Editorial

Muriel Bowser for DC Mayor

Muriel Bowser for DC Mayor

The city of Washington, D.C., looks undeniably different today than it did 20 years ago. A growing Metro system, a shrinking unemployment rate, a sharp decrease in violent crime and a revitalized downtown are just a few of the accomplishments that D.C. can boast since the beginning of its social[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 8 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
JANET ZHU

A Point for Grading Clarity

Nothing is more frustrating to a motivated student than teetering on the cusp of a higher grade. As some students claim, it’s almost more painful to earn a 89.5 percent than to earn a 85 percent. Especially in disciplines like English, history and philosophy — in which participation is a[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

‘Utraque Unum’ Mistranslated

In recent years, Red Square has become the focal point of student free speech. From this month’s XL Dissent protests against the Keystone pipeline to the constant presence of unrecognized student groups like H*yas for Choice, individuals have come to Red Square to demonstrate their support for clear and open[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Achievement Over Aptitude

For many current Georgetown students, the SAT will be remembered as 2,400 points of anxiety, pressure and competition. After this month’s changes to the structure of the SAT, these feelings will be at least slightly alleviated, with the College Board taking steps to solve some of the longstanding academic and[Read More…]

by March 21, 2014 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Snow Day Solution

When many students were holding their breath in anticipation of a snow day Sunday evening, an email from University Registrar John Q. Pierce dampened the exciting prospect of a three-day weekend. Almost three hours before students received notice that classes had been cancelled Monday, Pierce informed the Georgetown community that the university[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
For Athletes’ Use Only

For Athletes’ Use Only

Universities have a lot to gain from varsity sports. Successful athletic programs bring widespread publicity and brand name recognition to university names. When administering programs to benefit varsity athletes, however, the university should take care to ensure that non-athletes receive a fair amount of attention and funding as well. In[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Demarginalizing Marijuana

The D.C. Council’s 10-1 vote to decriminalize marijuana is a welcome step to improving consistency in the enforcement of the city’s drug laws. While it is an encouraging sign that Mayor Vincent Gray (D) is expected to sign the bill into law, the District would do well to go further[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
A Climate for Activism

A Climate for Activism

In his speech on climate change at Georgetown last June, President Barack Obama declared, “I’m here to say we need to act.” This past Sunday, hundreds of protestors arrived in Red Square with that same intention. The protest, XL Dissent, drew students from more than 100 American colleges to march[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Scholars of Social Justice

As a course of study, the Program on Justice and Peace embodies Georgetown’s commitment to Jesuit ideals unlike any other. The College’s decision, therefore, to expand the program from a minor to a major last week represents a victory for the entire university, and it’s surprising only that it took[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Connect to Steady Progress

As their campaign showed us, incoming GUSA executives Trevor Tezel (SFS ’15) and Omika Jikaria(SFS ’15) have the ambition and the determination to enact positive change at Georgetown in the coming year. Past GUSA administrations have chosen to focus on one or two goals early in their tenure before addressing all of their campaign promises. Thus, in the past, students[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion