Post Tagged with: "college"

When it Comes to Hookups, It Is All a Game

When it Comes to Hookups, It Is All a Game

As I graduate this semester with a degree in economics, I’m still having trouble figuring out what exactly I’ve learned in those countless lectures filled with supply-and-demand graphs and equations. By no stretch can I call myself an economist — yet, as I reflect on my coursework at Georgetown, I[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHETTY & TRIVEDI: The Lasting Value of Peers in Education

SHETTY & TRIVEDI: The Lasting Value of Peers in Education

Professor Steenhuisen was just the sort of sweet, grizzled presence that I needed to ease into university life. She posed questions to students with immense tenderness, smiling at every response as if she had never heard anything as poignant in her 20 years at Georgetown. During my last visit to[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Suffering From ‘Undeclared-ness’

Suffering From ‘Undeclared-ness’

I have a severe case of “undeclared-ness.” When I decided to come to college in the nation’s capital, I thought I would be able to figure out what I wanted to do for the next four years of my life — that is, what I wanted to study and who[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

OWSIANY: Make Equality A Priority

Last year as a news writer for The Hoya, I covered the New York Times’ first annual ranking of socioeconomic diversity on college campuses. This year, Georgetown plummeted in the rankings from 46 to 88. While reading The Hoya’s coverage of the drop, I noticed the same line touted that[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Finding Stars to Brighten a New Home

Finding Stars to Brighten a New Home

The stars. Any time my family asks, that’s the answer. The question isn’t anything special. I’m certain that plenty of others have been asked it as well — have been interrogated about it by parents, siblings and friends alike until the answer becomes almost second nature, visceral in a way[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Colleges Must Create Equal Opportunities

Every March, students across the country fail to join elite higher-education institutions despite their hard work and intelligence. It is not because they were rejected; it is because they did not apply. While many of us followed in the blue and gray Hoya steps of our parents, or embraced the[Read More…]

by October 6, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KHAN: When the Right Is Left Out

KHAN: When the Right Is Left Out

A true liberal arts education is meant to introduce students to a wide variety of thoughts, and professors are supposed to be the well-intentioned and informed mediators of discussion. However, it is very clear that, as stated by a New York Times reporter in 2010, a “professor is a label[Read More…]

by September 29, 2015 22 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Put a Dent in Debt

A Georgetown education is expensive, and the university needs to do more to help its students deal with the rising costs. The upward trend in tuition costs shows no sign of slowing, and students increasingly rely on loans to finance a substantial part of this cost. Student loans notoriously cannot[Read More…]

by September 29, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Next Stop: Up

I had just graduated from a prestigious high school at the top of my class. A few months later, I would be coming to Georgetown University, another competitive, selective and prestigious school. I thought I knew it all. I thought I found love. I thought I had this whole life[Read More…]

by September 9, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Not The Best Four Years

Not The Best Four Years

Sitting across the table from a couple family friends, the knot in my stomach tightened with excitement as I heard them exclaim, “College is going to be the best four years of your life!” The wistful look of nostalgia on both of their faces incited a new rush of anticipation[Read More…]

by July 14, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top