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SCHENDEN: In a Dystopian World, Comedic Philosophy Relieves

SCHENDEN: In a Dystopian World, Comedic Philosophy Relieves

Ever since I used to stay up late on summer nights as a child to watch old reruns of “The Twilight Zone,” I’ve had an affinity for the representation of dystopia in the arts. Be it “Blade Runner,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” or anything by Kurt Vonnegut, I always found dystopian[Read More…]

by October 11, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Fr. Francis Schemel, S.J., died Aug. 4 at 93.

Fr. Francis Schemel, SJ, Chaplain to Staff, Dies at 93

Fr. Francis Schemel, S.J., Georgetown University’s chaplain to staff and beloved chocolatier, died Aug. 4 at 93 years old. A memorial service was held at Dahlgren Chapel on Aug. 9. Schemel was buried following the service in the Georgetown Cemetery. Born in Archbald, Pennsylvania in 1925, Schemel first came to[Read More…]

by September 6, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
CARNES: Living in Liminality

CARNES: Living in Liminality

It is April, and in the Jesuit community that means that Fr. Otto Hentz, S.J., has begun offering his annual daily prayer of petition at our evening Mass, “for students, and especially seniors, at this ambiguous time of the end of the semester and preparing for graduation.” That word —[Read More…]

by April 16, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SCHENDEN: Entering the Thin Places

SCHENDEN: Entering the Thin Places

“So, you entered one of our thin places.” These words emerged from my Jesuit friend Fergus’ mouth with delight, but his demeanor changed to disbelief when I had to ask what the “thin places” are. I had just returned to Dublin from the west of Ireland, where I had hiked[Read More…]

by March 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
ISON: The Undergraduate Examen

ISON: The Undergraduate Examen

Looking back on my time at Georgetown, I see it as an extended Examen, an exercise in reflection and appreciation of God’s work in my life. The Examen is a spiritual practice in which Jesuits are called to pray twice daily in order to better detect God’s presence in their[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: Find Hope, Humility In Jesuit Election

CARNES: Find Hope, Humility In Jesuit Election

This week, the eyes of Jesuits around the world are turned toward Rome. Since Oct. 3, 215 delegates have been assembled in a General Congregation — only the 36th in the 476-year history of the Jesuit order — and since Monday, they have been engaged in the election of a[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Free STI Testing for Our Community

On September 16th, unaffiliated, anti-choice protestors came to campus, harassing students and distributing medically inaccurate pamphlets, yet Georgetown administrators did not respond in any way. The following week, GUPD tore down condom envelopes, violating students’ free speech rights. These incidents, while upsetting, did not come as a surprise to H*yas[Read More…]

by October 10, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Inspired to Go Beyond Our Front Gates

In 2013, I stepped into the home of the Flores family in the Brightwood neighborhood of northern Washington, D.C., for the first time. As a freshman, I was new to the city and had some tutoring experience under my belt from high school, as well as a work-study award in[Read More…]

by September 20, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Lesson in Hope In Becraft’s Story

If you make your way up to Holy Rood Cemetery on Wisconsin Avenue and climb toward the ridge, you will see a tree stump off to your left, set back 20 yards from the path. Peering at several small gravestones closely, you can barely make out the wind- and rain-softened[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Rising Prices, Failing Values

For as long as I can remember, I have dreamed of coming to Georgetown. After being turned away my senior year of high school, I applied again and was accepted as a sophomore transfer student. Almost immediately after the shock and excitement of receiving my letter had passed, my heart[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top