Post Tagged with: "culture"

Duality of Cultures Within Art

At first glance, the city of Amman is everything you would expect in the Middle East: military tanks at the airports, women in scarves, people staring at obvious foreigners and quickly hushed criticisms of the government. When I first arrived, it appeared as though Jordan, like the rest of the Middle[Read More…]

by October 4, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Revisiting Greek Life Policy

Last Wednesday, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Jeanne Lord sent an email — co-signed by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson — to the student body on the university’s position on social fraternities and sororities. Within the email were statements reiterating the university’s position in not supporting[Read More…]

by September 20, 2016 2 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Annabelle Timsit

Struggling to Uphold Free Speech

In 1840, a Frenchman returned to his homeland from his journey to America and later published “Democracy in America,” a modern classic on the American political system. That young man, Alexis de Tocqueville, forever changed the way Europe viewed a former colony and the way that former colony viewed itself.[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 5 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Overcoming the Athlete and NARP Divide

If you are an athlete, what do you think of “non-athletic regular people,” or NARPs for short? If you are a NARP, what do you think of athletes? You can ask anyone on campus and you will hear a few stereotypes about each. But I am in a unique position[Read More…]

by August 10, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

SUN: An Inside Outsider

Coming back to China for the summer is – to borrow a term that my boarding school friends used to describe the same feeling – a “magic realism” experience. Tingles of unfamiliarity have bitten me harder than I expected, and it took a while to realize the asymmetrical speed and[Read More…]

by July 25, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Sex Sells Georgetown Short

It is in the wind here at Georgetown, carried in every puff of hurried breath laced with 5 gum, Marlboro or coffee mixed with last night’s Burnett’s. Connotations, insinuations and expectations pour out of every glance; every passing word; every decision on where to sit in class; what level to[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 6 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
STONE: Cultures Are Not Our Toys

STONE: Cultures Are Not Our Toys

I was asked, “How do I explain to white people that it’s wrong to treat East-Asian religions as fads?” They explained that there are people who want to “become” Taoist, Buddhist, Sikh or Hindu but without any of the relevant social context or history. Two of the inquirer’s friends have[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 9 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

BENNETT: Is It OK To Be a Faust Today?

The other day I posited a revamped version of the Faustian Question to a friend as a thought experiment. You may be familiar with the story, or at least its more well-known neologism, the Faustian Bargain. The tale of Dr. Faust — sometimes Faustus — told and retold dozens of[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 1 comment Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
KHAN: All Speech  Matters

KHAN: All Speech Matters

“I personally am tired of hearing that First Amendment rights protect students when they are creating a hostile and unsafe learning environment for myself and for other students here.” Those are the words of University of Missouri Student Asscoiation Vice President Brenda Smith-Lezama. The greatest invention of free people —[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

The Space For South Asian Culture

In response to Piyusha Mittal’s viewpoint (“Making Space for South Asian Culture,” Oct. 2, 2015, The Hoya), it is important to note that, over the course of the last year, Georgetown University and the School of Foreign Service Asian Studies Program have worked to engage South Asia in a more[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top