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Georgetown Must Support Undocumented Students
Editorials, Opinion

Georgetown Must Support Undocumented Students

For those residing in the United States without documentation, including approximately 65,000 students, an uncertain future awaits. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to eliminate the pathway to legal residency for 11 million people. Undocumented students on Georgetown’s campus and across the nation need support in order to access the education many others may take for…

GUSA’s Smoking Referendum Falls Short
Editorials, Opinion

GUSA’s Smoking Referendum Falls Short

On Thursday, the Georgetown student body had the opportunity to vote on a GUSA referendum regarding a complete ban on tobacco consumption on the university’s main campus. The referendum is a non-binding measure to gauge the student body’s opinion toward such a ban. The poll is simply a barometer, and the administration has been clear…

Organize. Agitate. Unite.
Editorials, Opinion

Organize. Agitate. Unite.

We had gathered in the Voice office on Tuesday night to watch the election results come in, and as we left we found the above words scrawled across a brick wall in Red Square. They should guide the actions of young liberals as we continue to grapple with the reality of the coming presidency of…

Clinton Must Address the Root Causes of Trump
Editorials, Opinion

Clinton Must Address the Root Causes of Trump

Soon this circus will be over. And, barring catastrophic polling error, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will have likely won the presidency. She would do well to view Republican nominee Donald Trump not just as a defeated political opponent, but as the symptom of a disease that must be treated. While his candidacy seemed like a…

Vote Hillary Clinton/Timothy Kaine on Nov. 8
Editorials, Opinion

Vote Hillary Clinton/Timothy Kaine on Nov. 8

Now, more than ever, this country needs a competent and experienced leader to help guide American democracy away from the precipice it has neared during this election cycle. This editorial board believes that the only viable option to serve as the 45th President of the United States is Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee. As former…

Georgetown Should Be Prepared to Cut Ties with Nike
Editorials, Opinion

Georgetown Should Be Prepared to Cut Ties with Nike

A year has passed since student athletes protested Nike’s labor practices by taping over the Nike swoosh on their sneakers. Still, Nike remains the only licensee whose contract does not mandate compliance with the university code of conduct. This April, President John J. DeGioia sent a letter to Nike emphasizing the importance of the code…

Do not ignore “Caeser’s Photos”
Editorials, Opinion

Do not ignore “Caeser’s Photos”

On Thursday, Sep. 22, the Intercultural Center unveiled the exhibit “Caesar’s Photos,” focusing on the ongoing civil war in Syria. The conflict, now in its fifth year, has led to the deaths of over 470,000 Syrians, displaced 10 million people, and triggered a global refugee crisis. From 2011 to 2013, the Syrian military police were…

Kneel with GU Football Players and Cheerleaders
Editorials, Opinion

Kneel with GU Football Players and Cheerleaders

Last Saturday, in the middle of Homecoming weekend, the Georgetown University football and cheerleading teams lined up on the sideline of Cooper Field for the national anthem, played before the start of every football game. This game, however, 11 of the 85 active football players and 17 of the 19 varsity cheerleaders did not stand….

Stand with GU Facilities and Maintenance Workers
Editorials, Opinion

Stand with GU Facilities and Maintenance Workers

Some of the most essential members of this campus community are some of its least visible. Each morning, long before students and professors begin to walk the halls of Georgetown’s buildings, members of the maintenance and facilities staff work to prepare the campus spaces for their use that day. Without these workers, Georgetown’s day-to-day functioning…

GUSA Should Reconsider Position on Greek life
Editorials, Opinion

GUSA Should Reconsider Position on Greek life

Last week, Georgetown students received two emails regarding Greek life on campus. On September 14, the administration sent out a message reminding students of their unchanged policy on social fraternities and sororities and explaining their reasoning behind the policy. The next day, an email from the GUSA executive team sought to “refute some of [the…

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