Opinion

Thoughts from the Georgetown community.



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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.

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On What We Are Missing: Grieving the loss of senior year

Before the pandemic, the beauty (and, on days when you don’t feel like talking to anyone, the downfall) of walking through Georgetown’s campus at any given moment was that you would encounter at least five people you knew. Now, with the cobblestone corridors empty, save for an abandoned Saxby’s cup or the occasional rat scurrying by, each landmark passed transports me to a romanticized Georgetown of The Before.

Editorials

Title IX fails the very group it exists to protect: Survivors of campus sexual violence

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and harassment. Georgetown and the federal government must reverse the harms of the Trump administration and fundamentally reform the Title IX process. 

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Bridgerton proves that color-conscious casting alone is not good enough

Bridgerton sits somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, not really committed to color-conscious casting, but not color-blind either. The way that race fits into the storyline seems to have been an afterthought. The conversation, which attributed the diversity of the society to love conquering prejudice, was so shallow that I wish they hadn’t included it.

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Sneaker Flipping: Inclusive community before profit

Sneaker flipping enables the use of technology to exploit a slow-moving system. Now beyond innovative, the practice has become inequitable.

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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.

Editorials

Georgetown is breaching its own contract to treat workers with dignity

Georgetown must listen to workers' demands for better conditions and actually uphold its Just Employment Policy.

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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.

Editorials

Georgetown, train your professors to be anti-racist and hold them accountable when they fail BIPOC students.

This editorial is Part Three of a four-part series in honor of Black History Month where the editorial board discusses ways in which Georgetown must atone for its history of... Read more

Opinion

Vote Nile Blass and Nicole Sanchez for better advocacy and necessary change

After interviewing both tickets in this year’s GUSA executive election, this editorial board enthusiastically endorses Nile Blass (COL ’22) for president and Nicole Sanchez (SFS ’22) for vice-president. A vote... Read more

Editorials

Georgetown’s reluctance to teach its history of racial transgression undermines commitment to anti-racism

Georgetown must educate students about its history of racial transgression in order to facilitate an anti-racist campus culture.

Voices

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.

Editorials

Tear down your monuments to enslavement, Georgetown

Georgetown must reckon with its history of racism through renaming buildings and erecting permanent memorials.

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What foreign policymakers can learn from racial justice advocates

American foreign policy needs to adopt the same theory of change and progressive ideology as American racial justice activism.

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Reform the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life

Due to the hypocritical and offense nature of the conference and its speakers, H*yas for Choice calls on the Georgetown administration to mandate a conference name change by December 2021, as well as to explicitly condemn the actions of Cardinal O’Connor and the offensive rhetoric of the speakers at the conference.

Carrying On

How I came to identify as disabled after a decade with mental illness

This process of self-shaming and hiding ate at me—until I began to identify as disabled.

Editorials

White supremacists attacked Washington. Georgetown must protect its students.

On Jan. 6, while a joint session of Congress gathered to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump breached the Capitol... Read more

On The Pandemic

On the Pandemic: Aid disparities put graduate students in financial binds

When it comes to pandemic aid, Georgetown graduate students are seriously undervalued relative to undergraduates in the eyes of the administration.

Voices

It’s time to rethink “success” in America

"Success" in America has too long been defined in terms of wealth and money. It's a destructive pattern—and it's time for change.

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Skip your red meat burger. Save the Earth.

Ideally, we'd systematically eliminate red meat entirely. Environment health depends on it. But this isn't an ideal world—so let's do the next best thing.