Opinion

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

VIEWPOINT: Learning the ‘Rules of the Game’

Business has historically been dominated by white men who wrote the business world’s rules in ways that left little room for blacks and other people of color. Success in business should be determined by qualities such as the abilities to innovate and generate value; however, entrance into my preferred field[Read More…]

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

VIEWPOINT: A Commitment to Student Safety

The start of the school year marks an important opportunity for the Georgetown University community to acknowledge our collective responsibility to prevent and appropriately address sexual assault and misconduct. These problems persist on college campuses across the nation, including here on the Hilltop, and we are continuing to step up[Read More…]

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

EDITORIAL: ADA Needs a Georgetown Ally

Georgetown University is notoriously unfit for individuals with physical disabilities. Elevators break, buttons to open doors are nowhere to be found and students are left searching for university support. Unfortunately, the university has not yet established an effective framework for addressing its accessibility problems, nor has it made the existing[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Editorial

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trauma Ignored in Response to GUSA Resignation

Content Warning: This letter mentions sexual assault; please read with caution and know that there are resources to talk to if you need them, including Health Education Services (sarp@georgetown.edu), Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), the Women’s Center, the LGBTQ Resource Center and Project Lighthouse (www.projectlighthousegu.com). The Hoya’s editorial board recently[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
OSTERTAG: I Thought I Was A Planner. Then I Went to France

OSTERTAG: I Thought I Was A Planner. Then I Went to France

I’m a planner. I always have — or hope to have — a plan for where I’ll be at a specific time and place. Throughout last year, 10 days — July 13 through July 22 — were marked off in bold, red letters: pilgrimage in France. As I returned home[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KIM: What St. Benedict Tells Us About Manual Labor

KIM: What St. Benedict Tells Us About Manual Labor

During the induction ceremony for new graduate students, I sat with fascination and interest as various leaders of Georgetown University shared the school’s history and values. As I listened, I recognized the university’s constructive intersection of history and modernity. The ceremony encouraged me to delve into other traditions related to[Read More…]

by September 11, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
DILLON: How ‘Vote’ Became a 4-Letter Word

DILLON: How ‘Vote’ Became a 4-Letter Word

I am struck by the fact that as recently as 47 years ago — within my lifetime — the franchise was restricted to those 21 years of age and older. On July 1, 1971, the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution extended the right to vote to those 18 years and[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top