Austin Stollhaus

Burning Issues: Why Republicans Need Trump

Burning Issues: Why Republicans Need Trump

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05/01/2016

I’ll admit, I was hesitant to put my real name on this column. I worry I’m starting to come off as that rarest of Georgetown students, the Trump apologist. Let me say outright, I loathe the man. I wish Trump had stuck to starring on The Apprentice and running companies into the ground instead of…

Burning Issues: The #Chalkening

Burning Issues: The #Chalkening

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05/01/2016

The death knell of irony may have officially sounded last month. In the wee hours of April Fool’s Day, a group of students slipped out of Darnall Hall to execute their plan. Chalk in hand, they scribbled satirical pro-Donald Trump slogans outside the ICC. That day, visitors to Red Square found a new table set…

Burning Issues: Living Civilly

Burning Issues: Living Civilly

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04/10/2016

As housing season kicks into gear once more and new waves of Hoyas find out, to their dismay, that they’ll be living in VCW next year, the last few people without roommates find themselves scrambling to complete the process that half the school started in January. Even compared to the hassle of the townhouse lottery,…

Burning Issues: Board to Death

Burning Issues: Board to Death

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03/25/2016

Last week a group of GU students crossed cultural lines and borders to give a public demonstration of why we can’t have nice things. It all started when Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), protesting human rights abuses in the Occupied Territories, erected a large series of boards commemorating “International Israeli Apartheid Week.” The boards…

Burning Issues: Rhodes Gone Wrong

Burning Issues: Rhodes Gone Wrong

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03/03/2016

On Feb 15th, students at the University of Cape Town, South Africa started a riot. They vandalized statues, set fire to college transports, firebombed a vice-chancellor’s office, and burnt several paintings in a protest to “decolonise” public education. The internet’s keen-nosed irony hounds quickly discovered that one of the paintings burned was by Richard Baholo,…

Burning Issues: Unpaid and Unethical

Burning Issues: Unpaid and Unethical

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02/25/2016

Every Hoya has heard of the Hillternship. The opportunity to work at Capitol Hill itself, serving under the legislators who make the running of this country possible. It looks great on resumes. It provides invaluable experience, especially for those hoping to work in politics at some point in their lives. And if you’re from an…

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