Editorials


Editorials

Reform O’Connor Conference, confront Georgetown’s identity

For the 21st year, Georgetown will host the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life, which the university website touts as the nation’s largest student-run pro-life conference. For the last two decades,... Read more

Editorials

Support the New and Improved Women’s March

Last January, our editorial board wrote that there were several fundamental problems with the Women’s March. Even though we stood by the movement’s founding principles, we advocated sitting out the... Read more

Editorials

Georgetown Should Commit to Ethical Data Use

Many colleges and universities have opted to begin using technologies that track the behavior of prospective and enrolled students online and on campus, respectively. This editorial board believes Georgetown should... Read more

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Defend DACA, but aim for reform

In 2012, President Barack Obama made a promise to undocumented immigrants in the United States. With his passage of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA), undocumented people who... Read more

Editorials

IMPEACH

President Donald Trump must be impeached. Trump engaged in a months-long plot to coerce the new President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, into announcing two politically motivated investigations: one into the... Read more

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Solidarity with Hong Kong Student Protesters

In November, Hong Kong police used excessive and violent methods to trap and arrest pro-democracy protesters congregating at local universities. Since protests across Hong Kong began in March, the frequency... Read more

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Rebrand the Washington Redskins

Last month, hundreds of activists protested at the Washington Redskins game in Minnesota. Many of the protesters, including Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, were Native American. “It is completely outrageous... Read more

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Preserve Print Student Journalism

It’s no secret that newspapers across the country have been going out of print at alarming rates. In our own backyard, The Washington Post’s Express stopped printing on Sept. 12,... Read more

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Restore Neighborliness, Reorient SNAP

SNAP stands for Student Neighborhood Assistance Program, but over the years, the acronym has turned into a verb with a less-than-positive connotation. To be “SNAPsed,” in Georgetown students’ vernacular, doesn’t... Read more

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Fix Trauma Center Disparity in D.C.

If someone were to sustain a traumatic injury in D.C.’s Anacostia neighborhood, the ambulance ride to the nearest qualified hospital could take as long as 30 minutes. That is because... Read more

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Reestablish the Civilian Conservation Corps

Our world is in crisis. Rising temperatures are causing more frequent and destructive extreme weather events with ever-increasing human and financial costs. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,... Read more

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Level the Playing Field for College Athletes

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was founded under a different name in 1906. Its goal was to “protect young people from the dangerous and exploitative athletic practices of the... Read more

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Make Georgetown Admissions Test-Optional 

The SAT is supposedly an objective, merit-based assessment; the harder you work, the better you score. But that’s not the reality. Family income and race play too large a role... Read more

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Repeal the 2001 AUMF 

As of Sept. 12, 18-year-olds enlisting in the military may be sent to fight in Afghanistan in response to attacks that occurred before they were born. The undeniable tragedy of... Read more

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D.C. Must Keep the Circulator Free

Since Feb. 1, D.C.’s bright red and yellow Circulator buses have been free to ride. A sack is slung over the fare box bearing the slogan “Fair Shot”—the name of... Read more

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Congress must allow D.C. to regulate legal marijuana

In 1998, D.C. legalized medical marijuana. But in the two decades since, Congress has blocked D.C. from spending any money on regulating marijuana, whether for medical purposes or recreational use,... Read more

Opinion

Dear Incoming Students,

Every year, we at the Voice write a letter to incoming first-years, welcoming you to campus. The hospitable sentiment generally seems simple enough. But this year, we felt that our... Read more

Opinion

D.C. Must Renew Disability Assistance Contract

The Department of Disability Services (DDS) announced on May 31 that it would terminate its contract with Georgetown University at the end of August. Georgetown runs the District of Columbia... Read more

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D.C. Should Decriminalize Sex Work 

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... Read more

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End the Disenfranchisement of D.C. Felons

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... Read more