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I wish I was taller, I wish I was a baller …

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04/05/2001

“Yo, Pete, you wanna go to Yates? We’re gonna play ball.” “Yeah, sure.” I find a dirty t-shirt from my laundry basket. I put on my baggy Wizards basketball shorts and my $130 Nike Kevin Garnett III’s that I got on sale for $60. But no one knows that. I think I look tough. I…

Irish eyes aren’t smiling

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04/05/2001

I’m only half Irish, but I’m belligerently half Irish. Maybe it’s because my parents named me Erin Kathleen Sullivan (I often consider re-adding the “O’” for tradition and authenticity.) Maybe it’s because Ireland has been my favorite travel destination since the wee age of eight, when I kissed the Blarney Stone. (My friends have been…

Learning to bow

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04/05/2001

“Sumimasen, America-jin desu ka?” (Are you an American?) inquired the polite middle-aged man standing on the train platform with me. “For the love of Buddha,” I thought. “Not again.” It was 7:32 a.m., four minutes before an express train came to whisk me and the bevy of business-suited men and uniformed schoolchildren into the nether…

When I grow up …

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04/05/2001

I am really glad I am a junior. I have some senior friends who do not know what they are doing next year, and I am really glad I am not one of them. My favorite song is “Dammit” by Blink 182. The chorus to that song is, “I guess this is growin’ up.” Watching…

Letter be

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04/05/2001

I’m beginning to think that I was born in the wrong era. Well, that’s not quite true. I actually came to the conclusion a long time ago, but it’s only recently I’ve decided that I unequivocally agree with it. As I was born in 1982, of course I tight-rolled my jeans and would have given…

It couldn’t happen to you

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04/05/2001

Do you know the correct way to moan? If you don’t by now, I am sure it is not due to a lack of moaning on your part (you are, after all, a college student), but because you have never learned the proper technique. Good moaning entails saying the word “moan” in a very dreary…

Locked out

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03/29/2001

People who have ever entered a residence hall after telling a student guard that they left their IDs at home, by waiting for someone else to come out of a building, or by simply swiftly kicking a door, know that Georgetown’s security measures are far from fool-proof. However, university officials’ current plan to lock all residence halls 24 hours a day and permit only students who live in a particular building to enter that building is misguided and based on a distorted view of the security problem.

How the hell did I get this old?

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03/29/2001

My name is Donald. I am not 40 years old. I am not balding. I am not stuck in a job that I hate. I do not look at my kids and think about how big they have grown. I don’t even have kids. Despite these facts, I have been asking myself lately, “Where did…

Walken around

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03/29/2001

I’ve recently come to the conclusion that there are really only two things in this world that make me uncomfortable. And when I say “uncomfortable,” I mean it in the purely psychological sense. I’m not talking about the discomfort that may arise from one’s arm being set on fire or having a kneecap blown off….

Unluck of the Irish

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03/29/2001

Georgetown students place a lot of pressure on one another to enjoy a year studying abroad with more passion than a great lover, with more joy than a first-born child and with more pride than a successful bid for the presidency. The study abroad cult starts recruiting members at a young age, when prospective students…


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