Opinion

BARER: Engaging in Productive Disagreement

BARER: Engaging in Productive Disagreement

Discourse about the pressing issues of our day — from feminism and religious liberty to climate change and antisemitism — models a profound lack of respect and goodwill. The ways in which I consume news and learn about the world are so effectively siloed off from the political other that[Read More…]

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

VIEWPOINT: Democracy Prevails in Diversity

Now that the final results from the 2018 midterm elections have — mostly — been tabulated, it is a good time to reflect on the fundamental health of our democratic republic. Most analysts and pundits have focused on individual races and their impact on the balance of power in Washington,[Read More…]

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

EDITORIAL: Respect Students, Adhere to Finals Policy

Study days are meant to be an undisturbed time for students to prepare for finals. However, some Georgetown University professors disrupt this time by violating the university’s finals policy. Under the Office of the University Registrar’s current policy, the university designates two to three days after the conclusion of classes[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 1 comment Editorial, Uncategorized

EDITORIAL: Increase Female Representation in Georgetown Leadership

In 1969, Georgetown University finally admitted female students into the college. Nearly 50 years later, the institution’s predominantly male leadership fails to include female perspectives. Since becoming fully coeducational, Georgetown’s female student population has increased, even surpassing the number of male students in recent years, with a gender ratio of[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
LIU: Cooperate for Positive US-China Relations

LIU: Cooperate for Positive US-China Relations

Two of the largest economies in the world, the United States and China, have a contentious relationship. These two powerhouses, the United States as a dominant power and China as a rising power, have divergent interests on global trade. The pair might fall into the “Thucydides Trap” as a result[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments 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