Opinion

LIANG: Follow Surprising Paths

LIANG: Follow Surprising Paths

I came to Georgetown University unsure what to expect. After a worry-free summer picking berries and making butter in the Black Forest of Bavaria, Germany, I went home for a few days before taking a leap of faith. As an only child, I was used to having all the attention[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
QUALLEN: On Georgetown’s Slaveholding History

QUALLEN: On Georgetown’s Slaveholding History

Matthew Quallen (SFS ’16) previously served as a columnist for The Hoya and frequently wrote about Georgetown’s history with slavery. Look back on our archive of his research and opinions on the topic. Georgetown, Financed by Slave Trading Sept. 26, 2014 Quallen describes “the most shameful chapter in the Georgetown[Read More…]

by May 16, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Keep GUPD Officers Unarmed

Bringing guns onto Georgetown University’s campus is a potentially dangerous solution to a problem that has already been addressed. Last week, students representing GU Advocates for Responsible Defense delivered a letter to University President John J. DeGioia recommending all Georgetown University Police Department officers be armed to reduce the risk[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 9 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Foster Senior Ball Inclusivity

Celebrating four years of hard work should not come with an inaccessible price tag. For too many Georgetown University seniors, however, the Senior Ball has created a frustrating and unnecessary financial obstacle without providing low-income families with time to prepare. Tickets to the Senior Ball, which the student-led Senior Class[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 0 comments Editorial
DILLON: A Right to Be Heard

DILLON: A Right to Be Heard

I am both proud and ashamed of this country’s mixed reaction to recent incidents of gun violence, particularly the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., during which 17 students were killed. I am proud that the U.S. education system can produce young men and[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
JACOBS & SINGER: We’re Sorry for Our Friendship

JACOBS & SINGER: We’re Sorry for Our Friendship

Jesse Jacobs and Ellie Singer have spent most of their time at Georgetown causing trouble and eating stolen food. While they recognize the problems they have created, they would not take back a second of their experience becoming and remaining friends. Read the sixth installment of the Senior Compass Series[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
THREATT: Finding God and Identity Through Disappointment

THREATT: Finding God and Identity Through Disappointment

Kathryn Threatt’s Georgetown experience got off to a rocky start. Since she got to campus, however, her disappointments have deepened her faith in God and awareness of her own identity. To read about Kathryn’s journey, read the fifth installment in the Senior Compass Series. Have a reaction to this article?[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

MUCHOW: Re-Engineering Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs seek to transform ways of doing business to create better results. But we can re-engineer how entrepreneurship is taught at Georgetown University so it can better meet the real problems entrepreneurs face when they leave the classroom to start companies. Georgetown has made real progress in the teaching of[Read More…]

by April 25, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
2018 Senior Compass Series

2018 Senior Compass Series

For the second year in a row, The Hoya is proud to present the Senior Compass Series in coordination with the Senior Class Committee. This year, we asked seniors to write about their most regrettable decisions or deepest failures at Georgetown. From changing majors to prioritizing well-being, these reflections offer[Read More…]

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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