Post Tagged with: "editorial"

FEMA’s Long Road to Recovery

Nearly six weeks after the fact, President Obama has declared the post-Snowmaggedon District a major disaster area. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Wednesday that federal aid will be available to the District to aid the recovery from the record snowstorms that battered the mid-Atlantic in February. With the cherry[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Ripple Effect: Abuse Shakes Catholic Faith

With the latest scandal in the Catholic Church arguably reaching all the way to the Vatican, it’s time for the Church to set the record straight. Enough is enough. The recent expose of the sexual abuse cover-ups in the Irish Church and elsewhere in Europe has become a public relations[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Plan A Mans Up With Bro-Choice Panel

The Student Activities Commission’s decision to provide university funding for Monday’s Bro-Choice 2: A Panel on Male Activism in the Pro-Choice Movement triggered alarm for many who believe the event conflicted with the university’s Jesuit identity. The university administration, however, rightly showed restraint in deciding not to intercept the funding.[Read More…]

by March 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion

On the Job: Student Guard Safety

Any student who lives in a campus residence hall knows that GOCard swiping procedures are often ignored. Too many student guards fail to check the identification of residents who forget their GOCards and instead let them slip by the guard desk. This situation is both worrisome and easily rectified. There[Read More…]

by March 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Flip-Flopping Over Bias Law

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli caused quite the stir earlier this month with a letter to public universities and colleges. He advised the schools not to include sexual orientation in their non-discrimination policies. His letter created ambiguity regarding non-discrimination and revealed a critical weakness in Virginia law. Anything short of[Read More…]

by March 19, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Love Thy Neighbor

While many Georgetown students were on the couch or on the beach enjoying spring break last week, the showdown between the university and the Georgetown neighborhood over the 2010 Campus Plan intensified. The Citizens Association of Georgetown – whose president is a Georgetown alumna – is challenging the university’s new[Read More…]

by March 19, 2010 0 comments Opinion

March 19, 2010: Thumbs Down

**Heartbreaker:** The Georgetown men’s basketball team suffered a crushing defeat to Ohio in the first round of the NCAA tournament for a disappointing end to the season. *Thumbs Down* **Culture Clash:** A British couple was arrested in Dubai for kissing in public while at a restaurant. They could face up[Read More…]

by March 19, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Implement Smoking Policy Precision

Smoke-filled rooms fit perfectly into old Hollywood classics, but they are out of place on the modern college campus. Students walking into Lauinger Library, however, often have to pass through a haze of smoke immediately outside, and inside, the library doors. Non-smoking students frequently walk through or by groups of[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Barry Cripples D.C. Council Credibility

Following years of suspect and uncouth behavior, former Washington mayor and Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) has finally been rebuked by the D.C. Council. The council voted Tuesday, March 2, to censure Barry, as well as relieve him of his committee chairman duties. While those are the correct first steps[Read More…]

by March 4, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Clean Cut: Election Marks Step Forward

Better late than never. After years of infamous Georgetown University Student Association campaign controversy, it seems almost odd that this year’s election went off without a hitch. With the exception of an alleged Facebook message tangle between Angert-Kluger and Wagner-Hampton supporters, the last two weeks were a relatively clean campaign[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion