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COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CHRIST | Temperatures  dropped to 10.4 degrees Fahrenheit on Jan. 29. The city gave a cold weather emergency alert because of the low temperatures, opening all low-barrier shelters during the extreme weather period.

Polar Vortex Temperatures Harm DC Homeless Community

Individuals experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C., faced increased risk of hypothermia from freezing temperatures and extreme wind chill brought by last week’s polar vortex. The Arctic cold front plunged 72 percent of the continental U.S. population into record-breaking freezing temperatures, according to CNN. In D.C., temperatures dropped to a low[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: ‘The Wire’ Revisited

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: ‘The Wire’ Revisited

The entertainment industry is arguably the most important conduit to understanding unfamiliar points of view. Yet through media depictions of minority groups, we must also acknowledge that these portrayals have contributed to and prolonged systemic and cultural oppression. From D.W. Griffith’s “Birth of a Nation” to Mike Myers’ “The Love[Read More…]

by July 13, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
ESTES: Building a Better City

ESTES: Building a Better City

Washington, D.C., has been my home for more than just my time at Georgetown. I moved here when I was 12, after my dad was transferred to the Pentagon, and I have loved this city ever since. Having lived here for a few more years than most, I feel that[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Seeing Home in ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

I didn’t read “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance because of its No. 1 ranking on The New York Times’ bestseller list. I read it because of its setting in Middletown, Ohio, a Rust Belt city, where I attended school and worked.[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Trump Taps Into Simmering Distrust

We have done it. After over 400 days since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president and one of the most incredible elections in a recent history, we have arrived at a fabled “Peak Trump.” Unless there is an unprecedented reversal of fortunes, Nov. 8 will see former Secretary of[Read More…]

by September 2, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Lead Poisons Social Justice

Environmental justice is often considered a majority-white and privileged form of social justice we should worry about after tackling more pressing social issues. However, this misconception creates a problematic complacency. It is so easy to disconnect environmental justice from issues of poverty, race and social equity. In our collective disconnect,[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top, Uncategorized

Train to Break the Cycle

As Georgetown’s Hunger and Homelessness Week nears its midpoint, university groups such as the Center for Social Justice and the Georgetown Ministry Center will continue to offer events that give students the opportunity to learn about and reflect on homelessness in the Washington, D.C., community. The events, spanning from panel[Read More…]

by November 17, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
KHAN: Consider Dangers of Divestment

KHAN: Consider Dangers of Divestment

Georgetown’s board of directors decided to end the university’s direct investment of endowment monies in coal this summer. Over the past few months, Georgetown University Fossil Free has committed itself to divesting the rest of our endowment from fossil fuels. Employing charged rhetoric and exaggerated cautionary tales, it claims in[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 7 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Concert Marks 45th Earth Day

Global Citizen Earth Day 2015, a free eight-hour event aimed at raising awareness for the issues of poverty and climate change, will take place on the National Mall to mark the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday. The Global Poverty Project and Earth Day Network have partnered for the[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top