Opinion

Crafting the List of Contradictions

Crafting the List of Contradictions

Upper-Middle Class/Person of Color. Algerian/American. First-Generation American/Elite University Student. Queer/Muslim. Indigenous Ancestry/Settler-Colonizer. These words are not a list of oxymorons or incompatible identities. A slash does not represent “or” — a slash symbolizes “and.” And the periods? They symbolize “and” as well. I am a living proof that these slashed[Read More…]

by January 17, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
PARKER: Knowledge as Power

PARKER: Knowledge as Power

Many of Georgetown University’s sexual health policies directly threaten the sexual health and safety of its students — STI screening protocol, disparities in levels of sexual education and past biases in pregnancy services referrals, to name a few. However, Georgetown has recently made advancements toward making better sexual health options[Read More…]

by January 12, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LAMBROZA: Revise Georgetown’s Sexual Assault Procedures

Allegations of sexual assault and harassment spanning from Hollywood moguls to members of Congress have left our nation steeped in the tumultuous and divisive conversation about sexual misconduct While these accusations have earned the attention they deserve in the public realm, they also open a space for Georgetown to reflect[Read More…]

by January 12, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
MOINUDDIN: Shrouding Blockchain’s Promise

MOINUDDIN: Shrouding Blockchain’s Promise

One of the most significant technological developments of 2017 revolved around the interest, obsession and speculation of cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin. While there is a place for discussing their worth and application, the recent uptick in public interest of these monetary vehicles problematically shrouds their true significance: the value of blockchain[Read More…]

by January 11, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Top Viewpoints and Columns of 2017

VIEWPOINT: As Jesuit Presence Fades, Georgetown Recommits to Its Roots The number of Jesuit professors teaching at Georgetown University has dropped dramatically over the last several decades. Nevertheless, the university is more committed to its Jesuit roots than ever.   VIEWPOINT: Address Accessibility Shortcomings Georgetown’s commitment to cura personalis should[Read More…]

by December 29, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Renew Support for Austin Tice

As Hoyas prepare to return home for the holidays and be with family and friends, we must remember those who are not as fortunate as we are to enjoy the spoils of the season. This situation is the case for Austin Tice (SFS ’02), a freelance journalist, who remains captive[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Alleviate Transportation Costs

From weekend trips to downtown Washington, D.C. to internships on Capitol Hill, university admissions officers and Blue and Gray tour guides extol the social, academic and professional opportunities that students gain from living in the nation’s capital. They portray access to the nation’s capital as one of the defining features[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 1 comment Editorial
CARNES: Continuing to Venture Forward

CARNES: Continuing to Venture Forward

Over the stove in my kitchen, I have a small brass plaque that bears an inscription attributed to Michelangelo. It says simply, “I am still learning.” My mother gave it to me on the day I received my Ph.D., offering it as a gentle, slyly humorous admonition to not let[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EBENBACH: Take the Time to Reflect

Between the dizziness of recovering from Thanksgiving break and the pressure of oncoming finals, maybe it has not even occurred to you to pause and reflect on the semester that is drawing to a close. But this moment is an opportunity — not just to review the material that is[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
COOKE: Being Heard

COOKE: Being Heard

One of the greatest challenges I’ve faced with writing this series has been taking a specific stance in each column. It seems fundamental that a piece running in the opinion section of a newspaper contain an opinion, but that’s harder to achieve than expected, at least for a former news[Read More…]

by December 5, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized