BIGGIO: Finding Hope in Compassion

BIGGIO: Finding Hope in Compassion

Last year, I prided myself on my immunity to the “sophomore slump,” an experience of generalized apathy common among second-year university students. While many sophomores grapple with a dissipation of excitement after college loses its novelty, I delighted in my liberation from freshman-ness. Far from the terrifying loneliness of the[Read More…]

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

VIEWPOINT: ‘Perpetrators Are Being Found Innocent’: How Georgetown Continues to Fail Survivors

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. The author of this Viewpoint chose to remain anonymous and wrote with assistance from Emma Oechsner (COL ’21). All first-person references should be attributed to the anonymous author. You may[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Support Self-Expression in Clothing

Last month, Maryann White, a mother of four sons and a practicing Catholic, wrote a letter to the editor to The Observer, the student newspaper of a fellow Catholic institution, the University of Notre Dame. In her scathing letter, White described a Mass at Notre Dame in which women sitting[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Include Diverse Narratives in Israel-Palestine Debate

The goal of any activism around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must be to achieve peace through mutual understanding. The Georgetown Israel Alliance works toward this end by hosting events that display the wide variety of viewpoints surrounding the conflict. Last semester, GIA hosted Roots — an organization that facilitates dialogue between[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Respect Agency of Women

Lucy Flores. Amy Lappos. D.J. Hill. Caitlyn Caruso. Ally Coll. Sofie Karasek. Vail Kohnert-Yount (SFS ’13). Over the past two weeks, these women have shared their stories of how former Vice President Joe Biden, a well-respected politician who is reportedly considering a run for president, touched them inappropriately. These women[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Rebuild Trust in GUSA

When students talk about the Georgetown University Student Association, most often they remark offhandedly either that “GUSA doesn’t do anything” or “GUSA doesn’t matter.” The reality is not nearly as bleak: Students in GUSA can, and regularly do, accomplish meaningful change. The problem is partly perception: Students rarely know about[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LANDRE: Represent Disability in Media

LANDRE: Represent Disability in Media

Strolling down Wisconsin Avenue, I barely notice the young family passing me  — that is, until their daughter abruptly stops and points at me. “Mommy, what’s wrong with her?” she asks, staring with a mixture of horror and fascination. She was, of course, referring to the fact that I’m a[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Increase Streetcar System

In the 1960s, Washington, D.C., dismantled its extensive streetcar system, abandoning Georgetown neighborhood residents to find accessible transportation to downtown D.C. With the distance from Metro stations, long wait times for buses and high prices for ride-shares, Georgetown residents must decide between a fast commute and reasonable budget. Three years[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 1 comment Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Narrow GUSA Policy Goals

Nearly a month after Georgetown University Student Association President Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Vice President Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) were sworn into office, their efforts have been disappointing. Though the pair have just begun onboarding staff, they should ensure that the current passivity of the administration does not[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

VIEWPOINT: Respect Individual Freedom, Vote ‘No’ on GU272 Referendum

In our tolerant and liberal society, we place great emphasis on the individual and her ability to make free choices. When the state or some other institution imposes one particular moral outlook or range of choices, it is frequently met with resistance. In contrast, the individual is expected to weigh[Read More…]

by April 9, 2019 8 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top