Support NASC Petition and Native Students

The Native American Student Council (NASC), the only Native undergraduate student group at Georgetown, submitted a petition to the Office of the President on April 3. The petition reminded the campus that despite progress made regarding the university’s history with slavery in the form of the GU272 Referendum, Native issues remain largely unrecognized.   This...

Reevaluate Grading Curves, Assess Students Fairly

For the spring 2019 semester, the McDonough School of Business (MSB) changed its undergraduate course grading guidelines. The previous policy, in place since 2009, specified that the average GPA in any MSB core requirement had to be less than a 3.3, or a B+, and included quotas for the number of students who could receive...

Carrying On: The Price of Silence

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Given the highly personal nature of the events discussed in this piece, the author has chosen to remain anonymous. In September 2018, along with the rest of the country, I watched as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, telling the story of...

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Support NASC Petition and Native Students

Support NASC Petition and Native Students

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04/26/2019

The Native American Student Council (NASC), the only Native undergraduate student group at Georgetown, submitted a petition to the Office of the President on April 3. The petition reminded the campus that despite progress made regarding the university’s history with slavery in the form of the GU272 Referendum, Native issues remain largely unrecognized.   This…

Reevaluate Grading Curves, Assess Students Fairly

Reevaluate Grading Curves, Assess Students Fairly

By:
04/26/2019

For the spring 2019 semester, the McDonough School of Business (MSB) changed its undergraduate course grading guidelines. The previous policy, in place since 2009, specified that the average GPA in any MSB core requirement had to be less than a 3.3, or a B+, and included quotas for the number of students who could receive…

Carrying On: The Price of Silence

Carrying On: The Price of Silence

By:
04/26/2019

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Given the highly personal nature of the events discussed in this piece, the author has chosen to remain anonymous. In September 2018, along with the rest of the country, I watched as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, telling the story of…

Campaign With Compassion

Campaign With Compassion

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04/26/2019

Sometimes politics feels like a hellhole. Whether it’s in the Twittersphere, on CNN or C-SPAN, or even just in everyday conversations, it can feel like an inescapable purgatory. This should go without saying, but politics shouldn’t be hell. Donald Trump’s presidency has shown nothing but hatred—hateful policies and hateful rhetoric—fueling this hellishness that Americans wake…

To All the Times I’ve Wanted to Leave the Hilltop

To All the Times I’ve Wanted to Leave the Hilltop

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04/26/2019

“I’m definitely coming to Georgetown!” A high school senior said this to me a few weeks ago, after I shared my study abroad experience with prospective students and families while on a panel for a Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program (GAAP) weekend. Her palpable excitement reminded me of how I felt as a prospective student, four…

Senior Ball Cost is Prohibitive

Senior Ball Cost is Prohibitive

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04/12/2019

Senior Ball is a tradition that many members of the graduating class have been looking forward to since they were freshmen. The event takes place at Union Station on the final night of Senior Week—one large celebration with family and classmates before the sun rises on graduation morning. This year, one ticket costs $137.49, including…

Support GUSA Policy Teams for Change on Campus

Support GUSA Policy Teams for Change on Campus

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04/12/2019

The Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) Policy Teams were established in their current form under the administration of Enushe Khan (MSB ’17) and Chris Fisk (COL ’17) in 2016. The teams combined the responsibilities of the senate and executive into joint groups that focus on specific policy areas. Three years and four administrations later, this…

Piecing Together Disordered Eating

Piecing Together Disordered Eating

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04/12/2019

“That will go straight to your thighs,” Zoë says to Tristan as he gazes longingly at the donut grasped in his hand. “That’s why I’m eating it with my eyes and not my mouth,” he says, before discarding it. This Degrassi scene passes by in just a moment and is never revisited. But it demonstrates…

Mother Knows Best? Balancing Stability with Courage

Mother Knows Best? Balancing Stability with Courage

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04/12/2019

“Are you coming home this weekend?” “I can’t. I’m busy.” I quickly tapped the letters to reject my mother, but I knew my attempt would fail. My suspicion was confirmed by the message I received a few seconds later: “But after your dad left the country, nobody else is with me except for a cat…


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