Opinion

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Is Unjustifiable

Alan Ardelean’s viewpoint “`Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Protects Personal Privacy in Military” (THE HOYA, Oct. 22, 2010, A3) is a prime example of the kind of thinking that has heretofore hindered the repeal of DADT. And while I certainly respect Ardelean – a former Marine – for his service to[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Flexible Flex Dollars

Flex Dollars are the highlight of most students’ meal plans. The designated money gives them the ability to eat a lunch at Cosi or grab a sandwich from Vital Vittles to break up the daily Leo’s grind. But many students see the well run dry long before their cravings for[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Social Studies: What America Can’t Afford to Leave Behind

For many years, in the United States students have been plagued by average or low achievement levels in math and science proficiency (me included). Understandably, President Obama is attempting to reverse that trend with some education spending and programs aimed at rewarding entrance into these areas. But one thing doesn’t[Read More…]

by October 25, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Muslim Dress Used as Expression of Freedom

At Georgetown, we’re all accustomed to the diversity of foreign students we see throughout the campus community. Whenever I attend a class in the Intercultural Center, I always enjoy listening to the conversations in Arabic bouncing around the hallways. Having traveled in the Middle East, and simply being a girl[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Focus on Resident’s Life

For many on-campus residents, it often feels as though Big Brother is watching. As reported in The Hoya today, a number of residents are voicing complaints regarding overzealous resident assistants and disproportionate sanctions for minor infractions relating to alcohol and noise. To make matters worse, the student-run Residential Judicial Council[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Joining Forces

With the newly formed inter-school council for undergraduates, each of the four academic councils will be able to achieve more on a larger scale than the individual academic councils have been able to in the past. The newly christened inter-school academic council currently exists in an unofficial capacity and includes[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Opinion

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