Opinion

EDITORIAL: Subsidize Student Access to DC

Living in Washington, D.C., presents nearly-unlimited opportunities that too often go unappreciated by Georgetown University students. Bound by the ties of classes and clubs, we find ourselves wondering whether a trip into the District is worth the time and money. This problem can be simply addressed: The university should join[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment Editorial

EDITORIAL: Hear Hoyas Out on Hiring

Students deserve administrators who are compatible with their priorities and able to communicate effectively with the undergraduate community. When these officials are hired without help from students who work closely with — and best understand — the responsibilities of the jobs, important goals are compromised. Certain officials at Georgetown University[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Editorial

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Embrace Progress with an Eye Toward Privacy

I noted with concern last week’s article on the advent of facial recognition technology in U.S. airports. The article describes a “biometric facial recognitions system” that compares passengers to “existing traveler photographs from government databases.” The Hoya cites officials who say the program will be “passenger-friendly” and improve “efficiency and[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LEVY: Bearing the Consequences of China’s One-Child Policy

LEVY: Bearing the Consequences of China’s One-Child Policy

No other animal is as symbolic of the fight for conservation as the giant panda. Since a dangerous flirtation with extinction, panda populations have been nursed back to the brink by watchful conservationists. This approach might work for panda populations, but it will not work for China at-large. Government attempts[Read More…]

by September 20, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Cut the Bull at the Tavern

Over the summer, while some of us took classes, worked jobs and internships, or relaxed at home, many people who work at Georgetown University wondered whether they would have a job to return to in the fall. This August, Epicurean and Company took over management of Bulldog Tavern from Aramark,[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
CARNES: Picking Up the Pieces

CARNES: Picking Up the Pieces

By this point in the semester, week four, things have mostly calmed down. My students and I have found our rhythm, and we have begun to settle into the work of examining our world’s political systems and learning from one another. But this year, more than others, I feel a[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Memorializing a Maverick

With the passing of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), presidential nominee and war hero, the United States has lost a beacon of hope and civility in politics. Now, as our nation mourns his loss, we must find the right way to commemorate his legacy. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), along[Read More…]

by September 18, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LIU: On North Korea, A Search for Reality

LIU: On North Korea, A Search for Reality

The June summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended with broad support from the American people, indicating optimism about North Korea’s potential denuclearization. Yet behind every ounce of optimism is a harsh reality. North Korea is unlikely to denuclearize because of its economic status,[Read More…]

by September 17, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: For Student Trust, Rebuild GUSA Executive

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on and off campus. The resignation of Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) from the Georgetown University Student Association presidency has bred distrust in an administration that ran on a promise of representing[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 1 comment Editorial
URTZ: Where Cigarettes Are Double-Edged Swords

URTZ: Where Cigarettes Are Double-Edged Swords

“Mumkin adhakheen?” Posed less as a question and more as a polite notice for the impending smoke trail, one phrase has pervaded nearly every social interaction I have had since my arrival in Jordan earlier this month. Taxi drivers, lunchtime companions and even my professors have glanced up at me[Read More…]

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