Isaiah Fleming-Klink Hidden Hegemony: Housing Accessibility Is Missing From Our Conversations

In an August campaign rally in Ohio, after months of describing his perceptions of despair and dissolution in America’s “inner cities,” candidate Donald Trump urged black and Latino voters to offer him their support. He asked, “What do you have to lose?” Then came the confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson—a man with no ostensive experience...

Alan Chen And Now for Something Different: Why Is Everything so Obvious?

As a math major, there’s nothing I hate more than when a professor points to a theorem and says, “The proof is obvious.” More often than not, I then sit there confused. I definitely don’t understand the logical leaps required to arrive at the conclusion, but, looking around at my classmates’ silence, I don’t dare...

Kenneth Lee Dividing Lines: Who Owns the Culture My Friends Appropriate?

A few weeks ago, I brought a friend to a delightful reception celebrating the Lunar New Year at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. A lion dance troupe broke out the drums, the attendees broke out the smartphones, and someone from the Chinese embassy broke out the cabbage for small children to throw at the furry...

Opinion

Carrying On: An Open Letter to Latino Immigrants

Carrying On: An Open Letter to Latino Immigrants

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03/17/2017

Before his joint session speech to Congress on Feb. 28, Donald Trump called for a “compromise” on immigration. This move came in light of increased U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and deportations. But while Trump built much of his campaign around the promise to have ICE deport the “bad hombres,” these raids have…

Bowser Funds Draw Questions

Bowser Funds Draw Questions

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03/17/2017

In recent weeks, a number of reports have surfaced concerning funds used in District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 2014 mayoral campaign. This editorial board believes that these reports, and the subsequent response by the mayor’s office, show at least carelessness on the part of the mayor and her staff, and are perhaps indicative of…

Breaking the Pattern: Encouraging Women to Speak Up

Breaking the Pattern: Encouraging Women to Speak Up

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03/17/2017

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell silenced Senator Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor, echoes reverberated to the ears of millions of women and girls across America who are already all too used to hearing the same thing from colleagues, coworkers, fellow students, and…

Change Needed in Basketball Leadership

Change Needed in Basketball Leadership

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03/16/2017

Georgetown invests in men’s basketball like its program is a national power. In recent years, however, performance has not met this level of investment. This editorial board believes that present conditions make improvement unlikely without intervention, and therefore urges the administration to address problems within the the basketball program. Head Coach John Thompson III has…

Library Cuts Set Harmful Precedent

Library Cuts Set Harmful Precedent

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03/04/2017

Lau saw its 2016 fiscal year budget cut by six percent or $1 million, resulting in a 17.5 percent decrease in the library’s budget for principal collections of books, as the Hoya reported. While this editorial board commends the university for its commitment to preserving jobs within the library by not cutting from its budget…

Georgetown Must Support Refugees

Georgetown Must Support Refugees

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03/04/2017

On June 20, 2016, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced that the number of displaced persons in the world reached a record high at 65.3 million people. Of those displaced persons, one-third—or 21.3 million people—are refugees. In response to this humanitarian crisis, several communities nationwide, including two universities and the Holy Trinity Parish…


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