Post Tagged with: "history"


Museum Exhibits Across the District

“Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.” The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is one of D.C.’s premier art galleries, attracting millions of visitors each year with its eye-catching exhibits. In 2007, during the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Hirshhorn installed “Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.,” a sculpture by Yoko Ono[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide

A Voyage Through JFK’s Legacy

The Smithsonian American Art Museum recently unveiled its newest exhibit, “American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times,” a fascinating photo gallery that explores and celebrates the life and legacy of the 35th president. Visitors might ask, what exactly is it that makes Kennedy an “American visionary,” and an international[Read More…]

by May 16, 2017 1 comment Features, The Guide
VIEWPOINT: Uncovering the Stories That Bind Us

VIEWPOINT: Uncovering the Stories That Bind Us

During my time as a Georgetown student, I walked across the trolley tracks on O Street, slipped on their smooth surface in the blizzard last year and even pointed them out in a neighborhood tour for newly admitted students and their families. But I did not understand their significance outside[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized

VIEWPOINT: Echoes of Exclusion

When President Donald Trump issued his executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, many lamented the measure as a striking backslide in American values of diversity and coexistence. But for Chinese-Americans, this is nothing new. It is just history repeating itself. In 1882, President Chester A. Arthur signed the[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Movie Review: ‘The Lost City of Z’

★★★☆☆ In “The Lost City of Z,” director James Gray’s adaptation of the eponymous book is a tremendous depiction of obsession and the drive to find truth in human history. In contrast to many historical action movies, “The Lost City of Z” connects with its audience on an emotional and[Read More…]

PIRROTTI: Look Forward by Looking Back

PIRROTTI: Look Forward by Looking Back

In February of 1798, there was a fight in the House of Representatives. Not a “fight” over bills and proposals, but a real full-on, bare-knuckled, fist-throwing brawl – with Connecticut Rep. Roger Griswold beating Vermont Rep. Matthew Lyon with his walking stick after Lyon had spit in Griswold’s face. Even[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Beyond the 272 Sold in 1838, Plotting the National Diaspora of Jesuit-Owned Slaves

Beyond the 272 Sold in 1838, Plotting the National Diaspora of Jesuit-Owned Slaves

STONE: Cultures Are Not Our Toys

STONE: Cultures Are Not Our Toys

I was asked, “How do I explain to white people that it’s wrong to treat East-Asian religions as fads?” They explained that there are people who want to “become” Taoist, Buddhist, Sikh or Hindu but without any of the relevant social context or history. Two of the inquirer’s friends have[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 9 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Honor Black History

This fall, discussions on racial justice moved to the forefront of national dialogue, prompting rallies, riots and numerous conversations between administrators and students on college campuses across the country. February has been designated as Black History Month since 1976. This February, Georgetown students have ample opportunity to further their solidarity[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Engage With Our History

Engage With Our History

For all the talk of Jesuit values, Jesuit traditions and Jesuit heritage that can be heard almost daily on this campus, many students still lack a substantial education of the history and practices of all three counts. In order to fully understand Georgetown’s Catholic and Jesuit past, it is necessary[Read More…]