Opinion

LEVY: Australians Roo Their Politicians

LEVY: Australians Roo Their Politicians

Australian fauna has developed an awesome reputation. Massive crocodiles, deadly spiders and venomous snakes have earned the country’s wildlife a fearsome renown. Even the red kangaroo, the quintessentially Australian marsupial, has a combative disposition. Communal animals, male kangaroos have no reservations about “boxing,” physically challenging each other for status. Australian[Read More…]

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

VIEWPOINT: Upholding Affirmative Action

Race remains a factor for mobility in the present-day United States. Willful ignorance of that reality harms members of the Asian-American community, in addition to other communities of color. The current anti-affirmative action debate paints the dynamic and diverse Asian-American community as a monolithic entity, thereby using a narrow image[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Cancel Pre-Thanksgiving Class

A disjointed policy regarding the week of Thanksgiving break leaves Georgetown University students frustrated and stressed. Under current policy, Georgetown observes a four-day weekend for Thanksgiving, cancelling classes on the holiday and the Friday after. The Wednesday before, however, carries a full academic schedule. This policy, much maligned by students[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Streamline Student Input

Georgetown University’s current system of processing and implementing student input regarding academic curricula is ineffective. By assembling a semesterly forum for student input with a review board of diverse deans and faculty, the university will be better equipped to address community concerns. Georgetown recognizes the value of student voices, as[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Editorial
BOSCO: Amid Division, A Search for Sanctuary

BOSCO: Amid Division, A Search for Sanctuary

Seeing the return of Hoyas to campus last week was a great pleasure, as we renew old acquaintances, make new ones and get back into the habits and schedules of college life once again. Hopefully we have come back rested, satisfied with our summer jobs and internships, and accompanied by[Read More…]

by September 5, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Developing a Community of Interfaith Women

Interfaith dialogue constructed and facilitated specifically by women is needed on our campus, in our country and in our world. In 2016, Georgetown University Campus Ministry student workers Khadija Mohamud (SFS ’17), Ruth Henry (COL ’19), Paige Harouse (COL ’19) and Piyusha Mittal (SFS ’18) recognized a crucial element missing[Read More…]

by September 5, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Condemn McCarrick and Wuerl

Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic institution of higher learning in the United States, must wield its reputation within the church for good, especially in the face of horrific abuse inflicted on children. The university must condemn Catholic leaders it has honored who are now implicated in perpetrating and covering up[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 3 comments Editorial

GONZALEZ: A Lesson in Engaging With Others

Whether you are beginning your first year at Georgetown University or your last, welcome to the Hilltop for another academic year! On my Georgetown journey, I have come to better understand my salient identities and how I can advocate for myself and my community. Over the last two years, I[Read More…]

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

LAMA, WANI, SHAVER & YOUNG: Don’t Join Our Fraternity

Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Fraternity was founded in 1920 at Georgetown University, just months after the establishment of the university’s School of Foreign Service. Many of its founders were World War I veterans who realized that the United States needed a fraternity to support international business and diplomacy.[Read More…]

by August 29, 2018 7 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

COHEN: Clinging to the Remains of Coexistence

The bazaars of Bukhara, Uzbekistan, play host to a symphony of languages. Melons are bought and sold with boisterous exchanges in Uzbek and Tajik. Ceramic salesmen hawk their blue-glazed teacups in Russian, a vestige of the city’s tsarist and Soviet past. European tourists haggle with shrewd shopkeepers purveying handmade rugs[Read More…]

by August 29, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top