Editorials

Respect Student Voices in Referenda

Respect Student Voices in Referenda

By:
04/02/2020

Students at Georgetown have precious few ways to have the university administration hear their voice. In a community with many diverse perspectives, the initiatives that the majority of students support should be given the utmost consideration by the university and, barring prohibitive logistical issues, be immediately implemented.  Sadly, this philosophy of how the referendum process…

Georgetown administration responds well to Covid-19

Georgetown administration responds well to Covid-19

By:
03/29/2020

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many universities have struggled to make the best decisions regarding instructional continuity and student safety. Georgetown has been transparent, communicative, and receptive to student opinions, which has made the transition easier for students and staff. This editorial board feels that the administration has done well in this…

Big Structural Reform for GUSA

Big Structural Reform for GUSA

By:
02/28/2020

Georgetown students don’t care about GUSA. They don’t think GUSA does anything, they don’t see GUSA as a tool for solving their problems, and they stereotype the people in GUSA as ladder climbers in it for the resumé boost. GUSA is broken, and it needs to be fixed. When this editorial board endorsed a ticket…

Support Georgetown’s Black Survivors

Support Georgetown’s Black Survivors

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02/27/2020

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault  ************************************************************************************************************************* It is extraordinarily powerful to watch determined students demand their rights before senior members of the university administration. Members and supporters of the Black Survivors Coalition have been occupying Healy Hall since Feb. 24 to protest the university’s inadequate response to demands for improved sexual assault resources…

Say no to cashless policies

Say no to cashless policies

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02/14/2020

In the District, restaurants and businesses alike are following an increasing nationwide cashlessness trend, a move that has been met with backlash. At Georgetown, The Corp made the switch in 2018, with all seven campus locations exclusively accepting cashless payment in the form of a GOCard, credit card, or debit card. But some cities are…

Get Lost, Jack Evans

Get Lost, Jack Evans

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02/14/2020

For 10 glorious days in January, Ward 2 and D.C. were rid of Jack Evans. Now, Evans is running for his old seat, and a split field of Democrats threatens to reelect him. It is up to them and the voters to send Evans packing. Georgetown’s former member of the D.C. Council had been investigated…

Vote Gonzalez Porras and Figueroa-Flores For Fundamental Change

Vote Gonzalez Porras and Figueroa-Flores For Fundamental Change

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02/05/2020

After meeting with all three tickets in this year’s GUSA executive election, this editorial board is endorsing the ticket that truly inspired us. Arisaid Gonzalez Porras (COL ’21) and Anahi Figueroa-Flores (COL ’21) have spent their time at Georgetown mobilizing the campus’ immigrant community and its allies through their leadership of Hoyas for Immigrant Rights…

Vote Yes to Divest

Vote Yes to Divest

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02/05/2020

After seven years of advocating for Georgetown to divest from the fossil fuel industry, GU Fossil Free (GUFF) will hold a divestment referendum on Feb. 6 alongside the GUSA executive election. It will provide an opportunity to assess student support for better, environmentally conscious investment practices. This editorial board encourages students to vote Yes on…

Vote! Not everyone can

Vote! Not everyone can

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01/31/2020

The Iowa Caucuses are only three days away. After over a year of campaigning and endless polls and punditry, we will finally have a real idea of which candidates people actually support. Of course, what the people in Iowa think is not a representation of what the rest of America thinks, given its overwhelmingly white…

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