Opinion

VIEWPOINT: Construction Keeps Darnall Students Awake. We Deserve Support

Like clockwork, every Monday through Saturday at 7 a.m., I am woken up by the deafening sounds of drills, trucks and bulldozers from the MedStar construction project happening right outside my second-floor window in Darnall Hall — and those are the lucky days. Several times throughout the semester, the construction[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Foster Community for Women in Science

For many women at Georgetown University studying hard sciences like physics and computer science, isolation can encompass and overwhelm their academic experience. To increase female enrollment and retention in scientific fields where they are underrepresented, Georgetown University must actively promote community and mentorship for women. At Georgetown, 60 percent of[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LIU: Stop Senseless Sanctions on Iranians

LIU: Stop Senseless Sanctions on Iranians

“When the United Nations or the United States imposes sanctions against a regime […] it does not intend to create unnecessary hardships for innocent people,” former Secretary of State and current Georgetown University professor Madeleine Albright wrote in a 2000 paper about economic sanctions. “Good intentions, however, do not automatically translate[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KIM: Fighting the Freshman Fifteen

KIM: Fighting the Freshman Fifteen

When I started my freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania, I was shocked to see that every meal was buffet style and there was no limit to what I could eat. As a Korean immigrant who lived below the poverty line during middle school and high school in an[Read More…]

by October 22, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: ‘A Survivor Will Never Forget’: Sexual Assault in the Georgetown Neighborhood

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault in the Georgetown neighborhood. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. After my best friend was raped last year, I thought a lot about what I would do in a similar situation. Would I scream? Try to fight back?[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Justice Delayed on McCarrick and Wuerl

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. By delaying the revocation of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s honorary degrees, Georgetown University is actively undermining its own efforts to address the sexual abuse crisis wracking the Catholic[Read More…]

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

EDITORIAL: Understand Threats to Free Press

Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed for criticizing his government. As students in the United States, we should take this moment to remember that violence against journalists is a more severe problem than we may recognize in our day-to-day lives. In this country, we too often take freedom of[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Editorial
VIEWPOINT: Judaism Encourages Free, Responsible Speech

VIEWPOINT: Judaism Encourages Free, Responsible Speech

Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, a 20th-century leader of Jewish thought, once taught that U.S. Jews stand with one foot in the U.S. civilization and one foot in the Jewish civilization. In my experience, the values at the core of each are sometimes congruous; where they are, they fortify and fuel each[Read More…]

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

VIEWPOINT: Prioritize Health, End Corp Tobacco Sales

The harmful effects of tobacco, as well as the addictive nature of nicotine, have been known since the early 1950s. The danger of second-hand smoke has been clear since the ’90s. Yet Georgetown University and Students of Georgetown, Inc. — commonly known as the Corp — have not yet made changes[Read More…]

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

EDITORIAL: Reclaim Sellinger for Undergrads

Sellinger Lounge is one of Georgetown University’s best efforts at developing a multifaceted space on campus. However, maintenance problems and confusion over the lounge’s primary goals seriously detract from functionality for undergraduate students. Sellinger, found just outside the university bookstore in the Leavey Center, serves a wide range of people[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 4 comments Editorial