Hypocrisy on the Hilltop

On Monday, I was deeply disturbed to learn that the university that taught me the importance of economic justice and the dignity of labor is now refusing to recognize its teaching assistants as workers, in contravention of established federal law, Catholic social teaching, and its own Just Employment Policy. I spent six years at Georgetown—four as a student,...

“Just Keep Swimming”

I watch a lot of movies and television. In fact, I pride myself on my binge-watching ability. My favorite thing to do is curl up in bed, snacks handy and the TV (or laptop, because it’s 2017 and who isn’t watching everything on their laptop now?) playing whatever show I’m into at the moment. I...

J20 Defendants Face a Miscarriage of Justice

Criminal hearings began earlier this month for the more than 230 protesters facing felony charges for destruction of property and conspiracy to riot, based on events that transpired on Jan. 20—the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. For many of these so-called “J20” protesters, the charges could total 70 years or more of prison sentences....

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Hypocrisy on the Hilltop

Hypocrisy on the Hilltop

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12/07/2017

On Monday, I was deeply disturbed to learn that the university that taught me the importance of economic justice and the dignity of labor is now refusing to recognize its teaching assistants as workers, in contravention of established federal law, Catholic social teaching, and its own Just Employment Policy. I spent six years at Georgetown—four as a student,…

“Just Keep Swimming”

“Just Keep Swimming”

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12/01/2017

I watch a lot of movies and television. In fact, I pride myself on my binge-watching ability. My favorite thing to do is curl up in bed, snacks handy and the TV (or laptop, because it’s 2017 and who isn’t watching everything on their laptop now?) playing whatever show I’m into at the moment. I…

J20 Defendants Face a Miscarriage of Justice

J20 Defendants Face a Miscarriage of Justice

By:
12/01/2017

Criminal hearings began earlier this month for the more than 230 protesters facing felony charges for destruction of property and conspiracy to riot, based on events that transpired on Jan. 20—the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. For many of these so-called “J20” protesters, the charges could total 70 years or more of prison sentences….

“Waving Betsy Ross’s Flag Higher”

“Waving Betsy Ross’s Flag Higher”

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12/01/2017

When I was 16, I boarded a one-way flight to Lima, Peru with an ill-fitting blazer draped over my arm and a folded-up American flag in my suitcase. My final destination was Arequipa, a city that sits at the foot of a dormant volcano, a city I came to call home over the next year….

Carrying On: (Don’t) Say My Name

Carrying On: (Don’t) Say My Name

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12/01/2017

My friends and I have this inside joke that I’m an undercover secret agent for the CIA. At the beginning of freshman year, they couldn’t find my dorm room because the name on my door was different from the name I go by. When they finally found it, I opened the door to find theatrically…

Georgetown Must Reckon With Bill Clinton’s Past

Georgetown Must Reckon With Bill Clinton’s Past

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12/01/2017

In the weeks since The New York Times and The New Yorker reported allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, the floodgates have opened for similar accusations against powerful men in Hollywood and politics. Victims have come forth with accusations against Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore, and Democratic Senator…

Carrying On: Selective Memories on Thanksgiving

Carrying On: Selective Memories on Thanksgiving

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11/24/2017

“Our smallest Thanksgiving yet.” My dad’s gaze fell from the webcam, and my stomach dropped along with it, sunk by guilt. A hemisphere away, my chair would be one of those subtracted from the dining room table. My sister, I was told, would make the pie this year. He listed the guests while I did…

Carrying On: Keep Dreaming

Carrying On: Keep Dreaming

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11/17/2017

I’ve developed a set of strategies so that staying awake is no longer just a matter of endurance. Rationing caffeine intake is an artform. Personally, I tend to start with a black eye—a coffee with a double shot of espresso—and buy another red eye—a coffee with a single shot—every few hours. I’ve found that no…

When Home Is Hard to Define

When Home Is Hard to Define

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11/17/2017

Up until I left for Georgetown, it was simple to define “home.” Home was the house in Los Angeles where grew up. It was the place where I learned to swim with my twin sister Katharine and my preschool best friends Charlie and Evren, endlessly doing mermaid kicks as we clutched the side of our…

State Department Cuts Draw Concern

State Department Cuts Draw Concern

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11/17/2017

In the 11 months since his inauguration, President Donald Trump and his administration have weakened and eroded a number of top federal agencies. From the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Energy, the agencies and bureaucracies tasked with carrying out American governance are understaffed, undermined, and ignored. Political positions go unfilled, those who receive…


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