Editorial

Living Wages for All

Of all the changes that happened in Georgetown this summer, one in particular is sure to make working students smile. On July 1, the long-awaited increase of the Washington, D.C. minimum wage took effect, boosting the hourly wage from $8.25 to $9.50. By July 2016, workers in D.C. — Corp[Read More…]

by August 26, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MICHELLE XU

Cheers to Student Input

With construction on the Healey Family Student Center well underway, Georgetown students and administrators have an important opportunity in the coming months. After Mason Inn and George bar owner Fritz Brogan (COL ’07, LAW ’10) was unable to reach a satisfactory financial agreement with the university to run a pub[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Making the Most of Move-Out

As students rush to leave campus at the end of the academic year, they are followed, at least in part, by a small but determined cohort of the District’s underprivileged, who take to dumpster diving to salvage what is left behind. This reality is a vivid and unfortunate depiction of[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

1,382 Degrees of Gratitude

On Saturday, the 1,382 members of Georgetown’s Class of 2014 will undoubtedly share feelings of joy and accomplishment as they walk across the graduation stage. From the moment that these graduates began filling out their applications to Georgetown more than four years ago to the last words of their senior[Read More…]

by May 16, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
How to Be a Bro Against Sexual Assault

How to Be a Bro Against Sexual Assault

We currently live in a world where gang rape blankets the news, where 48 women are raped every hour in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and where 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted in college in the United States. Recently, the topic of sexual assault has emerged as[Read More…]

Fighting Against Duplicitous Food Marketing

Each fall, incoming college freshmen start their undergraduate careers with a considerable amount of independence. For the first time, many of these seventeen- and eighteen-year-olds are forced to make their own decisions regarding classes, friends and meals. While it may become easier to adopt a routine surrounding classes and social[Read More…]

The Final Word: 2013-2014

In an eventful year for campus life, students made sure their voices were not lost in the university’s decision-making process. From Georgetown’s changing course of action on navigating the 2010 Campus Plan agreement to its responses to sexual assault and nontraditional gender identities on campus, students reacted dynamically and with[Read More…]

MEGAN SCHMIDT

Obliged to Provide Access

When Heather Artinian (COL ’15) reached out to the Academic Resource Center to request a sign language interpreter for a Georgetown University Student Association-sponsored LSAT prep course, she was issued a flat denial. Citing budget restraints and a lack of legal obligation, the ARC denied Artinian’s request, consistent with the[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Fanfare for Fiction

As another school year begins winding down and the Hilltop again begins the finals crunch, student anxiety becomes an unmistakable undercurrent of university life. Partial salvation, however, can be found in a familiar but estranged source – the oft-forgotten love of fiction. Despite their hectic schedules, students should consider setting[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Continuing the Courtyard

Georgetown often touts its commitment to its Catholic and Jesuit identity through rhetoric relating to everything from Alternative Spring Break to philosophy courses. The university displayed its commitment to its roots in a more tangible sense, however, by becoming the first location in the United States to host the Courtyard[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion