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DIRAGO: Embracing Lasts in Senior Year

If you’re as nerdy a senior as I am, you’re at least a tiny bit upset that you’ve just completed your last pre-registration. Because, come on: Pre-registration is the best part of the semester. You get to browse through an expansive list of fascinating courses taught by smart people and[Read More…]

by November 18, 2013 0 comments Opinion
DIRAGO: Exclusion Has No Place in Service

DIRAGO: Exclusion Has No Place in Service

Two recent opinion pieces in The Hoya, “Return to Christianity as the Root of Charity” (A3, Oct. 21, 2013) and “Bridging Divides in Service” (A2, Oct. 29, 2013), addressed divisions between student organizations that pursue social justice, particularly groups within the Center for Social Justice and traditional Catholic organizations. While[Read More…]

by November 5, 2013 0 comments Opinion
DIRAGO: The Danger of Keeping Too Busy

DIRAGO: The Danger of Keeping Too Busy

Whenever I find myself in a professor’s office hours or chatting with adults, they usually ask something along the lines of, “How’s your semester?” I’ve found that one of the first things out of my mouth is typically, “busy,” or, “busy, but better busy than bored, I guess.” Either way,[Read More…]

by October 21, 2013 0 comments Opinion
DIRAGO: Decoding a Decisive Referendum

DIRAGO: Decoding a Decisive Referendum

In one of the least surprising developments in student affairs in recent memory, voters in Thursday’s Georgetown University Students Association referendum expressed overwhelming opposition to the potential satellite housing complex: 2,746 of the 2,966 participating Hoyas voted no — a 92.6 percent stand against the plan on which the “One Georgetown, One[Read More…]

by October 1, 2013 0 comments Opinion
DIRAGO: Engaging DC Beyond the Bubble

DIRAGO: Engaging DC Beyond the Bubble

We all know about the “Georgetown bubble,” that invisible border in Northwest Washington, D.C., that keeps many students comfortably cloistered on campus. A lot of lip service is paid on campus to the notion of “breaking the bubble.” While it’s good that this phrase is common — that, at the[Read More…]

by September 17, 2013 0 comments Opinion

DIRAGO: Classroom Not a Place For Twitter

With the new semester upon us, it is that time again for undergraduates: time to make ambitious promises to ourselves about our study habits and time management for the upcoming year. This semester will be different, we say to ourselves. We’ll stick to a schedule, do all of our reading,[Read More…]

by August 26, 2013 0 comments Opinion
There and Back Again

There and Back Again

A Georgetown education is punctuated for most by many meaningful academic and social experiences. For some, however, many of the most eye-opening ones do not happen on the Hilltop. A semester abroad immerses students in a different culture, forcing them to confront preconceptions. Five students share their study abroad stories.[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments The Guide