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VIEWPOINT: Make Time for Personal Experiences

VIEWPOINT: Make Time for Personal Experiences

By Mayte Alonso May 21, 2020

I am a first-generation, low-income student and a proud Latina daughter of two Mexican immigrants, so I came to Georgetown University with few expectations of what college would be like. I just wanted...

VIEWPOINT: A Love Note to Georgetown

VIEWPOINT: A Love Note to Georgetown

By Katrina Schmidt May 16, 2020

There is a note in my phone from early in the semester, when my fingers were reliably numb with or without gloves and I had never heard the word coronavirus, that says “i love georgetown so much more...

VIEWPOINT: Learn Beyond the Classroom

VIEWPOINT: Learn Beyond the Classroom

By Liz Fieschko May 15, 2020

When I first came to Georgetown University, I thought the whole point was the classes I would take. I pushed myself to read all the readings, which led me to spend all my weekends on the lovely third...

VIEWPOINT: Traverse Difficult Pathways

VIEWPOINT: Traverse Difficult Pathways

By Fiona Singer May 14, 2020

As I write this on the eve of my strange virtual graduation, I can’t help but think of my peers. During my freshman year, I met Hannah the Middle East expert, Spencer the political economy major and...

VIEWPOINT: Encourage Balanced Discussions

VIEWPOINT: Encourage Balanced Discussions

By Gordon Ahl May 14, 2020

I would imagine there are not many seniors who would happily choose to live in Harbin Hall again. In fact, all year long, my peers asked me why I would choose to be a resident assistant for first-year...

VIEWPOINT: Engage in Diverse Conversations

VIEWPOINT: Engage in Diverse Conversations

By Saisha Mediratta May 13, 2020

    At Georgetown University, community comes in the most unique places when it’s needed most. I found one such community on a day retreat at the Calcagnini Contemplative Center during my freshman...

VIEWPOINT: Experience Creative Collaboration

VIEWPOINT: Experience Creative Collaboration

By Harry Rose May 12, 2020

When Hugo von Hofmannsthal adapted Sophocles’ “Electra” in 1903, the focus shifted from an Aristotelian representation of Greek mythology to teasing out the complex emotions and psychologies of...

VIEWPOINT: Build Community for Younger Athletes

VIEWPOINT: Build Community for Younger Athletes

By Carly Glickenhaus May 12, 2020

Unsolicited poetry exchanges, sermons from The Wall Street Journal reminding me to be productive at home, and aggressively marketed yoga suggest people are desperately craving any digital vector of motivation...

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VIEWPOINT: Sharing in Resilience, Solidarity

By Clara Mejía Orta May 19, 2017

Stories are power. Our journeys at Georgetown University have been marked by moments of bravery, resiliency and solidarity. As we graduate, we leave behind networks of people who have shared their...

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VIEWPOINT: Seize Opportunity in Our Choices

By Oliva Hinerfeld May 19, 2017

On Aug. 28, 2013, then-President Barack Obama stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to address a crowd of tens of thousands in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington....

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VIEWPOINT: Learn To Love the ‘In-Betweens’

By Samantha Granville May 19, 2017

I am terribly afraid of the “in-betweens” in life — the gray spaces: having one foot in the door, one foot out and not really belonging anywhere. Yet, that is exactly where I found myself when...

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VIEWPOINT: Our Love of Others Defines Us

By Trevor McLean May 19, 2017

On a Kairos retreat, a contemplative retreat rooted in Ignatian spirituality, during my senior year of high school, my theology teacher gave a stirring reflection in which he revealed the difficult...

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