Opinion

IGLESIAS-AYALA: Pioneering Minority Representation

IGLESIAS-AYALA: Pioneering Minority Representation

The Spanish translation of this article can be found below. La traducción al español de este artículo se puede encontrar a continuación. First-generation women of color are faced with pursuing and upholding representation in systems that are not made for us. Though Georgetown has taught me how to achieve representation[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Implement Tuition Freeze

Next year, Georgetown University students will not need to pay the Yates Field House standalone fee. Removing the Yates cost, however, hardly distracts from Georgetown’s consistent and hefty tuition increases. The university announced in a Jan. 16 campuswide email that tuition would increase by a net 2.8 percent for the[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 1 comment Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Refine Diversity Requirement

A superficial and uninspired execution of the diversity requirement has failed to provide the majority of Georgetown University students with perspectives that reach beyond their own. The diversity requirement, implemented in 2016, was meant to prepare Georgetown students to engage with different traditions and become global citizens. Despite this lofty[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
BIGGIO: Appreciating Nonaesthetic Feminism

BIGGIO: Appreciating Nonaesthetic Feminism

Most college students can point to one or more conduits through which they self-brand. My personal favorite is my yellow Hydroflask water bottle, where I display stickers revealing my Zodiac sign, my favorite boba chain and my allegiance to H*yas for Choice. Other venues you may use to display your[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LEE: Challenge Cultural Binaries

LEE: Challenge Cultural Binaries

Introducing myself became a burden when I arrived at Georgetown University. I opened my mouth to give a breezy response about where I’m from, just as others did, but I struggled to find the right words. I was born in South Korea, but that’s not quite where home is. I[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Cease Delays on Title IX Coordinator

This editorial discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. Georgetown University wants its students to “be heard,” according to the 2019 Campus Climate Survey marketing campaign. And yet, the university’s prolonged delay in hiring a new Title IX coordinator[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Ease Transition to Live Registration

Over two months after Georgetown University abruptly announced a transition to live registration for classes, the university registrar has failed to respond to pressing student concerns about the new process. Instead, it has abandoned students to grapple with the change on their own. Georgetown’s implementation of the new system replaces[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

VIEWPOINT: Vote Socio-Economic Inclusivity to GUSA

The four campaigns competing for the 2019 Georgetown University Student Association executive seek to represent a wide variety of students. However, these candidates fall short in addressing problems that face low-income and first-generation students at Georgetown. The socio-economic platforms of all tickets do not make actionable plans for their administrations[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Prioritize Mental Health in GUSA Elections

With intense academic demands and rigorous schedules, mental health care is essential for Georgetown University Student Association executive candidates to seriously consider. Candidates for the 2019 GUSA executive have all listed mental health as a priority of their platforms, but have failed to provide feasible and effective policies to improve[Read More…]

by February 7, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: On LGBTQ, GUSA Candidates Unprepared

When it comes to LGBTQ issues, this year’s candidates for the Georgetown University Student Association executive offer little beyond the empty buzzword of “diversity.” To provide insight into what these candidates can do for the LGBTQ community, a coalition of the major LGBTQ clubs on campus — GU Pride, Queer[Read More…]

by February 4, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top