Vote Nair/Rahman for GUSA executive

This year’s GUSA executive election features another slate of lackluster tickets that fail to inspire excitement or address the apathy towards GUSA from the general student population. This campaign should be an opportunity to bring important student issues to the forefront of conversation on campus, but instead it repeatedly falls into the trading of empty...

Gaudium et spes: Give Yourself Up for Lent

“We must, therefore, gain possession of ourselves, by asceticism, in order that we may be able to give ourselves to God.” –Thomas Merton You may have seen people walking around with ash on their foreheads last Wednesday. This, of course, was not a result of the Georgetown community forgetting en masse to wash their faces...

Starbucks Refuge

I’m sitting in a Starbucks thumbing through a World Bank report on education. My cold, numb hands clasp a coffee cup for warmth. “64 million primary and 72 million lower secondary school children in lower-income countries are not in school.” In the margins I scrawl “by the time we figure out the next moves, we’ll...

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Vote Nair/Rahman for GUSA executive

Vote Nair/Rahman for GUSA executive

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02/21/2018

This year’s GUSA executive election features another slate of lackluster tickets that fail to inspire excitement or address the apathy towards GUSA from the general student population. This campaign should be an opportunity to bring important student issues to the forefront of conversation on campus, but instead it repeatedly falls into the trading of empty…

Gaudium et spes: Give Yourself Up for Lent

Gaudium et spes: Give Yourself Up for Lent

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02/19/2018

“We must, therefore, gain possession of ourselves, by asceticism, in order that we may be able to give ourselves to God.” –Thomas Merton You may have seen people walking around with ash on their foreheads last Wednesday. This, of course, was not a result of the Georgetown community forgetting en masse to wash their faces…

Starbucks Refuge

Starbucks Refuge

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02/18/2018

I’m sitting in a Starbucks thumbing through a World Bank report on education. My cold, numb hands clasp a coffee cup for warmth. “64 million primary and 72 million lower secondary school children in lower-income countries are not in school.” In the margins I scrawl “by the time we figure out the next moves, we’ll…

Fin/App Must Not Repeat Funding Mistakes

Fin/App Must Not Repeat Funding Mistakes

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02/16/2018

This is the most important month of the year for most campus organizations. For two hectic weeks, tickets for GUSA executive compete in a campaign full of profile picture advertisements, nearly life-size posters, and candidate debates. But there are also other important decisions for the 2018-2019 academic year that will not occur on election day….

Georgetown Should Pay Reparations to the Descendants of the GU272

Georgetown Should Pay Reparations to the Descendants of the GU272

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02/16/2018

Maryland Jesuits sold 272 slaves to plantations in Louisiana In 1838, to keep Georgetown financially afloat. In recent years, the university administration has attempted to make amends with the descendants of the 272. In September 2016, the university’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation released its recommendations that the university formally apologize and offer…

Carrying On: God’s Work, My Hands

Carrying On: God’s Work, My Hands

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02/16/2018

“Let us mourn black and brown men and women, those killed extrajudicially every 28 hours. Let us lament the loss of a teenager, dead at the hands of a police officer who described him as a demon. “Let us weep at a criminal justice system, which is neither blind nor just. Let us call for…

When Terrorism Hits Close to Home

When Terrorism Hits Close to Home

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02/16/2018

I remember when the news broke about the shooter at the Bataclan concert venue and the explosions at the Stade de France. I didn’t handle it well. I’m French, and most of my family lives in Paris. For hours, I was shaking and checking the news and my phone every other minute—even after I had…

What’s in a Diss?

What’s in a Diss?

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02/16/2018

Dissing yourself is a form of humor familiar to most. Moments of vulnerability and confidence alike often oblige us to defer to joking about everyone’s easiest target—themselves. But in what sense should devaluing yourself ever be a source of humor? All too often, attempts to jokingly self-deprecate come across as either attention-seeking or pity-inducing. Personally,…

Roses and Chocolate on the Brain

Roses and Chocolate on the Brain

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02/11/2018

Valentine’s Day festivities remind me of the (fairly accurate) cliché of the typical Georgetown club—desirable and enticing but exclusive, cliquey, and restricted to a select few lucky individuals. The look on the face of the sad freshman who stares longingly at Hoya Snaxa, lamenting his rejection from the glamorous life of swiping GoCards for $12.50…


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