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JACOBS & SINGER: We’re Sorry for Our Friendship

JACOBS & SINGER: We’re Sorry for Our Friendship

Jesse Jacobs and Ellie Singer have spent most of their time at Georgetown causing trouble and eating stolen food. While they recognize the problems they have created, they would not take back a second of their experience becoming and remaining friends. Read the sixth installment of the Senior Compass Series[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
THREATT: Finding God and Identity Through Disappointment

THREATT: Finding God and Identity Through Disappointment

Kathryn Threatt’s Georgetown experience got off to a rocky start. Since she got to campus, however, her disappointments have deepened her faith in God and awareness of her own identity. To read about Kathryn’s journey, read the fifth installment in the Senior Compass Series. Have a reaction to this article?[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
2018 Senior Compass Series

2018 Senior Compass Series

For the second year in a row, The Hoya is proud to present the Senior Compass Series in coordination with the Senior Class Committee. This year, we asked seniors to write about their most regrettable decisions or deepest failures at Georgetown. From changing majors to prioritizing well-being, these reflections offer[Read More…]

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: How To Make Male Friends

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: How To Make Male Friends

Ah, male friendship — just like dating, but with less handholding and sometimes more cuddling, depending on the companion. These friendships are especially formative for men as they prepare to go out in the world. When I think back to my days of youth, I cannot help but be struck[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
ALONSO: The Art of Self-Affirmation

ALONSO: The Art of Self-Affirmation

  In conjunction with the Senior Class Committee, The Hoya is pleased to present the Senior Compass Series, a platform for seniors from the Class of 2017 to reflect on their experiences at Georgetown University and detail their aspirations for life post-graduation. CLICK HERE TO READ STORY Have a reaction to this[Read More…]

by April 13, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: Guide to Pseudo-intellectuality

HIGH-FUNCTIONING FAILURE: Guide to Pseudo-intellectuality

If you have ever heard someone say, “You know, it is actually whom,” then you are well-versed in the wild and wacky world of pseudo-intellectuality. Being smart is difficult. It requires hours of reading, writing and the occasional soliloquy — I do not actually know what this word means, but[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
Jinwoo Chong\The Hoya

Overcoming Doubt One Moment at a Time

I was never supposed to come to Georgetown. My first thin letter moment — the one where your high school senior heart skips a beat and you dream of moving into Darnall Hall in a Georgetown T-shirt — ended in a rejection letter thanking me for my application and wishing[Read More…]

Danny Smith\The Hoya

After Our Trials, Success Emerges

Once I entered senior year, I felt as though I was dubbed with a flashing neon sign constantly poised directly over my head reading, “Ask me any question and receive the wisest, most well-planned response.” Amid the classic questions regarding my post-graduation plans, my new location and how I will[Read More…]

BOBROSKE: Redefining Failure At Home and Abroad

BOBROSKE: Redefining Failure At Home and Abroad

I waltzed into the academic office, sifted through the stack of China-Africa relations papers and confidentially picked up my own before checking my grade. 52 percent. Once upon a time I was high school valedictorian, and now here I was, sitting two percentage points above the failure mark on a[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Chalk, Full of Problems

Georgetown has made significant efforts to incorporate the benefits of new technology and Internet connectivity into students’ academic instruction. The university prides itself on providing numerous spaces for its students to engage in deep and meaningful relationships with faculty, both inside and outside the classroom. However, one of Georgetown’s primary[Read More…]

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