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BIGGIO: Finding Hope in Compassion

BIGGIO: Finding Hope in Compassion

Last year, I prided myself on my immunity to the “sophomore slump,” an experience of generalized apathy common among second-year university students. While many sophomores grapple with a dissipation of excitement after college loses its novelty, I delighted in my liberation from freshman-ness. Far from the terrifying loneliness of the[Read More…]

by April 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
BIGGIO: Resist Cultural Nostalgia

BIGGIO: Resist Cultural Nostalgia

My family’s most sacred moments are memorialized by candy — the gumdrops we shared on a road trip, the Junior Mint my brother sat on while we howled with laughter, the M&M’s we snuck into the movies via my mom’s purse. To eat these treats now is to remember instances[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
BIGGIO: Valuing Unproductive Anger

BIGGIO: Valuing Unproductive Anger

At age 11, the joy I would have felt as I debuted my new jacket to my fifth-grade class was overshadowed by my private knowledge of its dishonorable provenance: my local Goodwill. Back then, shame silenced me. I resented that my family’s financial situation precluded me from the musky aisles[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
BIGGIO: Dialogue Without Disclaimers

BIGGIO: Dialogue Without Disclaimers

Extremely sensitive, pathetically coddled, and excessively concerned with social justice vernacular — you need only spare a passing glance at the internet to know that these descriptions represent some of the most persistent characterizations of young people, specifically college students, in 2019. While the media and various problematic uncles often[Read More…]

by March 7, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
BIGGIO: Appreciating Nonaesthetic Feminism

BIGGIO: Appreciating Nonaesthetic Feminism

Most college students can point to one or more conduits through which they self-brand. My personal favorite is my yellow Hydroflask water bottle, where I display stickers revealing my Zodiac sign, my favorite boba chain and my allegiance to H*yas for Choice. Other venues you may use to display your[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
BIGGIO: Sharing Identity Through Tinder

BIGGIO: Sharing Identity Through Tinder

Near the end of my senior year of high school, I made my first Tinder account. I did so while sitting in a local hookah lounge, heavily motivated by the app’s growing popularity and a personal urge to participate in as many 18-and-over activities as possible. My teenaged foray into[Read More…]

by January 17, 2019 1 comment Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Promote Access to Survivor Resources

 Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on and off campus. Accustomed to Georgetown’s often-uncomfortable relationship with sex, many students’ first reaction upon hearing that MedStar Georgetown University Hospital does not offer rape kits is righteous anger. Many[Read More…]

by October 11, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top