Post Tagged with: "community"

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In Support of Larry Calloway

I moved to Washington, D.C., on August 28 and started my classes immediately. After leaving the comfort of my environment, home is made bearable not just by the academic knowledge that I have been able to acquire in the last month, but also by people like Larry Calloway, who I[Read More…]

by October 9, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

GONZALEZ: A Lesson in Engaging With Others

Whether you are beginning your first year at Georgetown University or your last, welcome to the Hilltop for another academic year! On my Georgetown journey, I have come to better understand my salient identities and how I can advocate for myself and my community. Over the last two years, I[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments 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
RIOS: Alone Under the Stars

RIOS: Alone Under the Stars

Building lasting friendship is difficult for many Georgetown students — including Brittany Rios. In the third installment of this year’s Senior Compass Series, Rios discusses a tumultuous relationship and offers some advice. Have a reaction to this article? Write a letter to the editor.

by April 23, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

GOLDSTEIN: Solving the Club Culture Crisis

“Club culture” is one of Georgetown University’s most profound social crises — but it is also our most solvable. Our community has been denouncing club culture since at least 2013, when the student-made film “Sleep When You’re Dead” highlighted the central role of exclusive clubs in Georgetown’s social life and[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

MASON: An Education That Provokes

Outing myself as a women’s and gender studies major used to be harder than outing myself as a lesbian. I used to mention it quietly after announcing my government major, so white, middle-aged men I introduced myself to at my father’s retirement ceremony would not ask the inevitable follow-up questions:[Read More…]

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

EDITORIAL: In Times of Tragedy, Engage

On June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed and 58 wounded in what was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. One year and four months later, on Oct. 1, 2017, 58 people were killed and roughly 500 injured in a mass[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 1 comment Editorial

EDITORIAL: Build Coalitions Through Effective Advocacy

Following the mold of the Black Leadership and Latinx Leadership forums, 15 students launched the Asian-Pacific Islander Leadership Forum on March 19 to champion their community’s interests at Georgetown. Even without formal recognition from the university, the group’s contribution to the university’s cultural ecosystem underscores the power of student mobilization.[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: Finding Civic Duty In Reconciliation

CARNES: Finding Civic Duty In Reconciliation

During my Sunday morning run, the words of the scrawled graffiti script leapt out at me: “The revolution will not be Snapchatted!” It was a jarring proclamation, and it shocked me out of the nervous rumination on the presidential election, just two days away then, that had dominated my thinking[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Jinwoo Chong\The Hoya

Finding Family in Campus Groups

I have a pair of shoes I bought just before my sophomore year at Georgetown, at a time when I was afraid, after a tough freshman year. After years of wear, not only have I lived and experienced so much inside them, but they also have become my most comfortable[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top