Campus Housing Crisis, Deferred Fixes Demand University Accountability

This semester, Georgetown’s housing problems came to a head when one top-floor Village B unit’s ceiling caved in. This prompted the university to inspect the entire complex’s roof. Out of what the university administration called an “abundance of caution,” all 85 top-floor Village B residents had to move out of their apartments and into the...

Abolish the Selective Service System

When a group of students felt that opposition to the war in the Vietnam needed a platform at Georgetown, they founded The Georgetown Voice 50 years ago. As we speak with some of our alumni about their experiences during the Voice’s early days, the draft is a common thread. It was a dark cloud hanging...

The Friendship Vow: In Sickness and in Health?

The power of my story compelled me to write this piece. But my parents reminded me what having my full name attached to an honest description of my illness would mean for my hopes of employment. Despite the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), which makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against qualified individuals with...

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Abolish the Selective Service System

Abolish the Selective Service System

By:
03/15/2019

When a group of students felt that opposition to the war in the Vietnam needed a platform at Georgetown, they founded The Georgetown Voice 50 years ago. As we speak with some of our alumni about their experiences during the Voice’s early days, the draft is a common thread. It was a dark cloud hanging…

The Friendship Vow: In Sickness and in Health?

The Friendship Vow: In Sickness and in Health?

By:
03/15/2019

The power of my story compelled me to write this piece. But my parents reminded me what having my full name attached to an honest description of my illness would mean for my hopes of employment. Despite the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), which makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against qualified individuals with…

Strive for Imperfection

Strive for Imperfection

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03/15/2019

Last month, my day often started with sharing an understanding smile with the Lau security guard. If you’ve stumbled into the library anytime from 5-8 a.m., determined to study for an exam that day or desperately wrapping up the final touches of a paper, you may have also found me there, dark circles under my…

The Voice at 50: Can It Really Be Twenty Years? (1989)

The Voice at 50: Can It Really Be Twenty Years? (1989)

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03/04/2019

The Voice published its first issue on March 4, 1969. To celebrate, we’re re-publishing articles about previous anniversaries we’ve found in our archives. In this piece, the Voice’s first editor-in-chief reflects on the founding two decades later.  By Stephen Pisinski for the Voice‘s 20th anniversary *** My initial reaction upon being asked to contribute to The Georgetown Voice’s 20thAnniversary…

The Voice at 50: Our First Year (1969)

The Voice at 50: Our First Year (1969)

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03/04/2019

The Voice published its first issue on March 4, 1969. To celebrate, we’re re-publishing articles about previous anniversaries we’ve found in our archives. In this piece, the first editorial board writes a short reflection on the first year of the Voice.  By the Editorial Board for the Voice‘s 3-month anniversary *** The nearly complete academic year 1968-1969 has…

Home for the Weekend

Home for the Weekend

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02/27/2019

From kindergarten through 12th grade, I walked three-quarters of a mile to school almost every single day. Even when it was raining and passing cars soaked me. Even once I could drive. With every curve in the road and crack in the sidewalk, I was reminded of how fond I am of my home. Now…


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