Rebecca Zaritsky

Georgetown students attend Wendy’s boycott march

Georgetown students attend Wendy’s boycott march

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11/04/2016

On Oct. 30, the university’s chapter of the Student Farmworker Alliance (SFA) attended a march from the White House to a Wendy’s on New York Avenue in order to protest Wendy’s refusal to join the Fair Food Program. Georgetown’s chapter of SFA coordinated with other university chapters, as well as the Coalition for Immokalee Workers…

CAPS introduces accesible policies

CAPS introduces accesible policies

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10/21/2016

Over the summer, Georgetown’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) introduced two new policies to increase accessibility. The policies work to lower the cost and increase the anonymity of treatment and to expand treatment to students in the Georgetown Scholarship Program (GSP). CAPS has reduced the cost of their services dramatically. Evaluations and consultations are free…

Open Access: Making Mental Health a Priority

Open Access: Making Mental Health a Priority

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10/13/2016

My friend once told me that his psychiatrist charges $700 per visit, does not take any insurance, has a six month waiting list, and requires booking three visits at once, one month apart. I thought he was joking, and when I realized he wasn’t, my mouth hung open. I quickly closed it— I figured there…

Open Access: Is Georgetown Prepped?

Open Access: Is Georgetown Prepped?

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10/01/2016

Georgetown Health Services has recently begun offering Truvada, more colloquially known as PrEP, to the student body through the Student Health Center. Truvada is a pre-exposure prophylactic drug for HIV. When taken regularly, Truvada reduces the risk of contracting HIV by 90% according to its website. Generally, Truvada is prescribed to those who are currently…

The Case for Trigger Warnings

The Case for Trigger Warnings

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09/16/2016

This article contains a trigger warning for trigger warnings. Okay, that’s facetious. There has been a lot of backlash against trigger warnings lately, especially at universities. Recently, the University of Chicago put out a letter saying that it did not support “so called ‘trigger warnings’” because of the university’s “commitment to academic freedom.”e Now, academic…

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