Opinion

FRANZ: Ordain Female Leaders

FRANZ: Ordain Female Leaders

I have more rosaries than I know what to do with. I have a glow-in-the-dark rosary from Sunday school, a rope rosary with knots instead of beads, and plastic rosaries in every color of the rainbow. My younger self saw these rosaries as little more than beautiful beads until my[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Publicly Condemn Fraudulent Students

Three weeks ago, the Department of Justice released an indictment implicating parents and students in a college bribery scandal. Georgetown University was among the institutions named. Since the news was released, Georgetown students have signaled — varying in form from memes to viewpoints in Washingtonian — that we do not[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 4 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Support Black Survivors

This editorial discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. Last Friday, the Georgetown University S.T.O.P. coalition delivered a petition to the Office of the Provost calling on the university to increase resources for black female survivors of sexual assault.[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 1 comment Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Extend Leo’s Dining Hours

Food insecurity should not be a campus reality. But O’Donovan Hall’s restrictive hours and closure during breaks leaves those dependent on the university for food desperately searching for affordable meals. To reduce food insecurity on campus and allow students to use the meal plans they paid for, Hoya Hospitality must[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

VIEWPOINT: White Supremacy in New Zealand

“Hello, brother.” Those were reportedly the last words of Haji Daoud Nabi as he stood by the entrance of the Al-Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. The 71-year-old Afghan refugee was among the first killed when a gunman stormed two mosques on Friday, March 15, 2019, and began firing indiscriminately[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments Opinion

VIEWPOINT: Combat Islamophobic Rhetoric

Last week, two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, were attacked during Friday prayers. Masjid Al Noor and Dar Al Hijrah collectively lost 50 community members, alerting many outside of the Muslim community to the harsh reality of Islamophobia. But when news of the attack in New Zealand surfaced, neither I[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Expel Frauds, Recognize Privilege in Admissions

On March 12, the United States Department of Justice charged 50 people across eight universities in the largest college admissions scam in history. Five Georgetown University parents and two current students were implicated in the indictment, shocking and breaching the trust of the university community. These two students were complicit[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 3 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Reduce Summer Housing Costs

In the next few weeks, Georgetown University students will hear back from summer internship programs. But for many students with financial need, the university’s prohibitive summer housing costs overshadow the good news of receiving an internship offer in Washington, D.C. Georgetown charges $450.60 a week for summer housing occupied longer[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 1 comment Editorial, Opinion

VIEWPOINT: Reduce Diplomatic Ball Prices

This year, tickets for the School of Foreign Service’s annual Diplomatic Ball are $81 including tax — a significant amount of money for any Hoya. Those who are hit hardest, however, are students already under financial distress. Arguably a bucket-list event for Georgetown students, the Diplomatic Ball gives Hoyas the[Read More…]

by March 21, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Stop Relishing College Scandal

Imagine that one of the worst decisions you had ever made was suddenly common knowledge and playing across every screen. Imagine that memes mocking your mistake were amassing hundreds of likes, loves and laughs every day. Imagine that the people in your community were the ones with the most hurtful[Read More…]

by March 19, 2019 13 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top