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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
Jinwoo Chong \ The Hoya

Securing a Future For Years to Come

On May 21, I will walk onto a stage on Healy Lawn, shake University President John J. DeGioia’s hand and receive my Bachelor of Science diploma. Like many students at Georgetown, I will be the first in my family to experience this moment. When DeGioia shakes my hand, however, he[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 4 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Jinwoo Chong\The Hoya

Relationships Build Our Memories and Moments

Walking out of Lauinger Library at 4 a.m. after a long night writing a paper and looking up to see Healy Hall towering, stable and beautiful, always makes me pause and remember how special this campus is. Looking up at the clock tower brings a peace and reminder that this[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Love Fosters Lasting Peace

Love Fosters Lasting Peace

Monday nights for me, since the latter days of August, have meant calls home to my mother, sister and father. I usually ask for a recap of the important things I am missing back in Richmond — only the big ones though, because my mom can really talk — and[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

A ‘Home’ Run Away From Home

When I left my home in Las Vegas, Nev., to come to Georgetown, I knew I was leaving behind a special part of my life. I have grown up as an avid fan of the New York Mets. Having inherited this team from my New York-born parents, I can say[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Day We Became Five

The Day We Became Five

Our family used to have a dog. Sometimes, I almost forget what he looked like, what he sounded like, or even what he smelled like. It has been five years since a change of jobs and an impending move to the city made us realize that we, as much we[Read More…]

by July 14, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top