Amanda Chu

Amanda is the executive opinion editor and a junior in the School of Foreign Service. She hails from Queens, New York.


What the pandemic teaches us about disability and disaster

We will all benefit from a society that ensures the inclusion and security of all people—something that will only come with reforming the way we provide long-term care and the way we see disability


Students continue decades-long push for Asian American Studies at Georgetown

The summit takes place at a time of heightened anti-Asian sentiment and an uptick in hate crimes toward people of Asian descent.


Coalition for Workers’ Rights demands improved treatment for university employees 

A group of undergraduate students, graduate workers, and staff have come together to form the Georgetown Coalition for Workers’ Rights.

News Commentary

When it comes to child care, Georgetown must step up

For Georgetown faculty, finding affordable care for young children is near-impossible. In facing an American child care crisis aggravated by the pandemic, the university must step up to meet the challenge.


Carrying On: Becoming friends at a distance

Amanda Chu and Natalie Chaudhuri tell the fabled story of their friendship—from proseminar classmates to Voices editors to quarantine best friends.


Fauci urges young people to be responsible, avoids politicization of the pandemic

Georgetown students on Tuesday got the rare opportunity to hear a coronavirus update from Dr. Anthony Fauci himself.  Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and... Read more


Taking science out of the lab: STEM classes adjust to remote learning

Besides the standard textbook, General Chemistry II students have a new item to purchase for class this summer: a hands-on laboratory kit complete with chemicals, gloves, goggles, and other equipment... Read more

On The Pandemic

On the Pandemic: This Virus Has No Race

"With the rise in anti-Asian sentiment, I can’t help but feel uneasy in the rare times I do leave my house since the stay-at-home orders began. I wonder if the man who pushes his cart past mine in the supermarket sees me and feels hate. I worry if today might be the day some crazed stranger passes me or my family and reacts violently. "


Missing in Action: How Elite Universities Threaten K-12 Teaching

Every day, over 300,000 classrooms nationwide are missing teachers. The United States currently faces an overwhelming shortage of public K-12 educators despite growing student enrollment. In teacher-training programs, the number... Read more


Carrying On: The Hidden Cost of E-Scooters

Since their introduction to the D.C. landscape in September 2017, electric scooters, or e-scooters, have become as ubiquitous as rats in the Georgetown neighborhood. It is not uncommon to trip... Read more