Post Tagged with: "letter to the editor"

Why I’m Proud I Changed My Last Name

To the Editor: I read Jasmine White’s “Why I Won’t Ever Change My Last Name” with curiosity … and indignation. I am a Class of 2014 alum and have been married a whopping five months. So clearly, I have lots of life experiences to speak to some of the issues in[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 10 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Catholicism’s Exploration of Scripture

To the Editor: “Born-again” Christian preachers demonstrated at Georgetown’s front gates last Wednesday, warning of the dangers of Catholicism and its inability to lead us to salvation. The event didn’t really draw my attention, except for one thing: a pamphlet they were distributing titled “What Roman Catholics Find When They[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Old Leo’s Policy Flexible, Not Fraudulent

To the Editor: In an article titled “Leo’s Limits Meal Swipe Use” from Oct. 10 [A5], The Hoya described Aramark and the administration’s motivations and students’ reactions to the recent enforcement of meal swipe limits at Leo’s. The administration cited the abuse of the previously flexible policy in which students[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

SAC Needs Nothing More Than a Diet

To the editor: Patrick Musgrave, chair of SAC, recently wrote an article in which he proposed many steps to help get student groups more funding for their activities. The solution, however, is so much simpler than either he or anyone else seems to recognize. In one fell swoop, SAC could[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

Mandatory Minimums a Better Path to Justice

To The Editor: Re: “With Race, Holder’s Weak Action” The Hoya, Sept. 30, A3 I, too, have a bitter taste left in my mouth by the fact that those responsible for the financial collapse of the last decade seemed to have been simply slapped on the hand and told, “Don’t[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

Holder Not Responsible for Economic Disparity

To The Editor: I find deeply tenuous Hunter Main’s argument (“With Race, Holder’s Weak Action,” The Hoya, Sept. 30, A3) that Attorney General Eric Holder’s racial legacy is murky due to his failure to prosecute high-level financial executives responsible for excesses of the 2008 recession. While Main accurately explains how[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

Responding to Concerns About H.Print

To the Editor: An editorial in last week’s Hoya outlined deficiencies and poor service experienced by several students as they tried to print documents in Lauinger Library over the Labor Day weekend.We looked into the matter and found that the writer’s criticisms were on target – the service failures described[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

It Got Uglier Than You Thought

To the Editor: I read with interest Braden McDonald and Molly Simio’s feature story on the “protest culture” at Georgetown University [“Marching On,” The Hoya, B1, March 21, 2014]. In their recap of the history of campus protest beginning in May, they comment that “Georgetown’s Vietnam era response, while dramatic[Read More…]

by April 25, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

In Defense of Hip-Hop

To the Editor: Re: “Hip-Hop Unworthy of Academia” Since when has vulgarity been a valid indicator of cultural insignificance, and at what point did we decide that academia’s scope of study should be limited to the sterile? Author Jerry D. Rassias posits that hip-hop is “immoral” and should be viewed[Read More…]

by April 10, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

Uber Is Safer Than You Make It Seem

To the Editor: On Friday, The Hoya published an ill-researched, surface-level editorial (“Uber’s Risky Business,” The Hoya, A2, April 4, 2014) implying Uber is unsafe and calling for more regulation on rideshare operators. What’s missing from this piece is important information about how Uber ensures safety as well as about[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion