Editorial

Achievement Over Aptitude

For many current Georgetown students, the SAT will be remembered as 2,400 points of anxiety, pressure and competition. After this month’s changes to the structure of the SAT, these feelings will be at least slightly alleviated, with the College Board taking steps to solve some of the longstanding academic and[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Snow Day Solution

When many students were holding their breath in anticipation of a snow day Sunday evening, an email from University Registrar John Q. Pierce dampened the exciting prospect of a three-day weekend. Almost three hours before students received notice that classes had been cancelled Monday, Pierce informed the Georgetown community that the university[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
For Athletes’ Use Only

For Athletes’ Use Only

Universities have a lot to gain from varsity sports. Successful athletic programs bring widespread publicity and brand name recognition to university names. When administering programs to benefit varsity athletes, however, the university should take care to ensure that non-athletes receive a fair amount of attention and funding as well. In[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Demarginalizing Marijuana

The D.C. Council’s 10-1 vote to decriminalize marijuana is a welcome step to improving consistency in the enforcement of the city’s drug laws. While it is an encouraging sign that Mayor Vincent Gray (D) is expected to sign the bill into law, the District would do well to go further[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
A Climate for Activism

A Climate for Activism

In his speech on climate change at Georgetown last June, President Barack Obama declared, “I’m here to say we need to act.” This past Sunday, hundreds of protestors arrived in Red Square with that same intention. The protest, XL Dissent, drew students from more than 100 American colleges to march[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Scholars of Social Justice

As a course of study, the Program on Justice and Peace embodies Georgetown’s commitment to Jesuit ideals unlike any other. The College’s decision, therefore, to expand the program from a minor to a major last week represents a victory for the entire university, and it’s surprising only that it took[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Connect to Steady Progress

As their campaign showed us, incoming GUSA executives Trevor Tezel (SFS ’15) and Omika Jikaria(SFS ’15) have the ambition and the determination to enact positive change at Georgetown in the coming year. Past GUSA administrations have chosen to focus on one or two goals early in their tenure before addressing all of their campaign promises. Thus, in the past, students[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Votes of No Confidence

Especially during election season, a common complaint about GUSA is a perception that it has failed to connect to different segments of the student body. Whether that perception is valid or not, GUSA should make it possible for students who feel that way to register it on a ballot. To[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

A Resource for Sharing

The conversation surrounding sexual assault on campus has mainly been driven by student activists and organizations, but the university took an important step forward last Friday by launching sexualassault.georgetown.edu. The website provides information on how to receive immediate help in cases of sexual assault, options for reporting sexual misconduct and[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
Not Easy Living Green

Not Easy Living Green

In the housing lottery, the last rooms to go — besides Village C East — are usually in LXR. So it’s unsurprising that barely any students decided to give up their chance at better housing to live in the Greenhouse Living Learning Community on the dorm’s fourth floor next year.[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion