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From Miles Away,  Learning to Love Home

From Miles Away, Learning to Love Home

I left Hawai‘i because it had never really felt like home to me. I was born and raised in the town of Hilo on the Big Island, and, in the first grade, my parents enrolled me in a private school for Native Hawaiian children. As a 6-year-old, I did not[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, travel
The author, pictured with her thaati and paati | COURTESY PRIYANKA DINAKAR

Finding Family and Forgoing Farewells

“Wow, that’s so intense for a spring break trip!” “Won’t you get jet-lagged?” “What’s the time difference?” These are just some of the reactions I heard upon telling people that I was planning on going to India for spring break, as if I was about to go on a vacation[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, travel
COURTESY STELLA CAI

Adapting to the Land of the Eternal Blue Sky

“Please do not put your hat on the floor,” my host sister, Khaliun, says to me as she picks up my blue Patagonia hat from the floor and carefully places it on the nightstand next to my bed. “Great, your first hour in the country, and you have already disrespected[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, travel
COURTESY DAN DOUGHERTY

Scenes and Lessons in an Italian Bar

In the middle of Fiesole, there is a little bar that promises “the best Guinness in Italy” and takes claim to the time-honored tradition of the poorly lit Irish pub. The Guinness was okay; the rest of the beers were better. I did not speak a lick of Italian, the[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, travel

The Persistence of Memory at Auschwitz

I spent my spring break with 32 other students from Georgetown and Seton Hill University on a Holocaust Forensics trip to Poland and Belarus. My experiences on this trip have changed me and will have a permanent place in my consciousness. What I saw gave me hope for our future,[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 1 comment Guide - Top, The Guide, travel
Welcome Home,  Bienvenido a Casa

Welcome Home, Bienvenido a Casa

It all started with the sight. Before the plane landed, I saw the soaring skyscrapers and the golden rivers of traffic lights flowing in the distance. Then, the sound followed. “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Mexico City.” As I got off the plane, Spanish words began to flood my ears:[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, travel

SCHENDEN: Inspired Reflection Through Pilgrimage

In every epoch, culture and faith tradition, there have been tales of and from the road: Odysseus’ journey to return to Ithaca from the Trojan War, Jesus’ quest to his destiny in Jerusalem, the Prophet Muhammad’s trek from Mecca to Medina, Jack Kerouac’s American sojourn “On the Road,” even the[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Nicholas Scrimenti

SCRIMENTI: Finding Faith On a Knife’s Edge

Spirituality within college life can exist while being deep, full and beautiful. On this campus, in particular, the opportunity for connection, religious experience and the discovery of each person’s inner castle is always at hand. The heightened intellectual and social activity of college life lends itself to a greater awareness,[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Deep Silence Spurs Reflection

How does the whirlwind that is New Student Orientation at Georgetown conclude? Not with cries and cheers, nor with blaring horns. Rather, it concludes in a sustained hush, in great silence. Allow me to recount NSO’s final moments in McDonough Arena this past Tuesday night. The 1,600 new members of[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EPSTEIN: Romance, Splits and the Errors in Perception

Relationships end for a reason, which is why by the time they end most of them become messy. After the end of a romance, one or both parties tend to leave with a negative impression of the other individual. How many people do you know who are on good terms[Read More…]

by July 13, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top