Opinion

GOP Success Hinges On Latino Voters

I’ve recently been thinking about something I call the “50-50 Initiative.” I believe the Republican Party can, and must, adopt an aggressive policy dedicated to the following vision: By 2050, at least 50 percent of Latinos should be consistently voting Republican. Forty years is a long time, but the GOP[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Does Facebook Build or Dissolve Friendships?

In the middle of Joseph O’neill’s 2008 novel “Netherland,” Hans, the main character, sits down at his computer. His wife has just left him and taken their only son with her to London. Hans, lonely and morose, gazes at the screen. “Flying on Google’s satellite function,” he recalls, “night after[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 0 comments Opinion

American-Israeli Relationship Crucial to Peace Negotiations

The Middle East peace process has taken a variety of turns over the past two months. Americans have watched with cautious optimism as the negotiations have ebbed and flowed. Though progress this year now appears elusive, Americans should refrain from turning their backs on peace or disengaging from the Middle[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 0 comments Opinion

A Smarter AlcoholEdu

AlcoholEdu may be a rite of passage for students, but it’s time to shake up the close to three-hour ordeal. Designed to provide alcohol safety education, AlcoholEdu perennially becomes a running joke among new students – even if the lessons conveyed are essential on a college campus. The university requires[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Aid to Haiti Should Not Be Political

The amount of money the United States pledged last spring in emergency aid to Haiti following the devastating earthquake: $1.15 billion. The amount of money that has since gone to Haiti to assist in the aftermath of the tragedy: $0. It has been nearly nine months since the disaster in[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Opinion

University Alcohol Policy Needs Objective Reform

There has been a surge in write-ups for alcohol violations this fall according to Judy Johnson, the director of the Office of Student Conduct. The university has had a modern alcohol policy since 1987, but it seems now that it is more strictly enforced than ever before. The university may[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Failure to Communicate

Last Thursday, the campus was thrown into a state of anxiety after a lengthy and detailed email, sent to the entire university community, told of a “possible noose” found in the subbasement of Healy Hall. When word broke the next day through campus media that the rope was, in fact,[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Leaving and Learning

No matter how you slice it, studying abroad is expensive. Tuition, housing fees, airfare, visa fees, living expenses (particularly in Europe) and international health insurance can add up to a scary price tag. What many do not realize, however, is that Georgetown coordinated programs are not the only roads to[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Settlements Undermine Israeli Identity

Israel’s got it tough. This small nation, with a population equivalent to that of Virginia, faces animosity on all sides. Since the creation of Israel in 1948, the Israeli Defense Forces have handled the nation’s antagonists decisively. But the force most capable of hurting Israel in the present is not[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Opinion

The Highs and Lows Of the Modern Age

Let me be blunt: I am getting a little sick of technology. No, I am not a neo-Luddite: I do not want to smash all the iPods on campus with my massive microeconomics textbook. I admit that I am quite dependent on modern technology; I am writing this article on[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments Opinion