Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

KIM: Up the Ante with New Friends

KIM: Up the Ante with New Friends

By Diane Kim April 18, 2024

With less than a handful of weeks left to go in the semester, a few of you might question the timing of this piece on making new friends. Surely, there isn’t enough time to build anything significant...

SIMEONOVA: Reconsider U.S. Social Infrastructure

SIMEONOVA: Reconsider U.S. Social Infrastructure

By Nia Simeonova April 4, 2024

Spring break opened my eyes to how little I still know about life in the United States. As I booked plane tickets to visit Florida with my mom, I envisioned admiring the palm trees, sipping on margaritas...

AMENDOEIRA: Unveil NYC’s Magnetism

AMENDOEIRA: Unveil NYC’s Magnetism

By Claudia Amendoeira April 4, 2024

“It sucks! If I tripped and fell in that city, no one would care!” “And isn’t that great? You could trip and fall and NO ONE WOULD CARE!”  Living with five international girls means constantly...

KENNEDY: Dismantle the Student-Athlete Stereotype

KENNEDY: Dismantle the Student-Athlete Stereotype

By Ashley Kennedy March 21, 2024

As an athlete who went through the intensive recruiting process at Georgetown University, I can assure you that stereotypes about student-athletes being accepted solely to play a sport are simply untrue....

CHIN: Find Magic in the Mundane

CHIN: Find Magic in the Mundane

By Lauren Chin March 21, 2024

In elementary school, my father, younger sister and I often walked along the shoreline near our home. Several blocks from our house, a wooden dock extends several hundred yards into the water. When the...

KIM: Know What’s on the Line When Online Dating

KIM: Know What’s on the Line When Online Dating

By Diane Kim March 21, 2024

There’s a lot of discourse on the upsides and ugliness of online dating in college, but here’s the truth — it’s here to stay. Pick your poison, fiends. For the meet-cute lovers, maybe the Marriage...

KENNEDY: Prioritize Student Mental Health

KENNEDY: Prioritize Student Mental Health

By Ashley Kennedy March 14, 2024

It can be challenging — and extremely stressful — to balance life as a student-athlete: practice, classes, studying, extracurriculars and even just spending time with friends. After all, there are...

BELDING: Lessons Learned from a Losing Quarterback

BELDING: Lessons Learned from a Losing Quarterback

By Brinley Belding March 14, 2024

Set hut! The ball is in the quarterback’s hands and a receiver is open downfield. The quarterback lets the ball fly but doesn’t see the defender. The ball is picked off. No one can catch the defender...

SIMEONOVA: Reconsider Divisions

SIMEONOVA: Reconsider Divisions

By Nia Simeonova March 14, 2024

I remember this vividly, as if it were yesterday: A woman in a red dress crying on a rowdy street corner in Central London, a hostile-looking man shouting at her. As my boyfriend and I — two scared 19-year-olds...

CHIN: Value Love and Rejection

CHIN: Value Love and Rejection

By Lauren Chin March 1, 2024

I asked her out on a Friday night in junior year. It was 2 a.m. The words were painfully blinding even on my dimmed phone screen. I had spent the past week writing and rewriting my message. The drafts...

AMENDOEIRA: Reconsider a Life in XL

AMENDOEIRA: Reconsider a Life in XL

By Claudia Amendoeira March 1, 2024

You enter the kitchen and there it is, 17 cubic feet that promise to fulfill your biggest dreams. With one yank — which gives you a cramp from stretching your arm too far — happiness greets you. When...

BELDING: Resurrect Latin in the Core

BELDING: Resurrect Latin in the Core

By Brinley Belding February 15, 2024

Cura Personalis, Utraque Unum — two phrases that lay the foundation of Georgetown University’s values and Jesuit identity. These sayings predate the university as their Latin origins indicate long-standing,...

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