Editorials

Organize. Agitate. Unite.

Organize. Agitate. Unite.

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11/18/2016

We had gathered in the Voice office on Tuesday night to watch the election results come in, and as we left we found the above words scrawled across a brick wall in Red Square. They should guide the actions of young liberals as we continue to grapple with the reality of the coming presidency of…

Clinton Must Address the Root Causes of Trump

Clinton Must Address the Root Causes of Trump

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10/29/2016

Soon this circus will be over. And, barring catastrophic polling error, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will have likely won the presidency. She would do well to view Republican nominee Donald Trump not just as a defeated political opponent, but as the symptom of a disease that must be treated. While his candidacy seemed like a…

Vote Hillary Clinton/Timothy Kaine on Nov. 8

Vote Hillary Clinton/Timothy Kaine on Nov. 8

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10/28/2016

Now, more than ever, this country needs a competent and experienced leader to help guide American democracy away from the precipice it has neared during this election cycle. This editorial board believes that the only viable option to serve as the 45th President of the United States is Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee. As former…

Georgetown Should Be Prepared to Cut Ties with Nike

Georgetown Should Be Prepared to Cut Ties with Nike

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10/14/2016

A year has passed since student athletes protested Nike’s labor practices by taping over the Nike swoosh on their sneakers. Still, Nike remains the only licensee whose contract does not mandate compliance with the university code of conduct. This April, President John J. DeGioia sent a letter to Nike emphasizing the importance of the code…

Do not ignore “Caeser’s Photos”

Do not ignore “Caeser’s Photos”

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10/06/2016

On Thursday, Sep. 22, the Intercultural Center unveiled the exhibit “Caesar’s Photos,” focusing on the ongoing civil war in Syria. The conflict, now in its fifth year, has led to the deaths of over 470,000 Syrians, displaced 10 million people, and triggered a global refugee crisis. From 2011 to 2013, the Syrian military police were…

Kneel with GU Football Players and Cheerleaders

Kneel with GU Football Players and Cheerleaders

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09/30/2016

Last Saturday, in the middle of Homecoming weekend, the Georgetown University football and cheerleading teams lined up on the sideline of Cooper Field for the national anthem, played before the start of every football game. This game, however, 11 of the 85 active football players and 17 of the 19 varsity cheerleaders did not stand….

Stand with GU Facilities and Maintenance Workers

Stand with GU Facilities and Maintenance Workers

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09/30/2016

Some of the most essential members of this campus community are some of its least visible. Each morning, long before students and professors begin to walk the halls of Georgetown’s buildings, members of the maintenance and facilities staff work to prepare the campus spaces for their use that day. Without these workers, Georgetown’s day-to-day functioning…

GUSA Should Reconsider Position on Greek life

GUSA Should Reconsider Position on Greek life

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09/22/2016

Last week, Georgetown students received two emails regarding Greek life on campus. On September 14, the administration sent out a message reminding students of their unchanged policy on social fraternities and sororities and explaining their reasoning behind the policy. The next day, an email from the GUSA executive team sought to “refute some of [the…

Georgetown’s Reconciliation Attempt Falls Slightly Short

Georgetown’s Reconciliation Attempt Falls Slightly Short

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09/21/2016

Last Thursday, Georgetown University announced the findings of its working group on Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation. The group’s recommendations include renaming Freedom Hall and Remembrance Hall, offering an apology, engaging with the descendant community, developing a public memorial, and establishing a new Institute for the Study of Slavery and Its Legacies at Georgetown. The University…

Pay Attention to the Task Force

Pay Attention to the Task Force

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09/01/2016

The Association of American Universities found that of 27 universities, an average of 23 percent of female undergraduates reported experiencing non-consensual sexual contact. This spring’s Sexual Assault and Misconduct Climate Survey, the results of which were released early this summer, found that almost one in three female undergraduates at Georgetown reported experiencing non-consensual sexual contact….

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