Opinion

EDITORIAL: Revise Title IX Hearing Process

This editorial discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. Survivors of sexual assault deserve every chance to earn justice and have their stories heard. Georgetown University’s Title IX office and Office of Student Conduct, however, fail survivors at every[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Editorial

VIEWPOINT: Dear White Men of Georgetown

During my freshman proseminar, I sat back in my chair and swallowed my tongue as I listened to several white male classmates haughtily speak for my entire race as if I were not even in the room. We were discussing the experiences of racial minorities in the United States. My[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 6 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Activism Beyond Elections

Last Tuesday, Georgetown University hosted Election Day programming that revealed strong political energy on campus. However, a student body that touts its political engagement should demonstrate this energy more often — and in a more impactful manner. At the watch party hosted by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service,[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Memorialize GU272

Despite its promise to grapple with its ties to slavery, Georgetown University has fallen short in honoring the memory of enslaved people sold to benefit the university. More than two years after the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation offered its comprehensive recommendations, Georgetown has failed to act on[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Editorial
LEVY: Huddling for Humanity

LEVY: Huddling for Humanity

Emperor penguins are perhaps the most regal of their kind. On land they stand proudly, touting their pure white plumage and elegant gold patches for all to see. They are also among the most courageous birds — the only ones who brave the forbidding Antarctic winters to mate. To survive[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SCHENDEN: Recalibrate Through Gratitude

SCHENDEN: Recalibrate Through Gratitude

“Cling to what is good.” As we finally find ourselves in the fine time just before Thanksgiving, I return to this simple phrase from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans. I began this calendar year with these same words. The phrase came to me as I was reflecting on the[Read More…]

by November 15, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Collaborate on Campus Recycling

For years, Georgetown University was among the leading universities for recycling in the nation. Recently, however, recycling at Georgetown has been marred by rumors and clouded by widespread confusion over the state of recycling; it has, in effect, fallen off track because of unorganized policy. A sustained effort on the[Read More…]

by November 14, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Harmful Process Breeds Empty Victory

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault and domestic violence on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. I want to commend the anonymous authors of last week’s Viewpoint “‘I Could Not Take the Disappointment’: How Georgetown Fails Survivors” for their immense courage and frank[Read More…]

by November 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Holding On to Home

The most heart-wrenching moment of my life was right after new student convocation, when my mom told me that she and my dad were “not as smart” as I am. The two of them had tickets for seats in the gym but no idea how to find the building. I[Read More…]

by November 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Mourning Alone

Just two weeks have passed since a shooter killed 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue. While the rest of the world is moving on to the next big story, the Jewish community is still mourning. As a Jewish student at Georgetown University, I have spent these past two weeks attempting[Read More…]

by November 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top