Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

DELANEY: A New Home for the Holidays

By Margaret Delaney December 5, 2011

This time in the semester is always a delicate balance for me. First of all, Thanksgiving break is such a tease. You're home just long enough to get reacquainted with your couch, TV channels and home cooking,...

DELANEY: Recognizing Our Humanity

By Margaret Delaney November 17, 2011

Over the course of my time at Georgetown, I've found that I have a difficult time sticking to certain personal goals that I set for myself. These are usually small things — new semester resolutions,...

DELANEY: Halloween Season Unmasks Our Own Unique Traditions

By Margaret Delaney October 7, 2011

It is October. Fall has arrived in earnest. The telltale signs are everywhere: the collective female population of Georgetown received the usual autumn memo that it is once again boots-and-sweater season,...

DELANEY: Where Everyone Knows Your Name

By Margaret Delaney September 23, 2011

My friend recently likened life on a college campus to living inside the computer game "The Sims."Obviously, this comparison is not perfect because of minor details like our human freedom, or, more heartbreakingly,...

Delaney: A Welcome Rulebook for Life

By Margaret Delaney March 29, 2011

I am fairly certain that there has been discussion about the deterioration of society for as long as mankind has been able to sit around a fire and communicate. The next generation has been the older generation's...

Delaney: Wins and Losses in a Life With Facebook

By Margaret Delaney March 1, 2011

I think I take for granted how much technology defines my college experience. The most glaring example of this is Facebook. Honestly, how did anything get done before Facebook? Broadcasting events,...

Delaney: When Portable Music Meant Something More

By Margaret Delaney February 2, 2011

I am compact disc kid. I've long heard my parents' generation regale us children about the music they grew up with. My baby-boomer parents navigated their way through vinyl, LPs, 8-track  tapes and...

This Thanksgiving, Everything’s Gravy

By Margaret Delaney November 23, 2010

When it comes to Thanksgiving break I suffer from delusions of grandeur. I am now a junior here at Georgetown. And as cringe-worthy as that statement is for me (i.e., I am old, the real world is impending...

Seeking a Standard of Success

By Margaret Delaney September 28, 2010

Effective methods of measuring success are elusive. How does one seek to define something so impervious to quantification? The lines between Success and Happiness blur easily - susceptible to prejudices,...

Training to Be a Team Player

By Margaret Delaney April 13, 2010

I know this much is true: I belong on the sidelines. Most of my childhood (read: life) has been marked by failed forays into the world of athletics. In gymnastics class, at age four, my instructor...

Realities of Snowpocalypse

Hearkening Back to Snow Day Exhilaration of Childhood

By Margaret Delaney February 9, 2010

Snow days are magical. As a kid growing up in Chicago, I cherished snow days because they were so elusive. There was not lack of snow, but the city was well bolstered against most types of weather attacks....

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