Post Tagged with: "identity"

Reconcile Speech, Values

In a summer interview with The Hoya, serialized these past two weeks, former University President Fr. Leo O’Donovan, S.J., upheld the importance of Catholic belief and free speech on campus. O’Donovan explained that while he thought the Second Vatican Council was correct in speaking of abortion as something intrinsically wrong,[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SMITH: Dancing With Pride and Myself

SMITH: Dancing With Pride and Myself

I’ve always hated dancing. There is something ironically constricting in that kind of freedom of movement for me, something about the arbitrary motion that does not mesh well with the planned-out, meticulously organized person that I knowingly am. But that was before I learned that what lay between me and[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 1 comment Commentary, 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
SMITH: Noise

SMITH: Noise

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? My restless analysis of this question began with a haircut. Over the summer, I cut off 12 inches of my hair. With each inch of hair removed, a year of[Read More…]

by September 1, 2015 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Homecoming

Homecoming

I’m home. I’m home, and although that doesn’t seem like it should be a big deal, I can assure you, it is. It’s been almost seven months since the last time I landed in Florida. Seven months since I’ve seen either of my parents’ faces, seven months since I pet[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Own It Summit 2015

Own It Summit 2015

Own It Summit Speaker Interviews Catch The Hoya’s exclusive interviews with some of the Own It speakers, including Danielle Brooks and Megan Smith. Own It Summit: Imagination Interview Actress in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black Danielle Brooks spoke in the Imagination Interview at the OWN It[Read More…]

by March 29, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News - Top

The Power of Doing You for You

Nearly three-quarters of the way through my freshman year, I find myself at a personal standstill.  It’s almost dreamlike: I can see life moving around me — it’s alarming how quickly it’s all going on — while I stand there, motionless, unable to keep up. By some standards, I’m still[Read More…]

by March 15, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
The View From the Stage

The View From the Stage

  I remember my kindergarten production of “The Little Mermaid” very clearly. In the second that I wobbled dangerously from side to side, I saw several things at once. The crowd of small children, my classmates with eyes widening in terror to the side of me, the pitcher of water[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
JULIA HENRRIKUS/THE HOYA

When You Get Into College (Again)

“It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the Committee on Admissions has voted to accept your application for transfer admission to Georgetown University.” Admittedly, this was a sentence I never thought I’d hear. After nearly three years, two applications, six essays, four letters of recommendation, two interviews, three[Read More…]

by February 26, 2015 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top