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Recurring contributions from the opinions section.



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Open Access: Veganism and Science

For the first two years I was vegan, I didn’t get a flu shot. I also believed that eating too much protein would lower the pH of my blood and... Read more

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Carrying On: Thai Sauté Bananas

I scooped up the honey-glazed bananas soaked in melted ice cream, dripping onto the strawberries left in the bowl. I took a bite, expecting the ice cream to be coconut... Read more

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Beyond the Screen: The Brightest Witch of Her Age

“Hermione was that perfect example of turning on its head this initial prejudice that she gets… Hermione is the one with the plan. She’s in control.”  -Emma Watson The Harry... Read more

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Joy and Hope in Gaudium et spes

October 1962 was a busy month. On the 6th, the Sino-Indian War broke out, which would claim over 10,000 casualties in the span of a month. On the 9th, Uganda... Read more

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Solidarity Shouts: Immigrant Solidarity

My name is Anahi Figueroa-Flores, and I came to the United States at the age of two. I came to Commerce City, Colorado with my mother and older sister because... Read more

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Open Access: Accepting the Grief of Chronic Illness

I was first introduced to the social model of disability during a freshman year writing seminar focused on disability. I read pieces from paralyzed men who believed that disability-causing illnesses... Read more

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Carrying On: Putting the “Feminist” in Finance

Picking team members for group projects in my business classes is never easy. First, I scan the room for anyone I know. Upon realizing my classmates are mainly young men... Read more

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Memes on the Brain

In a place where your 2300 SAT score and your 3.99 GPA do very little to distinguish you from your fellow Hoyas, no skill is more valuable than creativity. And... Read more

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Beyond the Screen: How Skam’s Greatest Romance Touched the World

“Whether you believe in Allah or Jesus or evolution or parallel universes, there is only one thing we know for sure. That life is… now” – Isak Valtersen In 2015,... Read more

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Gaudium et spes: What Not to Do in Your Last Semester

For some of us, it’s already here: the final semester. For fewer of us, we know where we’ll be and what we’ll be doing when it’s done. Unfortunately, I’m not... Read more

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Solidarity Shouts: GAGE Deserves Better

  On Dec. 4, Georgetown abdicated its core values. We hope the university will change its course. Last month, Provost Robert Groves didn’t just refuse to recognize the Georgetown Alliance... Read more

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Carrying On: Finding Blessings in Folded Napkins

As my parents and I drove home from visiting my grandmother at the senior care facility over Thanksgiving break, I felt demoralized. We spent 30 minutes with her, and she... Read more

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Carrying On: The Pressure to be Polished

The pungent smell of nail polish remover, hairspray, and acrylic assaults my nose as soon as I walk through the door. A young girl sits at the barber’s chair having... Read more

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Carrying On: Accepting Tranquility

“Wow what a year it has been. Are they all so full of emotions and change? How will we ever accept tranquility?” I could have written these words from my... Read more

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Carrying On: (Don’t) Say My Name

My friends and I have this inside joke that I’m an undercover secret agent for the CIA. At the beginning of freshman year, they couldn’t find my dorm room because... Read more

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Carrying On: Selective Memories on Thanksgiving

“Our smallest Thanksgiving yet.” My dad’s gaze fell from the webcam, and my stomach dropped along with it, sunk by guilt. A hemisphere away, my chair would be one of... Read more

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Carrying On: Keep Dreaming

I’ve developed a set of strategies so that staying awake is no longer just a matter of endurance. Rationing caffeine intake is an artform. Personally, I tend to start with... Read more

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Bridging the Distance of Friendship

The day they left for college, two of my friends and I met at a Chick-fil-A next to the highway. During high school, the suburban chain had served as a... Read more

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Carrying On: Angry Liberal Feminist Killjoy

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... Read more

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A Note from the Fashion Issue Editors

The world is a crazy place. It is wild, chaotic, and theatrical, and the political climate we are living in is even more so. Sometimes, amidst all this disorder, it... Read more