Opinion

DILLON: ‘A Hoya Looks at 40’

DILLON: ‘A Hoya Looks at 40’

When I look at the Class of 1977’s official commencement photograph, I can see a much younger and thinner version of myself in the front row. In addition to a full head of hair, I am wearing the confident smile of a callow youth, blithely unaware of what lie ahead[Read More…]

by January 31, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KAPASI: A Warning From Uganda

KAPASI: A Warning From Uganda

On Feb. 2, 1971, Idi Amin Dada seized power in the East African nation of Uganda. His military coup ushered in eight years of violence, erratic behavior and economic collapse to the newly independent state. The ethnic nationalist policies he implemented scattered refugees across the globe, including my father. Amin’s[Read More…]

by January 30, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
ADJROUD: Crafting the Perfect Couscous

ADJROUD: Crafting the Perfect Couscous

I poured water over the finely rolled balls of crushed semolina flour and ran my fingers through the coarse, dry mixture, attempting to start the rehydration process. It was a balancing act: Too little water, and the couscous would come out dry; too much water and it would stick together[Read More…]

by January 30, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Extend Rights to Qatar Campus

Georgetown University is in a position of great power regarding the rights of abused migrant workers in Qatar. So far, it has shirked its responsibility by allowing Qatari standards to dictate treatment of its own employees. As Georgetown’s Washington, D.C. campus re-examines the rights of graduate students to be recognized[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 4 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Broadcast Guidelines Effectively

As incidents of violence and harassment against women and other minority groups by members of the Georgetown community continue to emerge, the university administration must communicate a clear and strong stance against these actions and cooperate with the community toward thoughtful and comprehensive solutions to these issues. The most recent[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Editorial

SMITH: Fighting for Home

A university creating space for students to find community. A commitment to a nuanced understanding of gender and sexuality. A declaration that religion and identity can intersect meaningfully and peacefully. This is what home looks like. In December, Georgetown approved the creation of a new Living Learning Community, Crossroads, which[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KAPASI: The Wounded Knee Massacre

KAPASI: The Wounded Knee Massacre

The Wounded Knee Massacre, the murder of Lakota refugees by the U.S. Cavalry in 1890, was inevitable. This atrocity was the culmination of the centuries-long effort by European immigrants to exterminate the indigenous peoples of the Plains, an indelible desire to expand fueled by Manifest Destiny. Despite the infamy of[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
PARKER: Add Sex Ed to NSO

PARKER: Add Sex Ed to NSO

Georgetown University takes great pride in the geographic diversity of its student body. Join any tour with the Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society, and you’ll hear about how students come to Georgetown from all 50 states, as well as almost 50 countries. There is great value in geographic diversity,[Read More…]

by January 25, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
OSMAN: Influence Gone Wrong

OSMAN: Influence Gone Wrong

President Donald Trump is widely believed to be isolationist. After all, his infamous mottos, “Make America Great Again” and “America First,” reinforce the notion that only our nation, or Trump’s nation, matters in the international spectrum. Yet, day by day and headline by headline, it becomes evident that Trump likes[Read More…]

by January 25, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
DILLON: Musings on Reconciliation

DILLON: Musings on Reconciliation

Rereading the news headline, “Georgetown Apologizes, Renames Halls After Slaves,” I must admit that my brain felt bruised with numb surprise. The story that followed those six words shredded my view of the university with which I have had an active relationship for nearly five decades and effectively deconstructed my[Read More…]

by January 24, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top