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O’BRIEN: Choosing Less

O’BRIEN: Choosing Less

My family and I recently flew to Croatia, where we travelled out to the rural landscape dotted with houses every couple of miles. We arrived at a home owned by an older woman named Anka who prepared us a traditional Croatian meal in her tiny kitchen, smiling broadly the whole[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
O’BRIEN: Cultivating Your Best Self

O’BRIEN: Cultivating Your Best Self

The beginning of the school year is full of new experiences — a new place to live, new classes, new people and a new outlook. Moreover, it also presents you with a plethora of new opportunities for self-improvement. When these opportunities arise, try to seek out new endeavors to develop[Read More…]

by August 13, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
O’BRIEN: Seeking New Perspectives

O’BRIEN: Seeking New Perspectives

Investigating history through various perspectives has always captivated me. Looking back at elementary and middle school, I remember the fascination when my peers and I learned about important historical events and figures for the first time. The most memorable historic figure who captured my curiosity and interest was Amelia Earhart.[Read More…]

by July 28, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
O’BRIEN: Savoring the Struggle

O’BRIEN: Savoring the Struggle

The American abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher once said, “It’s easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top.” This quote particularly resonated with me at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships in Sacramento, Calif., last month: Beecher’s words pushed my teammates and[Read More…]

by July 15, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
O’BRIEN: Seize Opportunities To Recharge, Reflect

O’BRIEN: Seize Opportunities To Recharge, Reflect

During the school year, Georgetown students devote a substantial amount of time and energy to their classes in order to thrive academically. The majority of the student body also engages in clubs, attends some of the myriad events on campus and involves themselves in an array of extracurricular activities. Schedules[Read More…]