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Mind What You Wear

Mind What You Wear

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10/13/2017

When the MoMa began to display Colin Kaepernick’s jersey in its halls as a part of an exhibit entitled “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” the display, and the exhibit itself, showed that the museum understood something very important about the things we do and don’t choose to wear. Jay-Z understood this too, when he wore Kaepernick’s…

No Place for Hate

No Place for Hate

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09/29/2017

In an unacceptable trend of actions meant to intimidate and threaten marginalized communities on campus, four swastikas were reported on Georgetown’s campus in the first four weeks of classes. The first was found in a VCW elevator on Sept. 6; two more were found the next day in an LXR elevator. The fourth swastika was…

DeVos Offers a Step Backwards

DeVos Offers a Step Backwards

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09/15/2017

In a speech at George Mason University last week, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced her intention to roll back Obama-era guidelines for how universities receiving federal funding handle cases of sexual assault. This editorial board believes that this decision by Secretary DeVos is an errant one and undermines the effort to prevent sexual assault…

Protections for Undocumented Students Under Attack

Protections for Undocumented Students Under Attack

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09/15/2017

Last week, President Trump reneged on a promise and threw the livelihoods of 800,000 young people into jeopardy by announcing that he plans to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Those affected are people who moved to the United States with their parents as children and have completed or are working…

Nike Decision a Victory for Student Activists

Nike Decision a Victory for Student Activists

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09/06/2017

Georgetown University announced on Wednesday that it has signed a new licensing agreement with Nike, Inc., and has facilitated a protocol between the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) and Nike, which allows for independent WRC access to factories which produce collegiate apparel. In doing so, the university has upheld the agreement it reached with student protesters…

Dear Incoming Students…

Dear Incoming Students…

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08/30/2017

Welcome to Georgetown. It’s not our habit at the Voice to take ourselves too seriously. We believe in being aware of our own weirdness and our flaws and seeking out the weirdness in others. That’s the advice this Editorial Board gave the last incoming class, but as true as it still is, this year we…

Preserve Georgetown Day

Preserve Georgetown Day

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04/28/2017

Congratulations, Hoyas. You’ve made it through another grueling academic year, and the end to all the hard work you’ve put in these last two semesters is definitely cause for celebration. Today, the last Friday of classes, is Georgetown Day, a day to celebrate and relax as the term ends and finals approach. We at the…

March for Science: A Catalyst for Reaction

March for Science: A Catalyst for Reaction

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04/28/2017

Tens of thousands of scientists, researchers, and concerned citizens participated in marches all around the country and on all seven continents last Saturday. The march sought to advocate for greater public and government awareness of science and its importance in the public sphere. Titled the March for Science, the event took place on Earth Day,…

Proposed Cuts Damage District Arts

Proposed Cuts Damage District Arts

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04/07/2017

With the announcement of President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, which effectively shuts down the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), federal funding of art and culture is at the greatest risk since the agency’s founding in 1965. The NEA provides vital funds for local artists, theatres, museums, and other cultural institutions, and is especially essential…

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