Opinion

LEVY: Dispel Myth of Painless Brexit

LEVY: Dispel Myth of Painless Brexit

Unparalleled majesty. Renown spanning civilizations and millennia. An icon of ferocity and wild strength. For all the superlatives and hyperbole, it should surprise few that the unicorn is entirely mythical. As Brexit continues to unfold in the United Kingdom, the unicorn’s presence on the country’s coat of arms presents a[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Include Nontheist Voices in Dialogue

When I sat in the Jesuit Values Panel during New Student Orientation, I felt a disconnect. As each of the Georgetown chaplains spoke about their own faith traditions, I was left wondering why no one represented my voice on stage. I was raised in a secular household and am religiously[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
URTZ: Privilege Obscures Travel Realities

URTZ: Privilege Obscures Travel Realities

Over the course of my semester in the Middle East, I have been treated with graciousness and hospitality at nearly every turn. This treatment has not been sparked by my charming disposition: Being an American has conferred inherent privilege upon me as I travel abroad. Recognizing the advantages Westerners have[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

SCOVILLE: Building an Inclusive Newspaper

My time on The Hoya has been fairly common. I applied with the backing of a journalism education in high school and passed up paid internships (and occasionally skipped classes) to do my job, and I had the family and support network to help keep me here. My last 3½[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Expunge Pervasive Mold

Mold has invaded hundreds of dorms already this year, posing serious health risks to students. After years of half-measures and incomplete solutions, Georgetown University must treat this problem as the severe hazard it is. This semester, Georgetown students have seen their health worsened by mold in their dormitories, and the[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Amend Withdrawal Policy

Georgetown University should not penalize students for withdrawing from a course. Under Georgetown’s current policy, students can add or drop courses without penalty during the first week of school. While students do not face GPA penalties for dropping a course during the withdrawal period — the two-month period after add/drop[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 1 comment Editorial

VIEWPOINT: Eliminate Bias in Course Evaluations

At the end of each semester, students have the opportunity to shape our future learning by completing course evaluations. We should use these evaluations, typically biased against women and minorities, to help improve faculty diversity. Georgetown University’s administration must reconsider how it uses course evaluations, and students must reflect and[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
CHARCAS: Reclaiming Autonomy in Faith Formation

CHARCAS: Reclaiming Autonomy in Faith Formation

My identity as a woman of faith was once determined by the men in my life. My uncles, my grandpa — even my own father. These men had tattoos of the Virgin Mary on their chests, wore chains engrained with crosses and never missed Sunday Mass. But these men also[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Engage LGBTQ in Catholic Community

Once a month, the Catholic community here at Georgetown University hosts “Hospitality Sunday.” We order food, decorate Dahlgren Quad and stick around after Mass while faith groups advertise their programs. In September, a gay student ordered the food. A gay student played the piano. A gay student read the psalm.[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
KIM: Institutionalizing the Wisdom of Herbal Medicine

KIM: Institutionalizing the Wisdom of Herbal Medicine

When I was growing up as a Korean-American in Philadelphia, my mother used to give me Chinese herbal medicine for all kinds of ailments, ranging from headaches to stomachaches. For my college-educated parents, the efficacy of Chinese herbal medicine was unquestionable. When I asked my father about why he trusted[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top