Editorials

Opinions from the Voice’s official editorial board.


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Vote for progressive D.C. challengers on June 21!

We judged candidates by their stances on issues we care about—housing justice, workers’ rights, and policing practices.

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Georgetown’s “global perspective” shouldn’t end at Europe

Let Georgetown’s ongoing response to Ukraine guide its future engagement with world affairs, no matter the region or race of the affected.

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On the acquisition of a Sugar Daddy

We have made the decision to look for a financial backer who could keep the Voice successful.

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An Editorial to The Hoya: We miss you. Let’s get back together.

We can overcome our limitations and challenges if we both acknowledge that we were wrong to judge each other so harshly and move forward with forgiveness in our hearts.

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Employers, pay your interns—fair compensation now!

The practice of unpaid internships not only reflects the United States’ unequal employment landscape, but also significantly contributes to it. Simply put, employers should pay all their employees fairly—and that includes interns.

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Letter from the Editor: How we’re working towards a more equitable journalism industry

Because we realize institutional solutions to unpaid internships aren’t going to materialize overnight, the Voice offers an admittedly stopgap solution: the Steve Pisinski Scholarship.

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Write-in “MO” for GUSA Exec

The Voice Editorial Board endorses the Marcella/Otice slate, the MO campaign, for the GUSA Executive election.

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Georgetown’s non-faculty workers deserve better treatment

Last winter, two Georgetown students crowdsourced $17,000 for Stacey Walton, a Georgetown food service employee struggling with food and housing insecurity. In advocating for Walton, they acknowledged the simple fact... Read more

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D.C. must prioritize housing people over evicting encampments

The District must immediately halt scheduled homeless encampment evictions, redouble its efforts to properly execute its hypothermia plan, and accelerate investments in affordable housing over the long term.

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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