Articles tagged: columns


Carrying On

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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Open Access: When Doctors Keep Secrets

When my grandfather was diagnosed with stomach cancer, my mother decided not to tell him. Instead, she told him he was having surgery for an ulcer. We went along with... Read more

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Dividing Lines: Who Owns the Culture My Friends Appropriate?

A few weeks ago, I brought a friend to a delightful reception celebrating the Lunar New Year at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. A lion dance troupe broke out the... 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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Open Access: Excluding Identities in the Inclusivity Movement

Confession: Sometimes, I watch TED Talks about productivity instead of being productive. Sometimes, that leads me down a TED Talk rabbit hole in which I insist that I’m learning while... 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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Dividing Lines: Reflections on the Inherent Violence of Borders

A powerful scene (and there are many) in Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men goes something like this. In 2027, a xenophobic and nationalist Britain regularly raids entire housing complexes in... Read more

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And Now for Something Different: How Many Students Are From New Jersey?

Georgetown says it is committed to the geographic diversity of its undergraduate student body. Anecdotal experience has supported this; my classmates hail from parts of the country and the world... Read more

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Hidden Hegemony: The Twisted Narratives of “American Carnage”

Over the course of the transition period and during the preliminary days of his presidency, Donald Trump has maintained much of the rhetoric that propelled him to the White House.... Read more

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Open Access: “But What About Overdiagnosis?”

Is mental illness overdiagnosed? I’m not going to answer that question. The idea that we’re mistakenly diagnosing people who don’t have mental illnesses is more harmful than many realize. These... 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

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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

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Hidden Hegemony: Progress and Regression, Juxtaposed

Last week, we at Georgetown celebrated—insofar as cancelling classes on Monday and Friday serves as a barometer for celebration—a juxtaposition of historical forces personified in two men. This is a... Read more

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Open Access: The Harm in Romanticizing Mental Illnesses

Acceptance of mental illness has come really far. We’re having open and honest conversations about what it feels like to live with depression or anxiety, and people who haven’t experienced... Read more

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Open Access: Party Culture and Success in a World With Mental Illness

One of the main reasons I chose to attend Georgetown was that our lack of sororities and fraternities means campus social life revolves around student groups. In theory, this means that everyone makes... Read more

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Hidden Hegemony: Oppose Harmful Rhetoric and Protect Our Criminal Justice System

On Nov. 8, California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maine legalized recreational marijuana use, bringing the total number of states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana use to 28. This kind of development under... Read more

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Talking Tech: Uberhaul

“On a snowy Paris evening in 2008, Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp had trouble hailing a cab,” reads the “Our Story” section of a popular ride-sharing service’s website. It continues,... Read more

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Burning Issues: Living Civilly

As housing season kicks into gear once more and new waves of Hoyas find out, to their dismay, that they’ll be living in VCW next year, the last few people... Read more

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Lessons From Literature: Selfish Love

  “So long as one is happy, one can endure any discipline: it was unhappiness that broke down the habits of work … I became aware that our love was... Read more