Opinion

Tripathi: Looking at International Politics from a Chapel in Cambridge

Cambridge is like a monastery. The sheer silence in Pembroke College’s chapel, accompanied only by the whir of cars outside and the tapping of my fingers on this keyboard is a testament to what it means for a place to be a temple. In this room there is oak, marble,[Read More…]

by February 1, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Situation in Egypt Brings U.S. Foreign Diplomacy to a Crossroads

With the world’s eyes trained on Egypt, the United States has found itself at an unexpected crossroads. The Obama administration has, thus far, maintained its support for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, while simultaneously attempting to show solidarity for the (mostly) non-violent protesters by calling for internal democratic reform. The Egyptian[Read More…]

by February 1, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Jackson: The Gap in U.S. News Coverage

It’s not hard to remember to chilling tale of the shooting that took place earlier this year in Tucson, Ariz. On Jan. 8, a gunman opened fire at a small gathering Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was holding outside of a Safeway supermarket. The media had the country reeling in horror[Read More…]

by February 1, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Evacuated from Cairo, A Year Abroad Cut Short

Once semester down and one to go, I arrived in Egypt last Friday eager to begin another term abroad in Cairo and see my friends. Finding tanks in the street, road blocks in place, shops closed, a curfew underway and both Internet and cell phone service suspended, I quickly recognized[Read More…]

by February 1, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Abuses and Illusion of Safety Not Worth the Price of DPS

Many Georgetown students are worried about their safety when travelling back and forth from the relative safety of campus at night, whether it be to and from M Street bars or a friend’s house in Burleith. Indeed, these worries are well founded in harsh reality. The myriad of incident reports[Read More…]

by February 1, 2011 0 comments Opinion

A Job Well Done: Cairo Students Safely Evacuated to SFS-Qatar

As we watched the volatile political situation unfold in Egypt this week and started thinking about the implications of the recent demonstrations, many of us also wondered about our classmates who had recently embarked on semester abroad programs in Cairo. Thankfully, we swiftly got our answer. Yesterday, The Hoya reported[Read More…]

by February 1, 2011 0 comments Opinion

More to Indulge in Than Cupcakes at Baked & Wired

Most of you, or I hope most of you, have heard of Baked & Wired — the friendly, quirky alternative to Georgetown Cupcake. The rivalry for reputation of “best cupcake” in the Georgetown area’s cupcake market is relatively fabled here on campus; the best part about B & W, though,[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments Opinion

District’s Traffic Worst Nationwide

Living in Washington, D.C., has its perks — but its world-renowned museums and close access to famous government officials comes at the price of the worst traffic in the country. The District shares this ignominious title with Chicago, according to a recent poll in The Washington Post. Drivers in both[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Editorial: Reviewing Obama’s Bipartisan Address

Neither side was entirely happy with President Obama’s State of the Union address this week. But then again, that wasn’t the point. After all the pageantry usually reserved for the red carpet of the Academy Awards, Obama’s goal was to set a new tone in his relationship with Congress on[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Enough is Enough: Arab World Stands United Against Opression

Even for the Middle East, what’s happening there as you read this is entirely shocking. Few, if any, could have expected that the entire region would have such a turbulent and exciting January — a revolution in Tunisia, an uprising in Egypt and similar demonstrations in Lebanon, Algeria, Jordan and[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments Opinion