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RUIZ: Bridging Faith and Spirituality

RUIZ: Bridging Faith and Spirituality

Before coming to Georgetown, I was only religious on Sundays. My family went to church every week without fail. However, once  my mind shifted from church to schoolwork, I turned my Catholic switch off, not thinking about God for the rest of the week. Looking back, I cannot help but[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Foster Respectful Discourse

Rigorous debate is widely accepted as a vital part of students’ formative college years, when their beliefs can be challenged by exposure to diverse perspectives. Yet the attempts to suppress opposing viewpoints and hostile discourse around the recent GU272 referendum proves that Georgetown University students must do better to foster[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Pilot Sunday GUTS Service

When Georgetown University students have time on Sundays to explore Washington, D.C., the lack of Georgetown University Transportation Shuttles limits students’ ability to travel into the city. Students have advocated for more accessible transportation into the District. While the administration has brought some changes, students still lack sufficient weekend transportation[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
BAJWA: Building Genuine Allyship

BAJWA: Building Genuine Allyship

Stuck in a classroom, I sat silently as white people dominated a conversation about race, controlling the narrative as they have done for centuries. Hand after hand went up, and not one belonged to a minority. Before I knew it, my white peers had transformed the conversation from a discussion[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Recognize Israel as Apartheid State

On April 12, the leaders of Georgetown Israel Alliance published an op-ed in The Hoya titled, “Include Diverse Narratives in Israel-Palestine Debate.” The article’s authors accuse Israeli Apartheid Week, a series of events hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine during the first week of April, of presenting a “one-sided,[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 5 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
AUTOMATIK | Moved by Elle Fanning’s powerful performance, ‘Teen Spirit’ serves as a solid directorial debut for actor Max Minghella. Fanning’s natural and poignant singing voice brings reality to her role and contextualizes the teenage angst, with the film aiming to bring the traditional coming-of-age story to the modern era.

‘Teen Spirit’ Treads Familiar Ground, Packs Musical Punch

★★★☆☆ “Teen Spirit” tells a familiar story: A teenage hopeful from a small town gets a chance to go big and runs with it. With a melancholy pop soundtrack, undercurrents of discontent and a rise to fame, “Teen Spirit” is the newest Cinderella story.  The film is the directorial debut[Read More…]

Teenage Comedy Loses Spirit in Netflix’s ‘Sabrina’

Teenage Comedy Loses Spirit in Netflix’s ‘Sabrina’

The original ABC series “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” first aired in 1996 and continued until 2003. Although it’s been 16 years since the show ended, the sitcom still holds a nostalgic, soft spot in the hearts of American television viewers. Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” attempts to redefine the original[Read More…]

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Stricter Penalties Set for Georgetown Day

Students face new party-hosting regulations and modified definitions of conduct violations ahead of the 19th annual Georgetown Day, at the same time as the Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service has seen an above-average number of calls on the holiday in previous years in comparison to typical days. For the first[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: JINWOO CHONG/THE HOYA | In 2016, students voted in favor of a referendum that endorsed banning the use of tobacco and smoke products on campus.

University Commits to Smoke-Free Campus by 2020

Georgetown University is set to ban the use of tobacco products on campus in August 2020, more than two years after students voted in a student government referendum to create a smoke-free campus. Smoking and other tobacco use will be prohibited within Georgetown University owned buildings and grounds, according to[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | Alliances in international relations will remain necessary to U.S. foreign policy going forward, according to former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

US Military Must Learn From Past Mistakes, Hagel Says

The military can counter domestic social injustices and correct foreign policy mistakes by increasing accountability and responsibility within its leadership, former Secretary of Defense and former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) said April 24. Hagel spoke at a fireside chat, an informal conversation sponsored by the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs[Read More…]