Opinions from the Voice’s official editorial board.
Supporting creativity at Georgetown starts with Arts Week
The last Arts Week was in 2019, and the event has been lost almost entirely to a vanishing institutional memory. A concerted effort between the administration, creative student organizations, and the Georgetown Program Board (GPB), however, could bring it back.
Making Georgetown A Driveable Campus
Georgetown has long stifled our inalienable right to cars. This inhibition on cars, a proud symbol of individualism, can only be described as unamerican, unpatriotic, and uncool.
Foraminis in Unum: A proposal for the golf resort-ification of Georgetown
With the massive renovations already underway on Georgetown’s campus, the Voice urges the University to consider the following proposal for building “Foraminis in Unum” (Hole in One), our very own golf resort and spa.
Georgetown, change your colors
The school's colors harken to the original uniforms of the Union and Confederacy respectively, supposedly purporting “unity” between the North and South. It is past time for the university to stop honoring enslavement and white supremacy in its symbols—blue and gray must go.
The Post’s McPherson Square editorial is a failure in compassionate journalism
On Feb. 15, D.C.’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services (DMHHS) conducted an encampment “cleanup” at McPherson Square, where about 74 people experiencing homelessness resided in... Read more
Republicans, mind your own House: Respect D.C.’s autonomy
The District deserves autonomy from the personal political wishlists of an overwhelmingly and disproportionately white, male Congress/
Georgetown, serve justice for LaHannah now—and restructure your institutions so this does not happen again
The university must develop comprehensive institutional mechanisms to achieve justice for survivors of hate crimes.
Letter from the Editors: concerning the Vincent/Hirai endorsement
The Voice rescinds its endorsement of the Vincent/Hirai ticket, although we still believe Vincent would be the most progressive candidate.
For lack of a progressive ticket, vote Vincent/Hirai
Here we are again. Another GUSA election, another set of lackluster candidates. If you’re looking for a progressive GUSA ticket, there isn’t one. So in the absence of better choices—or... Read more
D.C.’s new migrant services bill is anti-immigrant and dangerous
If D.C. is to call itself a sanctuary city, its government must take bold steps to actually protect its immigrants. Municipal responses to migrant busing have been woefully inadequate, locking some of the District’s most vulnerable residents out of guaranteed access to legal support, employment and education trainings, fixed shelter, medical care, and food provision. It also endangers the ability of many immigrants—including those who are long-term D.C. residents—to access D.C.’s services for homelessness entirely. The D.C. Council must adopt legislation correcting these failures.
Georgetown reinforces the gender binary, and so does its housing system
Every Hoya deserves to feel at home on the Hilltop. But for many nonbinary and transgender students at Georgetown, gender-affirming living spaces can be hard to access. As it currently stands, Georgetown’s housing system is archaic, inaccessible, and puts transgender and nonbinary students at risk of physical and emotional harm. If Georgetown wants to be inclusive of all students, the university must adopt gender-inclusive housing policies, allowing students to live with others regardless of sex or gender identity.
If the last school year was a year of relearning how to do college, this is the year of challenging it.
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.
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.
On the acquisition of a Sugar Daddy
We have made the decision to look for a financial backer who could keep the Voice successful.
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.
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.
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.
Write-in “MO” for GUSA Exec
The Voice Editorial Board endorses the Marcella/Otice slate, the MO campaign, for the GUSA Executive election.
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