Editorials

GUSA Fails Student Media

GUSA Fails Student Media

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04/07/2017

Full Disclosure: The Voice is a member of Media Board. We believe that student media serves a valuable purpose to the campus community. From the look of its Fiscal Year 2018 Student Activities Report, it appears that GUSA is unconvinced. The report outlined a 39.5 percent cut in the funding for Media Board, which serves…

Change is Required for Club Diversity

Change is Required for Club Diversity

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03/31/2017

The Voice has a diversity problem. We are not alone in this—as the recent op-ed in The Hoya about the lack of diversity in GUASFCU made clear. Yet when we gathered in our office to discuss our  own editorial board’s reaction to the article, we were again reminded that our editorial board is overwhelmingly white….

High Civilian Casualties Draw Concern

High Civilian Casualties Draw Concern

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03/31/2017

In March 1969, the Voice was founded in response to the Vietnam War, a conflict that had inflicted heavy civilian casualties. On April 27, 1971, this editorial board wrote, “We are more than tired of hearing about atrocities, massacres, and bloodbaths day after day…” Forty-eight years since this paper’s founding, U.S. military actions are once…

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…

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…

Prioritize Club Sports’ Space

Prioritize Club Sports’ Space

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03/04/2017

When the university closed the increasingly hazardous Kehoe Field last February, this editorial board approved of the move. It was right to end the use of Kehoe’s unsafe playing surface, but over the past year it has become clear that the university does not have a plan to provide other spaces to compensate for its…

Vote Mack/Andino for GUSA Executive

Vote Mack/Andino for GUSA Executive

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02/22/2017

As the GUSA executive election approaches, the Georgetown community is once again reminded of the student organization that ostensibly serves as the voice of the students to the administration. GUSA campaigns are typically spaces reserved for posturing on the parts of candidates as they appeal to various student groups by promising to bring change and…

Congress Must Stop Obstruction

Congress Must Stop Obstruction

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02/17/2017

On Feb. 13, Washington, D.C. citizens and lawmakers held a rally and meeting a block away from the Capitol Building as a part of the burgeoning #HandsOffDC movement. The movement was in reaction to a vote that took place in the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, in which the committee voted to block…

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