Columns

Recurring contributions from the opinions section.



Carrying On

Carrying On: Nice for What? Stop Telling Me How to Talk

I’m sorry. I really am. I’m sorry that I’m not going to ask for a promotion. I’m sorry that I use exclamation points! I’m sorry I apologize so much. I... Read more

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Gaudium et spes: Moment by Moment

My time on the Hilltop is winding down. People have been telling me for years this moment would come, but when you’re a freshman or sophomore, it’s easy to dismiss... Read more

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Carrying On: “Don’t Forget the Happy Thoughts”

“Believe me, sweetie, I got enough to feed the needy / No need to be greedy, I got mad friends with Benz’s” The lyrical musings of The Notorious B.I.G blasted... Read more

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Open Access: On Learning I Won’t Die of My Grandmother’s Disease

So, it looks like I won’t be getting Alzheimer’s Disease early. After looking at my genetic data, it turns out that I have no mutations in familial Alzheimer’s genes and... Read more

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Solidarity Shouts: Students Must Work Effectively for Workers’ Rights

As university students, we all have high hopes. Changing the world for the better, in any shape or form, is a priority for many of us. However, skepticism and pessimism... Read more

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Absurdism on the Brain

If you haven’t watched “The Eric Andre Show,” I don’t recommend starting now. Unless, of course, your definition of a quality talk show includes poop, random violence, uncomfortable guests, non-sequiturs,... Read more

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Gaudium et spes: The Meaning of the Crucifix

“I do not want to be in a religion in which I am ‘allowed’ to have a crucifix… In people who are Catholics, or call themselves Catholics, I want the... Read more

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Open Access: On the Aftermath of My Grandmother’s Death

I’ve written about my grandmother’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease and her death before, and I’ve said that it was a blessing that she died when and how she did. While... Read more

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Gaudium et spes: When Anchors Make Worthy Vessels

As someone who grew up in the island city-state of Singapore, from a society and community very different than Georgetown, I can attest to the claim that the Hilltop is... Read more

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Solidarity Shouts: How I Became A Prison Abolitionist

Most Georgetown passions begin with a student organization. One of the first clubs I joined upon arriving at Georgetown was Prison Outreach, a service program directed by the Center for... Read more

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Open Access: Ties of the NHS to Mental Health

I spent my spring break in London this year—seeing family, mostly, but also doing embarrassing tourist stuff like taking pictures with the guards in front of Buckingham Palace. On a... Read more

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Politics and LSD On the Brain

As another mass murder of school children strikes the country, the fire of a familiar debate is reignited. Both sides accuse each other of apathy and disrespect for the victims... Read more

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Gaudium et spes: Experiencing Community

Pope Francis once said, “No one is saved alone, as an isolated individual, but God attracts us looking at the complex web of relationships that take place in the human... Read more

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Carrying On: I Promise I’m Not A Luddite

Can you be both a Luddite and a computer science major? I study computers and the internet in class but I never publicly interact on social media. I want to... Read more

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Solidarity Shouts: School of Foreign “Service”?

Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) is preparing to celebrate its centennial in the coming academic year. This is truly a momentous occasion for a school that has produced... Read more

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Open Access: Reflecting on My Grandmother’s Death

A year ago, I wrote an article about my grandmother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and how I wished euthanasia could have been an option for her. Last week, my grandmother died. All... Read more

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Gaudium et spes: Give Yourself Up for Lent

“We must, therefore, gain possession of ourselves, by asceticism, in order that we may be able to give ourselves to God.” –Thomas Merton You may have seen people walking around... Read more

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Solidarity Shouts: The Trouble With The Democrats

In October of 2016, I walked into my room in Kennedy Hall and threw my backpack on the ground as I made my way to the desk. My absentee ballot... Read more

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Carrying On: God’s Work, My Hands

“Let us mourn black and brown men and women, those killed extrajudicially every 28 hours. Let us lament the loss of a teenager, dead at the hands of a police... Read more

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Roses and Chocolate on the Brain

Valentine’s Day festivities remind me of the (fairly accurate) cliché of the typical Georgetown club—desirable and enticing but exclusive, cliquey, and restricted to a select few lucky individuals. The look... Read more