Columns

Recurring contributions from the opinions section.



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Carrying On: Learning to Speak My Family’s Language

“Do you speak Korean?” asked my friend, sitting on the floor of my freshman year dorm room. “No…” “Well, have you ever been to the country?” “No,” I responded, “but—”... Read more

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Branching Out: Marching Towards a New Culture of Protest

According to Troubles I’ve Seen, Jervis Anderson’s biography of Bayard Rustin, whenever Rustin, chief organizer of the March on Washington, was asked to organize similar events, he would wisely reply,... Read more

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Deconstructing the Desktop

Computers are inherently tools of privilege. Society and the average user often view computers as blank canvases that reflect their user’s intentions, but that is not the case. Rather, computers... Read more

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Carrying On: To All the Tinder Boys I’ve Ignored Before

Content Warning: Physical and sexual violence, harassment “Would you be opposed to undressing me and smothering my naked body in peanut butter?” I’m the Tinder girl most Tinder boys seem... Read more

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Branching Out: Georgetown’s Campaign Against Public Transport

I first heard the legend of the Georgetown Metro from a sullen medical student on a university transport shuttle. We were caught in traffic on our way to Dupont Station... Read more

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Carrying On: Nostalgia, Inc.

A few weeks ago, I came across some ’80s Russian pop-rock songs and was instantly transported back to my childhood. These were the songs that my parents played in the... Read more

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Gaudium Et Spes: Following by Leading

For anyone who has grown up sitting through masses and the homilies therein, the phrase “follower of Christ” probably passes by your ears unchecked. “Follower,” “sheep in the flock,” and... Read more

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Branching Out: D.C.’s Troubled Democracy

“Democracy Dies in Darkness.” A phrase familiar to most of us, this solemn threat hangs over the Washington Post website like the Watergate. It is a noble slogan. Pleasantly alliterative,... Read more

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Carrying On: Running Through My Woes

I’m not a runner. At least, I don’t wish to identify that way, in the same way that I wouldn’t want to be known as a “shower-er” or an “incessant... Read more

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Solidarity Shouts: Maintaining the Conversation about Criminal Justice

Last month, Valentino Dixon was exonerated and released from Wende Correctional Facility, thankfully. He had spent the last 27 years wrongfully convicted of second-degree murder. The linchpin to his freedom... Read more

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Branching Out: How to Break the Georgetown Bubble

“Break the bubble.” I heard those words often in the September of my freshman year. It sounded like kind advice, sometimes, and other times, like a threat–break the bubble, or... Read more

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Carrying On: Listen Like Spring and Talk Like June

The last thing I expected to be listening to on the way home from Emelia’s vigil was trap music. Piled into my car, my high school friends and I took... Read more

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Solidarity Shouts: Why I’m a Socialist

Growing up, I assumed my family was middle class. We had our own house, and my parents had stable jobs. We never seemed to lack anything. But the Great Recession... Read more

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Gaudium Et Spes: Combatting Indifference

What I admire most about Georgetown’s Jesuit ideals is the value they place on being attentive to your surroundings, especially to what may seem like distractions. As unusual as it... Read more

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Carrying On: The ‘Flawless’ Femininity of My Editorial Idols

I spent the summer living with eight women—in a brothel. Ours was a lake house, 101 years old. She hosted a variety of nightly visitors: spiders, mice, and, when we... Read more

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Solidarity Shouts: Georgetown Resident Assistants Should Unionize

In the spring of 2017, undergraduate resident assistants employed by George Washington University were extended the right to organize into a labor union by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).... Read more

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Reflections on a Catholic Crisis

This summer has been quite a difficult one for Catholics in America. From the exposure of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s heinous actions to the Pennsylvania grand jury report that uncovered approximately... Read more

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Carrying On: The Cost of Fitting In

I hear the phrase “I’m broke” a lot at Georgetown. But it’s not “I’m broke and don’t have money to pay my bills.” “I’m broke” is usually used to express... Read more

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Carrying On: A Little Love in My Mailbox

The whirlwind of the first few weeks at college can be a real trial by fire, and when you have to turn a relationship into a long-distance one, you realize... Read more

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What I Learned At Georgetown

I had intended this column to be a reflection on my four years at Georgetown, but I’m having trouble looking further back than last week. Rev. Howard Gray, S.J., who... Read more