Post Tagged with: "holidays"


Hoya Holidays: Celebrating Diverse Traditions

In a 1963 issue of The Hoya, the editorial board shared its Christmas wish for both the university and the nation: “Let us make this Christmas the turning point, the time between two eras, an interregnum which commemorates the glory that has been and pledges itself to renew the world[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide

EDITORIAL: Renew Support for Austin Tice

As Hoyas prepare to return home for the holidays and be with family and friends, we must remember those who are not as fortunate as we are to enjoy the spoils of the season. This situation is the case for Austin Tice (SFS ’02), a freelance journalist, who remains captive[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 0 comments Editorial
ESTES: In Chaotic Times, Finding Peace

ESTES: In Chaotic Times, Finding Peace

In my family, the moment we finish the Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, we turn on Christmas music. For the next month, we sing “Deck the Halls,” “Joy to the World” and other classics with a tireless fervor. Unfortunately, most of these traditions carry on at home without me. After two and[Read More…]

by November 29, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Go Beyond Galas

Go Beyond Galas

With the holiday season at Georgetown comes a number of annual traditions — the Christmas tree lighting in Dahlgren Quad, selfies in front of the “Hoyas” sign on the front gates, Christmas caroling by various a cappella clubs — and a number of formal holiday events put on by student[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
SMITH: On a Small Sailboat

SMITH: On a Small Sailboat

Christmas. Passover. Chinese New Year. Diwali. These are all holidays that my family celebrated at various times throughout my childhood, but despite this, I don’t think of myself as religious. I never really have. The only religious continuity I know is that of the aforementioned “combo-platter approach” to which my[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Decking Your Halls With Christmas Cheer

Decking Your Halls With Christmas Cheer

Much to the majority of Georgetown’s delight, the holiday season has finally arrived. With the winter holidays just around the corner, the only thing saving us from descending into the depths of finals despair is the thought of celebrating the season with our family and friends. While we must wait[Read More…]

by December 5, 2012 0 comments The Guide



by November 30, 2012 0 comments Multimedia, Uncategorized

A Festive Feast

So you’re not going home for Thanksgiving. Ticket prices were too high, you live in a foreign country or your parents love you enough not to force you to sit through a multiple-course meal with 15 members of your extended family. Just because you’re missing out on the annual political[Read More…]

by November 16, 2012 0 comments The Guide

‘Tis the Season, Not the Spirit on the Hilltop

I’m not feeling much of the holiday spirit this year. Sure, I’ve admired the random star on top of Healy Hall, attended an ugly Christmas sweater party or two and hung up a measly strand of Christmas lights in my room, but somehow I’m just not in the holiday mood.[Read More…]

by December 5, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Season’s Givings

The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder and Lau is full of stressed-out students: It is the holiday season again. This is a time to call to mind what we are grateful for and how we can give back to others, and around this time of year,[Read More…]

by December 1, 2011 0 comments Opinion