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Dating with a Lowercase ‘d’

DATING WITH A LOWERCASE ‘D’
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
OCTOBER 4, 2002

Recently I asked a few random Hoyas what strategies they used when “dating with a lowercase ‘d.’” I was met with one of three responses:

1)    Blank stare.
2)    Look of confusion / panic.  “uhhh…dating with a lowercase what?”
3)    Short pause. Realization of what concept means.  Realization that phrase to describe concept is brilliant.  Euphoric expression of joy at concept in general.  Desire to start employing concept immediately.

Okay, okay, response #3 only occurred twice.

Clearly there’s a [read more...]

Letter to the Editor: University Enforcing Condom Policy Anathema to Students’ Free Speech

UNIVERSITY ENFORCING CONDOM POLICY ANATHEMA TO STUDENTS’ FREE SPEECH
THE HOYA
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
OCTOBER 1, 2002

To the Editor:

Continuing to erode what’s left of the academic right to free speech on this campus, Georgetown’s draconian decision to prevent the condom distribution on residence hall doors sets a frightening precedent.

This is the latest in a series of rights-based infringements on the student body under the questionable premise of “protection.”  In other words, the administration has unilaterally decided the course of action and chosen to act without reason or impetus from [read more...]

Kennedy’s Vietnam Dilemma

Georgetown University
International Relations
Fall 2002

Kennedy’s Vietnam Dilemma

There is a key distinction between the reasons President Kennedy gave the nation (and the world) for his support of the coup d’etat against South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and his actual motivations.  To the world and the American public, Kennedy aided the overthrow of Diem because he felt a regime change would facilitate a victory against North Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh.   In reality, Kennedy’s decision was much more complicated.

Long Distance Relationships: Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS: ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER?
THE HOYA
SEX ON THE HILLTOP
SEPTEMBER 20, 2002
BY JULIA ALLISON

They started dating the week after our high school graduation.

Three months later Molly was off to Stanford, and Andrew to the University of Illinois.  And so every year it would go — the two or three visits during the semester, the requisite winter break sighting, the Spring Break get-together and hopefully, if they were lucky, the summer spent at home.  Entering their senior year this fall, they remain a couple, despite four years of [read more...]