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To Take a S.T.A.N.D

To Take a S.T.A.N.D

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09/15/2017

My Home I have seen the junction of hope and hopelessness. I spent the first few years of my life on Emerson Street in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The place was falling apart, and drugs changed hands in the house’s darker hallways. My mother rarely let me leave the house or play with the other children outside….

Three Of A Kind: Thoughts From A Freshman Hoya

Three Of A Kind: Thoughts From A Freshman Hoya

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09/15/2017

The first time I ever encountered Georgetown University, aside from viewing the entirely under-appreciated masterpiece College Road Trip starring Martin Lawrence and Raven Symoné, was when I was 12 years old and living in Atlanta, Georgia. My eldest sister came home from a school trip to D.C. and spent the next week raving about some…

Swastikas and Silence

Swastikas and Silence

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09/09/2017

As always, they came for the Jews. I’m watching TV after the riots in Charlottesville. I hear that a girl died after a neo-Nazi hit her with his car, I watch Klansmen perform Nazi salutes, and I listen to reporters talk about the growing “alt-right.” I pick up my phone and scroll down social media….

Disregarding Disability

Disregarding Disability

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08/30/2017

Throughout my two years at Georgetown, I’ve heard people say countless times that the university does everything in its power to help students graduate in four years. But in my experience, this is only true if you’re able-bodied, able-minded, and you’re, well, on track to graduate in four years. Georgetown preaches about how inclusive the…

Labor Day Reflections: The Impact of a Union

Labor Day Reflections: The Impact of a Union

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08/30/2017

In the four years that I have been a member of the Georgetown University community, my outlook on life has changed profoundly. Becoming involved with my union gave me a sense of purpose and conviction. UNITE HERE Local 23 represents 10,000 members across the United States in various sectors of the hospitality and food industry….

The Monster Under the Bed

The Monster Under the Bed

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08/02/2017

A little more than a year ago today, as I sat vigilantly at my post at Reynolds carrying out my oath as a student guard (the few, the proud) to protect the Georgetown community, I answered a call from my mom. Her tone was hurried and hushed. She was calling to let me know that…

“Adjusting” Perceptions of Chiropractic

“Adjusting” Perceptions of Chiropractic

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05/29/2017

I am constantly amazed by the body’s natural, inborn healing ability. It’s incredible to think about all the functions our bodies perform without us even realizing it. I grew up with a deep respect for the human body. My dad is a chiropractor, and from him I received regular chiropractic treatment (adjustments) and learned about…

Cultural Switch-Ups: Reproductive Rights in Chile

Cultural Switch-Ups: Reproductive Rights in Chile

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05/22/2017

When you see Instagram posts of people’s study abroad experiences, you never see the 2 a.m. Wednesday night faces of desperation as gringos try to decipher jumbled streams of slang and typos in different languages. You don’t see your fellow type-A Hoyas throwing their Google Calendars to the side as they beg their new classmates…

Saying Goodbye to a Room of Our Own

Saying Goodbye to a Room of Our Own

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04/28/2017

I wasn’t too sure about her in the beginning. We met through CHARMS, its shadowy algorithm connecting us amidst a sea of freshmen girls who counted Parks and Recreation among their favorite TV shows. After some tentative, anonymous chatting, we graduated to Facebook, our social media lives ripe for stalking. When I showed my parents…

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