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

Party Harder

The Tea Party Movement is an extremely vocal and powerful force of opposition against big government. But how much does it actually care about individual liberty? To be sure, the cause of liberty in the United States has seen many benefits from the Tea Party movement. Glenn Beck famously catapulted[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments Opinion

The Verdict 8-31-10

FORWARD PROGRESS – Israeli-Palestinian peace talks – the first direct negotiations between the two states since December 2008 – start Thursday here in D.C. HUNGOVER HOYA – Hollywood icon Bradley Cooper (COL ’97) will speak in Gaston Hall this Thursday. DANGEROUS SKIES – Due to air traffic controllers’ errors, there[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Making the Grade

Much needed reform promised by the Obama administration has come to the U.S. education system in the form of stimulus dollars, but whether this is change we can believe in has yet to be seen. This week, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee announced that DCPS won $75 million in[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments Opinion

SmarTrip Policy Unwise

It’s been a summer of discontent for commuters on D.C.’s Metrorail system. Massive fare hikes have taken their toll on daily subway riders, and more bad news has recently surfaced. Last Wednesday, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that riders would no longer be able to exit Metro stations[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments Opinion

A Different Kind of Victory in Iraq

Victory. I read the word recently. It’s such a triumphant word. It looks a little wimpy there at the top of the page without an exclamation point, actually. It looked especially weak when I read it, because it was followed by “. in Iraq.” Victory in Iraq? The combat phase[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Losing Our Individuality

It was the bane of many young second and third graders’ existence. It took hundreds of class hours and repetitive exercises to perfect. It was a staple of elementary education, and was advertised as the proper and faster way to write. And, according to one university’s recent report on the[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Mending Fences

Move-in week kicks off a frenzied period for freshmen. Between navigating New Student Orientation, bonding with new roommates and accepting the fact that dorm closets are smaller than expected, move-in can, at times, be overwhelming. What may be forgotten amid the frenzy is that the students down the hall are[Read More…]

by August 27, 2010 0 comments Opinion