Post Tagged with: "hope"

CARNES: Finding Hope in an Age of Survivors

CARNES: Finding Hope in an Age of Survivors

The voice of one of the migrants in the so-called “caravan” passing through Mexico has been echoing in my ears all week. On a podcast, I heard a reporter ask what the hardest part of his journey has been. He said, quite simply, “the walking.” He went on to explain[Read More…]

by October 29, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
PIRROTTI: Look Forward by Looking Back

PIRROTTI: Look Forward by Looking Back

In February of 1798, there was a fight in the House of Representatives. Not a “fight” over bills and proposals, but a real full-on, bare-knuckled, fist-throwing brawl – with Connecticut Rep. Roger Griswold beating Vermont Rep. Matthew Lyon with his walking stick after Lyon had spit in Griswold’s face. Even[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan (center) was appointed as Georgetown’s first full-time director for Hindu Life in August, when he also became the first ever Hindu priest Chaplain in the United States.

VIEWPOINT: In Remembering Our Ancestors, A Glimmer of Hope

I arrived on the Hilltop last August from the United Kingdom, a country engulfed in a national identity crisis, to another nation gearing up for a political showdown. Yet, instead of preoccupying myself with an uncertain future, my mind wandered to thoughts of the past. The Seers, Yogīs and ascetics[Read More…]

by January 13, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: Finding Civic Duty In Reconciliation

CARNES: Finding Civic Duty In Reconciliation

During my Sunday morning run, the words of the scrawled graffiti script leapt out at me: “The revolution will not be Snapchatted!” It was a jarring proclamation, and it shocked me out of the nervous rumination on the presidential election, just two days away then, that had dominated my thinking[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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The School That Tests and Heals

Throughout my first semester at Georgetown, I was presented with the biggest challenges I have ever had to overcome in my life. I first explored this school during Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program Weekend in April 2012, and had been genuinely excited to begin a new chapter of my life. Little[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

DC Counts Homeless In Federal Survey

The Point in Time count, the annual census and survey of homeless persons and families required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, launched around the country Wednesday. The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness began gathering results for Washington, D.C., though final numbers will not be[Read More…]

by February 3, 2015 0 comments City News, News
O’BRIEN: From Grief, Perspective and Hope

O’BRIEN: From Grief, Perspective and Hope

Last month, Andrea Jaime (NHS ’17) died just weeks after beginning her sophomore year at Georgetown. A few hours after she died at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, students, faculty and staff gathered in Dahlgren Quadrangle for a prayer service of remembrance. We tried to fashion a message of comfort, though[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 3 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

O’BRIEN: President Snow on Hope

I recently finished “The Hunger Games,” the first part in Suzanne Collins’ best-selling trilogy, about a post-apocalyptic America where an oppressive government orchestrates a grim spectacle in which two teenagers from each of the nation’s 12 districts battle to the death in a competitive reality television show of sorts. I[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Students Hit Pavement for Homeless

Over 100,000 people, ranging from university students to executives to those facing homelessness gathered on the National Mall Saturday for the 23rd annual “Help the Homeless Walk.” The walkathon raises money for the more than 12,000 people in the District who are living without shelter of their own. Since its[Read More…]

by November 23, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Words of Encouragement For a Melancholy World

I am worried that everyone is far too worried. Here on campus, students stress about the constant stream of midterms, papers, job interviews, internship applications, scholarship requests and extracurricular responsibilities, with a side of drug and burglary concerns and a touch of traveling plans. With all this on their plate,[Read More…]

by November 19, 2010 0 comments Opinion