Opinion

Thoughts from the Georgetown community.



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Reimagining Club Culture

I want to look back at my experience with Georgetown’s club culture—one of dismay, frustration, and disillusionment—and center on the upsides of open-app student associations, which I hope will become a bigger part of Georgetown’s future.

Editorials

Republicans, mind your own House: Respect D.C.’s autonomy

The District deserves autonomy from the personal political wishlists of an overwhelmingly and disproportionately white, male Congress/

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Heroin chic and the price of beauty

Supermodel Bella Hadid left very little of her svelte figure to the imagination as she walked the runway in a dress spray-painted upon her nearly naked body for Paris Fashion Week last October. The message is clear: Big asses and boobs are out, protruding collar bones and wrist bones are in.

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After Lunar New Year gun violence, I devote myself to grief

Perhaps it’s mere human instinct to measure ourselves by shared tragedies, but there’s something brutal about the unregulated bullet being a defining genre of timestamp for our generation.

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We need to chat about ChatGPT

If the implications of ChatGPT in an academic environment will be substantial, the implications in greater society will be even more profound. ChatGPT is able to draft lease agreements based on a given location and even code websites, tasks that have previously required significant training. For the vast majority of people, this technology will only make life easier—and less expensive. However, for those who make a living off of these skills, the proliferation of AI could be detrimental.

Editorials

Georgetown, serve justice for LaHannah now—and restructure your institutions so this does not happen again

The university must develop comprehensive institutional mechanisms to achieve justice for survivors of hate crimes.

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It’s time we reconstruct our view of protests

“Constructive” protests are generally nonviolent and informative to the other side, with the hope that people who previously disagreed with you will come to see your cause and make concessions. If a protest doesn’t meet these goals and expectations, however, it is often written off altogether, deemed instead “unconstructive,” “unhelpful to the cause,” or in the extremes even labeled as “riots.”

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The true crime of ‘true crime’

The rise of true crime in popular culture has prompted novel conversations about how we depict killers and victims in storytelling.

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Despite the negatives, D.C.’s restaurant industry needs Initiative 82

The newly passed Initiative 82 will help build a better restaurant industry, but it must tear the industry down to its foundations first.

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What happens when it is not the child who needs to be taken care of?

When you believe that you are solely responsible for someone's well-being, you also worry that your departure will be the sole reason for their deterioration.

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COP27, Human Rights, and The Climate Crisis

COP27 has been tasked with overcoming past criticisms while also dealing with new challenges that are arising inside a country with high levels of censorship and repression.

Editorials

Letter from the Editors: concerning the Vincent/Hirai endorsement

The Voice rescinds its endorsement of the Vincent/Hirai ticket, although we still believe Vincent would be the most progressive candidate.

Editorials

For lack of a progressive ticket, vote Vincent/Hirai

Here we are again. Another GUSA election, another set of lackluster candidates. If you’re looking for a progressive GUSA ticket, there isn’t one. So in the absence of better choices—or... Read more

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Solving polarization won’t fix our society’s injustices

Today’s society is not a utopia, and it’s important to realize that politics is and will always be personal—especially for marginalized communities, which is why it is necessary that we work towards progressive action instead of reduced polarization.

Editorials

D.C.’s new migrant services bill is anti-immigrant and dangerous

If D.C. is to call itself a sanctuary city, its government must take bold steps to actually protect its immigrants.  Municipal responses to migrant busing have been woefully inadequate, locking some of the District’s most vulnerable residents out of guaranteed access to legal support, employment and education trainings, fixed shelter, medical care, and food provision. It also endangers the ability of many immigrants—including those who are long-term D.C. residents—to access D.C.’s services for homelessness entirely. The D.C. Council must adopt legislation correcting these failures. 

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I’m a ‘Type 1 diabetic,’ not a ‘person with type one diabetes’: Rejecting person-first language

PFL is a norm that many non-disabled people have attempted to universalize, regardless of personal linguistic preferences within the disabled community. While some disabled people are fine with PFL, many prefer IFL, especially in recent years.

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Pull up the dictionary: We’ve got to redefine language learning

Despite spending hours learning vocabulary and practicing pronunciation, we remain estranged to the cultures of the languages we study.

Editorials

Georgetown reinforces the gender binary, and so does its housing system

Every Hoya deserves to feel at home on the Hilltop. But for many nonbinary and transgender students at Georgetown, gender-affirming living spaces can be hard to access. As it currently stands, Georgetown’s housing system is archaic, inaccessible, and puts transgender and nonbinary students at risk of physical and emotional harm. If Georgetown wants to be inclusive of all students, the university must adopt gender-inclusive housing policies, allowing students to live with others regardless of sex or gender identity.

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Model UN must solve its own problems before it tries to solve the world’s

Model UN inculcates within participants the mentality that the world can be their playground and that people can be their pawns.

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You can’t spell cura personalis without CRP: Collegiate Recovery Programs and why Georgetown students need one

In accordance with its central tenet of care for the whole person, Georgetown University should provide sufficient support to students in recovery by establishing a Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP).