Connor Jones

Connor Jones is the former editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Voice. Before that, he edited its blog, Vox Populi and the features section. He was a double major in mathematics and economics and is from Atlanta, Ga. He can be reached at


Saxa Politica: The importance of local journalism

This may be the end. After three years writing for this preeminent newsweekly, my time as a reporter, editor, and columnist is ending soon. Over the course of my time... Read more


On the Record with President DeGioia

The Voice sat down with University President John DeGioia on Tuesday to discuss the accessibility of a Georgetown education. What follows is an abridged transcript of the interview. Paragraph breaks... Read more


Saxa Politica: Why you should care about the GUSA election

Last week, as I was fulfilling my duties as the Voice’s crisis-manager-in-chief, I had a meeting with my ethics professor. He asked how I was and I told him—this week... Read more


Saxa Politica: Brick by brick, building our story

It’s time to admit it: Georgetown’s buildings are ugly. With the exception of the main quad, Georgetown wasn’t designed in a unified architectural style. While we have enough soaring edifices... Read more


Saxa Politica: Inclusivity over exclusivity

The average Georgetown student is racing toward middle-aged life. You know the type: in a suit Monday through Friday, half of their net worth is tied up in investments at... Read more


Saxa Politica: This is what “student engagement” looks like

My experience being the closest thing to a talking head of Georgetown media has taught me one thing: when you’ve exhausted your list of people to criticize, there’s always an... Read more


Capital Cannabis: The campaign to legalize marijuana in Washington, D.C.

A poll conducted by Public Policy Polling released last April found that 63 percent of D.C. residents would support legalizing marijuana and regulating its sale for adults. Moreover, 75 percent of D.C. residents would approve of decriminalization. Despite the obstacles and potential pitfalls, marijuana activists remain confident that they can change the law via a 2014 referendum. With other states eyeing legalization in 2014, D.C. could both provide a symbolic victory to pro-marijuana activists and serve as a model for how the rest of the country should proceed.


Saxa Politica: GUSA’s Nanny State

Want better housing next year? Just make sure you’ve paid your library fines, and double-check that you’re not a bigot. GUSA hopes to combat the destructive forces of discrimination through... Read more


Saxa Politica: Free speech applies to all

When William Blatty (COL ’50) accused Georgetown of acceding to “intolerant orthodoxies,” I, like most of my peers, shrugged it off. Recently, though, I was forced to reconsider. In the... Read more


Saxa Politica: Breaking promises, slowly

If it seemed to casual observers that the GUSA leaders were violating the trust of administrators when they chose to publicly reveal what they had learned in private discussions, it... Read more