Editorial Board

Support the New and Improved Women’s March

Support the New and Improved Women’s March

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01/17/2020

Last January, our editorial board wrote that there were several fundamental problems with the Women’s March. Even though we stood by the movement’s founding principles, we advocated sitting out the march. Last year’s Women’s March was regarded by many as evidence the grassroots uprising grew out of anger at President Trump’s election and was unsustainable….

Georgetown Should Commit to Ethical Data Use

Georgetown Should Commit to Ethical Data Use

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01/17/2020

Many colleges and universities have opted to begin using technologies that track the behavior of prospective and enrolled students online and on campus, respectively. This editorial board believes Georgetown should preemptively commit to the ethical use of data collection technology, both with respect to admissions and student life. As The Washington Post reported in 2019,…

Defend DACA, but aim for reform

Defend DACA, but aim for reform

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12/06/2019

In 2012, President Barack Obama made a promise to undocumented immigrants in the United States. With his passage of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA), undocumented people who were under the age of 16 when they entered the country—before June 2007—were granted the basic rights to attend school and work without fear of…

IMPEACH

IMPEACH

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12/06/2019

President Donald Trump must be impeached. Trump engaged in a months-long plot to coerce the new President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, into announcing two politically motivated investigations: one into the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and another into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. The evidence of the President’s pressure campaign is…

Solidarity with Hong Kong Student Protesters

Solidarity with Hong Kong Student Protesters

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12/02/2019

In November, Hong Kong police used excessive and violent methods to trap and arrest pro-democracy protesters congregating at local universities. Since protests across Hong Kong began in March, the frequency and severity of confrontations between police and protesters have escalated, in particular following policy changes in October that loosened the restrictions on the use of…

Rebrand the Washington Redskins

Rebrand the Washington Redskins

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11/24/2019

Last month, hundreds of activists protested at the Washington Redskins game in Minnesota. Many of the protesters, including Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, were Native American. “It is completely outrageous to me and so many others that the Washington football team name is a racial slur,” she said. This editorial board believes the Washington team…

Preserve Print Student Journalism

Preserve Print Student Journalism

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11/15/2019

It’s no secret that newspapers across the country have been going out of print at alarming rates. In our own backyard, The Washington Post’s Express stopped printing on Sept. 12, and The Diamondback, the University of Maryland’s student newspaper, ended its print run as of Sept. 30. Most recently, The Hilltop, Howard University’s student newspaper,…

Restore Neighborliness, Reorient SNAP

Restore Neighborliness, Reorient SNAP

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10/25/2019

SNAP stands for Student Neighborhood Assistance Program, but over the years, the acronym has turned into a verb with a less-than-positive connotation. To be “SNAPsed,” in Georgetown students’ vernacular, doesn’t mean to be assisted. It describes an unpleasant, frustrating, and often demeaning experience. The program’s goals are noble—It aims to foster safety, respect, and peace…

Fix Trauma Center Disparity in D.C.

Fix Trauma Center Disparity in D.C.

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10/25/2019

If someone were to sustain a traumatic injury in D.C.’s Anacostia neighborhood, the ambulance ride to the nearest qualified hospital could take as long as 30 minutes. That is because there are no trauma centers in Southeast D.C., despite the fact that rapid transport is essential to patients’ survival rate. This editorial board believes Southeast…

Reestablish the Civilian Conservation Corps

Reestablish the Civilian Conservation Corps

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10/11/2019

Our world is in crisis. Rising temperatures are causing more frequent and destructive extreme weather events with ever-increasing human and financial costs. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if the planet warms 2 degrees Celsius, the consequences would be catastrophic and irreversible. Two weeks ago, 12 presidential candidates took the stage in Gaston…

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