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Hard Truths or Soft People?

Hard Truths or Soft People?

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04/13/2018

I remember being very confused as a child listening to Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust.” My underdeveloped brain could not fathom why anyone would find dust appetizing. I contemplated the weird things I’d tried in the past, like that one time I ate a dog treat when I was 7, but I just couldn’t…

Dieuson Octave and Me

Dieuson Octave and Me

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04/13/2018

Dieuson Octave is Kodak Black, a 20-year-old Broward County rapper, two years older than I am. He’s been in and out of jail and the court system since I was a high school freshman. He’s been convicted of sexual assault. A Google search provides as many of his mugshots as his mixtape covers. While I…

It’s not you! It’s me! in a pie chart

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03/23/2018

Egan Barnitt is a freshman in the NHS. She is one of three spoken word poets highlighted in this week’s arts-themed digital issue. She performs this poem in a video above, and discusses it in this week’s “Fresh Voices” podcast.   From what I’ve gathered, you were born 25 percent gentle, 23 percent kind, 14…

Fractions

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03/23/2018

Summer Durant is a senior in the College. She is one of three spoken word poets highlighted in this week’s arts-themed digital issue. She performs this poem in a video below, and discusses it in this week’s “Fresh Voices” podcast.   In kindergarten I accidentally broke a porcelain sink. I watched it fall 2 feet…

Chipotle Guacamole

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03/23/2018

  Timmy Sutton is a sophomore in the College. He is one of three spoken word poets highlighted in this week’s arts-themed digital issue. He performs this poem in a video above, and discusses it in this week’s “Fresh Voices” podcast.   I have been in love before I have been broken before I have…

Letter to the Editor: Stay Engaged in Qatar

Letter to the Editor: Stay Engaged in Qatar

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03/19/2018

On the Feb. 9, the Editorial Board of The Georgetown Voice published an article, titled “Time to Quit Qatar,” calling on the university’s leadership to close its Qatar campus. However, with the rise of racism and xenophobia in the world today, it is all the more essential for a university like Georgetown to engage with…

How We Ought to Watch Movies

How We Ought to Watch Movies

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03/02/2018

Sometimes I talk to my friends or colleagues about a popular or recently released movie, and I get responses like, “It was great because it had this actor and that actress,” or “I love how it had so many themes.” These are the kinds of responses that really irk me, though, because they’re so empty….

Black, American, and Catholic

Black, American, and Catholic

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03/02/2018

The Catholic Church defines itself as a welcoming home for all believers. In fact, the word “catholic” comes from the Greek adjective katholikós, which literally translates to “universal.” As a Catholic, this idea of universality resonates deeply with me as a notion of truth and sharing in love and faith with all. However, as an…

What This American, From Eastern Ghouta, Knows about Syria

What This American, From Eastern Ghouta, Knows about Syria

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03/01/2018

For the past seven years, Syria has been filled with carnage beyond the imagination’s reach. The headlines—about sarin gas, refugees fleeing in hoards never before seen, and children, covered in blood, quietly taking in these scenes—persist. Over the course of the last eight days, more than 500 civilians have been killed outside of Damascus, and…

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