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COOKE: Being Heard

COOKE: Being Heard

One of the greatest challenges I’ve faced with writing this series has been taking a specific stance in each column. It seems fundamental that a piece running in the opinion section of a newspaper contain an opinion, but that’s harder to achieve than expected, at least for a former news[Read More…]

by December 5, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized
COOKE: What We Should Learn From Hollywood

COOKE: What We Should Learn From Hollywood

I can’t count the number of times in the past weeks I’ve been asked something along the lines of: “So are you going to write your next column about all the celebrity cases of sexual assault?” Ask and you shall receive. Everyone has had a unique response to the massive[Read More…]

by November 14, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
COOKE: Dismantling Myths About Men and Feminism

COOKE: Dismantling Myths About Men and Feminism

It’s comically ironic that some of the most common misconceptions surrounding feminism are about men — namely, that men can’t be feminists and that feminism involves hating men. In reality, feminism must be an inclusive movement to be effective at advancing true equity between men and women, and feminists must[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
COOKE: Catcalls and Pussy Chats

COOKE: Catcalls and Pussy Chats

I can’t think of a single woman I know who hasn’t been catcalled. Each has her own way of responding to it. I, for one, keep walking without acknowledging the rather primitive comments about my appearance until I get home and can rant about them online. I have brave friends[Read More…]

by October 2, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
COOKE: The Accidental Feminist’s Guide to Chipped Nail Polish

COOKE: The Accidental Feminist’s Guide to Chipped Nail Polish

There is no such thing as the perfect manicure. The best salon job, with a gel finish, thrice-baked under ultraviolet lights, will eventually chip or peel. Even acrylic nails do not last; your natural nails begin to grow out from the cuticle, and there is inevitably a point at which[Read More…]

by September 19, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Panelists Advocate Increased Political Engagement

Increased political engagement from underrepresented communities is necessary to create change, according to panelists at the A Seat at the Political Table panel at the second annual BRAVE Summit in Lohrfink Auditorium on Saturday. The panel featured political advocacy organization IMPACT Director Nina Smith, Google Public Policy Partner Chanelle Hardy[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about her most memorable moments at an event Thursday.

Ginsburg Recalls Landmark Cases, Talks New Book

The United States should strive to be a welcoming place for both diversity and the freedom to express one’s views, argued U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a promotional event Thursday evening for her book, which was co-written by two Georgetown University Law Center professors. At the event,[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
Newseum Hoists Austin Tice Banner

Newseum Hoists Austin Tice Banner

The Newseum unveiled a 24-foot-long banner dedicated to kidnapped journalist Austin Tice (SFS ’02) Wednesday with a pledge to keep the banner hanging outside the museum’s Pennsylvania Avenue entrance until Tice is released. More than 100 people, including Georgetown students and faculty, gathered for the unveiling ceremony, which was hosted[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Satirical Chicken Madness Ticket Wins First GUSA Election

Perennial satirical candidate Wisemiller’s Chicken Madness sandwich won one of the uncontested off-campus seats by write-in vote in Thursday’s Georgetown University Student Association senate election. This is Chicken Madness’ first reported victory in a GUSA election, although Election Commissioner Grady Willard (SFS ’17) said the Election Commission will recommend that[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GSC Rallies for Facilities Workers’ Rights

Georgetown Solidarity Committee members led a demonstration by around 25 students outside McShain Lounge in McCarthy Hall where contract negotiations between facilities workers and the university took place Thursday to advocate for improved wages and working conditions for facilities workers. Facilities workers and administrators have been negotiating terms for a[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top