Editorial Board

Teacher Walkouts Show Unfair Conditions

Teacher Walkouts Show Unfair Conditions

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04/13/2018

Teachers across the country are walking out of classrooms for better pay and support from their state governments. Starting in West Virginia, where a nine-day strike resulted in a 5 percent pay raise for teachers, and spreading to Oklahoma and Kentucky, teachers are mobilizing to protest poor pay, bad benefits, and cuts to school budgets….

Howard Students Take Necessary Action

Howard Students Take Necessary Action

By:
04/13/2018

Hundreds of Howard University students staged a nine-day sit-in late last month to protest misappropriated financial aid funds, long-standing deterioration of housing conditions, and lack of transparency in administrative communications. HU Resist, a student-led social justice group, organized the occupation, the longest in the university’s history, refusing to leave the Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Administration Building…

Student Artists Deserve Better

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03/23/2018

This week is Arts Week on campus, an annual celebration of the arts and the students who create them. It is also an occasion to remember that the many artists in our community often have to overcome barriers that make it difficult to excel and pursue their passions here on campus. This editorial board believes…

Walk Out for Gun Violence Prevention on the 14th

Walk Out for Gun Violence Prevention on the 14th

By:
03/02/2018

When 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida were murdered on Feb. 14 by a former MSD student, the United States once again began down a familiar path. There were calls for thoughts and prayers, calls for increased background checks, calls for better school security, mental health, armed teachers—…

D.C.’s Amazon Bid Neglects Residents’ Needs

D.C.’s Amazon Bid Neglects Residents’ Needs

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03/02/2018

Earlier this month, consulting firm Hamilton Place Strategies released a report ranking Washington, D.C. the most qualified of the 19 U.S. cities that Amazon is considering for its “HQ2,” the company’s proposed second headquarters. The report ranked each city based on four factors: transportation; education; business, lifestyle, and culture; and connectivity. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser…

Vote Nair/Rahman for GUSA executive

Vote Nair/Rahman for GUSA executive

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02/21/2018

This year’s GUSA executive election features another slate of lackluster tickets that fail to inspire excitement or address the apathy towards GUSA from the general student population. This campaign should be an opportunity to bring important student issues to the forefront of conversation on campus, but instead it repeatedly falls into the trading of empty…

Fin/App Must Not Repeat Funding Mistakes

Fin/App Must Not Repeat Funding Mistakes

By:
02/16/2018

This is the most important month of the year for most campus organizations. For two hectic weeks, tickets for GUSA executive compete in a campaign full of profile picture advertisements, nearly life-size posters, and candidate debates. But there are also other important decisions for the 2018-2019 academic year that will not occur on election day….

Georgetown Should Pay Reparations to the Descendants of the GU272

Georgetown Should Pay Reparations to the Descendants of the GU272

By:
02/16/2018

Maryland Jesuits sold 272 slaves to plantations in Louisiana In 1838, to keep Georgetown financially afloat. In recent years, the university administration has attempted to make amends with the descendants of the 272. In September 2016, the university’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation released its recommendations that the university formally apologize and offer…

Georgetown Must Make Tuition Affordable

Georgetown Must Make Tuition Affordable

By:
02/09/2018

Last month, the office of the provost emailed the Georgetown community to announce that tuition rates for the 2018-2019 academic year would be raised by 3.5 percent. Georgetown is just one of many colleges nationwide where the cost of attendance is steadily increasing out of proportion to inflation. The trend towards more expensive tuition is…

Time to Quit Qatar

Time to Quit Qatar

By:
02/09/2018

2018 marks the 13th  anniversary of the opening of Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q). Georgetown’s satellite campus in Doha is a joint partnership between the university and the Qatar Foundation. Although the Qatar Foundation bills itself as a private non-profit, Qatar’s ruling House of Thani holds three of its key leadership positions, and the U.S….

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