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Why We Won’t Endorse a Candidate for GUSA

Last Wednesday night, election banners were unfurled, videos were released and — like clockwork — the GUSA campaign season was underway once again. Though we don’t miss the late nights and sore knuckles from door knocking, it is hard not to think back to our own experience as candidates, and[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 1 comment Opinion

Rape Culture Merits Campus Discussion

For a long time, we joined much of the Georgetown community in responding to sexual assault by doing what we thought was best: nothing. As two men, we believed we had no right to be part of a discussion about a crime that we abhorred but did not understand or[Read More…]

by April 11, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Better Social Life a Two-Way Street

As the incoming and outgoing presidents of the student body, we find ourselves in parallel states of reflection: one looking at past accomplishments and the other looking to future plans for making Georgetown a better place. As we prepare for transition in the GUSA executive, one of the biggest issues[Read More…]

by March 14, 2013 0 comments Opinion

TISA: Plentiful Chances for Career Prep

As far as internships go, there are few things quite as thrilling as walking up the steps of the Capitol for your first day of work on the Hill. Yet even as a congressional intern, there is a point — somewhere around the 1000th sorted letter, the 100th angry caller and the fifth day[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 0 comments Opinion
TISA: In Place of Innocence, Education Provides Insight

TISA: In Place of Innocence, Education Provides Insight

Life is only on Earth and not for long,” actress Kirsten Dunst laments in the film “Melancholia” before a rouge planet annihilates our world in a spectacular collision seen by no one. I remember a specific point in time when I looked up at the night sky through the passenger[Read More…]

by October 26, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
TISA: Faith, Sexuality in Harmony

TISA: Faith, Sexuality in Harmony

This column is the first time I acknowledge my sexuality in a public record. From here on out, alea iacta est — “the die is cast.” There can be no return, and I feel entirely at peace. Do not interpret the above to say I dedicate myself forevermore to the[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
TISA: GUSA Can’t Do it All

TISA: GUSA Can’t Do it All

For a moment, the “clear and convincing” evidentiary referendum brought the student body and its elected government together in support of a common goal. Yet I fear, in the end, that efforts undertaken by the Georgetown University Student Association alone will be insufficient. Not until students develop a culture of[Read More…]

by September 27, 2012 0 comments Opinion
TISA: Distorted Religious Identity Divides GU

TISA: Distorted Religious Identity Divides GU

Georgetown students hail from over 40 countries and have ties to nearly every identity imaginable, from ethnicity to religion, sexuality to political beliefs. At face value, the limits to campus dialogue are few. Yet in an era of divisive identity politics, what should be this school’s greatest strength has instead become our[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments Opinion
TISA: Unplanned Opportunity

TISA: Unplanned Opportunity

When the university announced concessions regarding the 2010 Campus Plan in June, the student body felt the sting of something like betrayal. The university conducted its negotiations in secret. Students were excluded. Legal objections to restrictions on enrollment and student off-campus life, long held by the university and supported by[Read More…]

by August 30, 2012 0 comments Opinion