Opinion

Scheduling Conflict

Imagine you are applying to be a resident assistant. While your upperclassman peers pair up and enter housing selection in late October, you diligently work on your RA application for the mid-November deadline. You then spend the next few months sitting back comfortably envisioning your private single or your spacious[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Damage Control

Our university has spent over two centuries building a respected learning community. Although Georgetown’s undergraduates are sometimes known for having too much fun (just like students at most colleges) Georgetown graduates have a marked history of positively affecting their communities. In the national mindset, Georgetown is seen as a top-tier[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Vote Republican and Reinvest in America

America faces a stark choice on Tuesday. As millions of voters take to their polling stations nationwide, we must ask ourselves: Who is best prepared to lead America forward and restore and enhance the qualities that have made us the freest, wealthiest and most exceptional nation on earth? I am[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion

New Peace Strategies in DRC

On Oct. 11, French authorities detained indicted war criminal Callixte Mbarushimana, the head of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, a Hutu militia group operating in the eastern Congo. He was arrested in Paris on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. This arrest represents one[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Military Policy Recalls Rights Struggles of Past

TO THE EDITOR: While “`Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Protects Personal Privacy in Military” (THE HOYA, Oct. 22, 2010, A3) proposes a decent argument on the sacrifice of certain inalienable rights upon enlisting or being commissioned, the “problems” it describes in the beginning are the same “problems” one might have brought[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Communication Failure Will Cost Dems Next Week

If the latest polls are any indication, Republicans stand a good chance of recapturing Congress next week, not to mention a majority of governorships and state legislatures across the country. Republican voters are as enthusiastic as ever, thanks in no small part to the emergence of the Tea Party movement,[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Shutting Out Minority Voices Harms All

TO THE EDITOR, “`Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Protects Personal Privacy in Military” (THE HOYA, Oct. 22, 2010, A3) relies on two offensive premises to defend the military’s unwise and discriminatory policy. First, Ardelean asserts that DADT’s harmful effects can be ignored because most service members are not gay and the[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion

The Price is Not Right

Outside the front gates, students may have noticed a new addition to the neighborhood: a Capital Bikeshare station. Unfortunately, the convenient benefits offered by Bikeshare comes at a price – one unreasonably high for students. Like many cities, Washington has embraced healthy and clean transportation in order to fight traffic[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Lines Drawn by Williams Firing

For 40 years, National Public Radio has been a national treasure. In an age in which the airwaves are inundated with bombast and spin by two-bit shock jocks, our national publicly funded radio station has blossomed with its distinctive, probing, even-keeled and intellectually rigorous content. NPR brings us “This American[Read More…]

by October 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Bonding in a Time of Anxiety

Every graduating class finds something to bond its members-a memory that dominates conversation at senior retreats and class reunions. Usually it happens toward junior or senior year, once everybody has established themselves. The two-month point of freshman year more or less marks the end of social fumbling and the beginning[Read More…]

by October 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion