Opinion

EDITORIAL: Combat Campus Antisemitism

As the United States mourns another tragedy fueled by bigotry, members of the Georgetown University community — both students and administrators — must look inward to realize the danger of enabling antisemitism on campus. On Oct. 27, a man entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh with an AR-15-style assault rifle[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Editorial

VIEWPOINT: Cancel Class to Honor Veterans

One tour in Saudi Arabia, two tours in Afghanistan, 28 years in the Marine Corps: My father is a proud veteran who has spent most of his life serving and fighting for the United States. He and other veterans get one day each November to be recognized for their service[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: For Sustainability, Pledge Plastic-Free

Plastic pollution is a major threat to the world that requires immediate and substantial action. Georgetown University must lead by example by encouraging reduced consumption of single-use plastics. Student organizations should go plastic-free, marking a commitment to shift Georgetown toward a more eco-friendly campus culture. All Georgetown student organizations, clubs[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: In Defense of Birthright Citizenship

When I first read about President Donald Trump’s plan to end birthright citizenship by executive order, the potential consequences for my younger siblings and myself flooded my thoughts. This action would eliminate the right to citizenship for U.S.-born children of noncitizens and would eventually affect millions of children just like[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: ‘I Could Not Take the Disappointment’: How Georgetown Fails Survivors

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. The author of this Viewpoint chose to remain anonymous and wrote with assistance from Emma Oechsner (COL ’21) and a third student, who left Georgetown University in summer 2018 and[Read More…]

by November 8, 2018 6 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
METZGER: Why the Catholic Church Needs Feminism

METZGER: Why the Catholic Church Needs Feminism

Studying Christian theology has given me both hope and disappointment concerning the treatment of women in the Catholic Church. I have been inspired and moved by the mystical writing of medieval women, yet at times frustrated when my class on early Christianity relied entirely on the writings of men. Many[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KIM: Through Meditation, A Path to Students’ Mental Health

KIM: Through Meditation, A Path to Students’ Mental Health

The mental health of college students can be negatively affected by the stress of exams, papers and dynamic socio-environmental factors, such as living away from home for the first time and making new friends. Meditation can provide students with a tool to achieve optimal mental health and self-care. Self-harm and[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgia Delayed My Absentee Ballot. So I Went Back Home to Vote

Like most Americans, I learned during the 2016 presidential election that elections have consequences. Though I myself voted in the election, many of my friends chose to abstain due to frustration with both major candidates. Since that election, the importance of voting as a means of effecting change has become[Read More…]

by November 6, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Church Crisis Demands Introspection

In its efforts to confront the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, Georgetown University has fallen dramatically short by failing to look inward. Georgetown has thus far neglected to take substantive action concerning its relationship to the scandal, failing to acknowledge the crisis’ effects on the university community or revoke[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Preserve Support for GU Women

Amid bad-faith and ignorant attacks from an organization dead set on protecting male privilege, Georgetown University must continue to promote the achievement and success of women. Women face societal discrimination both within and beyond Georgetown’s front gates. To help combat this bias, the university supports an array of programs focused[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 2 comments Editorial