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SISODIYA: Perpetual Noise, Endless Thoughts

SISODIYA: Perpetual Noise, Endless Thoughts

Throughout our lives we squander an inconceivable amount of time wrapped up in our own minds. Talking to ourselves instead of with one another, we brood about the past or continuously agonize about the future. Despite our continual engagement with the outside world, it can be within our own minds[Read More…]

by September 13, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Nicholas Scrimenti

SCRIMENTI: Finding Faith On a Knife’s Edge

Spirituality within college life can exist while being deep, full and beautiful. On this campus, in particular, the opportunity for connection, religious experience and the discovery of each person’s inner castle is always at hand. The heightened intellectual and social activity of college life lends itself to a greater awareness,[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Deep Silence Spurs Reflection

How does the whirlwind that is New Student Orientation at Georgetown conclude? Not with cries and cheers, nor with blaring horns. Rather, it concludes in a sustained hush, in great silence. Allow me to recount NSO’s final moments in McDonough Arena this past Tuesday night. The 1,600 new members of[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Jinwoo ChongThe Hoya

Enjoying the Presence of Our Peers

This past weekend I attended Senior Retreat, where a mix of 63 veteran retreaters and first timers such as myself spent 24 hours reflecting on our four years of shared experience on the hilltop. Although we were only an hour from Washington D.C., the change in my surroundings prompted physical[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
ROSENBERGER: A Surprising Journey Via Active Meditation

ROSENBERGER: A Surprising Journey Via Active Meditation

Meditation has always struck me as an inefficient use of valuable time. My distinctly Protestant understanding of prayer allowed me to come before God, unencumbered by intercessors or ritualized language, and speedily drop off a collection of charitable thoughts and concerns. Before Georgetown, I saw meditation as an undisciplined foray[Read More…]

by September 23, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Reflecting in Action, Not Acting in Action

“How are you?” “Really busy.” “I know, right? Me, too. I’m super busy.” “I was up until 4.” “That’s nothing, I was up even later … ” Sound familiar? We hear these encounters all the time. Our culture and our campus are really busy. Are we too busy? Is being[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
FOLEY: Telling the Story of Science

FOLEY: Telling the Story of Science

As a nostalgic second-semester senior, I’ve started to think about the most important lessons I’ve learned on the Hilltop in preparation for life when I head off to graduate school. And, after careful reflection and discernment, I’ve decided the most important thing I’ve learned is the value of stories. When[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top