Opinion

DIBBLE: Remembering a Mentor

DIBBLE: Remembering a Mentor

Last week, Georgetown lost an important member of our community. For the Senior Compass Series, Susannah Dibble reflects on the lessons Marc Chernick and many other professors taught her during her time on the Hilltop. Have a reaction to this article? Write a letter to the editor.

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KAPASI: Struggling with San Jacinto

KAPASI: Struggling with San Jacinto

A 567-foot-tall obelisk stands 20 minutes outside Houston. The structure commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto, which won Texas’ independence from Mexico on April 21, 1836. Retreating Texan forces, led by General Samuel Houston, surprised General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s larger Mexican force near the San Jacinto River. The[Read More…]

by April 24, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

KUYUMJIAN: For Justice, Recognize Armenian Genocide

Since 1915, the Turkish government has denied that the forced relocation and slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians constitutes a genocide. Georgetown University has been part of the silence allowing the Armenian genocide to go largely unacknowledged. Moreover, the Turkish government has exported this denial abroad through lobbyists, bribes and geopolitical[Read More…]

by April 24, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
RIOS: Alone Under the Stars

RIOS: Alone Under the Stars

Building lasting friendship is difficult for many Georgetown students — including Brittany Rios. In the third installment of this year’s Senior Compass Series, Rios discusses a tumultuous relationship and offers some advice. Have a reaction to this article? Write a letter to the editor.

by April 23, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Increase Maintenance Staff

Health and safety issues in Georgetown University student housing go unaddressed by the Office of Planning and Facilities Management for far too long. To address the deplorable conditions of its facilities, Georgetown must hire more facilities and maintenance employees. Mice and rats bring the risk of disease into dorm rooms;[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 1 comment Editorial

EDITORIAL: Adjust Marijuana Punishments

Georgetown University’s sanctioning guidelines provide harsher punishments for marijuana usage than the use of alcohol. The university should remedy this unnecessary discrepancy by revising marijuana-related punishments to be more similar in severity to alcohol-related ones. When Georgetown students are disciplined for possession or use of marijuana or alcohol, their punishments[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 1 comment Editorial
REYES & SORTO: Closing the Knowledge Gap

REYES & SORTO: Closing the Knowledge Gap

Although we came from different backgrounds, we are often reminded that as first-generation students from immigrant households, our paths to Georgetown University shared many similarities. Growing up, our parents constantly reminded us about the importance of obtaining an education. We would hear our moms say, “The two happiest days of[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

ESTES: Forsaken Obligations in Holy Rood

Georgetown oversees Holy Rood, a cemetery with profound historical importance and just a short walk from campus. We must take steps to ensure it is properly maintained. Have a reaction to this article? Write a letter to the editor.

by April 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
ANDREONI: A Regrettable Sacrifice

ANDREONI: A Regrettable Sacrifice

Georgetown students too often substitute productivity for their own well-being. Building relationships allows for a healthy balance. Read about how Regina Andreoni found her balance — or how it snuck up on her — in the second installment of the Senior Compass Series. Have a reaction to this article? Write[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
WELSH: Choosing Joy Over Job Security

WELSH: Choosing Joy Over Job Security

Tyler Welsh switched his major from economics to English and never looked back. Read about how this decision changed his Georgetown career in the first installment of the Senior Compass Series. Have a reaction to this article? Write a letter to the editor.

by April 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top