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VIEWPOINT: For Justice, Hoyas Should Kneel

VIEWPOINT: For Justice, Hoyas Should Kneel

Music blaring, a collective euphoria swamps the air. Expectations about the upcoming basketball season are irrelevant; today, Georgetown’s prodigal son has returned home. After years of apathy-inducing athletics, Georgetown’s nostalgic alumni return Nov. 12 to see Patrick Ewing’s (COL ’85) first game as head coach for the men’s basketball team.[Read More…]

by November 2, 2017 6 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: An Ode to the Underappreciated at Georgetown

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: An Ode to the Underappreciated at Georgetown

While writing this, our final column of the summer, we recognized that in describing our experiences as students of color, we have been forced to reflect upon the highs and lows of our freshman year at Georgetown. Our perpetual criticism of this university has always stemmed from a love for[Read More…]

by August 13, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Breaking the Black-White Binary at Georgetown

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Breaking the Black-White Binary at Georgetown

As Georgetown works to reconcile its legacy of slavery, race has again come to the forefront of conversation about our institution. While the nuances of this dialogue are complex, we must seriously examine how race forges our Georgetown experience. However, this much-needed conversation is often hindered by the pervasive black-white[Read More…]

by July 24, 2017 4 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: ‘The Wire’ Revisited

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: ‘The Wire’ Revisited

The entertainment industry is arguably the most important conduit to understanding unfamiliar points of view. Yet through media depictions of minority groups, we must also acknowledge that these portrayals have contributed to and prolonged systemic and cultural oppression. From D.W. Griffith’s “Birth of a Nation” to Mike Myers’ “The Love[Read More…]

by July 13, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Our Failure To Achieve Intersectionality

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Our Failure To Achieve Intersectionality

As we sat listening to activist Shaun King and Georgetown sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson speak to an auditorium full of social justice advocates just days after the 2016 presidential election, a question rang out from the audience that confounded both of us: “It just seems like black people’s freedoms[Read More…]

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Fighting a Campus Class Culture

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Fighting a Campus Class Culture

In light of the recent article in The Hoya highlighting the fact that legacy students are twice as likely to be admitted to Georgetown, it is clear that the university must continue working to ensure a diverse student body. To do so, Georgetown must empower students who come from low-income[Read More…]