Opinion

O’HARA: Depicting White House Priorities

O’HARA: Depicting White House Priorities

Art for the sake of art does not exist in the White House. With each change of presidency, the president meticulously chooses new artwork to display. The paintings and statues a president chooses in the White House are more than decorations on the wall; they are aesthetic political statements that[Read More…]

by February 3, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Correct Transgender Stereotypes

The founders of the United States once identified “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as inalienable rights granted to every person. Unfortunately, these rights are not currently enjoyed by America’s transgender citizens. Last week, the Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military[Read More…]

by February 3, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
MCGRAIL: Searching for God in Adversity

MCGRAIL: Searching for God in Adversity

When I was six years old, I was over the moon when my parents surprised me with a trip to Disney World. However, this trip to Disney marked the beginning of my wavering faith in God. I was raised in a Catholic household. My mother forced me to go to[Read More…]

by February 3, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Establish Buddhist Chaplaincy

When I attended the Jesuit Values Panel during New Student Orientation, the panel’s moderator claimed that Georgetown had “all major religious traditions represented.” However, the world’s fourth-largest tradition was missing: Buddhism. As a Theravada Buddhist from Thailand, one of my greatest fears in coming to Georgetown University was its identity[Read More…]

by February 3, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: No Endorsement, GUSA Candidates Underwhelm

After the tumultuous resignations in the Georgetown University Student Association last fall, this executive election promised a fresh start. Yet, in a campaign season marked by an attractive “Abolish GUSA” movement and another resignation, no ticket offers the solution students need and deserve. Georgetown’s student body needs a strong executive[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

VIEWPOINT: Support GU272 Referendum

Here I am. A Georgetown University student and a descendant of the 272, in the middle of a debate about reparations to families sold by Georgetown and the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus in 1838 — and enslaved by them for more than two centuries before that. I[Read More…]

by January 26, 2019 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SARDA: Living Between Labels

SARDA: Living Between Labels

I am half-Irish and half-Filipino. But if you asked anyone else, you might hear I am Spanish, Italian, Mexican, white, or a vague, “exotic” mix of all four. Some may count me as a woman of color, while others may believe I am appropriating the term. I have lived my[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KAWAR: Remedying the Distance to Home

KAWAR: Remedying the Distance to Home

During my first week at Georgetown, I was reminded of home in an unlikely place: a large tray of hummus at O’Donovan Hall. However, this bland, lighter shade of hummus was nothing like the rich, paprika-infused hummus that my grandma makes in my hometown of Amman, Jordan. After tasting the[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Dedicate Resources to CAPS

Nearly every syllabus emphasizes that Georgetown Counseling and Psychiatric Services is at your disposal if you are in need of mental health care. And yet, with student demand for services surpassing CAPS’ ability to provide them, mental health support for Georgetown students is far too often just an illusion. As[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Increase Textbook Transparency

At the beginning of each semester, Georgetown students scramble to find affordable textbooks in the short period between enrollment and when course materials are required for use. As few professors post textbook lists before registration, students are often left with no option but to drop classes or purchase expensive textbooks[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 1 comment Editorial, Opinion