe, first appeared to an indigenous man named Juan Diego in 1531, speaking to him in his native Nahuatl language and asking him to build a chapel in her name. When Juan Diego reported the request of La Virgen to a Catholic[Read More…]

by October 18, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

BOLAS: What’s on My Playlist

1. “So Much More Than This” by Grace Vanderwaal Performed and written by Grace VanderWaal, “So Much More Than This” was released as a single Sept. 15 and is quickly gaining steam on the pop charts. As catchy as the tune is, the voice behind it is even more impressive:[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 1 comment Uncategorized
CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Germany’s Election Season Through American Eyes

CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: Germany’s Election Season Through American Eyes

Angela Merkel’s calm yet determined gaze followed me everywhere in Hamburg, Germany, last weekend. With the parliamentary elections having taken place Sept. 24, seemingly every available sign post and billboard is occupied by the face of a German politician pleading for votes. I accompanied my European Politics class on our[Read More…]

by September 27, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
POR OTRO LADO: When the Earth Moved

POR OTRO LADO: When the Earth Moved

At first I did not feel it. But the rocking motion, similar to that of a boat on choppy water, immediately silenced our classroom. My professor’s face grew pale as she pointed to the door: “Earthquake. Everyone move. Now.” As we rushed from the room, the earth tipped under my[Read More…]

by September 27, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
TESTING TRUISMS: Nice People Finish Last

TESTING TRUISMS: Nice People Finish Last

Landing an internship, earning that A or securing a spot in a competitive academic program undoubtedly requires hard work and ambition. But, in some cases, it also entails outdoing your classmates. Your A in accounting may lower the GPA of the student sitting next to you. Given that only 30[Read More…]

by September 19, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
POR OTRO LADO: Walks Through Teotihuacán

POR OTRO LADO: Walks Through Teotihuacán

I have been spending my first month of the fall semester not on the Hilltop, but in Mexico City, where I have been  immersed in a culture filled with the smooth but exhausting Spanish of chilangos — natives to the city — the gloriously deep blue of Frida Kahlo’s house[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Testing Truisms: Opposites Attract

Testing Truisms: Opposites Attract

Are most of your friends from your residence hall, classes or extracurricular activities? Georgetown’s small student population, compared with other universities, encourages contact between students of different majors and interests. Though we may interact frequently with those who have different passions and courses of study, do we befriend or become[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
FRAME OF REFERENCE: The Role of Art in Today’s Divisive Culture

FRAME OF REFERENCE: The Role of Art in Today’s Divisive Culture

Since its birth, the United States has valued certain demographics over others. The resulting systemic biases continue to color the fabric of our society. In the United States, the deeply rooted belief that we are not all created equal affects politics, the legal system, educational opportunities, housing, access to healthcare[Read More…]

by September 2, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide