RUIZ: Bridging Faith and Spirituality

RUIZ: Bridging Faith and Spirituality

Before coming to Georgetown, I was only religious on Sundays. My family went to church every week without fail. However, once  my mind shifted from church to schoolwork, I turned my Catholic switch off, not thinking about God for the rest of the week. Looking back, I cannot help but[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Pilot Sunday GUTS Service

When Georgetown University students have time on Sundays to explore Washington, D.C., the lack of Georgetown University Transportation Shuttles limits students’ ability to travel into the city. Students have advocated for more accessible transportation into the District. While the administration has brought some changes, students still lack sufficient weekend transportation[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Foster Respectful Discourse

Rigorous debate is widely accepted as a vital part of students’ formative college years, when their beliefs can be challenged by exposure to diverse perspectives. Yet the attempts to suppress opposing viewpoints and hostile discourse around the recent GU272 referendum proves that Georgetown University students must do better to foster[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
BAJWA: Building Genuine Allyship

BAJWA: Building Genuine Allyship

Stuck in a classroom, I sat silently as white people dominated a conversation about race, controlling the narrative as they have done for centuries. Hand after hand went up, and not one belonged to a minority. Before I knew it, my white peers had transformed the conversation from a discussion[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Recognize Israel as Apartheid State

On April 12, the leaders of Georgetown Israel Alliance published an op-ed in The Hoya titled, “Include Diverse Narratives in Israel-Palestine Debate.” The article’s authors accuse Israeli Apartheid Week, a series of events hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine during the first week of April, of presenting a “one-sided,[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 5 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Demand Urgency in Creation of WGST Department

On March 1 — the first day of Women’s History Month — over 270 Georgetown University students signed and delivered a petition to College Dean Christopher Celenza’s office, calling attention to university inaction in forming a full women’s and gender studies department. Demands for a WGST department began in October[Read More…]

by April 25, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Defining Meaningful Goals

One of my most formative college experiences didn’t even happen at Georgetown University: it came, unexpectedly, during a study session in an Adams Morgan cafe. A friend and I struck up a conversation with a federal prosecutor of white-collar crime. As bright-eyed, first-semester freshmen, of course we each had an[Read More…]

by April 25, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Take Individual Responsibility in Recycling

Hanging from a tree above Red Square earlier this month, aluminum cans, water bottles and plastic containers clashed sharply with Georgetown University’s manicured landscape of and drew people’s attention to the problem of recycling that has long plagued Georgetown’s campus. Members of the Georgetown Renewable Energy and Environmental Network, led[Read More…]

by April 24, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Improve ICC Spaces

We’ve all felt the familiar sense of disappointment walking into the Intercultural Center. We’ve felt frustration from looking around at furniture and designs that feel like leftovers from the ’80s and concern about the failing state of this building, especially given that it serves as the home for the School[Read More…]

by April 24, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized

VIEWPOINT: 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 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top