Opinion

RIOS: Taking the ‘W’

RIOS: Taking the ‘W’

Before transferring to Georgetown, I viewed a withdrawal on a transcript as a poorly disguised bad grade, a symbol of weakness. Yet my time at Georgetown has taught me that a “W” means something quite different. To me, a “W” can represent one’s ability to prioritize mental well-being over academic[Read More…]

by September 25, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Being Opinionated Will Not Help

To the Editor, In the viewpoint “Learning to Be Fearlessly Opinionated,”  [The Hoya, Sept. 22, 2017, A3] I can relate to a lot of what the author is feeling. As I am more reserved, I tend to keep quiet in social settings, not wanting to stir controversy or contradict what[Read More…]

by September 23, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized

EDITORIAL: Correct Off-Campus Penalties

For Georgetown University students, living off campus is often perceived as a privilege — an honor afforded only to seniors and graduate students. Yet many of the policies imposed on off-campus students are unfairly levied and unreasonably severe. Under Georgetown’s current policy, students living off campus can face double penalties[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Enshrine Ideological Diversity

One of the hallmarks of higher education is the opportunity to understand and grapple with a wide range of ideas. Yet, Georgetown falls short on its commitment to this ideological diversity in the makeup of its instructional corps. The university must work to remedy its lack of politically conservative professors[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Editorial
SMITH: Through Partnerships, Achieve Purposeful Change

SMITH: Through Partnerships, Achieve Purposeful Change

Georgetown is at its best when its faculty and administrators partner with students during their educational journeys. I have witnessed this phenomenon — both inside and outside of the classroom — countless times over my five short years on the Hilltop. Creating meaningful, sustainable change is hard work. Yet, the[Read More…]

by September 21, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: A Return to Reasonable Debate

Our country is becoming all too familiar with some variant of the phrase, “I don’t like politics: It’s all too dirty.” It is no secret that we have entered an era in which American politics seems to be a spectator sport, in which everyone participates. We are bombarded daily by[Read More…]

by September 21, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LARKIN: Root Out Insidious Hate

LARKIN: Root Out Insidious Hate

They were both blood red. One was a little smeared; the other had cleaner lines. These were the second and third swastikas found on campus this semester, and this is the second time I have had to start an article for The Hoya by describing swastikas on campus. Hate at[Read More…]

by September 20, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
COOKE: The Accidental Feminist’s Guide to Chipped Nail Polish

COOKE: The Accidental Feminist’s Guide to Chipped Nail Polish

There is no such thing as the perfect manicure. The best salon job, with a gel finish, thrice-baked under ultraviolet lights, will eventually chip or peel. Even acrylic nails do not last; your natural nails begin to grow out from the cuticle, and there is inevitably a point at which[Read More…]

by September 19, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Creating a More Inclusive GULC

At a time when the law is more important than ever, the Georgetown University Law Center is now accepting the GRE graduate school entry exam — in addition to the law school aptitude test as a part of its application process, joining the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College[Read More…]

by September 19, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
HARDING: Learning to Be Fearlessly Opinionated

HARDING: Learning to Be Fearlessly Opinionated

My life has often been a series of realizing what I should have said an hour too late. Perhaps this is why I write — and revise — instead of competing with Georgetown’s debate team. I have always tried to keep my biases and political opinions to a minimum, particularly[Read More…]

by September 18, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top