Opinion

Rabin Legacy A Path to Peace

This Thursday marks the 15th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, a man whose death we still pay for, and whose legacy must never be forgotten. On Nov. 4, 1995, Rabin was shot and killed as he departed from a peace rally in Tel Aviv. The[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Rally to Restore Sanity Funny But Ineffective

Packing the National Mall with almost a quarter-million people in hopes of restoring sanity might sound perfectly sane, but the crowd assembled for Saturday’s rally led by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert was nothing short of organized, comedic mayhem. By 8 a.m., Metro train cars had trouble closing. People were[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Shortcomings of the Afghanistan Strategy

Since the publication of my last article for THE HOYA, (“Long-Term Forecast for Afghanistan Looks Grim,” Oct. 26, 2010, www.thehoya.com), I’ve been asked several times how the United States could win in Afghanistan, if in fact the current situation on the ground is so grim. I’ve been told that it’s[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments Opinion

North Korean Atrocities Are No Laughing Matter

I was shocked and disgusted after reading “Scandalous Halloween Costumes Put the `Ho’ in Hoya” (THE GUIDE, Oct. 22, 2010, G14). Although I am generally an avid reader of your weekly and usually excellent newsmagazine, I was thoroughly disillusioned by what I saw as a tasteless, insensitive and offensive piece[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Stifling the Student Vote

Most students who run for office while on the Hilltop dream of becoming a Georgetown University Student Association senator or, for the more ambitious, GUSA president. Jake Sticka (COL ’13) has his sights set a little higher. Today, Sticka will be among the youngest elected officials in the district when[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Back to Basics

Writing college-level papers is one of the greatest challenges freshmen must learn to overcome. Students who received top marks in high school are often disheartened by initial professorial critiques and even further intimidated by the idea of producing a real research paper. Georgetown attempts to soften that blow by requiring[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Scheduling Conflict

Imagine you are applying to be a resident assistant. While your upperclassman peers pair up and enter housing selection in late October, you diligently work on your RA application for the mid-November deadline. You then spend the next few months sitting back comfortably envisioning your private single or your spacious[Read More…]

by November 2, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Damage Control

Our university has spent over two centuries building a respected learning community. Although Georgetown’s undergraduates are sometimes known for having too much fun (just like students at most colleges) Georgetown graduates have a marked history of positively affecting their communities. In the national mindset, Georgetown is seen as a top-tier[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Vote Republican and Reinvest in America

America faces a stark choice on Tuesday. As millions of voters take to their polling stations nationwide, we must ask ourselves: Who is best prepared to lead America forward and restore and enhance the qualities that have made us the freest, wealthiest and most exceptional nation on earth? I am[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion

New Peace Strategies in DRC

On Oct. 11, French authorities detained indicted war criminal Callixte Mbarushimana, the head of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, a Hutu militia group operating in the eastern Congo. He was arrested in Paris on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. This arrest represents one[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion