Editorials

Support GUAPA’s Petition to Keep GUPD Unarmed

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06/11/2018

This editorial was originally written in response to GUAPA’s letter to President DeGioia from May 5, 2018. On May 5, 2018 Georgetown United Against Police Aggression (GUAPA) delivered a letter to President DeGioia urging him to keep GUPD unarmed. The letter was released in response to an earlier effort by GU Advocates for Responsible Defense…

GUPD Should Not Be Armed

GUPD Should Not Be Armed

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04/29/2018

The GU Advocates for Responsible Defense (GUARD) presented the Office of the President with a letter arguing that GUPD officers should be trained and equipped with firearms on April 13. A group of about 20 Georgetown students signed the letter anonymously, and leaders of the group made it public. The letter condemned the university’s current…

Media Must Cover Police Shootings Responsibly

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04/20/2018

Within the last three weeks, there have been two high-profile police shootings of unarmed black men. On March 18, Sacramento Police officers shot and killed Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s backyard as a police helicopter hovered above the scene. Video from both the police helicopter and the responding officers’ body cameras show the scene in…

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

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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…

Letter to the Editor: Stay Engaged in Qatar

Letter to the Editor: Stay Engaged in Qatar

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03/19/2018

On the Feb. 9, the Editorial Board of The Georgetown Voice published an article, titled “Time to Quit Qatar,” calling on the university’s leadership to close its Qatar campus. However, with the rise of racism and xenophobia in the world today, it is all the more essential for a university like Georgetown to engage with…

Walk Out for Gun Violence Prevention on the 14th

Walk Out for Gun Violence Prevention on the 14th

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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…

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