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Hidden Hegemony: Oppose Harmful Rhetoric and Protect Our Criminal Justice System

Hidden Hegemony: Oppose Harmful Rhetoric and Protect Our Criminal Justice System

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12/02/2016

On Nov. 8, California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maine legalized recreational marijuana use, bringing the total number of states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana use to 28. This kind of development under the Obama administration has become both normal and legally uncomplicated. The Cole Memo, written by and named after Deputy Attorney General James Cole, dictated that the Justice Department back…

Creating Fields for Discussion and Feelings of Loss

Creating Fields for Discussion and Feelings of Loss

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12/02/2016

I have a picture on my desk from 2006. It shows me in Seattle over spring break visiting my aunt, uncle, and cousins. It is the first time I can remember being there. We did all the touristy things we could. On the coldest and rainiest day of our stay, we all decided to go to the tulip festivals….

Hidden Hegemony: Who Gideon Leaves Out

Hidden Hegemony: Who Gideon Leaves Out

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11/11/2016

In middle school, and again in high school, when I learned about Gideon v. Wainwright, the 1963 case that went to the Supreme Court and gave defendants in legal cases a constitutional right to a lawyer, I don’t think I ever really thought about it. I mean, I think I understood the virtue in reaffirming…

Open Access: Making Mental Health a Priority

Open Access: Making Mental Health a Priority

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10/13/2016

My friend once told me that his psychiatrist charges $700 per visit, does not take any insurance, has a six month waiting list, and requires booking three visits at once, one month apart. I thought he was joking, and when I realized he wasn’t, my mouth hung open. I quickly closed it— I figured there…

Hidden Hegemony: The Call for a Deeper Reconcilliation

Hidden Hegemony: The Call for a Deeper Reconcilliation

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10/13/2016

A little over a week ago, President John DeGioia appeared on a panel with Ta Nehisi Coates and Drew Faust, Harvard University’s president, as part of the Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum. Coates’ segment,“An Evening with Ta Nehisi Coates”, centered around questions of culture, race, and politics. The conversation with Degioia and Faust explored the recent…

Open Access: Is Georgetown Prepped?

Open Access: Is Georgetown Prepped?

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10/01/2016

Georgetown Health Services has recently begun offering Truvada, more colloquially known as PrEP, to the student body through the Student Health Center. Truvada is a pre-exposure prophylactic drug for HIV. When taken regularly, Truvada reduces the risk of contracting HIV by 90% according to its website. Generally, Truvada is prescribed to those who are currently…

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