Opinion

CARNES: Finding Hope in an Age of Survivors

CARNES: Finding Hope in an Age of Survivors

The voice of one of the migrants in the so-called “caravan” passing through Mexico has been echoing in my ears all week. On a podcast, I heard a reporter ask what the hardest part of his journey has been. He said, quite simply, “the walking.” He went on to explain[Read More…]

by October 29, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
MARTINEZ ADDIEGO: A Tradition of Human Dignity

MARTINEZ ADDIEGO: A Tradition of Human Dignity

While Jesuit values are often discussed at Georgetown University, our community would be well-served by understanding another set of teachings that transcends barriers of religious identity to acknowledge the worth of every person. Catholic social teaching draws upon Christ’s teachings of compassion to create a moral groundwork that inspires actions[Read More…]

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

EDITORIAL: Subpar Housing Merits Compensation

Faulty fire alarms. Disruptive, clamorous construction. Severe miscommunication from university officials to endangered student residents. Georgetown has proven unwilling or unable to address a wide array of housing and maintenance problems, many of which detract from residents’ health and safety. While these problems are not new to the Georgetown community,[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Editorial

URTZ: While Abroad, Pursue Meaningful Exchange

A few weeks ago, I was hiking with my classmates in Petra, the Bedouin site of ancient Nabatean ruins and a renowned UNESCO world heritage site in Jordan. The narrow canyons and spectacular rock carvings were dotted with vendors selling everything from bottled water to miniature replicas of the site.[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Intervene for Safer GU Community

This editorial discusses sexual assault. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off- campus resources. “I don’t think about it.” When Jackson Katz, co-founder of harassment prevention organization Mentors in Violence Prevention, asked men what they did every day to guard against being sexually assaulted for[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Editorial

VIEWPOINT: Construction Keeps Darnall Students Awake. We Deserve Support

Like clockwork, every Monday through Saturday at 7 a.m., I am woken up by the deafening sounds of drills, trucks and bulldozers from the MedStar construction project happening right outside my second-floor window in Darnall Hall — and those are the lucky days. Several times throughout the semester, the construction[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Foster Community for Women in Science

For many women at Georgetown University studying hard sciences like physics and computer science, isolation can encompass and overwhelm their academic experience. To increase female enrollment and retention in scientific fields where they are underrepresented, Georgetown University must actively promote community and mentorship for women. At Georgetown, 60 percent of[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LIU: Stop Senseless Sanctions on Iranians

LIU: Stop Senseless Sanctions on Iranians

“When the United Nations or the United States imposes sanctions against a regime […] it does not intend to create unnecessary hardships for innocent people,” former Secretary of State and current Georgetown University professor Madeleine Albright wrote in a 2000 paper about economic sanctions. “Good intentions, however, do not automatically translate[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KIM: Fighting the Freshman Fifteen

KIM: Fighting the Freshman Fifteen

When I started my freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania, I was shocked to see that every meal was buffet style and there was no limit to what I could eat. As a Korean immigrant who lived below the poverty line during middle school and high school in an[Read More…]

by October 22, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: ‘A Survivor Will Never Forget’: Sexual Assault in the Georgetown Neighborhood

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault in the Georgetown neighborhood. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. After my best friend was raped last year, I thought a lot about what I would do in a similar situation. Would I scream? Try to fight back?[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top