Vote Yes on Initiative 77 and Give D.C. Workers a Raise

When D.C. voters go to the ballot boxes on June 19, they will have the opportunity to give the city’s tipped workers a raise. If enacted, Initiative 77 would incrementally increase the District’s tipped minimum wage—currently $3.33 per hour—until it reaches $15 per hour in 2026, when it would equal the minimum wage in non-tipped...

A Student Server’s Perspective on Initiative 77

On June 19, District of Columbia residents will vote on Initiative 77, which aims to get rid of the tipping system and instead implement one minimum wage for all workers. I urge all D.C. residents to vote against it. This initiative is touted as a solution to help servers earn more money and to even...

Support GUAPA’s Petition to Keep GUPD Unarmed

This editorial was originally written in response to GUAPA’s letter to President DeGioia from May 5, 2018. On May 5, 2018 Georgetown United Against Police Aggression (GUAPA) delivered a letter to President DeGioia urging him to keep GUPD unarmed. The letter was released in response to an earlier effort by GU Advocates for Responsible Defense...

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Vote Yes on Initiative 77 and Give D.C. Workers a Raise

Vote Yes on Initiative 77 and Give D.C. Workers a Raise

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06/18/2018

When D.C. voters go to the ballot boxes on June 19, they will have the opportunity to give the city’s tipped workers a raise. If enacted, Initiative 77 would incrementally increase the District’s tipped minimum wage—currently $3.33 per hour—until it reaches $15 per hour in 2026, when it would equal the minimum wage in non-tipped…

Support GUAPA’s Petition to Keep GUPD Unarmed

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06/11/2018

This editorial was originally written in response to GUAPA’s letter to President DeGioia from May 5, 2018. On May 5, 2018 Georgetown United Against Police Aggression (GUAPA) delivered a letter to President DeGioia urging him to keep GUPD unarmed. The letter was released in response to an earlier effort by GU Advocates for Responsible Defense…

What I Learned At Georgetown

What I Learned At Georgetown

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05/01/2018

I had intended this column to be a reflection on my four years at Georgetown, but I’m having trouble looking further back than last week. Rev. Howard Gray, S.J., who spent the final year of his decade of service to Georgetown acting as interim Vice President of Mission and Ministry, returned to campus last week…

A Letter To the Georgetown Community

A Letter To the Georgetown Community

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04/29/2018

In between Women’s History Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the women of the Voice gathered to discuss feminist issues on campus with the intention of writing a letter to the Georgetown community. Over the course of that discussion, we talked about a broad range of topics, from sexual assault to underrepresentation of female faculty…

Carrying On: Nice for What? Stop Telling Me How to Talk

Carrying On: Nice for What? Stop Telling Me How to Talk

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04/29/2018

I’m sorry. I really am. I’m sorry that I’m not going to ask for a promotion. I’m sorry that I use exclamation points! I’m sorry I apologize so much. I really am. Because realistically, I’ll probably achieve more “success” if I act differently— more egocentric, more harsh, more direct. More masculine. In this world that…

GUPD Should Not Be Armed

GUPD Should Not Be Armed

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04/29/2018

The GU Advocates for Responsible Defense (GUARD) presented the Office of the President with a letter arguing that GUPD officers should be trained and equipped with firearms on April 13. A group of about 20 Georgetown students signed the letter anonymously, and leaders of the group made it public. The letter condemned the university’s current…

Media Must Cover Police Shootings Responsibly

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04/20/2018

Within the last three weeks, there have been two high-profile police shootings of unarmed black men. On March 18, Sacramento Police officers shot and killed Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s backyard as a police helicopter hovered above the scene. Video from both the police helicopter and the responding officers’ body cameras show the scene in…


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