Opinion



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On Burning Bread

Exchanging the Hilltop for the stovetop, Matt Phillips reflects on the labor of love it's been to learn the art of cooking during quarantine.

Editorials

DC must do more to protect the most vulnerable from the effects of COVID-19

Though D.C.’s COVID-19 rates have stayed below those of other regions, this does not mean the District’s COVID response has been perfect.  In reality, coronavirus is pushing the city’s most... Read more

Voices

When freshman year is put on pause

Saddled by the pandemic, my freshman year has been characterized by a distinct sense of FOMO. Here's how I'm learning to be OK with it.

Voices

How Jessica Krug appropriated not just an identity, but a history

The story of a George Washington University history professor pretending to be Afro-Caribbean made global headlines in September. Jessica Krug cosplayed as a Puerto Rican woman from the Bronx—while she... Read more

Voices

The Case for Phone-Banking

Phone-banking is fundamentally about channeling your emotions into productive change.

Voices

How Georgetown students contribute to D.C.’s housing crisis

Georgetown has significantly contributed to homelessness and gentrification in D.C. We have the resources—and the imperative—to do better.

Voices

How affordable housing segregates D.C.

Affordable housing programs have done little to integrate communities, instead propagating racial difference. It's time that changes.

Voices

How do we mourn someone we never really knew?

As we mourn the loss of public figures—celebrities, political titans, and victims of violent systems alike—we must honor their personhood while alive.

Editorials

Vote Biden: It’s a moral imperative

Joe Biden is the best candidate for the U.S. presidency.  After almost nine million positive tests and 228,000 deaths, America’s COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket. With the COVID-19 pandemic posing... Read more

Opinion

Why Georgetown shouldn’t reopen for Spring 2021, as told by a senior

As the pandemic reaches record levels of infection, Georgetown has a duty to its students and its community to stay closed.

Voices

Fund tuberculosis aid: Now’s not the time to forget about global health.

COVID-19 has proven that there has been a severe lack of planning and financing for global health security programs. But TB has been telling us this for years.

Editorials

Divest from the Prison-Industrial Complex

For many years, Georgetown students have pushed for the divestment of Georgetown’s endowment fund from prisons and the adjacent prison-industrial complex, most recently through the Georgetown University Prison Divestment Campaign... Read more

Voices

The kids are dying: What HIV/AIDS activism and gun violence prevention say about America

The parallels between March for Our Lives and ACT UP make it clear: When tragedy strikes, it’s okay to demand that our government do better.

Editorials

To save the Supreme Court, we must reform it

The only solution to a broken system is change. When it comes to the Supreme Court, as evidenced by the rancorous disputes accompanying every seat vacancy, something has clearly gone... Read more

Voices

Why cura personalis won’t solve Georgetown’s mental health crisis

Georgetown loves to espouse its Jesuit values. Yet one of them, cura personalis, or care for the whole person, fails to live up to its name.

Opinion

Who’s derailing the U.S. election? Hint: It’s not just Russia or China.

Misinformation campaigns may be signaling the start of the end of true pluralism.

Voices

Carrying On: One Foot in the Promised Land

"There will probably never be a day when I wake up, look in the mirror, and see the face of a Jew or a non-Jew. The face will always be just a little bit of both, somewhere in between."

Editorials

Follow the university’s COVID-19 guidelines to protect the vulnerable

Isolation is exhausting—plain and simple. After months removed from friends and campus, it’s understandable that Georgetown students are anxious to return to their normal, pre-coronavirus lifestyles. However, the only way... Read more

Voices

On falling in love with a dead author

I did not expect to fall in love with a dead author amid a global pandemic and a social revolution. Yet here we are. And how beautiful it is to be here.

Alumni Speak

I was a poll worker during COVID: Here’s why I’m worried for November’s election

The protocols in place worked for our small election, with only 1-2 voters per hour. However, much higher turnout in November will complicate that, especially with the convergence of voters from all parties.