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Hidden Hegemony: Who Gideon Leaves Out

Hidden Hegemony: Who Gideon Leaves Out

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11/11/2016

In middle school, and again in high school, when I learned about Gideon v. Wainwright, the 1963 case that went to the Supreme Court and gave defendants in legal cases a constitutional right to a lawyer, I don’t think I ever really thought about it. I mean, I think I understood the virtue in reaffirming…

Open Access: Making Mental Health a Priority

Open Access: Making Mental Health a Priority

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10/13/2016

My friend once told me that his psychiatrist charges $700 per visit, does not take any insurance, has a six month waiting list, and requires booking three visits at once, one month apart. I thought he was joking, and when I realized he wasn’t, my mouth hung open. I quickly closed it— I figured there…

Hidden Hegemony: The Call for a Deeper Reconcilliation

Hidden Hegemony: The Call for a Deeper Reconcilliation

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10/13/2016

A little over a week ago, President John DeGioia appeared on a panel with Ta Nehisi Coates and Drew Faust, Harvard University’s president, as part of the Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum. Coates’ segment,“An Evening with Ta Nehisi Coates”, centered around questions of culture, race, and politics. The conversation with Degioia and Faust explored the recent…

Open Access: Is Georgetown Prepped?

Open Access: Is Georgetown Prepped?

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10/01/2016

Georgetown Health Services has recently begun offering Truvada, more colloquially known as PrEP, to the student body through the Student Health Center. Truvada is a pre-exposure prophylactic drug for HIV. When taken regularly, Truvada reduces the risk of contracting HIV by 90% according to its website. Generally, Truvada is prescribed to those who are currently…

Burning Issues: Why Republicans Need Trump

Burning Issues: Why Republicans Need Trump

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05/01/2016

I’ll admit, I was hesitant to put my real name on this column. I worry I’m starting to come off as that rarest of Georgetown students, the Trump apologist. Let me say outright, I loathe the man. I wish Trump had stuck to starring on The Apprentice and running companies into the ground instead of…

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