Post Tagged with: "tragedy"

CHRISTOVICH: Baseball Mourns Young Star’s Life

CHRISTOVICH: Baseball Mourns Young Star’s Life

Take his baseball career out of the equation and José Fernandez’s story was a tragedy. At age 15, Fernandez made a dangerous boat ride to the U.S. in a fourth attempt to defect from Cuba. During that boat ride, he rescued his own mother, who had fallen out of the[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
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

Strength in Research After Newtown Tragedy

Much has been written about Newtown, Conn. It can be tempting to try and forget, but a year and a half later, there are chapters to this story that are still in the process of being written and that should be told. One of these chapters is coming to a[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Editing Memories in the Wake of Tragedy

While blasting my “Shower Swag” playlist in the bathroom the other morning (sorry, housemates), Amy Winehouse’s upbeat version of “Valerie” came up on shuffle. As the sound of running water and the singer’s sultry contralto began to drown out my crackly morning voice, my shampoo-covered head began to flood itself[Read More…]

by October 21, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Editing Memories in the Wake of Tragedy

While blasting my “Shower Swag” playlist in the bathroom the other morning (sorry, housemates), Amy Winehouse’s upbeat version of “Valerie” came up on shuffle. As the sound of running water and the singer’s sultry contralto began to drown out my crackly morning voice, my shampoo-covered head began to flood itself[Read More…]

by October 21, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Confirming Faith After Haiti

Seven years ago this month, my 15-year-old cousin, Alex, was skiing with six of his classmates in the mountains east of Vancouver, Canada. The young skiers – bright students from a prep school in Calgary – were caught in an avalanche. All of them died. I flew to Alex’s funeral,[Read More…]

by February 4, 2010 0 comments Opinion