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"The Sirens of Titan" by Kurt Vonnegut

Lessons in Language and Embracing Fate

Every day we are confronted by obstacles or opportunities that we never even knew existed. Some of us still hold memories of near-death experiences, while others have all but forgotten the small difficulties in our daily lives that held our attention for just an instant. Moments range in intensity and[Read More…]

by August 12, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns
Lessons of Tolerance From Another World

Lessons of Tolerance From Another World

If I were asked to describe in words the entirety of Georgetown’s campus life, I doubt that I’d ever be able to stop writing. The university is home to a hodgepodge of cultures that are continually encountering and adapting to each other. The community is passionate and motivated; each person[Read More…]

by July 28, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns

"Speaker For the Dead" by Orson Scott Card

Speaking Out For True Identities

“Ender was a destroyer, but what he destroyed was illusion, and the illusion had to die. Somehow this ancient man is able to see the truth and it doesn’t blind his eyes or drive him mad. I must listen to this voice and let its power come to me so[Read More…]

by July 14, 2014 1 comment Guide - Top, Guide Columns

"Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card

Education and the Pressure to Grow Up

Imagine a world where every day you have to worry about the threat of a second alien invasion. Military officials plug a monitor into the back of your neck and watch your every move from a remote distance. If you pass their test of personality and intelligence, you’re whisked away[Read More…]

by June 30, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

"1984" by George Orwell.

Social Rules As Dictated By Social Media

“War is Peace.” “Freedom is Slavery.” “Ignorance is Strength.” For anybody who’s ever read George Orwell’s “1984,” these three lines are among the most memorable phrases that resonate throughout the novel. A code to live by, they hold sway over the minds of every citizen of Oceania. Each day these[Read More…]

by June 16, 2014 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

Decades Later, Novel Teaches The Importance of Communication

As I was reading “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” a weird fictional book, “Encyclopedia Galactica,” kept popping up in my mind. Intrigued, I decided to do a random Google search to see what would turn up. Lo and behold, I discovered that this fictional book actually originated from another fictional[Read More…]