Opinion

Warming Up to Tea Party’s Civic Involvement

Until recently I had never quite clicked with the Tea Party. In virtually every Republican primary featuring the media-constructed narrative of an “establishment” candidate versus a Tea Party insurgent, my allegiances had rested with the former. I backed Trey Grayson over Rand Paul in Kentucky, Sue Lowden over Sharron Angle[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Opinion

A Catholic University

Look closely at the university seal the next time you tip-toe around the mosaic as you go into Healy Hall. You might be surprised how much of Georgetown – past, present and future – is embodied in the symbol.   You will notice in the left hand of the eagle[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Seeking a Standard of Success

Effective methods of measuring success are elusive. How does one seek to define something so impervious to quantification? The lines between Success and Happiness blur easily – susceptible to prejudices, personal experiences and presumptions. Success boasts varying degrees and extents – it’s like a vast litmus paper for the human[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Hits Military Morale

Last week, the Senate Republicans killed any chance of repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” as part of the National Defense Authorization Act before the looming lame duck, Congress. DADT is the Clinton-era compromise on allowing gays to serve in the military on the condition that their preferences and conduct are[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Turning the Tide

Catholics who choose to speak out against religious teaching are often met with sharp censure from the Church hierarchy, and certain elements of doctrine leave little room for dissent. That has not stopped Fr. Joseph Palacios, S.J. from preaching a doctrine of love despite the official Church line.Palacios’ group, Catholics[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments Opinion

It’s Been So Long

After last year at Georgetown, the words victory and football rarely found themselves in the same sentence. Yet, after talks of cutting the 136-year-old program, time has been a saving grace. This season has proven more than the team’s worth – it has showcased their recently harnessed talent.After a winless[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Students Should Work To End RJC Suspension

Georgetown students have a hair-trigger ability to raise a fuss over any injustice, be it on campus or in a far-away country. So why is it that the Residential Judicial Council, a student-run council that acts as a judicial arm of the Office of Student Conduct and Residence Life, can[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Getting to Know Bombay, Again

After two years away in Washington, it had become time for me to revisit my birthplace. Being at college can be engrossing, especially as an international student hobnobbing with others from around the globe. I decided in March that I had to get back in touch with India. In particular,[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Gender Challenges Still Plague the Third World

As two female Georgetown students from the United States, we often forget to reflect on the fundamental opportunities we have by virtue of our birthplace. We were born in a country that, while not perfect, places high value on women’s empowerment. Every day we enjoy three full meals, whether from[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Change the Channel

For college students eager to savor any opportunity to relax, access to quality cable TV is a perennial concern. The university has long offered a single cable option to students living in on-campus residence halls and apartments. Last year’s campus-wide switch to provider RCN, however, leaves us asking for more.[Read More…]

by September 24, 2010 0 comments Opinion