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VIEWPOINT: For Justice, Hoyas Should Kneel

VIEWPOINT: For Justice, Hoyas Should Kneel

Music blaring, a collective euphoria swamps the air. Expectations about the upcoming basketball season are irrelevant; today, Georgetown’s prodigal son has returned home. After years of apathy-inducing athletics, Georgetown’s nostalgic alumni return Nov. 12 to see Patrick Ewing’s (COL ’85) first game as head coach for the men’s basketball team.[Read More…]

by November 2, 2017 6 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Address Accessibility Shortcomings

When I made the decision to attend Georgetown University, I knew that navigating a historic campus in a wheelchair would be a challenge. The cracked cobblestone streets and picturesque staircases that blanket campus are clear red flags for those with mobility issues. Upon moving in however, I found that many[Read More…]

by November 1, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Combat Curricular Eurocentrism

One of the supposed hallmarks of our university is its international focus and unwavering dedication to creating capable students who can thrive anywhere. Yet a look at the languages offered at Georgetown clearly indicates that our university is not as truly committed to the global perspective as it openly boasts.[Read More…]

by October 24, 2017 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Championing Equity and Opportunity

I have always longed to teach. When former Secretary of Education John King Jr. spoke at Georgetown on Oct. 3 and, in his remarks, called on the audience to be “champions of equity and opportunity,” this idea resonated deeply with me. Still, as a low-income and first-generation college student without[Read More…]

by October 23, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Allow Self-Determination for Catalonia

I support Catalan self-determination — self-determination, not independence. The distinction here is negligible in practice but essential in theory. I believe that Catalans, citizens of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, deserve the right to determine their own future, and most importantly, to decide whether that future rests in[Read More…]

by October 19, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Giving a Voice to the Incarcerated

The United States is the incarceration superpower of the world. There were nearly 2.3 million people incarcerated in America’s prisons and jails as of 2015, a number that dwarfs that of any other country, according to The Sentencing Project, a research and advocacy center. The U.S. rate of imprisonment has[Read More…]

by October 18, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: The Environmental Flaws of New Leo’s

As The Hoya’s editorial board noted last week, this summer brought major renovations to O’Donovan Hall. The establishment is now divided between the lower-level Fresh Food Company, which offers unlimited portions,  and the upper-level LEO MKT, a collection of restaurant stations. As students bond over the questionable quality of campus[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Promote Access to Survivor Resources

 Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on and off campus. Accustomed to Georgetown’s often-uncomfortable relationship with sex, many students’ first reaction upon hearing that MedStar Georgetown University Hospital does not offer rape kits is righteous anger. Many[Read More…]

by October 11, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: In Pursuit of Inquiry, Welcome Disagreeable Speech

In the United States, universities are the premier institutions for open inquiry in the pursuit of learning. Because of the particular role freedoms of speech and expression play in this enterprise, all parties to the university’s mission face distinct challenges and responsibilities related to campus speech. In classes, meetings, laboratories[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: My Unexpected Path to Georgetown

If you were raised in an upper — or middle — class family and your parents went to college, think about what your family and school counselors told you about college growing up. You were likely told to start preparing for your college application in your junior year of high[Read More…]

by October 5, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top