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LOVE: Finding Community in GSP

LOVE: Finding Community in GSP

The first night I spent at Georgetown University was at the university hotel, with my mom and I in a bed and my dad on a couch somewhere. I spent the night in stressful tears that didn’t subside when my mom told me it would be okay. I was going[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LUKE: Embrace Hands-Off Development

LUKE: Embrace Hands-Off Development

Since the mid-1990s, political scientists have observed an alarming decline of civic engagement, civic trust and social capital within the United States. Today, more of the same is taking place, as modes of social interaction continue to dwindle and 45% of Americans report not being civically engaged. This trend presents[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LUKE: Combat Extremism Through Community

LUKE: Combat Extremism Through Community

When I found out I was interning at a community center in northern France this summer, I figured it would be a sort of summer camp-like experience: finger painting with kids, teaching hip-hop dance to senior citizens or showcasing my lack of athleticism at soccer games. However, within the first[Read More…]

by July 6, 2019 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
PANJWANI: Embrace Personal Identity Through Supportive Communities

PANJWANI: Embrace Personal Identity Through Supportive Communities

According to my Campus Housing Roommate Matching System profile, I hoped to find a roommate who was willing to “ignite a spark of energy within me,” talk with me for “hours about the eccentric nature of time” and support my purpose here, which was to “leave a lasting impact through[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
AHMED: Identify Sources of Support in Academic Communities, Friendships

AHMED: Identify Sources of Support in Academic Communities, Friendships

In a lot of ways, I have not grown over the course of four years. I still sleep too much, I do not respond to text messages and I keep losing things — my keys, opportunities, friends, my ability to be productive on the second floor of Lauinger Library and,[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
GEORGETOWN BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE/FACEBOOK | Minority and affinity organizations like Black Student Alliance create spaces for building community for students who might not feel represented within the wider institution. These organizations demonstrate the power clubs can have when driven by inclusivity, but they also recognize that community on campus should not be restricted to clubs.

Minority Groups Embrace Identity, Inclusion

Georgetown has been criticized in the past for club exclusivity on campus, yet students are still able to find groups that celebrate acceptance. Given the university’s status as a predominantly white institution, minority students are more aware of the need for inclusive spaces. Minority and affinity groups on campus, which[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Club Issue, Guide - Top, The Guide

CACERES: Carving Spaces for WOC Mental Health Support

My culture — Dominican culture — prevents my community from recognizing mental illnesses among the women. My family describes certain aunts as “nervous,” instead of possibly dealing with anxiety, or the great-aunt as “very organized and particular,” instead of someone who might have OCD; even the cousin who likely has[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Dining With the Jesuits

To many students they are friends; to others, spiritual mentors. Since Georgetown University’s founding, their intellectual and spiritual tradition has been intertwined with the institution’s mission and today they play vital roles as professors and leaders on campus. Regardless of faith, all students can benefit from meeting the Jesuits. Take[Read More…]

by January 20, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Engage LGBTQ in Catholic Community

Once a month, the Catholic community here at Georgetown University hosts “Hospitality Sunday.” We order food, decorate Dahlgren Quad and stick around after Mass while faith groups advertise their programs. In September, a gay student ordered the food. A gay student played the piano. A gay student read the psalm.[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Dear White Men of Georgetown

During my freshman proseminar, I sat back in my chair and swallowed my tongue as I listened to several white male classmates haughtily speak for my entire race as if I were not even in the room. We were discussing the experiences of racial minorities in the United States. My[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 31 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top