Editorials

Opinions from the Voice’s official editorial board.


Editorials

Georgetown knows how to improve mental healthcare—it just hasn’t done it

It’s that time of the semester. Students, overwhelmed by midterms, burnout, and personal challenges, need mental health resources. The collegiate conversation around mental health happens like clockwork: Students call for... Read more

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Vote no on “Abolish GUSA”—the rushed referendum creates an even more dysfunctional student government.

Editor’s Note: After publication, GUSA provided the Voice with responses to this article. We have made any factual corrections they pointed out, but any differences in opinion have not been... Read more

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End performative environmentalism in D.C.’s climate resilience plan

To understand D.C.’s relationship with climate change, looking at the District’s latest climate resilience plan is the place to start. When D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser released a lengthy policy roadmap... Read more

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Defund GUPD. With the right response systems, we won’t need them.

The Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) has maintained a dangerous and  imposing role on this campus for far too long.  As an organization, GUPD is not equipped to deal with... Read more

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Justice for D.C. means statehood now

Democracy means the people have a say. If you’re one of 717,000 people who live in Washington, you don’t have that. Congress took it from you. D.C., a majority-minority city,... Read more

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Letter from the Editor: Committing to journalism for our community 

Dear readers, We here at the Voice have spent much of the last year saying, “We cannot return to campus the same as we left.” This statement is fundamentally true.... Read more

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Reform Title IX now

Title IX reform cannot wait; it is vital that improvements to current Title IX guidance occur now at both the university and federal levels.

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Dear Hoyas

The Voice's letter to Georgetown students, new and old, as they start the fall 2021 semester back on campus.

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Georgetown’s extractive new meal plan requirement must be rolled back

Georgetown’s new meal plan requirement for all on-campus students is a clear, extractive cash grab that, due to deep flaws in the school’s dining system, will not bring about the... Read more

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Housing justice means rent cancellation, tenant empowerment, and extension of permanent housing programs

With the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) eviction moratorium in legal danger and housing insecurity exacerbated by the pandemic, the D.C. government must take action to protect the 7,800-15,800 residents... Read more

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Make Stability Housing Affordable

When COVID-19 hit in March 2020, most students abruptly returned home, except for those who were granted on-campus stability housing due to unstable home living environments. A year later, the... Read more

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Title IX fails the very group it exists to protect: Survivors of campus sexual violence

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and harassment. Survivors of campus sexual violence are not lifeless statistics. They are real people whose lives were disrupted by a dehumanizing violation.... Read more

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Georgetown is breaching its own contract to treat workers with dignity

Georgetown must listen to workers' demands for better conditions and actually uphold its Just Employment Policy.

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Georgetown, train your professors to be anti-racist and hold them accountable when they fail BIPOC students.

This editorial is Part Three of a four-part series in honor of Black History Month where the editorial board discusses ways in which Georgetown must atone for its history of... Read more

Opinion

Vote Nile Blass and Nicole Sanchez for better advocacy and necessary change

After interviewing both tickets in this year’s GUSA executive election, this editorial board enthusiastically endorses Nile Blass (COL ’22) for president and Nicole Sanchez (SFS ’22) for vice-president. A vote... Read more

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Georgetown’s reluctance to teach its history of racial transgression undermines commitment to anti-racism

Georgetown must educate students about its history of racial transgression in order to facilitate an anti-racist campus culture.

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Tear down your monuments to enslavement, Georgetown

Georgetown must reckon with its history of racism through renaming buildings and erecting permanent memorials.

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White supremacists attacked Washington. Georgetown must protect its students.

On Jan. 6, while a joint session of Congress gathered to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump breached the Capitol... Read more

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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

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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