Post Tagged with: "editorial"

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

Reproductive Rights Letter Stumbles Over Details

Although it has certainly made a splash in its campus debut, Plan A: Hoyas for Reproductive Justice has missed the mark with its first public initiative. In an open letter sent to University President John J. DeGioia on Feb. 5, the nascent student coalition mixed some longstanding points of contention[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion

February 26, 2010: Thumbs Up

**Cease and Resist:** Violating a Zoning Board ruling ordering immediate closure, Philly Pizza & Grill remains open for business and has shown no sign of shutting down. *Thumbs Up* **Super Spaniel:** A springer spaniel in Britain survived a 300 foot fall off of a cliff. The dog ran over the[Read More…]

by February 26, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Spoiler Alert

Every two years the world is graced with a show of some of the greatest athletic talent in the world, and every two years the same complaint is repeated: How dare the network air tape-delayed coverage? NBC has again dropped the ball during the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Granted,[Read More…]

by February 23, 2010 0 comments Opinion