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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…

Fostering a Culture of Happiness

Fostering a Culture of Happiness

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04/28/2017

Happiness is the idea an innocent child lives by; it’s the sound of the school bell ringing for recess, the smell of delicious chocolate chip cookies baking. Happiness is the color yellow and a warm fireplace in the winter. Whether it’s through ice cream or Mom’s hugs, happiness is real and present. But as we…

Supporting Our Most Vulnerable

Supporting Our Most Vulnerable

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04/07/2017

Each time I have the opportunity to pass by Healy Hall, I can’t help but think of how fortunate I am to be at an institution like Georgetown. I look at how magnificent the building is and often wonder whether I am living in reality or not. It just seems so surreal. But after the…

Changing the SySTEM

Changing the SySTEM

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04/07/2017

As a woman in science, I consider myself extraordinarily blessed by my upbringing. Throughout my childhood and early education, I never perceived any indication that women were less capable of science, that women did not have a place in science, or even that women were a minority in the field of science. In elementary school,…

Stay-At-Home Motherhood, a Choice Worthy of Respect

Stay-At-Home Motherhood, a Choice Worthy of Respect

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03/31/2017

Would you rather be married or have a successful career? Be honest. Now imagine a typical female college student. She’s average height and has long hair. Her guilty pleasure is watching  Vampire Diaries and spending hours roaming the aisles at Target. She also, however, knows four languages, has a passion for international law, and is…

Breaking the Pattern: Encouraging Women to Speak Up

Breaking the Pattern: Encouraging Women to Speak Up

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03/17/2017

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell silenced Senator Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor, echoes reverberated to the ears of millions of women and girls across America who are already all too used to hearing the same thing from colleagues, coworkers, fellow students, and…

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