Play it SAFE

Georgetown University Student Association seems to have developed a penchant for drastic reform. After overhauling the club funding process last year, GUSA is looking to wrest complete control of the money raised through the annual Student Activities Fee. As it did with club funding reform last year, GUSA has identified[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Public School Reform Must Focus on Students, Not Officials

It seems like everywhere you turn, from movies to the front page of THE HOYA, everyone is talking about the state of public education in the United States. Lately, it’s been primarily in reaction to the success of the Obama administration’s “Race to the Top” program, the controversial documentary “Waiting[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Opinion

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Protects Personal Privacy in Military

The controversial “don’t ask don’t tell” policy has been under fire, fueling debate in many circles ranging from government to civil society. As a U.S. Marine who was honorably discharged after over eight years of military service, I have my own perspective on DADT, and I want you to hear[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Halloween Unifies Cultures

It all started with a turnip. A long time ago in Ireland there was a man by the name of “Stingy Jack” who tricked the devil not only once, but twice, into not taking him down to hell. After partaking in a great deal of debauchery, Jack eventually died, and[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Opinion, Uncategorized

Ranch Runs Dry

The message to Philly Pizza & Grill was clear: Lose its signature late-night, ranch-drenched treats or have its permit to reopen rejected. Every distinguishable characteristic of students’ former favorite pizza place has been forced to change; not even its name has been spared. Go Fresh, Philly Pizza’s new moniker, will[Read More…]

by October 20, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Reliving Magic of Harry Potter

On Columbus Day, I made a return trip to my golden days of youth, no thanks to a time machine. Instead, three friends and I traveled to the recently opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. Amanda McGeough (COL ’12), Margaux McGrath (COL ’12), Hannah[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Opinion

A Lesson on Facebook

Our generation struggles to recall a time when computers were not a necessity in daily life. In the academic world, the Internet’s influence has been no different, evolving into an essential tool for research and learning. This movement, though beneficial, is merely masking a larger problem with the definition of[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Opinion

A Move to Fight Drug Prohibition

EARLIER THIS WEEK, ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC Holder announced that the federal government would continue to prosecute marijuana-related crimes even if Proposition 19, a California ballot proposition for the legalization and potential taxation of marijuana, passes. It looks like Californians plan on calling Holder’s bluff. Prop. 19 is up in both[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Coburn’s Haiti Aid Opposition Misrepresented

To The Editor: Bethany Imondi’s viewpoint “Aid to Haiti Should Not Be Political” (The Hoya, Oct. 8, 2010, A3) exemplifies what is wrong with liberals on campus. Instead of doing independent research about current issues, they simply parrot what they have read on leftist websites such as MoveOn.org and ThinkProgress.org.[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Hovering Too Low

As Parents Weekend commences, it’s important to remember that as much as students may appreciate having involved parents (and as much as parents may love being involved), the incessant whirring of helicopter parents is not a pleasant sound – and it’s only getting louder. According to Kaplan Test Prep and[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 0 comments Opinion