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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 0 comments 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

VIEWPOINT: Cut Repetitive Tax Rhetoric

As the administration of President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress embark on their campaign for tax reform, which the president has touted as one of his top priorities, their rhetoric sounds eerily familiar. “The goal is a plan that reduces tax rates as much as possible,” said[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Coming Out for Change, 10 Years Later and Every Day

When I attended Georgetown nearly a decade ago, the university’s relationship with LGBTQ students had been contentious for decades — a history rife with denied institutional funding for GUPride, subsequent lawsuits and reported incidences of hate crimes against queer Hoyas. In fall of 2007, a particularly egregious attack and the[Read More…]

by September 26, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: A Return to Reasonable Debate

Our country is becoming all too familiar with some variant of the phrase, “I don’t like politics: It’s all too dirty.” It is no secret that we have entered an era in which American politics seems to be a spectator sport, in which everyone participates. We are bombarded daily by[Read More…]

by September 21, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Creating a More Inclusive GULC

At a time when the law is more important than ever, the Georgetown University Law Center is now accepting the GRE graduate school entry exam — in addition to the law school aptitude test as a part of its application process, joining the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College[Read More…]

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