Editorials

D.C. Should Decriminalize Sex Work 

D.C. Should Decriminalize Sex Work 

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07/08/2019

Early this June, D.C. councilmembers Robert White, Anita Bonds, and Brianne Nadeau introduced a bill that would decriminalize sex work in the District. The Community and Safety Health Amendment Act of 2019 is designed to remove certain criminal penalties for engaging in sex work in order to promote public health and safety. However, despite not…

End the Disenfranchisement of D.C. Felons

End the Disenfranchisement of D.C. Felons

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07/02/2019

Early this June, at-large Councilmember Robert C. White Jr. introduced the Restore the Vote Amendment Act of 2019. This bill would make D.C. the first jurisdiction in the country to restore voting rights to felons who are incarcerated, reversing the felony disenfranchisement instituted in D.C. in 1955 as part of the D.C. Election Act.  This…

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

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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…

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…

Vote Yes on the GU272 Referendum

Vote Yes on the GU272 Referendum

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04/09/2019

This Thursday, April 11, students will have the opportunity to vote on the GU272 referendum.  The referendum, if passed, would demonstrate student support for creating a reconciliation fund to benefit descendants of slaves sold by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838 to keep Georgetown University afloat. The fund will be comprised of a $27.20 mandatory student…

Abolish the Selective Service System

Abolish the Selective Service System

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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 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…

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