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Address Racism in Journalism

Address Racism in Journalism

By:
06/30/2020

As global demonstrations against racial injustice continue into their fourth week, the breadth of inequities being protested against has expanded far beyond the police brutality that ended the lives of George Floyd and countless other Black Americans. The pervasiveness of systemic racism and anti-Blackness is being confronted in all facets of American life. This editorial…

Prepare for nationwide vote-by-mail, before it’s too late

Prepare for nationwide vote-by-mail, before it’s too late

By:
05/27/2020

For a democracy to work, its citizens must be guaranteed the ability to participate in free and fair elections. Maintaining this guarantee while still requiring people to physically appear at polling locations is inherently contradictory due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s unconscionable to force anyone to choose between their health and exercising their right to…

Don’t leave Tara Reade behind

Don’t leave Tara Reade behind

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05/27/2020

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and the treatment of survivors.  In early March, Tara Reade accused former vice-president and likely Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in the spring of 1993, when she worked as a staff assistant in his Senate office. Two months after Reade first made the allegation,…

Respect Student Voices in Referenda

Respect Student Voices in Referenda

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04/02/2020

Students at Georgetown have precious few ways to have the university administration hear their voice. In a community with many diverse perspectives, the initiatives that the majority of students support should be given the utmost consideration by the university and, barring prohibitive logistical issues, be immediately implemented.  Sadly, this philosophy of how the referendum process…

Georgetown administration responds well to Covid-19

Georgetown administration responds well to Covid-19

By:
03/29/2020

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many universities have struggled to make the best decisions regarding instructional continuity and student safety. Georgetown has been transparent, communicative, and receptive to student opinions, which has made the transition easier for students and staff. This editorial board feels that the administration has done well in this…

Big Structural Reform for GUSA

Big Structural Reform for GUSA

By:
02/28/2020

Georgetown students don’t care about GUSA. They don’t think GUSA does anything, they don’t see GUSA as a tool for solving their problems, and they stereotype the people in GUSA as ladder climbers in it for the resumé boost. GUSA is broken, and it needs to be fixed. When this editorial board endorsed a ticket…

Support Georgetown’s Black Survivors

Support Georgetown’s Black Survivors

By:
02/27/2020

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault  ************************************************************************************************************************* It is extraordinarily powerful to watch determined students demand their rights before senior members of the university administration. Members and supporters of the Black Survivors Coalition have been occupying Healy Hall since Feb. 24 to protest the university’s inadequate response to demands for improved sexual assault resources…

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