Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Debunking ‘Subtle Anti-Semitism’

March 28, 2017 at 12:21 am 0 comments

It is not often that I respond to op-eds that attempt to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Indeed, there exist a myriad articles that share Tanner Larkin’s efforts to disparage support for Palestine. But what seeps through the cracks in the well-written piece is a subconscious appeal to partiality that IRead More

VIEWPOINT: Barriers to Representation

March 27, 2017 at 3:00 am 0 comments

For decades, politicians have bellowed that all are equal, that racial barriers are relics of the past and that anyone can be anything in the land of opportunity. The inauguration of our first black president eight years ago was a dazzling affirmation of such a promise; if there was everRead More

VIEWPOINT: Correcting GUASFCU’s Closed Culture

VIEWPOINT: Correcting GUASFCU’s Closed Culture

March 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 2 comments

This semester, Students of Georgetown, Inc. welcomed a new group of baristas, cashiers and accountants that I imagine must be among the most wonderfully diverse assemblies of individuals to ever be embraced as “Corpies.” The same day, my own organization, the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union, admittedRead More

SEGELSTEIN: Our Essential Suffering

SEGELSTEIN: Our Essential Suffering

March 24, 2017 at 5:30 am 1 comment

The first day of Lent is perhaps the busiest day of the year for Dahlgren Chapel. Far more Hoyas come to Mass on Ash Wednesday than attend weekly Sunday service, even though only the latter is morally obligated by the Catholic Church. There are two ways to view this discrepancy.Read More

VIEWPOINT: Subtle Anti-Semitism

March 24, 2017 at 5:00 am 5 comments

Last October, a swastika was scratched into the wall of a Georgetown University Medical Center bathroom. Laudably, administrators and others quickly condemned this blatant expression of bigotry. However, a less explicit form of anti-Semitism has established a toehold on our campus. It manifests itself in the actions of two studentRead More

KARNA: Deconstruct Hidden Privilege

KARNA: Deconstruct Hidden Privilege

March 24, 2017 at 4:00 am 1 comment

“Hey. I’ll pay you $2 if you can play at least one song by a black person,” my friend said to me during our shift last week, where I manage and control the auxiliary cord. I take music very seriously and curate my playlists with meticulous attention to detail andRead More

EDITORIAL: Examine Electoral Reform

March 24, 2017 at 3:00 am 0 comments

Following a year of electoral upsets within the Georgetown University Student Association, GUSA’s much-needed Election Reform Task Force had plenty of fodder for its report presented at the GUSA senate meeting March 19. The year saw the invalidation of results from the Dec. 1 club funding reform referendum, and GUSARead More

EDITORIAL: Toward Inclusive Feminism

March 24, 2017 at 2:15 am 0 comments

In a stirring celebration of girl power, the fourth annual OWN IT Summit hosted more than 500 attendees and 100 speakers during a daylong event Saturday geared toward encouraging the next generation of female leaders. The summit was only one of several events celebrating female empowerment as part of Georgetown’sRead More

VIEWPOINT: Unite Women Across Borders

VIEWPOINT: Unite Women Across Borders

March 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On the day after the inauguration, the world witnessed a storm of women in pink hats standing up for what they believe. Yet the women of the Women’s March on Washington were not the first to unite, and they will certainly not be the last. Over the past decade, womenRead More

EDITORIAL: Dangers of the Digital Age

March 21, 2017 at 4:30 am 3 comments

When Georgetown alumnus Jon Ossoff (SFS ’09) launched his bid for a House seat representing Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, his degree from the School of Foreign Service appeared to be an asset in a crowded race of 16 other candidates. Instead, the 30-year-old Democrat’s college years are under scrutiny afterRead More