Why my OCD diagnosis meant so much
At this point, it was pretty clear that there really was something different about the way my brain worked. Or at least, there had better be.
Georgetown’s ROTC balances training, class, and administrative hurdles
Before sunrise, cadets and midshipmen are already awake, running laps at the Reflecting Pool or doing pushups on Georgetown’s front lawn as part of an arduous exercise regime. Being a... Read more
When Neutrality Isn’t Enough: Exploring multipartiality in the classroom
Implementing multipartiality provides participants with a consideration of counter narratives, as well as a consideration of why these perspectives are so often suppressed. This question of “why?” provides insight as to the function of larger structures, including the education system itself.
May Digital Issue
Hello Voice readers, We want to start with a quick message from our editor-in-chief, Roman: “When I started making these Table of Contents in October, I wanted to make a hub... Read more
‘Of dizzying beauty’: The many faces of Georgetown’s Black art community
As part of Georgetown's diverse, vibrant Black art community, six Black creatives discuss what they dream of—and how to get there.
Gay Men Still Can’t Easily Donate Blood: Why the FDA should end their discriminatory deferral
To be clear, I am not advocating for a complete overhaul of the pre-blood donation screening procedure for every individual; rather, I am looking for more nuance when it comes to screening homosexual and bisexual men.
Canadian post-punk band Dish Pit showcases grime, grit, and glamor on debut LP
Content Warning: This article mentions sexual assault. It is hot and sweaty in the dish pit of a Montreal restaurant. The sounds are cacophonous and the air is grimy with... Read more
On What We Are Missing: Grieving the loss of senior year
All of the usual nostalgia of senior year “lasts” is further amplified because there are hardly any chances to make new memories anymore—just extra hours to ruminate on former versions of ourselves that we left behind long ago.
Beyond Awards Season: Underrated media from 2020
Most people measure a year with a calendar, but for movie and music buffs, a year is defined by its films and albums. With the COVID-19 pandemic creating a ripple... Read more
How “Fortress D.C.” became a military barracks
Steel barbs still rest atop the barrier that now surrounds the People’s House. Armored trucks still crowd the streets. Even as 10 weeks have passed since pro-Trump white supremacists raided... Read more
Misery is tired of company
It almost seems impossible, really, that most of the time I forget about this thing that has sat heavy in my chest for 17 years. There’s no other aspect of my life that is simultaneously so crucial to my internal narrative, and yet so distanced from it. Most days, it feels like my ED belongs to someone else—or millions of someone else's—more than it does to me.
Touchstone Gallery’s virtual exhibits prove physical art cannot be replaced
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the doors to Touchstone Gallery remain closed to the public. Despite attempts to recreate the beloved experience online, Touchstone’s virtual exhibits fail to inspire... Read more
Walk Tall: Georgetown student and alumni on their award-winning documentary about wrongful conviction
The documentary, “Walk Tall: A Story of Innocence and Wrongful Conviction,” tells the story of Edward Martinez.
COVID-19 deaths are racially disproportionate. But the disparities have been in D.C. all along.
D.C. has an alternate geography hidden to its visitors. Beneath the national monuments, city blocks, historic neighborhoods, and federal buildings lies a map of food deserts, segregation, health care gaps,... Read more
Signature Theatre’s Simply Sondheim gives us a taste of what we’ve been missing
A theater is never truly empty. Even when it is not being used, a ghost light sits on stage, illuminating a venue that would otherwise be completely dark. Since the... Read more
Infographic Wars: How Instagram aestheticizes injustice
In response to Asian-American racism and hate, Allie Cho explores the harms of infographics. The transient, aesthetically pleasing, and performative nature of these posts attempt to solve systematic injustice and are ultimately unproductive and unsuccessful.
The Voice sits down with Beto O’Rourke
The Voice sits down with Beto O’Rourke to discuss America's political environment, gun reform, and immigration.
March Digital Issue
Hello loyal Voice readers, We miss you! It has been way, way too long since last we met. However, the Voice stops for nothing! We have new content being published every... Read more
With a snap of my fingers
I got to Georgetown, and right from the beginning, I felt—yet again—the need to prove myself. Only one semester into college I realized that my idea of accomplishment, an idea based on being more successful than everyone around me, just is not sustainable.
Make room, Georgetown. Indigenous studies needs a place in the academy.
When we throw open the doors, Indigenous academia will be there to take the place that always should have been theirs.