Articles by: Opinion Editor

Francois Valentin

VALENTIN: Populism Fuels Far-Right Rise

In the post-Brexit chaos, The Guardian published a feature in June 2016 titled “Why elections are bad for democracy,” which argued how referendums can be detrimental to democracies. It was astonishing that 17 million British citizens voted to leave the European Union, putting their country at economic risk. While the[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

BROTHERS: When Feminism Divides and Clashes

Feminism to me has always been the idea that women should be able to do as they wish without society being able to coercively dictate what they choose to do – or not do, for that matter. But the feminist movement in a lot of ways has failed to maintain[Read More…]

by August 22, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Remember the 272

Georgetown students woke up to a front-page article in Sunday’s New York Times delving into the history behind the 1838 Georgetown sale of 272 slaves. In many ways, the article was a necessary jolt for the school, as the efforts of the Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation and[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Proof of Progress

EThis week, Georgetown University Counseling and Psychiatric Services announced the introduction of free semester-long services for sexual assault survivors and accused perpetrators. This policy change marks one of many significant achievements for the countless student activists in support of sexual assault policy reform at Georgetown. Following The Hoya’s publication of[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Embracing Risk, Speakers Share Perspectives

Embracing Risk, Speakers Share Perspectives

Risk-taking is frightening — but it should be pursued by students. So stood the premise of this year’s TEDxGeorgetown conference. Speakers, including students, alumni, faculty and public figures, discussed the role of risk-taking in their achievements, failures and inspirations. They related their experiences and what it means to break away from the status[Read More…]

by November 16, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

TAYLOR: Holistic Healing Takes More Than Medicine

As a nurse and health care ethicist privileged to work on Georgetown’s campus and consult with health care professionals and systems internationally, I am always moved by the plight of patients, families and health care teams who struggle to make treatment decisions that promote health, well-being and good dying. Today’s[Read More…]

by November 11, 2013 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
Entrepreneur Provides a Stage for Charities

Entrepreneur Provides a Stage for Charities

When James Li (MSB ’13) saw a void in the nonprofit sector, he used his passion for business and philanthropy to create Encore last December with two fellow Georgetown students. Inspired by a collaboration of classroom and real-life experience, Encore is a web platform that makes it easy for charities[Read More…]

by November 30, 2012 0 comments Opinion
MEN’S SOCCER | Hoyas Headed to Red Bull After Win Over St. John’s

MEN’S SOCCER | Hoyas Headed to Red Bull After Win Over St. John’s

Since this season began, the Georgetown men’s soccer team has had one goal in mind: to reach the Big East tournament semifinals at Red Bull Arena. If they got there, the Hoyas knew, anything would be possible. With Saturday’s 2-1 quarterfinal win over No. 13 St. John’s (10-4-4), the No.[Read More…]

by November 5, 2012 0 comments Sports
DULIK: Ten Rising Stars Gunning For Congress

DULIK: Ten Rising Stars Gunning For Congress

We can’t stand Congress, and to a certain degree, we’re right in our indignation: The Capitol is filled with many small-minded and ineffective politicians. Unfortunately, their incompetence distracts us from the reality that many members of Congress are the ideal products of a representative democracy: citizen legislators who represent the[Read More…]

by October 16, 2012 0 comments Opinion
SCRIBBLES OF A MADMAN | BEN MAZZARA

SCRIBBLES OF A MADMAN | BEN MAZZARA

by October 2, 2012 0 comments Opinion