Opinion

EDITORIAL: Specify GUSA Objectives

The recent swearing-in of Georgetown University Student Association President Sahil Nair (SFS ’19) and Vice President Naba Rahman (SFS ’19) brings to mind their campaign promises of an inclusive and opportunity-driven approach to GUSA. However, the pair must overcome significant shortcomings in its institutional knowledge to enact clear policy priorities.[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 1 comment Editorial

AHMAD: Cater to Halal Restrictions

I am not a vegetarian, but at Georgetown University, I often have no choice but to eat like one — unless I compromise my faith. Like many other Muslim students on campus, I ascribe to a halal diet — a religious dietary standard requiring meat to be prepared according to[Read More…]

by April 5, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KAPASI: An Effort to Understand Kurt Cobain

KAPASI: An Effort to Understand Kurt Cobain

On April 5, 1994, musical sensation Kurt Cobain committed suicide. Lead singer of Nirvana, Cobain is considered one of the voices of his generation — he is remembered for being a reluctant rock star, a tortured genius and a heroin addict. To this day, he represents the sad contradiction of[Read More…]

by April 4, 2018 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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WGSTea: Perspectives on Feminism

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Georgetown University’s women’s and gender studies program. Despite its limited resources — just two full-time faculty members and no access to tenure lines — the program offers an essential interdisciplinary academic space for not only its own majors, but students across disciplinary focuses and career[Read More…]

by April 3, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

MASON: An Education That Provokes

Outing myself as a women’s and gender studies major used to be harder than outing myself as a lesbian. I used to mention it quietly after announcing my government major, so white, middle-aged men I introduced myself to at my father’s retirement ceremony would not ask the inevitable follow-up questions:[Read More…]

by March 28, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

HOWELL: Keep H*yas for Choice Unrecognized

Georgetown University prides itself on facilitating dialogue among a variety of passionately held and often contradictory views, a truth confirmed by a stroll through Red Square. In line with this spirit of pluralism, some believe the university should recognize H*yas for Choice on the grounds of free speech. On the[Read More…]

by March 28, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
MOINUDDIN: The Looming Shadows of Tech Giants

MOINUDDIN: The Looming Shadows of Tech Giants

As Georgetown University students, our daily interactions with technology span a wide array of products and companies. We use Facebook to keep tabs on friends, Google’s search engine for daily questions and Microsoft’s software for productivity purposes.   Yet, even with this interaction, we need to pause and ask ourselves[Read More…]

by March 27, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

BLAIR: Demanding More Than the Minimum

I did not hear of Georgetown University’s women’s and gender studies program until I was well into my freshman year in 2012. That day, I had stepped away from my study cave on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library to visit a new friend for dinner. As we prepared pastelitos,[Read More…]

by March 26, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Develop Ethnic Studies Programs

Georgetown University’s curriculum does not reflect the academic demands of its underrepresented communities. Ethnic studies programs empower students to learn more about their own cultures and the cultures of other people. The university has recognized the value of these programs in the past, evidenced by the introduction of an African-American[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Respect Civil Disobedience

Georgetown University should not punish students for their disobedience simply because protesters expose problems within Georgetown’s institutions. Georgetown recently vowed not to punish incoming students who were arrested during peaceful protests, joining the announced policies of peer institutions such as Dartmouth College and The George Washington University in an effort[Read More…]

by March 23, 2018 0 comments Editorial