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LARIA & LUX: Fulfill Direct Reparations Request

Georgetown University should offer direct reparations to descendants of the 272 slaves sold in 1838 to validate the demands of African-American individuals affected by Georgetown’s legacy as a slave-holding institution. Offering reparations to the descendants could be done in conjunction with a long-lasting foundation, directly guided by the descendants and[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LUX: Trump’s Gendered Hypocrisy

LUX: Trump’s Gendered Hypocrisy

During Women’s History Month, the Trump administration frequently highlighted how much it values and supports women. However, it simultaneously proposed plans to undercut and defund important women’s health care funding and educational initiatives for girls. It is entirely paradoxical to take action that strips women of government protections while extolling[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LUX: Giving Up Ghosting

LUX: Giving Up Ghosting

“I’ve been seeing him for a while, but then he just stopped texting me. I don’t know what happened.” These words have been a familiar refrain for me throughout my time at Georgetown. There is actually a word for this scenario of abruptly ending a relationship and ignoring all communication[Read More…]

by March 20, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LUX: Amplifying Black Voices

LUX: Amplifying Black Voices

This was arguably the year of Beyoncé. Her visual album “Lemonade” was widely acclaimed for its originality. She dominated the headlines after announcing earlier this month that she is pregnant with twins. But when it came time for the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, The Recording Academy passed up Beyoncé[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LUX: Focus Efforts to Fight for Women

LUX: Focus Efforts to Fight for Women

Conservative Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker wrote this weekend that “to review the left’s reaction to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is to infer he’s the spawn of Dracula — a cruel and bloodless beast who shrinks from the light and plays havoc with history.” Though Parker is dismissive of[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 4 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
LUX: The Trump Brand of Feminism

LUX: The Trump Brand of Feminism

This weekend, Washington, D.C., flooded with over 500,000 women and men, championing feminism and marching for women’s rights threatened under Donald Trump. And still, the new administration claims a feminist symbol in the form of first daughter Ivanka Trump, who enjoys a glamorous reputation as a woman who seems to[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Cameras in the Court: A Call For Democratic Progression

Cameras in the Court: A Call For Democratic Progression

Courts all over the world have started televising higher court proceedings to increase transparency. In the 1990’s, the Supreme Court of Canada began televising all of its oral arguments on the Cable Public Affairs Channel, which also has an online archive. In 2013, the United Kingdom Supreme Court began streaming[Read More…]

by December 2, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Interpreting ISIL’s Muddled Meaning

Interpreting ISIL’s Muddled Meaning

The American public is horrified by the terrorist group ISIL’s beheading of journalists, systematic civilian killings, and public shootings of homosexuals in the presence of children. However, while the inherent injustice of these actions is basically agreed upon in America, the role that Islamic doctrine plays in justifying ISIL’s actions,[Read More…]

by November 19, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Painter

The Painter

She wasn’t much. He was many things. He was an artist. When he looked at her, he saw her colors. The timid peachiness that brushed her high cheekbones. The subtle blue half-moons under her brownish-greenish eyes that made her look older than she was. Watching him paint was her favorite[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments The Guide
Catcalling Shows Society’s Sexist Undertones

Catcalling Shows Society’s Sexist Undertones

Director Rob Bliss of Rob Bliss Creative recently partnered with Hollaback, a campaign to end street harassment, to create a PSA that highlights the impact of catcalling. To create the video, Bliss, who had a camera attached to his backpack, walked in front of actress Shoshana Roberts for 10 hours as[Read More…]

by November 3, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top