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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

Help Hyde Park

While many Georgetown students strive to make a difference on a global scale, we must recognize the important ways that we can contribute to our immediate community as undergraduate students. We spend countless hours in extracurriculars that make visible impacts on our campus, yet the community around us deserves attention[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Serve and Protect

D.C. City Council’s Judiciary Committee is currently reviewing a bill that would extend the jurisdiction of the Georgetown University Police Department to off-campus areas. At first, the bill may seem to have a small impact on students; however, if this bill were implemented, it would offer the potential for neighbors[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top