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A Call for Renewed Civility

We are Georgetown! In these words, Georgetown students exclaim their enthusiasm at Hoya sporting events. But it is more than just a cheer. The chant says something profound about who we are. Georgetown is a “we”: a diverse community of students, faculty and staff who call the Hilltop “home.” A[Read More…]

by November 16, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Eastward Bound: Tensions Rising in Asia

President Obama’s recent trip to Asia has set off a series of military and defense policy shifts that have raised temperatures in East Asia. Recent regional events have escalated from relatively inconsequential – such as the Chinese claim to a sphere of influence within the first island chain in the[Read More…]

by November 16, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Quandaries Abound in Sports World

There are some things about watching sports on television that raise random questions. And I don’t have the answers to any of them. They can be about the sport or sporting event itself, they can be about how networks provide their coverage, or they can be about anything in between.[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 0 comments Sports

Shifting the Political Course After Midterms

The silver lining of President Obama’s midterm “shellacking” may well be an improvement in political cooperation, as former President Jimmy Carter cautiously predicted in an interview with comedian Bill Maher two weeks ago. Until last Tuesday, Republicans could hurl criticism comfortably from the sidelines without actually having to harbor the[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 0 comments The Guide

Where Have All the Activists Gone?

Last spring, I came to the conclusion that political activism, in the stereotypical sense, is dead. This realization came after the intense backlash to the Plan A protesters. Sure, they chained themselves to John Carroll during a Georgetown Admissions Ambassadors Program weekend. But despite Georgetown’s Jesuit identity, many students actually[Read More…]

by November 5, 2010 0 comments Opinion

On Missing the Fall Semester

Thanks to a kind article by Lauren Weber (“Recovering From Jaw Cancer, Schall Will Miss Fall Semester,” THE HOYA, Aug. 31, 2010, A1), many know that I am out for the fall semester due to a combination of jaw cancer and asthma. Try to avoid both! Some scientists hint that[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Opining vs. Reporting

Indulge me for a few minutes as I delve into the mind of a sports columnist. Not that I consider myself a serious member of the sports media who should be regarded as an authority, but – for better or worse – I have a platform to share my thoughts[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Sports

Reliving Magic of Harry Potter

On Columbus Day, I made a return trip to my golden days of youth, no thanks to a time machine. Instead, three friends and I traveled to the recently opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. Amanda McGeough (COL ’12), Margaux McGrath (COL ’12), Hannah[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Opinion

MLB Might Be Right to Refuse Replay

Last fall, I wrote an article arguing that the time had come for Major League Baseball to expand its use of video replay to review incorrect calls. I pointed out that umpires had made three painfully obvious incorrect calls during last year’s postseason and that replay easily could have reversed[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Sports

Idiosyncratic Traditions Give Beautiful Game Its Flair

When a soccer player goes on to his stage to perform, he has to be ready to put on a show. Knowing that millions of eyes are on him, he has only 90 minutes to impress and put on a great act. So the player needs to do more than[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Sports