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MICHELLE ZHU AND JANIS PARK

Drug Issue 2018

Despite Pushback, Student Drug Use Continues Chronicling the Grass-Roots Fight for Legal Pot in DC Pressure to Succeed Leads Students to Drug Abuse US Opioid Epidemic Breaks Bodies and Minds Debunking Common Drug Myths Cigarette Use Does Not Vanish With Vaporizers Reconciling Drug Use With Ethics and Religion Have a[Read More…]

KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA

Chronicling the Grass-Roots Fight for Legal Pot in DC

The 21st century has been marked by calls across the United States for the legalization of marijuana, with lobbyists and college students coming together in advocacy and protest. Under federal law, the use and possession of marijuana is illegal, but state-level policies differ significantly. In 29 states and Washington, D.C.,[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments Drug Issue, Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
ALI ENRIGHT/THE HOYA

Pressure to Succeed Leads Students to Drug Abuse

For college students and student-athletes across the country, mounting pressure to succeed appears to be linked to increased use of performance-enhancing drugs. Performance-enhancing drugs are substances used to improve some aspect of an individual’s performance, either physical or cognitive. These enhancers include anabolic drugs, like steroids and hormones, as well[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments Drug Issue, Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
RICHARD SCHOFIELD/THEHOYA

Despite Pushback, Student Drug Use Continues

On April 1, 2016, marijuana advocates roared past Georgetown University’s front gates in a black Jeep, with lobbyist Louis Drexel Porteous of D.C. Norml, a pro-marijuana legalization policy group, in tow behind in a cage and sign reading: “Jail is not a drug policy.” Drexel Porteous explained the demonstration was[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 5 comments Drug Issue, Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
SHEEL PATEL FOR THE HOYA

Debunking Common Drug Myths

Myth #1: It’s too late to quit cigarettes — the damage is already done. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who have quit smoking see improvements regardless of how long they have been smoking . The body begins the healing process just 20 minutes after an[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments Drug Issue, Features, The Guide
RICHARD SCHOFIELD/THE HOYA

Reconciling Drug Use With Ethics and Religion

As a Jesuit university, Georgetown has always had a strong connection to religious traditions and ethics. But when drugs are involved, deeply held beliefs can seem dizzying and contradictory. From professional ethicists to everyday men and women of faith, Hoyas are doing the hard work of analyzing the ethics of[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 0 comments Drug Issue, Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
ANNE STONECIPHER/THE HOYA

Cigarette Use Does Not Vanish With Vaporizers

Although Georgetown University can often feel like a bubble, its students are not immune to fluctuating trends in vaping and use of cigarettes. While cigarette use among teenagers is at an all-time low, the number of students vaping is skyrocketing, which may cause cigarette use to increase again. Georgetown is[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 0 comments Drug Issue, Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA

Behind the Scenes: GUSA Campaigns Create, Dispel Images

In the shadow of almost every Georgetown University Student Association presidential candidate, there is a campaign manager striving to launch the ticket to victory on Feb. 22’s election day. Tasked with communicating their candidates’ platform within the two-week period dictated by GUSA campaign rules, campaign managers devote countless hours to a role frequently[Read More…]

AMANDA VANORDEN FOR THE HOYA

Georgetown Love Stories Unfold at Dahlgren

Years after meeting as participants at Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society’s Midnight Theater production of “All in the Timing,” Diana Valdivia (COL ’05, LAW ’10) and Carlos Valdivia (COL ’05) were married at the university that brought them together. The 2011 wedding harkened back to the couple’s time as Georgetown[Read More…]

by February 15, 2018 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA

Blame Game: When Club Members Misbehave, Who Is Responsible?

A racist incident at nearby The George Washington University has spurred conversations on Georgetown University’s campus about how clubs should be accountable for their members’ behavior. Unlike universities such as GWU, where organizations can face repercussions for the misconduct of individual members, Georgetown’s policies under the Student Activities Commission generally preclude[Read More…]

by February 9, 2018 2 comments Features, News