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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Alternative Breaks Adds 7 New Trips

By Patricja Okuniewska March 20, 2015

Over 325 students and staff members travelled around the country last week on service and immersion trips as part of the Alternative Breaks Program, which added seven new trips this year, including the...

Not Being a Hero on Alternative Spring Break

By William Fonseca March 16, 2015

I just came back from my third Alternative Spring Break trip, and it was refreshingly wonderful. Every year on these trips, one song emerges as the “trip song.” It usually comes from a set of three...

A Better Program

By The Editorial Board February 9, 2015

Starting relatively small, The Alternative Spring Break Program, recently renamed the Alternative Breaks Program is set to debut several non-spring break programs this year, advertising trips to explore...

The Cross-Cultural Significance of Storytelling

By Alexandria Plutnicki April 15, 2014

I used to like to think of myself as a writer, as one who takes a story and tells it to the world. I used to hope that some thing I wrote would make some one feel some way. I don’t anymore. I write because...

Two ASB trips collaborated on an ad-hoc border wall to raise awareness of immigration issues Friday in Red Square.

ASB Wall Breaks Borders

By Ashley Miller April 1, 2014

The Alternative Spring Break border awareness program aimed to generate discussion on immigration issues after two ASB groups returned from the 1,951-mile Mexican border over spring break by constructing...

Students learn about the history of industry in Appalachia as part of their Alternative Spring Break trip to Pulaski, Va.

ASB Looks Outward, Reflects Inward

By Molly Simio March 28, 2014

In an effort to increase reflection and service beyond the one week of spring break, the Center for Social Justice’s Alternative Spring Break program expanded pre- and post-trip activities starting...

ASB Looks Beyond One Week

By Molly Simio October 4, 2013

Participants on this year’s Alternative Spring Break will see a more cohesive, multidimensional program incorporating reflection into all aspects of the trip than in previous years. Since its inception...

Students Bring Global Lessons to Campus

By Carly Graf March 30, 2012

Participants in several Alternative Spring Break trips and the Magis Immersion and Justice Program sponsored a week of events to share their experiences learning about the lives of immigrants and migrant...

ASB Program to Sponsor Two New Urban Trips

By Annie Chen December 5, 2011

The Alternative Spring Break program will offer two new trips this spring, delving into changing social issues with one trip to New York and Washington, D.C., and another to Detroit. The two trips,...

GU Community Serves in Alternative Ways

To the Editor:   During this past spring break, 211 students and staff from across campus had the opportunity to live in and learn from communities throughout the U.S. Whether hanging drywall,...

Students Build Houses, Friendships With Alternative Spring Break Experience

By Heather Flynn March 16, 2011

For many college students, the words "spring break" conjure up images of lying on an exotic beach — or at least the couch. For 211 Georgetown students and four faculty members, however, last week's...

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