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

Clarity Against Cyberbullies

After a speech on the Senate floor that chronicled the brutality of online and cyberbullying in colleges across the country, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced legislation to fight bullying in institutions of higher education. With the introduction of the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2014 on March 27,[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Reason in Residence

The 2010 Campus Plan agreement has been a frustration for the Hilltop since it was reached in 2012. The university’s agreement to house 385 more students on campus by fall 2015 and 90 percent of students on campus by 2020 has certainly caused its fair share of problems for administrators[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Spreading Roomr’s Advice

With the recent launch of Roomr, a website that will help facilitate the process of finding off-campus housing, students can expect to make more informed housing decisions in the upcoming semesters. Roomr is a product of collaboration between the Students of Georgetown Inc., the Georgetown Student Tenant Association and the[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
A Question of Substance

A Question of Substance

Usually it’s the Supreme Court justices who get to ask the tough questions. But every so often, prominent public figures come to Georgetown, and undergraduates glean the rare opportunity to ask questions in return. Last Wednesday, those who attended Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s lecture received an index card[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

The Players’ Union

When the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern University football players could be considered university employees if they were on scholarship, schools across the country began anticipating possible ramifications for their own athletes. As it currently stands, colleges are poised to make enormous profits from the efforts of student-athletes,[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Coalescing for Reform

This past Saturday, Hoyas for Immigrant Rights participated in a march from the front gates of the Hilltop to the front gates of the White House in opposition to current immigration policies that have forced the deportation of over two million individuals from the United States. Hoyas for Immigrant Rights[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Mercy for Milzman

The Georgetown community watched with great attention as Daniel Milzman (COL ’16) was arrested, arraigned and detained by federal officials for possession of ricin, a deadly biological toxin, over the past two weeks. In a pre-trial detention hearing, Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola ordered Milzman’s release to Sibley Memorial Hospital[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Uber’s Risky Business

Uber’s Risky Business

In this age of convenience, ridesharing services such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar fit seamlessly into students’ lives. With few apparent drawbacks besides cost, Uber has gone unquestioned as many Georgetown students’ transportation method of choice, especially on weekends and on evenings when public transit is unavailable and taxis are[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top