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OSIBAJO & BAH: Toward Authentic Reparations

OSIBAJO & BAH: Toward Authentic Reparations

In the last several months, Georgetown has created a new chapter of its history. It is one that will acknowledge the university’s history of slavery and the descendants of the slaves who were sold by the school. As admirable as this new campaign is, it is not without flaws. Over[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: The Poetry of Science

In 2000, Paul J. Crutzen, a Dutch atmospheric chemist and Nobel laureate, coined the term “Anthropocene.” The word designates the epoch in which human activity shapes ecosystems and where its presence registers in the geological record. Crutzen’s coinage comes as a response to decades of scientific data supporting anthropogenic climate[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Annabelle Timsit

Defending Honest Expression

A couple days ago, I attended the first class of my penultimate semester at Georgetown. During the introductory part of the class, and in front of several dozen of my peers, the professor stood up and read us a part of the University of Chicago’s statement on free speech, written[Read More…]

by September 15, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Year of the No-Hitter

The Year of the No-Hitter

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett threw the first no-hitter of the season last Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies, the 21st in Dodgers history and the 283rd in baseball history, but as one of the most rare and unpredictable achievements in baseball, many would not have thought Beckett would be[Read More…]

Guilty Woes of Being a Sox Fan

Ten games. Ten straight losses. They were embarrassed. I was embarrassed. Late inning collapses. Lackluster offense. Poor pitching performances. For 10 straight games, I watched horrific baseball. SportsCenter updates flooded my phone. The final box score spammed my email. Newspaper headlines the next morning reminded me that the Red Sox[Read More…]

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A memorial for the victims of the recent shooting in Isla Vista, Calif.

The Modern Facets of Compassion

In this exact moment, dozens of UC Santa Barbara students are mourning the shooting deaths of six of their classmates; thousands of Bosnians, Croatians and Serbians are displaced from their homes and missing family or friends because of deadly flooding; and hundreds of fallen miners are being laid to rest[Read More…]

by May 28, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
A Full Dress

A Full Dress

“I am not an empty dress, I am not a rubber stamp and I am not a cheerleader. I am a strong Kentucky woman.” The rest of Alison Lundergan Grimes’ statement is drowned out by a swell of roaring admiration from the crowd. She delivers her victory speech with a[Read More…]

by May 26, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Television’s Asian America

Television’s Asian America

“Fresh Off the Boat,” or “Fob,” is a common term for Asian-Americans. I’ll use it to describe international students, or anyone or thing that is more connected to its origins’ culture than America’s. Personally, as a second-generation Korean-American, being a Fob doesn’t have a negative or positive connotation — despite[Read More…]

by May 26, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Cultural Revelations at the Arcade

I suppose one could say that I’ve been up in the air for a long time. The pressure up there is different, and so whenever I touch back down to Earth, like clockwork, my ears pop. Before too long I always acclimate, and life becomes normal again, living under a[Read More…]

by May 22, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Free Us From MonopoLeo’s

“Ugh. Leo’s again.” What to eat, what to eat? Questionable chicken? Flavorless desserts? Scrambled egg-like liquid for the 90th morning in a row? We’ve all been there. We’ve all complained. We’ve all gone out to eat just to avoid the bland pasta. The fact of the matter is, having a[Read More…]

by May 21, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top