Opinion

Eisenberg: Foiling a Leo’s Meal Plan Scheme

Eisenberg: Foiling a Leo’s Meal Plan Scheme

This week, my third semester at Georgetown begins. For me, that spells four more months of essays on Kant’s sex life, procrastination of Yates visits and poor decisions made at Apex courtesy of the Burnett’s liquor dynasty. But one quintessential part of the Georgetown experience will be missing: daily treks[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments Opinion
Editorial: Stressful Add/Drop Process Can Be Remedied

Editorial: Stressful Add/Drop Process Can Be Remedied

The add/drop period manages to combine the uncertainty of a lottery with the frenzy of a survival-of-the-fittest competition. After departing for the holidays with a bulky pre-registration course load, many unfortunate students arrive back to campus to find themselves enrolled in as few as two courses. These students are often[Read More…]

by January 14, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Understanding the Essence of Christmas

In an old Peanuts cartoon, Lucy approaches Charlie Brown with a large piece of paper in hand. She tells him: “This is my `git’ list, Charlie Brown.” While Charlie looks on in amazement, Lucy explains: “These are all the things I figure I’gonna `git’ for Christmas from my two grampas[Read More…]

by December 7, 2010 1 comment Opinion

Mullikin: Appreciating the Misunderstood Private contractors are temporary workers in what politicians hope will be temporary conflicts.

Private contractors are temporary workers in what politicians hope will be temporary conflicts. Blackwater. Triple Canopy. DynCorp. KBR. According to some, employees of these four security giants are mercenaries. While they generally prefer the term “civilian contractors,” they are modern corporate warriors. The civilian contractors, mostly ex-soldiers or former police[Read More…]

by December 7, 2010 0 comments Business, Opinion

Newest Aimless Facebook Trend

As you might have noticed, many of your Facebook friends became virtual cartoon characters as another Facebook campaign was launched at the end of last week. But just like most social networking campaigns, its rapid following and good intentions disguise its limited impact. Over the last few days, thousands of[Read More…]

by December 7, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Unnecessary Meddling Not the Solution

Georgetown University Student Association’s Student Activities Fee and Endowment reform makes a noble attempt at resolving the funding problem facing student groups, but goes way too far. No club on campus needs its budget tripled, and GUSA has no actionable plan for how the additional funds will be spent. Contrary[Read More…]

by December 7, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Appreciating the Misunderstood

Blackwater. Triple Canopy. DynCorp. KBR. According to some, employees of these four security giants are mercenaries. While they generally prefer the term “civilian contractors,” they are modern corporate warriors. The civilian contractors, mostly ex-soldiers or former police officers, draw their paychecks from short-term contracts with the Pentagon or State Department[Read More…]

by December 7, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Vote No on SAFE Reform

The two words can be found in large font and blue ink on signs plastered across campus today: “Vote Yes.” Faced with a referendum on Student Activities Fee and Endowment reform, students may take one of three routes: heed the command on the signs, opt out of the voting entirely,[Read More…]

by December 7, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Editorial: Getting to the Core Are the goals of the undergraduate core curricula being fully realized?

What does it mean to hold a Georgetown degree? Every undergraduate receives a degree in a major or even two, which allow for concentration in a specified field. Still, major requirements fill, at most, only half of the average student’s credit hours over four years. Another portion of undergraduate courses[Read More…]

by December 3, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Values Without Borders

A woman’s role in society can be a touchy subject in Arab countries. But with the establishment of the new women’s center at the School of Foreign Service’s Qatar campus, Georgetown has reaffirmed its commitment to promoting equal opportunity for all. Qatar, a state with a booming economy, seeks to[Read More…]

by November 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion