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VIEWPOINT: Searching for Diversity in GUSA

Last year, I was one of four first-year women in the Georgetown University Student Association senate. When former senators and older Georgetown students cracked jokes about GUSA being a “white boys’ club,” I laughed and brushed it off. After all, there were 11 women in the senate out of 28[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Losing My Ethnic Ambiguity

Losing My Ethnic Ambiguity

“Where are you from?” I have lost count of the number of times I have been asked this question. At Georgetown, this question brings me the same level of dread as “what’s a fun fact you want to share about yourself?” This question is the window into everything that I[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SMITH: My Race Does Not Label Me

SMITH: My Race Does Not Label Me

Violin in one hand, a container of white rice in the other and a math club hat slightly askew, I was ready. I walked out into the pouring rain, ready to take on the day. The night before, I remember brainstorming with my friends about what we were going to[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Transcending Ethnicity

Transcending Ethnicity

When I think of who I am, my first instinct is to define myself using personality traits rather than by ethnicity. I often wonder why many multicultural people intuitively do the opposite. Have I dishonored my heritage by not prioritizing Filipino-American as my core identity? My personal reflections on race[Read More…]

by June 5, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top