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PANJWANI: Embrace Personal Identity Through Supportive Communities

PANJWANI: Embrace Personal Identity Through Supportive Communities

According to my Campus Housing Roommate Matching System profile, I hoped to find a roommate who was willing to “ignite a spark of energy within me,” talk with me for “hours about the eccentric nature of time” and support my purpose here, which was to “leave a lasting impact through[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
AHMED: Identify Sources of Support in Academic Communities, Friendships

AHMED: Identify Sources of Support in Academic Communities, Friendships

In a lot of ways, I have not grown over the course of four years. I still sleep too much, I do not respond to text messages and I keep losing things — my keys, opportunities, friends, my ability to be productive on the second floor of Lauinger Library and,[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
GEORGETOWN BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE/FACEBOOK | Minority and affinity organizations like Black Student Alliance create spaces for building community for students who might not feel represented within the wider institution. These organizations demonstrate the power clubs can have when driven by inclusivity, but they also recognize that community on campus should not be restricted to clubs.

Minority Groups Embrace Identity, Inclusion

Georgetown has been criticized in the past for club exclusivity on campus, yet students are still able to find groups that celebrate acceptance. Given the university’s status as a predominantly white institution, minority students are more aware of the need for inclusive spaces. Minority and affinity groups on campus, which[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Club Issue, Guide - Top, The Guide

CACERES: Carving Spaces for WOC Mental Health Support

My culture — Dominican culture — prevents my community from recognizing mental illnesses among the women. My family describes certain aunts as “nervous,” instead of possibly dealing with anxiety, or the great-aunt as “very organized and particular,” instead of someone who might have OCD; even the cousin who likely has[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Dining With the Jesuits

To many students they are friends; to others, spiritual mentors. Since Georgetown University’s founding, their intellectual and spiritual tradition has been intertwined with the institution’s mission and today they play vital roles as professors and leaders on campus. Regardless of faith, all students can benefit from meeting the Jesuits. Take[Read More…]

by January 20, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Engage LGBTQ in Catholic Community

Once a month, the Catholic community here at Georgetown University hosts “Hospitality Sunday.” We order food, decorate Dahlgren Quad and stick around after Mass while faith groups advertise their programs. In September, a gay student ordered the food. A gay student played the piano. A gay student read the psalm.[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Dear White Men of Georgetown

During my freshman proseminar, I sat back in my chair and swallowed my tongue as I listened to several white male classmates haughtily speak for my entire race as if I were not even in the room. We were discussing the experiences of racial minorities in the United States. My[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 31 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Holding On to Home

The most heart-wrenching moment of my life was right after new student convocation, when my mom told me that she and my dad were “not as smart” as I am. The two of them had tickets for seats in the gym but no idea how to find the building. I[Read More…]

by November 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

URTZ: While Abroad, Pursue Meaningful Exchange

A few weeks ago, I was hiking with my classmates in Petra, the Bedouin site of ancient Nabatean ruins and a renowned UNESCO world heritage site in Jordan. The narrow canyons and spectacular rock carvings were dotted with vendors selling everything from bottled water to miniature replicas of the site.[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Intervene for Safer GU Community

This editorial discusses sexual assault. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off- campus resources. “I don’t think about it.” When Jackson Katz, co-founder of harassment prevention organization Mentors in Violence Prevention, asked men what they did every day to guard against being sexually assaulted for[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Editorial