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LANDRE: Protect the Disability Safety Net

Toward the end of last summer, I stopped drinking coffee in the morning. It wasn’t, as one of my coworkers inquired, because I wanted a caffeine detox or a switch to tea. Instead, my insurance company was threatening to cut my aide services. I was trying to reduce my drinking[Read More…]

by February 22, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
LANDRE: Acknowledge Disability as Diversity

LANDRE: Acknowledge Disability as Diversity

It took me a long time to consider myself “disabled.” I know that sounds strange coming from someone who, wheelchair and all, is a veritable poster child for the term. Yet growing up, “disabled” conjured images of sick people on television or patients in the hospital where my mom worked.[Read More…]

by January 16, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trauma Ignored in Response to GUSA Resignation

Content Warning: This letter mentions sexual assault; please read with caution and know that there are resources to talk to if you need them, including Health Education Services ([email protected]), Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), the Women’s Center, the LGBTQ Resource Center and Project Lighthouse (www.projectlighthousegu.com). The Hoya’s editorial board recently[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 2 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