Editorial

Vote Lloyd and Ramirez

Georgetown students have two choices when it comes to their relationship with GUSA: engagement or apathy. As this brief election cycle comes to a close, we urge the former. Yet according to a poll conducted by The Hoya, 28.2 percent of likely voters remained undecided Sunday evening. Those voters as well[Read More…]

by February 25, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Coordinate the Date

Last year, the Diplomatic Ball and Relay for Life occurred on the same night, frustrating the participants and the orchestrators of both events. What many had hoped was an anomaly is becoming an unfortunate trend, illustrating the need for more centralized communication between student groups. Again, Dip Ball has been[Read More…]

by February 21, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Biking Up the Hilltop

With a nickname like the Hilltop, it seems implausible that Georgetown would ever receive an award for being friendly to cyclists. Yet, earlier in the academic year, Georgetown became the first school in the District of Columbia to be recognized as a bike-friendly university by the League of American Bicyclists.[Read More…]

by February 21, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

A Practical Credit

At the 2014 SkillHack Georgetown hackathon last weekend, a one-credit finance course, “Fresh Finance,” was proposed to correct a perceived lack of basic money management skills among students. The course proposal is practical and highlights an aspect of Georgetown education that is lacking: learning for learning’s sake. Most classes at[Read More…]

by February 21, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

Giving Voice to Survivors

On Feb. 10, GUSA and university administrators introduced to the Code of Student Conduct a new alcohol amnesty policy for cases involving sexual assault, which protects students who report sexual assault from being charged with an alcohol violation. This long-awaited shift in campus policy is a commendable example of the[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

An Appropriate Audit

On the first day of class it is common for teachers to tell students that participation will account for a large portion of their grade. Because this assessment is often based on a teacher’s subjective observations, it is only fair that students have access to the grade associated with this[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
Making Campus a Canvas

Making Campus a Canvas

Wellesley College made headlines last week after unveiling the “Sleepwalker,” a 5-foot-9 realist statue of a man wandering around campus wearing only his underwear. Some residents of Wellesley objected to the piece as a potential trigger for survivors of sexual assault or as simply distasteful; others defended the statue as[Read More…]

by February 14, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

A Finals Examination

Finals are creeping up faster than most of us would like to admit. While cumulative examinations have value in the sense that they hold students accountable for the semester, there is ample room for improvement in exam execution. We offer these 10 suggestions as a way to test the Georgetown[Read More…]

by November 22, 2013 0 comments Editorial

Small Talk, Big Impact

Not all small talk is of small importance, especially when it reflects serious social trends on campus. With students in the throes of the semester, hardly a conversation goes by on the Hilltop without an enumeration, and occasional exaggeration, of how much stress either party is under. There is nothing[Read More…]

by November 18, 2013 0 comments Editorial

The Science of Success

It is encouraging to see the Undergraduate Science Research Fair place a greater emphasis on including and engaging students on the forefront of research projects. Last Wednesday’s research fair, an annual event in Sellinger Lounge put on by Georgetown Psi Chi, the international honor society of psychology, featured posters and[Read More…]

by November 18, 2013 0 comments Editorial