Daily Archives: March 17, 2011
I’ll come right out and say it: Children repulse me. They frighten me. They make me anxious. Babies all look the same, and they are all ugly. Toddlers are praised for doing ordinary things like speaking and waving. Children have a comment and a question about everything. And adolescents—if YouTube sensation Rebecca Black has taught us anything—are totally self-absorbed and completely lacking in any sense of shame. Each stage of development brings with it new things to annoy me.
Everyone spends a lot of their life waiting, but most of the time we spend in limbo is pretty trivial. Sure, no one enjoys the hassle of being patient, but what we’re waiting for rarely determines our future. I face the exception now. I am waiting for a decision that may decide everything in my near future. On the brink of financial disaster, I’m enduring a wait that makes me unbearably anxious and often sick to my stomach. My future, my senior year at Georgetown, is on the line.
Georgetown students are well-informed and resourceful, and often uphold the University’s values of service, community, and global engagement. Environmentalism, however, is not one of the more widely discussed global issues on campus. Perhaps out of convenience, most students don’t see sustainability as especially important. Yet as Georgetown students, who typically place a high premium on international issues we must make the effort to prioritize environmentalism.
As spring training comes to a close, I’m beginning to feel baseball in the air. I’m just counting down the hours until Opening Day. However, my wait hasn’t been as long as most Americans. While the last whiff of baseball most got was the World Series in October, I found myself wrapped up in the world of Australian baseball through December.
While there is certainly no substitute for having an automatic jump shot, lightning-quick ball-handling skills, or being 6-foot-10, when it comes to landing a fantastic job in the sports world, Georgetown’s Sports Industry Management program still makes the Hilltop a great place to be for graduate students interested in a career in sports.
I’m exhausted. It’s not because I’ve been pulling late nights at Lau to study for my midterm or because I’m worrying about all the projects that will start piling up in the coming weeks. It’s because I’ve been looking over a one-page document for the last three days trying to crack the code.
The Georgetown Hoyas know one thing for certain about the NCAA Tournament: Chris Wright, will be back, and at full strength, too. The senior point guard returned to practice on Monday after missing a little more than two weeks with a broken left hand and will play without limitation in the tournament.
For the second straight year and only the third time in the program’s history, the Georgetown women’s basketball team is going to the Big Dance. On Monday night, at the selection party in the Faculty Club, the Hoyas (22-10, 9-7 Big East) learned that they had received the No. 5 seed.
When the Packers hoisted the Vince Lombardi trophy in Dallas last month, a bittersweet air surrounded the celebrations. A strange anxiousness filled the hearts and minds of football fans around the country. Because of the impending expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Super Bowl may have been the last NFL game for a long time.
In our generation, going green has gone from a hippie-centric fad to a full-blown industry. From celebrity-designed reusable totes to trendy organic food stores, it seems that “saving the planet” is, to some degree, on everyone’s mind. But beyond our Sigg water bottles, what do we really know about the problems facing the environment today?
For those yearning to learn more, look no further than D.C.’s 19th annual Environmental Film Festival, which runs Mar. 15-27. With 150 events taking place in museums, libraries, theaters, and universities all over the District, the film festival invites viewers to step back and join in a “celebration of the natural world” that is both varied and thoroughly 2011-pertinent.