Art, as a form of public speech, is inherently political and engages with existing thoughts and ideologies. After a remarkably eventful year in the political and social spheres, art and culture have naturally adopted similar themes. From restaurants to comedy clubs to movie theaters, artists and public figures have beenRead More
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Following a year of electoral upsets within the Georgetown University Student Association, GUSA’s much-needed Election Reform Task Force had plenty of fodder for its report presented at the GUSA senate meeting March 19. The year saw the invalidation of results from the Dec. 1 club funding reform referendum, and GUSARead More
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Students have circulated a petition through social media calling for the university to hire a full-time coordinator for students living in the country without documentation. The petition was launched Nov. 1 by the student group UndocuHoyas in partnership with Hoyas for Immigrant Rights, another student-led organization, and has amassed moreRead More
On Wednesday morning, I called my parents, Muslim, Pakistani immigrants living in the San Francisco Bay Area, to explain to them why Donald Trump had won the election. I had to explain to them that the next four years were going to be very dangerous for us. I explained toRead More
Tuesday night’s election left many speechless. Contrary to the initial optimism that accompanied early exit polls and a surge in early voting, Republican nominee Donald Trump, a man with no political experience and a record of corruption, racism, bigotry and misogyny, is now the President-elect of the United States andRead More
As it became clear that former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would lose to President-elect nominee Donald Trump, there was an apparent change in mood at the watch party in the Healey Family Student Center. After the election was called for Trump, the spectrum of reactions on campus was varied. SomeRead More
Following Donald Trump’s upset victory on Tuesday, students should take time to understand why it happened and what it means for the future of this country’s political processes. With exit poll data now at our disposal, the divisions that separated our communities and that resulted in the divisive election haveRead More
During my Sunday morning run, the words of the scrawled graffiti script leapt out at me: “The revolution will not be Snapchatted!” It was a jarring proclamation, and it shocked me out of the nervous rumination on the presidential election, just two days away then, that had dominated my thinkingRead More
In the first Republican primary debate, moderators asked the candidates present whether they would ultimately support the party’s nominee for president. The unusual query was designed to assuage fears that one aspirant, Donald J. Trump, would seek a chaos-inducing independent bid for the White House. Trump’s answer was, of course,Read More