Opinion

OPINION: Changing Perceptions on the GU272 Referendum

On April 11, the Georgetown University undergraduate student body overwhelmingly voted “yes” to the referendum, establishing a board of trustees to “directly better the lives of the descendants of the GU272,” the 272 enslaved people sold by the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus in 1838 to financially sustain[Read More…]

by April 23, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
WILLARD: Connecting With God Through Adoration

WILLARD: Connecting With God Through Adoration

I have several distinct second grade memories of standing outside chapel doors, annoyed and worried about the boredom I would endure for the next 15 minutes in the adoration chapel — a sacred place where the Eucharistic host is kept after being transformed into the Body of Jesus at Mass.[Read More…]

by April 17, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
BIGGIO: Finding Hope in Compassion

BIGGIO: Finding Hope in Compassion

Last year, I prided myself on my immunity to the “sophomore slump,” an experience of generalized apathy common among second-year university students. While many sophomores grapple with a dissipation of excitement after college loses its novelty, I delighted in my liberation from freshman-ness. Far from the terrifying loneliness of the[Read More…]

by April 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: ‘Perpetrators Are Being Found Innocent’: How Georgetown Continues to Fail Survivors

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. The author of this Viewpoint chose to remain anonymous and wrote with assistance from Emma Oechsner (COL ’21). All first-person references should be attributed to the anonymous author. You may[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Support Self-Expression in Clothing

Last month, Maryann White, a mother of four sons and a practicing Catholic, wrote a letter to the editor to The Observer, the student newspaper of a fellow Catholic institution, the University of Notre Dame. In her scathing letter, White described a Mass at Notre Dame in which women sitting[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Include Diverse Narratives in Israel-Palestine Debate

The goal of any activism around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must be to achieve peace through mutual understanding. The Georgetown Israel Alliance works toward this end by hosting events that display the wide variety of viewpoints surrounding the conflict. Last semester, GIA hosted Roots — an organization that facilitates dialogue between[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Respect Agency of Women

Lucy Flores. Amy Lappos. D.J. Hill. Caitlyn Caruso. Ally Coll. Sofie Karasek. Vail Kohnert-Yount (SFS ’13). Over the past two weeks, these women have shared their stories of how former Vice President Joe Biden, a well-respected politician who is reportedly considering a run for president, touched them inappropriately. These women[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Rebuild Trust in GUSA

When students talk about the Georgetown University Student Association, most often they remark offhandedly either that “GUSA doesn’t do anything” or “GUSA doesn’t matter.” The reality is not nearly as bleak: Students in GUSA can, and regularly do, accomplish meaningful change. The problem is partly perception: Students rarely know about[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LANDRE: Represent Disability in Media

LANDRE: Represent Disability in Media

Strolling down Wisconsin Avenue, I barely notice the young family passing me  — that is, until their daughter abruptly stops and points at me. “Mommy, what’s wrong with her?” she asks, staring with a mixture of horror and fascination. She was, of course, referring to the fact that I’m a[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Increase Streetcar System

In the 1960s, Washington, D.C., dismantled its extensive streetcar system, abandoning Georgetown neighborhood residents to find accessible transportation to downtown D.C. With the distance from Metro stations, long wait times for buses and high prices for ride-shares, Georgetown residents must decide between a fast commute and reasonable budget. Three years[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion