Opinion

KARNA: Identity Beyond Locality

KARNA: Identity Beyond Locality

February 24, 2017 at 9:00 am 0 comments

How do you answer the question, “Where are you from?” It is a question that pervades our daily lives and one we are expected to readily answer. We plaster that answer on our New Student Orientation nametags, deploy it as the next piece of information we share after our name,Read More

VIEWPOINT: Fashioning New Outlets of Expression

VIEWPOINT: Fashioning New Outlets of Expression

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

High-fashion magazines have long been criticized for promoting unrealistic ideas about beauty, whitewashing and body shaming. This past November, however, they came under fire for a totally different reason: serious journalism. Teen Vogue’s most-read items of 2016 included both “Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America” and “How to Apply Glitter NailRead More

EDITORIAL: Heeding Moral Imperatives

February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am 2 comments

The Georgetown University Faculty Senate, a governing body of 75 full-time faculty members who advise President John DeGioia, approved a resolution last week condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, promising to support and protect all university faculty, staff and students who stand to be harmed by the travelRead More

VIEWPOINT: Value Intellectual Humility

February 24, 2017 at 4:00 am 0 comments

In his 1861 treatise “Walking,” a remarkable reflection on life’s ample complexities, Henry David Thoreau poses a question vital even today: “Which is the best man to deal with — he who knows nothing about a subject, and, what is extremely rare, knows that he knows nothing, or he whoRead More

VIEWPOINT: Protect EPA From Pruitt

February 24, 2017 at 3:00 am 0 comments

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s confirmation last Friday as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency spells an ominous sign for the future of the agency. Pruitt’s official attorney general website boasts of his status as “a leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda,” as is evident in hisRead More

EDITORIAL: Support Distinct Demographics

February 24, 2017 at 12:29 am 0 comments

Among the tumult of the Georgetown University Student Association executive race over the past two weeks, a recurring theme dominated the discussions of both candidates and students: affordability. The issue of rising tuition was a fixture of the platforms, presidential debates and opinion pieces published in The Hoya by eachRead More

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Williams and Ali, who met at a pre-orientation program, are both involved in advocacy efforts on campus.

ENDORSEMENT: Vote Williams & Ali for GUSA Executive

February 22, 2017 at 5:51 pm 4 comments

To student observers, the 2017 Georgetown University Student Association presidential election may summon a strong sensation of deja vu. Once again, this election season has seen the introduction of a familiar dichotomy in GUSA presidential politics: the insider versus the outsider. The prominent tickets include two teams of current GUSARead More

VIEWPOINT: The 2017 GUSA Accessibility Report Card

VIEWPOINT: The 2017 GUSA Accessibility Report Card

February 22, 2017 at 9:00 am 3 comments

Every year, student government hopefuls preach similar slogans about inclusivity and change to the Georgetown University Student Association structure. Our future leaders almost always pledge a commitment to represent the forgotten — to crusade for the marginalized. As the outgoing chair of the GUSA Accessibility Policy Team, I have workedRead More

ROSNER: Heeding the Call of Compassion

February 21, 2017 at 1:10 pm 3 comments

On Sept. 6, 2015, Pope Francis declared, “I make an appeal. … May every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every shrine welcome one [refugee] family, beginning with my diocese of Rome. … The Gospel calls us to be ‘neighbors’ with the abandoned, and to give them concrete hope.” SoonRead More

GUSA Candidates Agree: Affordability Above All

GUSA Candidates Agree: Affordability Above All

February 21, 2017 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Despite their different platforms, three of four tickets in the 2017 Georgetown University Student Association presidential elections arrived at a similar conclusion: affordability and tuition hikes presented the most pressing issues facing the university community. Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Jessica Andino (COL ’18) “We know how lucky we areRead More