Opinion

Factor-Pickens: Collectively Improving GUSA and Student Life

Georgetown is a special place because its students do great things. Georgetown students have vast potential, and there is nothing they cannot overcome by working together. That’s where GUSA should come in; GUSA should be the vehicle for improving student life and the voice of students. Going door-to-door during this[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Eisenberg: Refusing to Be Too Politically Correct

Last Thursday I landed in Minnesota, eager to attend Creating Change, the Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s annual queer leadership conference. Crowded into Minneapolis’ Hilton were 2,600 LGBTQ activists from all stripes of life, prominent leaders in the movement attending alongside relative novices like myself. Over the weekend, I got[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Vague Noise Law Spells Doom For Students’ Rights

On Feb. 2, Georgetown students received an email from Vice President of Student Affairs Todd Olson about a change to D.C. law. The Disorderly Conduct Amendment Act of 2010, quoted in the email, reads: “It is unlawful for a person to make an unreasonable loud noise between 10 p.m. and[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Dulik: Reagan Was a President to Remember

Last Sunday, America celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Reagan. From General Electric commercials excitedly gushing about their original spokesman, to Sarah Palin tweeting up a storm, to Super Bowl tributes, to the “Ronald Reagan Honeymoon Package” ($1200 to spend a night in Ronald and Nancy[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments Opinion

New Candidates Must Build on Past GUSA Successes

In just under two weeks, Georgetown students have a remarkable opportunity to completely remake student life at Georgetown. After this year’s passage of Student Activities Fee and Endowment reform and last year’s club funding reform, the outgoing President Calen Angert and Vice President Jason Kluger administration has overseen the largest[Read More…]

by February 10, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Fischer: Goat Hide, Nudity and a Search for the Real Valentine’s Day

You may call me a hopeless romantic, but Feb. 14, is one of my favorite holidays of the year. My annual activities for the day are pretty conservative and traditional. I undress, then grab a couple of strips of goat hide and run through the streets, lightly hitting any woman[Read More…]

by February 8, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Gilbert: Vindicating Video Games

“Playing games is a waste of time.” We have heard, been told and believed this line ever since the Ancient Greeks tossed around sheep knucklebones in a game called astragaloi over 3,000 years ago. From their humble origins, games have maintained their connotation of uselessness as they developed from simple board games[Read More…]

by February 8, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Paragamian: An Apple a Day Keeps Financial Woes Away

In my first column, I proposed asking ourselves one simple question as a starting point towards identifying profitable stock market investments: How do I spend my time and money? To illustrate my point, I discussed how investing in Chipotle and Starbucks a year ago — had we asked ourselves this[Read More…]

by February 8, 2011 0 comments Opinion
New Campuses, Same Old Tuition

New Campuses, Same Old Tuition

The Office of International Programs often touts the consistency in tuition across its study abroad programs. No matter where in the world you go with a Georgetown program, you can be sure that your tuition will remain the same. But what the Office of International Programs fails to mention is[Read More…]

by February 8, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Little Time in Cairo Yields Big Lessons

My understanding of the situation in Egypt is limited. Here’s what I know: President Hosni Mubarak has been in power since 1981, and his government is beset by corruption; the country has stabilized but stagnated under Mubarak’s rule; protesters are calling for reforms, including presidential term limits and an increased[Read More…]

by February 8, 2011 0 comments Opinion