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Carrying On: Angry Liberal Feminist Killjoy

Carrying On: Angry Liberal Feminist Killjoy

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10/12/2017

I wear my opinions on my sleeve, literally. Fashion can be a useful way of expressing one’s personality, but my clothes spell things out. I am a frequent wearer of T-shirts with clever sayings on them, some innocuous and some overtly political. “Angry liberal feminist killjoy.” “Cats against catcalls.” “Keep Earth clean, it’s not Uranus.”…

‘Easy to Spot’

‘Easy to Spot’

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10/12/2017

This collection of quotes reflects a few perspectives on fashion at Georgetown. These quotes were selected from email interviews conducted by Brynn Furey (SFS ’20), Joy Kim (COL ’21), and Runzhong Xu (COL ’21).   “I try to have fun with my fashion all the time. It was a central part of coming into my queer identity—I would…

Fashion That Cements Existence

Fashion That Cements Existence

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10/12/2017

Fashion is a language that doesn’t speak, it demands. Its theoretical aim is to wordlessly communicate the essence of a particular person with one glance, creating a cohesive narrative from head to toe. It acts as both an expression and a gateway into a conversation. In the midst of a photo shoot on Wisconsin Avenue, passer-bys’ reactions varied, yet people always seemed…

The Darkest Night

The Darkest Night

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09/29/2017

Everything I needed to know in life, I learned from Batman. Ok, everything might be a stretch. What I mean by that statement is that of the countless memorable lines of dialogue from Christopher Nolan’s sublime Dark Knight trilogy, one particular quote from 2005’s Batman Begins has stuck with me. Bruce Wayne tells his trusty…

Did Georgetown Want Me Back?

Did Georgetown Want Me Back?

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09/29/2017

The first people I saw as the elevator doors opened and the GERMS staff wheeled my stretcher through my dorm entrance were two acquaintances. “Don’t worry,” I laughed nervously as I was pushed passed their startled faces, “I’ll be back soon.” I didn’t realize that “soon” would be  over a year later. For those not…

Protect Global Health, End the Gag Rule

Protect Global Health, End the Gag Rule

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09/28/2017

The World Health Organization estimates that every eight minutes a woman in the developing world dies from an unsafe abortion.  On January 23, 2017 President Donald Trump endangered even more women’ lives by reinstating the “Mexico City policy,” more commonly known as the global gag rule.  First put in place under Ronald Reagan, the global…

Finding a Place at Georgetown with Bossier

Finding a Place at Georgetown with Bossier

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09/25/2017

  There are many ways I can characterize my Georgetown experience. I can point to the roommates that have become family, the classes that redirected my career goals, and the professors who challenged me to question my fundamental beliefs. Georgetown has defied my expectations in many ways, but what never ceases to completely amaze me…

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….

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