Articles tagged: Carrying On


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Carrying On: 38 days and not counting at the Tombs

"In February, I accepted the Tombs’ annual challenge for seniors. On every one of the last 99 days of senior year, I planned to descend into the Tombs and hand the bartender my ID as proof of my attendance. I found the cheapest items on the menu and set aside enough money for all the checks. If you make it, they’ll put your name on a plaque, and how can you put a dollar value on that?"

Opinion

What Does the Voice Mean to You?

One of these other Carrying On’s will say that this magazine is a family. That it has no application. That it welcomes everyone, regardless of experience. These statements are wonderful... Read more

Columns

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: Sexism in the City

You are most likely to encounter the New York City bitch during rush hour. Lifted chin, overall polished and professional appearance, determined gaze, assertive posture, eyes staring straight forward. This... Read more

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Carrying On: Hoya Saxa, or Something

If you could do it over again, would you choose Georgetown? I sat there staring at the question. “Well, it’s more nuanced than just ‘yes’ or ‘no,’” I thought. No,... Read more

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Carrying On: Vanity’s Affair

I am 12, or around that age, when my parents divorce without explanation. I tell myself it is simple: They just did not love each other anymore. Elizabeth Pankova I... Read more

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Carrying On: ‘That Was Racist’ Can’t Be the End of the Conversation

Liberals, myself included, are in a well-documented crisis. Friction between progressives dominates my news feed more than arguments across ideologies. Divides have opened between focus on identity politics and economics,... Read more

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Carrying On: An Open Letter to Latino Immigrants

Before his joint session speech to Congress on Feb. 28, Donald Trump called for a “compromise” on immigration. This move came in light of increased U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement... Read more

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Carrying On: Reflecting on Death and My Grandmother’s Disease

Sometimes I run to think through a problem, but this is not one of those days. I’m at Yates, running on the treadmill because my left knee is too messed... Read more

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Carrying On: Untangling the Art From the Artist

I have always been in love with movies. Beautiful, gritty, or suspenseful, it doesn’t matter. When done right, a film has the power to place me in a different world,... Read more

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Carrying On: Feminism in the Age of Trump

Women and men of all ages and ethnic backgrounds wearing pink hats with pointed, ear-like appendages on either side carried signs emblazoned with clever slogans: “There is no Planet B,”... Read more

Columns

The Privilege of Forgetting

I am nine months old when I fly first class for the first—and, at the time of this writing—only time in my life. My commuter dad amassed enough frequent flier... Read more

Columns

Creating Fields for Discussion and Feelings of Loss

I have a picture on my desk from 2006. It shows me in Seattle over spring break visiting my aunt, uncle, and cousins. It is the first time I can remember being... Read more

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Carrying On: Getting Comfortable with the Discomfort of Diversity

Tabling for three hours for the undergraduate Japanese club at the student activities fair a few weekends ago made me realize why diversity education is so important to the studies... Read more

Columns

A Political Coming of Age: Finding Lessons in the Time of Trump

This is a strange time in American politics to come of age. But before we get into that, here’s a little about me: I’m from the Boston area. I’m an... Read more

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Evaluating Epigenetics: Avoiding Eugenic Thought

In the last decade, findings within epigenetics have been generating big waves far beyond scientific circles. It’s fairly easy to understand why. But, the moral discussions that have evolved from... Read more

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The Accidental Hoya: A Joke Gone Too Far

My Georgetown application was intended as a joke. After wrangling with the Common App for weeks and submitting more essays, SAT scores, and portfolios than I can count, I grew... Read more

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Diversity Beyond the Statistics: Self-segregation among Student Groups

Whether you are thousands of miles away from home, or a D.C. native, university life is terrifying at times. Dropped into the unknown, we often search for the familiar to... Read more

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Carrying On: Forcing Hate Out Of Our Lives

I can be a bit of a hater. I always have been, and perhaps I always will be. In middle school, I called myself a “nonconformist” (my sole act of... Read more

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Carrying On: The Value of Knowledge for Knowledge’s Sake

When a high school teacher, the marvelous Ms. Hadley Moore, introduced the word “perennialism” into my vocabulary, I immediately thought of perennials, the plants. You know, those plants that come... Read more