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KAWAMURA: Read Beyond the Cover

KAWAMURA: Read Beyond the Cover

By Ava Kawamura February 4, 2023

The well-known phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” implores people to avoid making quick assumptions based on appearances, especially before attempting to understand the bigger picture. When...

BECOMING U: Interrogate Your Internalized Biases

BECOMING U: Interrogate Your Internalized Biases

By Nicole Marion September 13, 2019

As I’m walking back from the gym with my friend one humid March afternoon, our conversation about which boys we think are cute leads to a startling confession; my friend admits that she often feels pressured...

BECK: Taking Advantage of Today

BECK: Taking Advantage of Today

By Amanda Beck May 18, 2018

After two years spent engaging with Georgetown University students, faculty and staff as a professor in the McDonough School of Business, I have found the Hilltop full of the electric energy that radiates...

TESTING TRUISMS: Does Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

TESTING TRUISMS: Does Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

By Vera Mastrorilli January 12, 2018

For many of us, walking through the front gates of Georgetown University for the first time was a fresh start. Although moving to college provides a plethora of new social opportunities, it also distances...

TESTING TRUISMS: 70 Percent of Hoyas Marry Hoyas?

TESTING TRUISMS: 70 Percent of Hoyas Marry Hoyas?

By Vera Mastrorilli November 28, 2017

The statistic is well-known. Tour guides cheerily relay the fact to prospective Hoyas, and you tease your friends about it when they go on dates. But is the rumor true? Do 70 percent of Hoyas actually...

THE ORCHARD

Movie Review: ‘Dina’

By Alexandra Brunjes October 20, 2017

★★★★☆ Telling an ordinary story with extraordinary subjects, “Dina” boldly defies the conventions of nonfiction film. The winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for documentaries at the...

Best of Georgetowns Facebook Meme Page

Best of Georgetown’s Facebook Meme Page

By Joseph O'Reilly and Joseph O'Reilly March 27, 2017

For the past several months, meme culture has permeated the very fabric of American society. Everywhere you look, there are dank (or not so dank) memes. Despite the seemingly ubiquitous nature of memery,...

LUX: Giving Up Ghosting

LUX: Giving Up Ghosting

By Emma Lux March 20, 2017

"I’ve been seeing him for a while, but then he just stopped texting me. I don’t know what happened.” These words have been a familiar refrain for me throughout my time at Georgetown. There is...

EPSTEIN: Heartbreak and the Neuropsychology of Memory

By Zoe Epstein August 22, 2016

Breakups, particularly painful ones, are difficult to forget. After having a broken heart, many people believe they will never get over it. But then, somehow, they eventually start thinking about their...

EPSTEIN: Romance, Splits and the Errors in Perception

By Zoe Epstein July 13, 2016

Relationships end for a reason, which is why by the time they end most of them become messy. After the end of a romance, one or both parties tend to leave with a negative impression of the other individual....

EPSTEIN: Be an Alpha Female

By Zoe Epstein June 22, 2016

A male friend once told me that he never goes home with girls who hit on him at parties. When I asked why, I anticipated a slut-shaming answer. But instead his response was, “Because all the girls who...

Word Wednesday: Tricycle

Word Wednesday: Tricycle

By Kat Vassell and Kat Vassell December 30, 2015

tri·cy·cle ˈtrīsik(ə)l/ noun: tricycle Definition: an entity formed when the third wheel of a relationship has been embraced, by conscious choice or by happenstance. Example: As the third wheel...

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