Editorials

Service with a smirk

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02/08/2001

A bureaucratic miscommunication, a confusing ballot and now, a vote under a cloud. Sure, that is a typical November in Palm Beach County, but unless questions are answered about last Friday’s student activities funding referendum, it could also describe a February in Georgetown. What went wrong? Who is to blame? What should this mean to the fate of a proposal slated to go before the Board of the Directors in less than a month?

Take me home tonight

By:
02/08/2001

Last week a Georgetown student was robbed at gunpoint just three blocks off-campus at 9:30 p.m. While this is an extremely alarming crime, it also brings into question what steps the University is taking to protect students’ safety, especially in regard to the SafeRides service.

Act locally (vote!)

By:
02/01/2001

We urge the student body to show their strong support for the student activities funding referendum that will be voted on this Friday. One of the glaring weaknesses of Georgetown University is its funding of student life. While the university is comprised of 6,200 undergraduate students, the equivalent of 12 students’ total cost to attend…

Think globally

By:
02/01/2001

The findings issued by a panel of 150 scientists from 99 nations at a U.N. conference on global warming in Shanghai last week should strike fear into the heart of every human on the planet. The scientists unanimously predicted that the average temperature of the Earth could rise by as much as 10.4 degrees over…

Politics of unity

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01/25/2001

In Saturday’s inaugural address, George W. Bush promised to work to build a single nation of justice and opportunity. The stated reason that this goal was attainable was not Bush’s deftness as a conciliating force, but the fact that “we are guided by a power larger than ourselves who creates us equal in His image.”…

Not a black-and-white issue

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01/25/2001

Questions regarding racial politics have plagued Mayor Anthony Williams since the day he entered office, and he continues to face the question the Washington Post asked at the beginning of his administration: Is he black enough? To some extent, Williams is not to blame for dealing with this issue. He stepped into a culture of…

Culture of consumption

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01/25/2001

With each passing day, the energy crisis in California grows more acute. Prognosticators of doom may have well-founded claims in this case, as predictions for the long-range impact of this crisis are growing more and more ominous. Utilities are reaching the brink of collapse, and it now seems that drastic action must be taken to…

Cleaning up the cabinet

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01/18/2001

Many across our country have risen in indignation over the nomination of John Ashcroft to be the attorney general, and perhaps their anger is justified. But Ashcroft is not the greatest threat to American democracy in George W. Bush’s cabinet. While Ashcroft’s positions on many social issues are extreme, the American public is fully aware…

Let boys be boys

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01/18/2001

The announcement by leaders of the Reform Jewish movement recommending that their congregations withdraw their support of the Boy Scouts of America sets a strong example for other groups to follow in the fight for gay and lesbian equality. The Boy Scouts won a legal victory last June when the Supreme Court upheld the right…

A bill on the hill

By:
01/18/2001

In a tradition almost as time-honored as the inauguration of a new president itself, throngs will descend upon our fair city for a round of protests this weekend. In a sense, we have seen it all before. In fact, many of the organizers of these rallies were responsible for the World Bank-International Monetary Fund protests…

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