Marijuana decriminalization takes a valuable step forward, but the playing field is not yet leveled for all District residents.
Putting the Intercollegiate Athletic Center over on-campus life again shows the administration’s priorities.
Georgetown must prepare for the possibility of snow days by scheduling more study days before final exams in May.
Dear Mr. West: I would like to cordially invite you to be interviewed at Georgetown University, in one of our historic campus venues.
When everybody lives for tomorrow, who lives for today?
The Jesuit mindset has a natural affinity for this kind of immersive reading.
We should stand against any injustice as if it were happening in our own streets.
I thought it imperative to share my own perspective as a teacher and 2013 member of Teach for America.
SJP’s approach reflects an utter disregard for Israeli society and Jewish communities.
Participation in active and public debate on this campus, however, should not be limited to visiting parties.
It would be a regrettable frustration to see Tezel and Jikaria's entire agenda derailed in pursuit of breadth rather than depth.
Social justice programming for undergraduates stands to gain from making justice and peace studies a major.
We place our trust in an antiquated method of learning, but now we have the tools to drastically improve it.
A certain lack of context and analysis plagued The Hoya’s GUSA election coverage.
Our own fallibility should encourage us to seek universality and dialogue.
While persons have the capacity to actively evaluate, things can only be evaluated passively.
The de facto and legal discrimination against Palestinians are markers of a racist society moving toward an apartheid situation.
The poor location of the Greenhouse living learning community regrettably deterred applicants.
Georgetown's impressive initiatives against sexual assault ultimately depend on what the university decides to do next.
GUSA needs a way to measure how many people are interested in the election but uninterested in the options on the ballot.
What is happening in the Palestinian territory is not apartheid; it is occupation.
My criticism of Teach for America concentrates on something greater than statistics.
I wish that it were more widely socially acceptable for any girl to walk up to any guy and ask him out — even if only for the heck of it.
In the realm of career advice, many of us are told to pursue what we are passionate about, regardless of its practicality.
the Career Center should protect students against employer discrimination, not the other way around.
We urge students to vote for Thomas Lloyd and Jimmy Ramirez for the GUSA executive.
We should all not be singularly focused on our schoolwork and our careers, but, rather, we should focus on being happy.
Many question our use of the term “apartheid,” to describe Israel. But it is more than a catchy metaphor; it is a literal comparison.
Christianity should be, in a word, sexy.
Bad things may happen along our way. But dwelling on the what-ifs won’t make them go away.
It is unfortunate that events like Dip Ball, Relay for Life and the GPB spring concert might fizzle because of clerical oversight.
We commend Georgetown’s actions to make campus more bike-friendly, but our biking culture is still regrettably lackluster.
Georgetown would do well to offer more one-credit vocational and informational courses to undergraduates.
By hiding behind the outdated philosophy that only males and females exist, the administration turns a blind eye to the needs of transgender students.
Rather than instruct students on our personal opinions, it is up to voters to decide which candidate’s priorities best match their own.
It seems that God is constantly sending people our way to teach us something or enrich our lives.
The theatrics of GUSA campaigns distract from the leadership the candidates demonstrate.
As President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, I felt the need to respond to this article in defense of our student-athletes.
The new alcohol amnesty policy brings attention and conversation back to the real issue at hand: sexual assault.
The registrar should set a date halfway through each semester by which professors must post grades for each student.
The Hilltop stands only to gain by encouraging art in the public sphere.
In the spirit of Georgetown, processing this loss involves discernment of the meaning behind the incomprehensible.
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, America’s international commitments appear unchanged.
Society must rise above the binding concepts of what it means to be male and what it means to be female.
Georgetown asks questions about God, faith and morality — topics from which many other universities shy away.
The cascade of whining and ignorance written by nearly 300 Georgetown graduates and found on the university’s Facebook page in regard to my recent article on the citizen’s responsibility to protect liberty is very interesting.
In a winter with record low temperatures paying attention to issues of homelessness is a particular concern.
The Corp should take note of CVS' commendable decision to stop selling tobacco products.
In the past students with little involvement in GUSA have been more annoyed than inspired by this political fervor of the executive election.
Howard should continue to treat its HBCU status as a source of pride. It will pay dividends in years to come.
Our drinking water, health and scenic national forest are too high a price to pay for fracked gas.
A process of open dialogue could have yielded an initial policy that fit everyone’s needs.
For more than a century, psychologists have debated whether we can be affected by thoughts of which we are unaware.
Pope Francis’ statements create a moment in which we more liberal Catholics can elevate our voices.
Limiting this commitment to worker safety in one country implies that the same commitment isn’t as necessary elsewhere.
It is a frustrating contradiction that Obama continues to allow unpaid interns to work at the White House.
Aramark and the university should take steps to ensure more students participate in the Grab 'n' Give program.
Instead of avoiding dissent, the university needs to give us a chance to decide our college experiences.
It is all too easy to overlook the opportunities to grow close to and learn from unexpected teachers.
A Georgetown education should ideally inspire us to go out and stand for something.
Memory forged out of silence helps us learn from our traditions.
Being out isn’t propaganda. Being out isn’t dangerous. Being out doesn’t imperil the children.
The university should take action to negate the effects of the new housing policy by postponing its implementation.
Students should demand that D.C. mayoral candidates make commitments about community issues important to Georgetown.
Making student space available for free is a logical extension of the university’s commitment to facilitating student growth
We often debate the point at which meaningful life begins, but we seldom consider the point at which meaningful life has ended.
Students of low socioeconomic status are critically underrepresented in the ranks of student organizations.
We ought to go to school not hoping to get a job after graduation, but rather aspiring to find our purpose in life.
The traditional “tribe” has begun to fall apart with changes in society.
I think space fees are very necessary and that leaders and clubs are too shortsighted to see why.
Georgetown should reconsider its financial aid policy to offer more than the “very limited” aid it grants to international students.
Transcripts disproportionately lack recognition of many SFS students' efforts to become proficient in a foreign language.
Limits on financial aid to international students do not affect the integrity of the admissions process or the diversity at Georgetown.
A close examination of the issues reveals that the pro-life position is rooted in reasoned argument.
One of the best ways to think of the work of psychologists is with the help of the “task and tool” metaphor.
At a Jesuit university, we are called to have values that can help guide us to be better allies.
The intransigence resulting from tactics like the ASA boycott is a step toward a civil war-prone, unsustainable, binational state.
When things are bleak is the time that the team needs its fans the most.
SAE has overlooked their principles in practice, as evidenced by an email sent from a fraternity leader to the current rushees.
It seems unwise for the HOYAlert system to set a precedent of sending alerts before their contents are entirely certain.
Our Catholic identity requires Georgetown to be at the forefront of efforts to provide higher education for low-income students.
Monday’s treatment of H*yas for Choice proves that free speech on campus does carry consequences.
Verizon Center has served Georgetown well, but it is time to build an arena that belongs to us.
Something is amiss at Georgetown University when the plurality of our graduates enter consulting or investment banking
Silence — the time between hearing and speaking, between learning and responding — is when we really learn.
Last night’s GUSA free speech forum was a much-needed discussion of an issue that has been left out of widespread debate.
The university community should embrace SFS adjunct Michael Scheuer’s comments with an open mind and a strong dissent
When half of graduates achieve cum laude distinction, it is clear that the change to a more restrictive policy is warranted.
We in GU Fossil Free have come to know the difficulty of encouraging dialogue to bring an issue to light.
Can we redesign affirmative action to include more of the population? The answer is a resounding yes.
The year 1789 is not the most logical year to mark the founding of Georgetown University.
What is barring our mothers from coming back as business and political leaders?
While I appreciate the dialogue about the name of the NHS, I wish to clarify the record regarding nursing students at Georgetown.
One sympathizes with Michael Scheuer’s difficulties in dealing with reality.
Now is the time to have the conversation about adding a voting student member to Georgetown's board of directors.
Limiting William Daddio's class to 75 students for the sake of small classes is a misguided application of a sound principle.
#BBGU and its offshoots have a commendable sense of grassroots organization.
Anyone in the NHS will tell you that "School of Nursing" no longer encompasses the extent of our local and global impact.
Successful people are those who are able to sense shifts in the larger humanistic trends and capitalize on those changes.
Before snow reaches your driveway, several variables affect the way it forms.
The goal of a spiritual ethic isn't to deprive the faithful of sex or to make it daunting and, in some instances, weird.
The effects of increasing opportunities for paid internships are heartening, and the community ought to understand the importance of increasing routes to upward mobility.
Last week, GU Fossil Free proved that divestment is not a pipe dream but rather a university-wide conversation worth having.
The unauthorized use of cognitive-enhancing drugs not only poses a dangerous physical and legal risk to students, but is also a blatant form of cheating.
Wayne Knoll forever affected my views on faith, women, love, service, poetry and much more.
The new residence hall, therefore, should be named for Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., the 28th superior general of the Society of Jesus.
With a more modest agenda and greater managerial competence, Obama has plenty of time to salvage his presidency.
As a top-tier Catholic institution, Georgetown captures an inclusive vision for Catholic spirituality.
Let us give part of our time, energy, money, effort and devotion to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Our transition's timing also offers an opportunity to focus singularly on a new beginning at The Hoya while everything else on campus seems to be heading toward a conclusion.
50 years ago, the country lost not only a president but also a mindset.
In the spirit of the holidays, I've chosen to focus my last column on, well, spirits.
Your thoughts could change the course of your classmates’ lives. We can’t wait to hear them.
If journalism has taught me anything, it’s that an honest reflection on what we value can guide us toward the brightest future.
We offer these 10 suggestions as a way to test the Georgetown norm of testing protocol.
Georgetown must re-orient its practices to emphasize graduate admissions diversity.
The Undergraduate Science Research Fair was a commendable success.
Enumerating our to-do lists make the assignments seem even more daunting.
Senior year has a lot to teach us about ends and beginnings.
Scholarship is at the heart of our mission as Jesuits, people on fire with a desire to understand this world in all its complexity.
Change happens in the real world, outside the bureaucracy of bill-signing and reaching across cumbersome aisles.
By sheer coincidence, I’ve twice been on the scene of grand historical change.
The Moveable Feast is a clever way to form friendships between students and professors.
The university should reconsider allowing companies to use campus space for advertising.
The educational experience that students deserve from their university should not be compromised by the politics of tenure.
We all can all help offer homeless youth a second chance, and reach out our hands to pull them up into a new life.
Bill de Blasio's mayoral victory in New York does not reveal a leftward trend in nationwide electoral politics.
By changing our rhetoric we open the doors to dialogue, understanding and peace.
Socially conscious enterprises just might change the way we think about the business world.
There is simply not enough space for Washington D.C. to grow as it should.
We must continue to ask what healings looks like in the current age of high-tech medicine.
My time at Georgetown has proved that true friendship is a reality.
This was not the time to abruptly discontinue a project so embedded in the entrepreneurial spirit of Georgetown.
Americans do not want a scold for president. They want an optimist.
The closure of the Alumni Lounge might seem trivial, but only more trifling is the benefit gained by shutting it down.
That an opportunity for cooperation between SJP and GIA fell through last week should be a point of collective sadness.
More veteran presence in student life would benefit the entire Hilltop.
The new GUSA What's a Hoya? program fills a need with commendable use of incentives.
A college admissions trend toward quirky essay questions adds little value.
A packed syllabus whose contents are neglected does everyone involved a disservice.
Though we are making progress in sustainability, it is time to move even faster.
A recent polio outbreak in Syria highlights the need for access to vaccines in the war-stricken country.
To understand the impact of youth homelessness, it is imperative that we allow their voices to come forward.
What's After Dark's abrupt end could have been avoided if the university heeded a 2012 call to absorb it into GPB.
In light of stringent university contraception policies, the H*yas for Choice condom delivery service is commendable.
A rethinking of the Georgetown Voice’s office is long overdue.
Young or old, all of us can share in the moments that identify our spirits.
Georgetown cannot promote a tradition of social justice that excludes any background of belief.
Take 10 minutes each day to write down your goals, motivations and fears.
Catholicism, with its emphasis on the embodiment of the human person is willing to trace individuality back to its embryonic beginnings.
More students would savor the chance to meet their federal representatives if notices of existing opportunities were better disseminated.
It is time for the SFS to move forward on proposals to integrate science into its core curriculum.
On Georgetown Confessions, license to free speech does not absolve responsibility for its consequences.
Open immigration is a moral, not just economic, imperative.
I believe Virginia's upcoming election illustrates two important lessons for the GOP.
It is time for the U.S. to reconsider its sanctions on Cuba.
Our culture of conspicuous consumption has increasingly threatened the American way of life.
Student groups focused on social justice should work to bridge gaps between faith backgrounds.
Collaboration between Students for Justice in Palestine and the Georgetown Israel Alliance is a commendable step.
Leo's could be a viable replacement to Tuscany as a new late night food hub.
Midterm season dominates the Hilltop for more than its fair share of each semester.
It is time to initiate a discussion about the very real dangers posed by our cultural addiction to pornography.
By conscientiously defining ourselves, we can also define our time on the Hilltop.
We can measure our right to life in terms of our other rights, such as our right to liberty.
If Washington continues playing political games with the national debt, it will be our generation that suffers.
The university has a long way to go in order to effectively combat rape culture on campus.
Our superstitions may not be rooted in science, but science says that they can still bring good luck.
Student groups should use their shared interests to fuel shared community service.
We are lucky to have Charles Deacon at the helm of our undergraduate admissions program.
The GUSA executive's misguided veto punished SIPS for the failings of the senate.
Pairing sustainability and the Web is a creative step for the Corp, and other food vendors on campus would be wise to take note.
Designating part of a floor in a centrally located, attractive dorms for transfer students would ease their transition.
Georgetown needs to increase the clarity and volume of signage on campus.
Our commitment to a shared interfaith dialogue is a challenge for all students to meet.
Social justice efforts must be tied to Christian tradition rather than political, social and economic platforms.
We can fail to experience life deeply when we feel tempted to do everything and be everything in our lives.
Our need to keep busy at Georgetown actively works against our performance as students.
Halfway through their term, GUSA executives Tisa and Ramadan have built a strong foundation.
Recent programs from Love Saxa has left us in the LGBTQ community fighting us for our identities.
One of The Hoya’s greatest responsibilities is to keep Georgetown honest.
By envisioning our own future as a country through public policy, we can better envision that of the world.
A lack of progress on every single domestic priority has left our country weaker at home and less respected abroad.
These 10 topics — whether overlooked, downplayed, forgotten or ignored — are worth bringing to the table.
As we settle in to college life, we come to realize how much we leave behind from our years in high school.
Artistic expression is just as vital to our college experience as any academic challenge.
Protests have their place, but working within institutions is the best way to bring about social change.
Chocolate's blend of chemical properties helps explain our cultural addiction to it.
I'd like to take this time to share how the Office of Neighborhood Life can better serve your needs.
Georgetown should designate Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day.
The words we choose in discussing transgender students must be appropriate and respectful.
Our greatest sense of self comes from a deep understanding of the people and places we come from.
St. Augustine's just war theory can help us answer pressing questions about the necessity of military action in Syria.
The university should reemphasize a student presence in Dahlgren Quad.
A diverse campus is meaningless if we are unwilling to interact with students of different backgrounds.
Ideally, last week's referendum will help build momentum to a more creative and mindful solution.
The Student Health Center's hours and services must better reflect student needs at Georgetown.
Existing filters on GUSA executive emails raise concerns about communicatory outlets.
Obamacare is the law of the land, whether Republicans like it or not.
The statue of John Carroll reminds us to adopt a more worldly point of view.
The GUSA senate's mission of representing student interests would be furthered by two structural reforms.
Parents’ Weekend should provide the opportunity for visitors to join their children in select classes and lectures.
All campus apartment residents deserve their own mailbox.
Adding tables, lighting and seating would go a long way toward developing ICC Galleria into a more vibrant center of student life.
High-profile donations raise the question: Are those immortalized on Georgetown’s campus remembered for their merit or their money?
The mission of our university should be to encourage a devotion to service in each student.
I like the idea of genetic mosaicism. It makes humanity seem even more like art.
Catholic students must meet the challenge of maintaining a dynamic, faith-centered campus.
Engagement with research opportunities as a student can open doors to future careers and lifelong passions.
Neglected mold problems in many dormitories stand to dampen the mood of residential life on the Hilltop.
To improve the Homecoming tailgate in future years, the Office of Advancement should consider pro-rating tickets for students.
Confusion in Facilities and Residence Life adds inefficiency to inconvenience.
When we allow ourselves to indulge in the activity of mind and spirit that Georgetown so readily fosters, we are more wholly fulfilled.
What happens when a philosopher and an architect co-teach a class? This semester, we aim to find out.
You don't necessarily need to pop the Georgetown bubble if you are able to take advantage of it.
For the GUSA senate to be more relevant and responsive to the concerns of students, it needs to include students from all backgrounds and identities.
The proposed Massive Data Institute presents an interesting development: Georgetown is betting on big data.
A scheduling shift for would keep the mood light and attendance up for all of the revelry of Dis-O.
GU Fossil Free is looking to achieve divestment through a laudable and effective use of the student referendum.
From Robert Bork to Larry Summers, political battles over presidential appointments damage the call to public service.
We at Georgetown are deeply invested in the successes and challenges of our friends in Japan.
Metaphorical masks prevent us from realizing our true personalities.
The "Georgetown Bubble" can persist even all the way in Dublin.
A directory that increases connections could only strengthen Georgetown’s already impressive research community.
The high demand for business-oriented career advisers means the university should invest more into them.
Georgetown students deserve the chance to recover from sickness without choosing attendance points over common sense.
Engaging with our community helps us live out our call for contemplation in action.
The idea that other people in my life are gifts fascinates me.
Despite its revered status, the U.S. Constitution does not cover all the rights citizens should expect.
The Georgetown experience is dependent upon a strong, central campus location for all undergraduate students.
The new housing selection policy is a welcome improvement.
Without mandatory sick day allowance, it’s hard to eat at a restaurant in the District with a clean conscience.
Requiring a blind investment in floor funds hasn’t paid dividends for anyone involved.
These days, apologizing to those I love on Yom Kippur brings me a sense of relief and refreshment.
According to a recent study, living deeply for others actually makes us healthier.
We need to remember that we are a school before we are a sports team.
We believe that going to Georgetown is in and of itself a privilege.
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