Opinion

Eastward Bound: Tensions Rising in Asia

President Obama’s recent trip to Asia has set off a series of military and defense policy shifts that have raised temperatures in East Asia. Recent regional events have escalated from relatively inconsequential – such as the Chinese claim to a sphere of influence within the first island chain in the[Read More…]

by November 16, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Needless Obstacles Plague Pre-Registration

Students itching to head home for the long-awaited Thanksgiving break have at least one imposing hurdle to jump beforehand: the pre-registration process. The procedure involves a wide range of moving parts, requiring students to juggle time slots and curricular requirements. On the system level, MyAccess is embarrassingly lackluster and is[Read More…]

by November 16, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Searching for the Proper Role Of a Community Newspaper

The moment I finally understood why THE HOYA is truly important to Georgetown – the moment I first appreciated why I was spending countless hours on the job, why I was poring over my work and the work that I was responsible for – was a moment when THE HOYA’s[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Weighing the Benefits

The Comprehensive Peace Agreement – also known as the Naivasha Agreement – was signed between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, and the Sudanese government of Khartoum in 2005. The CPA was the international community’s latest – and most successful – attempt at ending Sudan’s second civil war. And on a[Read More…]

by November 11, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Slams Against Uribe Neglect Citizen Approval

As a born and raised Colombian citizen and a Georgetown alum, it is with great sadness that I read about the continuous disparagement being suffered by former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Vélez on campus. The belittling campaigns against Uribe at Georgetown, led by a handful of romantic and uninformed students[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Finding a New Way Forward: The Rise of Emerging Nations

Welcome Brazilian elect Dilma Rousseff. And as the International Monetary Fund has shown, it is Brazil’s role to show the world that it is time for a new class of nations to start warming up for the next stage in international order. The American model is entering its second phase.[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Sparring Over Tax Cuts

The end of midterm elections does not signal a break from intense politicking. Beginning in January, the new Republican House majority and the diminished Democratic Senate majority will be faced with a pressing task: determining the future of the Bush tax cuts. The cuts, which are scheduled to expire at[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Dissecting the Election

It has been one week since the mid-term elections. In that time, pundits and analysts have attributed the significant Democratic losses in Congress to anti-incumbent sentiment, voter dissatisfaction with the economy, the polarized health care reform debate and federal government overreach. President Obama referred to the results as a “shellacking.”[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Village A Burglaries: DPS Response Falls Just Short

The recent, unsettling string of Village A apartment burglaries has prompted a speedy and multi-pronged response from the Department of Public Safety. Unfortunately, DPS’ enthusiasm has been somewhat misguided. In a memo sent to Village A residents last week, the Office of Residence Life and DPS outlined three steps that[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Protect Video Game Rights

Very few people could have foreseen video games gracing the chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court, but it happened last week. The case, Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association, is the state of California’s latest attempt to curtail minors’ access to violent entertainment. But it is not an isolated case: Depending[Read More…]

by November 9, 2010 0 comments Opinion