Opinion

Barry Cripples D.C. Council Credibility

Following years of suspect and uncouth behavior, former Washington mayor and Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) has finally been rebuked by the D.C. Council. The council voted Tuesday, March 2, to censure Barry, as well as relieve him of his committee chairman duties. While those are the correct first steps[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments Opinion
Senate Egos at Heart of Stalemates

Senate Egos at Heart of Stalemates

Over the past couple of years, we have heard a lot about bubbles. It was the dot-com bubble that burst in the ’90s. Then, of course, the housing bubble gave way to the 2008 financial crisis. Dare we ask what’s next? In a sense, we already know. I call it[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Global Memory a Tool for Progress

As the world becomes increasingly globalized, the economic implications are often a hotly debated topic. Whether one is for or against broader financial integration, it is clear that the world is growing smaller. People, cultures and businesses are becoming more connected across national boundaries. What is perhaps not as often[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Learning to Swim Amid Confusing, Conflicting Voices

Not long ago, my iPod shuffled up a song I hadn’t listened to in ages – a relic of my country-western period. It was by Kathy Mattea and its chorus included the line, “[We] go through life parched and empty, standing knee-deep in a river and dying of thirst.” It[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Clean Cut: Election Marks Step Forward

Better late than never. After years of infamous Georgetown University Student Association campaign controversy, it seems almost odd that this year’s election went off without a hitch. With the exception of an alleged Facebook message tangle between Angert-Kluger and Wagner-Hampton supporters, the last two weeks were a relatively clean campaign[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Reproductive Rights Letter Stumbles Over Details

Although it has certainly made a splash in its campus debut, Plan A: Hoyas for Reproductive Justice has missed the mark with its first public initiative. In an open letter sent to University President John J. DeGioia on Feb. 5, the nascent student coalition mixed some longstanding points of contention[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion

February 26, 2010: Thumbs Up

**Cease and Resist:** Violating a Zoning Board ruling ordering immediate closure, Philly Pizza & Grill remains open for business and has shown no sign of shutting down. *Thumbs Up* **Super Spaniel:** A springer spaniel in Britain survived a 300 foot fall off of a cliff. The dog ran over the[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Return to Tradition of Good-Humored Satire

To the Editor: Normally in March, editors at The Hoya begin planning the annual April Fools’ Day issue. After the uproar over last year’s ill-conceived issue, however, I assume there is a good chance that this year’s staff will simply scrap the satirical issue and print a regular paper. Doing[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion

GUSA: Advise Rather Than Enforce

The aftermath of the campaign and election flurry is the ideal time to consider how the recently passed Georgetown University Student Association funding reforms will actually be implemented. Student organizations form an integral part of the undergraduate experience, especially here at Georgetown, where there is no Greek life endorsed by[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Obama Inaction Threatens Friendship with Japan

Futenma poses a major challenge to President Obama’s administration, but has gotten fairly little exposure in the U.S. press. Although it is a word that is likely unfamiliar to most Americans stateside, the Japan Times mentions it continually. Futenma is a U.S. Marine Corps Air Station in Okinawa. Due to[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion