Opinion

BOISVERT: Searching for Justice in Guantanamo Bay

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is a place where time stands still. In December 2017, I travelled to Guantanamo, the U.S. Naval base home to the United States’ most notorious detention center, as a nongovernmental organization observer through the Center on National Security and the Law. The purpose of the trip, organized[Read More…]

by February 7, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
MOINUDDIN: Meltdown, Spectre and Broken Communication

MOINUDDIN: Meltdown, Spectre and Broken Communication

New products, from computers and phones to productivity-increasing software and trendy applications, are constantly released to consumers. The risks posed by these constant technological advancements, paired with the massive 2017 Equifax breach and other recent security breakdowns, should put cybersecurity on the mind of every individual. In 2018, researchers discovered[Read More…]

by February 7, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

MARTINEZ: Unity on the Runway

When I was casting this semester’s Georgetown Program Board fashion show, I was not seeking models based on their relative differences. Instead, I looked for models who are representative of our community. Georgetown University prides itself on being a mecca of diversity; however, there are very few on-campus opportunities to[Read More…]

by February 7, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
JOUBERT: Fighting for Connections

JOUBERT: Fighting for Connections

When I was a young boy, success meant making my parents happy. When I became a teenager, it meant earning money to help my family. Now that I’ve transitioned into adulthood, I define success as making and maintaining a broad range of connections. Attending Georgetown University has taught me how[Read More…]

by February 6, 2018 5 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
BOSCO: The Jesuit Case for ‘Dreamers’

BOSCO: The Jesuit Case for ‘Dreamers’

As our country nears a showdown on immigration policy and we at Georgetown University worry about the plight of our own “Dreamers,” the recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, I find myself turning to scripture more than ever. Our Jesuit and Catholic values shape how we care[Read More…]

by February 5, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
OSMAN: Moving Toward Secularism

OSMAN: Moving Toward Secularism

The Puritans came to the United States to practice their religion free from the bounds of the Roman Catholic Church. Faith was so important to communities in those days that people were willing to travel halfway across the world to keep their faith intact. In recent years, however, Americans seem[Read More…]

by February 3, 2018 0 comments Opinion

EDITORIAL: Confront Ongoing Anti-Semitism

While Georgetown’s mission and administration have historically fought to create an inclusive environment for its Jewish students, the campus has long been — and still is — an unfortunate microcosm of existing anti-Semitism beyond the gates. As students committed to Jesuit values, we must learn from our predecessors’ mistakes to[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 2 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Extend Mental Health Services

Despite Georgetown University’s Wednesday decision to partially subsidize the care of low-income students, the mental health care options provided to students are still frustratingly inadequate. In addition to funding short-term coverage, Georgetown must seek solutions for the long-term mental health care challenges of its students. After months of delay and[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 0 comments Editorial

MA: Facebook’s Threat to Democracy

When you scroll through your Facebook news feed, you most likely see a slew of funny videos, sponsored posts and news articles. Facebook’s mission statement, posted on its investor relations page, states its goal is to “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” Yet,[Read More…]

by February 1, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

SUGIJANTO & FRIAL: Tell Our Stories

No education in American history and culture is complete without acknowledging the vast contributions of black, Latinx, Muslim, Asian and Native American communities. We live on the land of Indigenous peoples and profit from the labor of immigrants and people of color. By failing to teach these experiences, Georgetown University[Read More…]

by January 31, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top