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VIEWPOINT: Holding On to Home

The most heart-wrenching moment of my life was right after new student convocation, when my mom told me that she and my dad were “not as smart” as I am. The two of them had tickets for seats in the gym but no idea how to find the building. I[Read More…]

by November 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

SINGH: The Badge of Inferiority

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I felt inferior when navigating the chasms and paradoxes of Georgetown’s campus. This feeling did not stem from any comparison I attempted to make with other Georgetown students. Rather, something more powerful strained my mind. As I talked more with fellow[Read More…]

by March 12, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
ADJROUD: My Mountain to Climb

ADJROUD: My Mountain to Climb

I spent days learning how to hold her, learning where my hands fit perfectly on the smooth inside of her crevices, learning how to penetrate her rough exterior and grab a hold of her. I spent countless hours laying with her underneath the golden rays of the hazy Algerian sun,[Read More…]

by February 13, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
ADJROUD: Crafting the Perfect Couscous

ADJROUD: Crafting the Perfect Couscous

I poured water over the finely rolled balls of crushed semolina flour and ran my fingers through the coarse, dry mixture, attempting to start the rehydration process. It was a balancing act: Too little water, and the couscous would come out dry; too much water and it would stick together[Read More…]

by January 30, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Film Review: ‘Coco’

Film Review: ‘Coco’

★★★★★ Adult audiences might not expect an animated film to explore difficult issues like the death and legacy of a loved one, but Disney Pixar’s latest animated masterpiece, “Coco,” defies these expectations. With “Coco,” audiences of all ages are exposed to powerful and complex themes of love, loss and the[Read More…]

COURTESY BELLA GERARD

VIEWPOINT: Carrying the Hilltop Torch

“It’s hard to be humble when you’re from Georgetown.” For years, the cheeky saying stared back at me from a needlepoint pillow in my parents’ bedroom. It belongs to my dad, Robert Gerard (COL ’82), and while the phrase is meant to be comical, the advice is far from necessary.[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: Uncovering the Stories That Bind Us

VIEWPOINT: Uncovering the Stories That Bind Us

During my time as a Georgetown student, I walked across the trolley tracks on O Street, slipped on their smooth surface in the blizzard last year and even pointed them out in a neighborhood tour for newly admitted students and their families. But I did not understand their significance outside[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized
KARNA: Appreciating Family First

KARNA: Appreciating Family First

They say you cannot choose family, but given the choice, I would choose mine. My family is a bit like a cast of characters. The five of us, plus our two dogs, could be filmed on location in our Dallas home for a classic American sitcom. It would probably do[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
The author, pictured with her thaati and paati | COURTESY PRIYANKA DINAKAR

Finding Family and Forgoing Farewells

“Wow, that’s so intense for a spring break trip!” “Won’t you get jet-lagged?” “What’s the time difference?” These are just some of the reactions I heard upon telling people that I was planning on going to India for spring break, as if I was about to go on a vacation[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, travel
A Home of Fear, Warmth, Conflict and Joy

A Home of Fear, Warmth, Conflict and Joy

My most distinct memory of the Middle East is of a soldier who did not wear a military uniform but instead a royal blue polo. I’m not sure why he was dressed differently, but he carried himself differently as well. His obsidian eyes pierced mine through the car window, a[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, travel