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FOLEY: Telling the Story of Science

FOLEY: Telling the Story of Science

As a nostalgic second-semester senior, I’ve started to think about the most important lessons I’ve learned on the Hilltop in preparation for life when I head off to graduate school. And, after careful reflection and discernment, I’ve decided the most important thing I’ve learned is the value of stories. When[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
FOLEY: The Science of Learning the Ropes

FOLEY: The Science of Learning the Ropes

During spring break I discovered rock climbing, thanks to Georgetown’s Outdoor Education and a few extremely dedicated guides. At one point during one of my first ventures, I was about 30 feet in the air, suspended by a climbing rope that was tied into my harness and anchored by karabiners[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
FOLEY: Despite All Our What-Ifs

FOLEY: Despite All Our What-Ifs

I am so tired. I’m stressed out, so I’m not sleeping well. I have the usual workload, plus the extra load from the snow. I am worried about hearing back from graduate school, how I’ll perform in classes, how I’ll meet my extracurricular commitments and how I’ll do all of[Read More…]

by February 25, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion
FOLEY: The Simple Beauty of Snowflakes

FOLEY: The Simple Beauty of Snowflakes

I wasn’t particularly crazy about the polar vortex swirling around the Midwest and the Northeast over winter break, but I do love a good snowstorm. I mean, who wouldn’t want a repeat of “Snowmageddon,” the infamous snowstorm that closed Georgetown’s campus for 10 days in 2010? Yet, on a much smaller[Read More…]

by January 14, 2014 0 comments Opinion

FOLEY: The Biology of Home Brewing

In the spirit of the holidays, I’ve chosen to focus my last column on, well, spirits. But for those who like to make their drinks at home, beer is the best bet. Students of Georgetown Inc. recently awarded a Vital Vittles Traditions Scholarship to some of Georgetown’s own talented brewers[Read More…]

by November 22, 2013 0 comments Opinion
FOLEY: Mosaicism: A Genetic Puzzle

FOLEY: Mosaicism: A Genetic Puzzle

We may not actually be who we think we are. Or at least, we may be a little more complicated than we give ourselves credit for. That’s what the genetic study of DNA has begun to explore. The study of genetics looks at our DNA, which is our supposedly unique[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments Opinion
FOLEY: Finding Fulfillment in Biology

FOLEY: Finding Fulfillment in Biology

Sometimes, Jesuits are even ahead of the scientific community. Two years ago on Sept. 16, Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., wrote a piece for The Hoya called “Using the Three D’s to Guide a Modern Life.” In it, he describes depth, distraction and discernment: three things necessary to understanding’s life’s meaning. O’Brien[Read More…]

by September 13, 2013 0 comments Opinion
FOLEY: The Origin of Earth’s Gold Rush

FOLEY: The Origin of Earth’s Gold Rush

Ever wonder where the items you enjoy came from? Not just where they were manufactured, but how they originated? The answer comes from the heavens. Regardless of what you believe about the Big Man, astronomers hypothesize that the diversity of elements we have here on earth was originally formed up[Read More…]

by August 30, 2013 0 comments Opinion
Comedy Chronicles the Classic Awkward Family Vacation

Comedy Chronicles the Classic Awkward Family Vacation

3/5 stars There’s something about water parks that makes everyone nostalgic. The Way, Way Back, directed and written by Nat Faxonand Jim Rash, tells the story of Duncan’s (Liam James) coming of age. Or the equivalent of a coming of age story in the context of a potentially awful summer turned quirky[Read More…]

by July 5, 2013 0 comments The Guide
‘Let Me Explain’ Is Not for the Faint of Hart

‘Let Me Explain’ Is Not for the Faint of Hart

I’m not a comedy buff. Gun to my head, I would say that my favorite comedians are regulars on “Saturday Night Live,” and I’m more apt to watch a rom-com than something on Comedy Central. Nonetheless, I found Kevin Hart’s comedy tour “Let Me Explain” pretty funny. My only experience with Kevin[Read More…]

by July 3, 2013 0 comments The Guide