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CHIN: Value Love and Rejection

CHIN: Value Love and Rejection

By Lauren Chin March 1, 2024

I asked her out on a Friday night in junior year. It was 2 a.m. The words were painfully blinding even on my dimmed phone screen. I had spent the past week writing and rewriting my message. The drafts...

AMENDOEIRA: Reconsider a Life in XL

AMENDOEIRA: Reconsider a Life in XL

By Claudia Amendoeira March 1, 2024

You enter the kitchen and there it is, 17 cubic feet that promise to fulfill your biggest dreams. With one yank — which gives you a cramp from stretching your arm too far — happiness greets you. When...

BELDING: Resurrect Latin in the Core

BELDING: Resurrect Latin in the Core

By Brinley Belding February 15, 2024

Cura Personalis, Utraque Unum — two phrases that lay the foundation of Georgetown University’s values and Jesuit identity. These sayings predate the university as their Latin origins indicate long-standing,...

SIMEONOVA: Work Hard, Play Eventually

SIMEONOVA: Work Hard, Play Eventually

By Nia Simeonova February 15, 2024

As the plane began its descent over Washington, D.C., and its iconic monuments came into view, I thought: “This is it. The land of freedom.” I was reminded of that scene in the movie “The Parent...

CHIN: Consider the Legacy of Loss

CHIN: Consider the Legacy of Loss

By Lauren Chin February 15, 2024

I’ve only been to one funeral in my life. I was two or three at the time. I’m told that my Aunt Wan-Ching loved playing with my sisters and me; in the few videos we have, she is always with one of...

KIM: This Just In (Or Out) For 2024

KIM: This Just In (Or Out) For 2024

By Diane Kim February 8, 2024

We barely made it past Jan. 1 before the first trend of the year made itself known: Ins and Outs. It’s fun, it’s pithy, and I’m here for it.  For those of you who weren’t rotting on X, formerly...

AMENDOEIRA: Rethink the American Ideal

By Claudia Amendoeira February 8, 2024

My high school did not have a guidance counselor, but that didn’t stop me. I bought an SAT prep book on Amazon and religiously studied “How to Get Into Georgetown” YouTube videos. During my last...

LEE: Pick Policy Over Personality

LEE: Pick Policy Over Personality

By Haan Jun (Ryan) Lee September 29, 2023

When Donald Trump was first elected president in 2016, I couldn’t have cared less.  I was a young middle schooler living in South Korea, far removed from the political commotion of Washington,...

SURVIVOR’ SURVIVAL GUIDE: Fresh Editing Styles and Game Mechanics Cement New Era of ‘Survivor’

‘SURVIVOR’ SURVIVAL GUIDE: Fresh Editing Styles and Game Mechanics Cement New Era of ‘Survivor’

By Ali Unal October 6, 2021

When host Jeff Probst said to “drop the four and keep the one” about season 41 of “Survivor,” he was not joking. While the show has largely retained its traditional format, its latest season has...

HOYA HORROR: Why Do Female Monsters Need Reason To Kill?

HOYA HORROR: Why Do Female Monsters Need Reason To Kill?

By Lucia Pieto September 28, 2021

When I was six years old, I referred to the 2004 horror comedy “Seed of Chucky” as none other than the “dolly movie” in front of my father, who had been a fan of horror for most of his life. Although...

MCDONALD | The 2021 SheBelieves Cup: What We Learned and Which Questions Remain Unanswered

MCDONALD | The 2021 SheBelieves Cup: What We Learned and Which Questions Remain Unanswered

By Carrie McDonald March 5, 2021

After a thrilling week, the U.S. Women’s National Team successfully defended its title to become back-to-back SheBelieves Cup Champions on Feb. 24.  While the team’s performance confirmed...

VANDERZWAAG | For Athletes, Heightened Platforms Come With Heightened Responsibility

VANDERZWAAG | For Athletes, Heightened Platforms Come With Heightened Responsibility

By Jacob Vanderzwaag May 26, 2020

Words are powerful. Even more so when they come from one of the world’s top athletes. Thanks to their extraordinary physical talents that offer them fame and mass followings, professional athletes are...

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