Opinion

NYC Mosque: Right to Build

Last year, I wrote a viewpoint for The Hoya about honoring the memory of Sept. 11 (“Missing the Anniversary of 9/11,” Sept. 15, 2009, A3) and the need to recapture the sense of unity the country experienced in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy. Preventing a massive wave of anti-Muslim[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Power To the People

With Iran creeping closer and closer to nuclear arms capability, discussions have focused on how the global community is going to halt progress, or at least delay the inevitable. The United States estimates that Iran could achieve its goal within a year, and diplomats and politicians from each country have[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Teach for Their Futures

Each year, the process resumes – like clockwork. Seniors feel the jitters with the onset of classes, because they know it’s time to start contemplating post-grad plans. Just in time, Teach For America recruiters hit campus. Though we applaud the organization’s initiative, their recruitment needs modification. To be fair, the[Read More…]

by September 10, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Chivalry and The Lost Art of Relationships

It is not revolutionary to suggest that most relationships of both the congenial and amorous nature fail. One-time acquaintances from New Student Orientation or the first weeks of school fade away. Study buddies from that difficult economics or calculus class drift apart after final exams are turned in. Promising couples[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Opinion

A Right to Know

Navigating the murky waters of pre-registration has become clearer with the advent of MyAccess. The system still falls short, however, during the period between pre-registration and the start of the semester. yAccess takes into account the fact that subject matter is not the only factor students consider when choosing a[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Bucking the Trend: 3 GOP Candidates Don’t Fit Mold

This is a story of three men. Three Republicans. Three future governors. From the Midwest to the Mountain West to Dixie, these pragmatists buck the talking heads’ assertion that the GOP has been hijacked by ultra-right tea partiers. Their success in primaries in three very different states is a testament[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Freshman Skeptic Swayed By First Days on Hilltop

They conveniently placed a graveyard under my window. You know, just in case I want to jump in – something I was more than ready to do at the end of move-in day and the start of New Student Orientation. Two unintentionally ordered microwaves and one boiling mother later, I[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Where Have You Gone, MLK?

Last Saturday marked the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. King’s words are a great example of an American using his freedom of speech to promote healthy dialogue and encourage change. Speaking to thousands of people on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial,[Read More…]

by September 3, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Make Way for Ugly Ducklings

New students on campus may remember recently submitting an optional photograph along with their application to Georgetown. In their first days on the Hilltop, they may also have noticed the general attractiveness of our student body. Georgetown students are generally perceived as good-looking by their peers, and this may be[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Advise and Assist: Iraq Mission Still Risky

Shortly after taking office, President Obama announced a plan to withdraw all U.S. combat forces from Iraq by Aug. 31, 2010 – today. According to mainstream news headlines, this plan was successfully completed ahead of schedule, as the last U.S. combat brigade rolled into Kuwait on Aug. 18. Unfortunately, this[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments Opinion