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Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

VIEWPOINT: Challenge Narratives About Cuba

VIEWPOINT: Challenge Narratives About Cuba

By Eric Bazail-Eimil April 22, 2021

The news alert came in from my local newspaper, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, on Friday, April 16, at 3:13 p.m. EDT: “Raul Castro to resign as head of Cuba’s Communist Party.” I expected the headline,...

VIEWPOINT: In Havana, Echoes of Home

By Ricardo Mondolfi June 29, 2017

Last month, I had the opportunity to visit Cuba with three friends. The news that I was traveling to Havana was not well-received at home in Venezuela. Relations between the Venezuelan and Cuban...

VIEWPOINT: Cubas Best Foot Forward

VIEWPOINT: Cuba’s Best Foot Forward

By Gabriella Mas January 27, 2017

Former President Barack Obama’s announcement Jan. 12 removing the longstanding “wet foot, dry foot” policy has stirred mixed emotions for thousands of Cubans and Cuban-Americans in my hometown of...

CHRISTOVICH: Baseball Mourns Young Star’s Life

CHRISTOVICH: Baseball Mourns Young Star’s Life

By Amanda Christovich September 30, 2016

Take his baseball career out of the equation and José Fernandez’s story was a tragedy. At age 15, Fernandez made a dangerous boat ride to the U.S. in a fourth attempt to defect from Cuba. During...

Panelists Discuss Diplomacy

By William Zhu and Henry Greene April 22, 2016

A panel of ambassadors emphasized the importance of diplomatic efforts abroad in a film screening and question-and-answer session for the film, “America’s Diplomats” in an event hosted by the Georgetown...

Cuban journalist Yoani Sanchez was named Georgetown’s new Yahoo Fellow in International Values, Communications, Technology and the Global Internet. Sanchez will teach MSFS courses this spring.

Fellow Talks Blogging, Without Freedom of Speech

By Laura Owsiany October 3, 2014

Cuban journalist Yoani Sanchez is one of the foremost online advocates for free speech worldwide. Her personal blog, Generación Y, is translated into two dozen languages and receives over 14 million...

B. Shaw Drake (LAW ’15) will travel to Guantanamo Bay.

Law Students to Observe Guantanamo

By Kshithij Shrinath September 23, 2014

Two law students will attend proceedings at the U.S. Naval Center in Guantanamo Bay in October, after the U.S. Department of Defense approved the Georgetown University Law Center as an official observer...

Rethinking the Politics Behind a US Embargo

By Faisal Husain November 1, 2013

On Tuesday, 188 of 193 nation members of the United Nations General Assembly voted for the 22ndyear in a row for a resolution that condemns U.S. sanctions against Cuba. Only Israel joined the United States...

Blogger Tells of Social Media in Cuba

By Meghan Patzer March 23, 2013

Blog author Yoani Sánchez and freelance writer Orlando Pardo emphasized the importance of social media in the fight for self-expression in Cuba Wednesday evening. According to Pardo, he and Sánchez...

There and Back Again

A Georgetown education is punctuated for most by many meaningful academic and social experiences. For some, however, many of the most eye-opening ones do not happen on the Hilltop. A semester abroad immerses...

Living the Long Weekend, Columbus Style

By KP and KP October 5, 2012

Ah, Columbus Day weekend. Trees are changing colors, pumpkins are ripening on the vine, and allergies are hitting hard. If you aren’t one of the thousands of people going home in the coming days, take...

Cuban Students Look Beyond Politics

By Sheena Karkal February 16, 2012

"When I ask people what they think of Cuba, they usually respond, ‘Cigars and Fidel Castro.’ But I want people to know that it’s much more than that," Alejandro González (SFS ’12) stated earlier...

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