Post Tagged with: "community"

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

VIEWPOINT: Foster Community for Women in Science

For many women at Georgetown University studying hard sciences like physics and computer science, isolation can encompass and overwhelm their academic experience. To increase female enrollment and retention in scientific fields where they are underrepresented, Georgetown University must actively promote community and mentorship for women. At Georgetown, 60 percent of[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In Support of Larry Calloway

I moved to Washington, D.C., on August 28 and started my classes immediately. After leaving the comfort of my environment, home is made bearable not just by the academic knowledge that I have been able to acquire in the last month, but also by people like Larry Calloway, who I[Read More…]

by October 9, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

GONZALEZ: A Lesson in Engaging With Others

Whether you are beginning your first year at Georgetown University or your last, welcome to the Hilltop for another academic year! On my Georgetown journey, I have come to better understand my salient identities and how I can advocate for myself and my community. Over the last two years, I[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top