Articles tagged: voices


Carrying On

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

Columns

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

Carrying On

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

Opinion

Growing up Godless

I’m three or four years old, holding up a popsicle stick cross I made in day care for my mom to see. I had colored it using pink washable marker... Read more

Opinion

Fashioning a New Understanding of Gender Equality

When most of us hear the words “gender equality,” our minds jump to women’s issues. We automatically conjure images of feminist rallies, calls for equal pay, and ownership of reproductive... Read more

Opinion

Upcoming Campus Speakers Fuel Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

It has been clear through President Trump’s campaign rhetoric, his nominations and appointees for Cabinet positions, and his proposed policies like the Muslim ban, that Muslims and those perceived as... Read more

Opinion

Why We Need to #TrustWomen and #DeleteUber

Last weekend, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler posted a blog about her experience with the company’s use of human resources (HR) and managerial tactics to cover up blatant sexual harassment,... Read more

Opinion

Proactive Prevention Can Save the Green Ash

On the well traversed walk from ICC to the Front Gates, it’s hard to miss perhaps the most famous, distinctive, photographed, and climbed of Georgetown’s trees: “The King” Green Ash.... Read more

Carrying On

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

Opinion

Counter-Protesting the March for Life

I’m bad at activism. I acknowledge it. I read articles but don’t share them. I hear about, for example, Donald Trump’s executive order on the Dakota Access Pipeline and skim... Read more

Columns

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

Opinion

The Age of Anti-Communication

When my mom was applying for new jobs last year, she found out it is no longer customary to reply to emails. Out of the dozens of jobs for which... Read more

Opinion

My Mother, a Trump Supporter

The 2016 election cycle forced me to come to terms with a dimension of my mom’s character that I did not know existed before, and that I did not want... Read more

Opinion

The Public School Story DeVos Won’t Tell You

Betsy DeVos, the nominee for secretary of education, has a lot of ideas about the present state of our public education system. In light of this, I’d like to share... Read more

Opinion

Georgetown Graduate Student-workers Need a Union

When many fellow graduate student-workers and I started the Doctoral Students’ Coalition (DSC) over a year ago, I didn’t have a firm opinion about whether graduate student-workers on campus should... Read more

Voices

An Environment Unlearnt: A New Perspective on Gun Culture

I was in my room in Edinburgh, Scotland when I got a text from a friend telling me there had been a shooting two blocks from my high school in... Read more

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In a Shameful State: HB2 and Discrimination against Transsexuals

As I returned to North Carolina for Easter Break, I had no idea that I would soon be beyond ashamed of the state I call home. On the very same... Read more