Editorials

Opinions from the Voice’s official editorial board.


Editorials

Preserve Ballot Access and Vote, Dammit!

On Nov. 6, voters will go to the polls for Election Day 2018. While pundits often decry young voters’ poor turnout, being a college student provides extra challenges to voting,... Read more

Opinion

Remove Power Design from D.C. Apprenticeship Program

The D.C. attorney general’s office recently filed a lawsuit against Power Design, a Florida-based electrical contractor. The lawsuit alleges that Power Design, known for its work on D.C. buildings, is... Read more

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A Call for Reckoning over Sexual Assault

Content Warning: Sexual Assault Editor’s Note: Nair wrote in a June 28, 2019 email to the Voice that “No complaint has ever been lodged against me regarding my conduct with either... Read more

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Georgetown Must Revoke Honorary Degrees from McCarrick and Wuerl

A recent report issued by the Pennsylvania Attorney General exposed rampant clerical sexual abuse of children in six of the state’s Catholic dioceses. Over 1,000 victims have been confirmed in... Read more

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Dear incoming students…

Welcome to Georgetown. Here at the Voice, we have a yearly tradition of writing a letter to incoming students. In the past, we wrote of the need to “be flawed... Read more

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ICE out of D.C.

Of all of the issues that played out on the national news cycle this summer, perhaps none seemed as urgent as that of American immigration policy. While the border region... Read more

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Support GUAPA’s Petition to Keep GUPD Unarmed

This editorial was originally written in response to GUAPA’s letter to President DeGioia from May 5, 2018. On May 5, 2018 Georgetown United Against Police Aggression (GUAPA) delivered a letter... Read more

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GUPD Should Not Be Armed

The GU Advocates for Responsible Defense (GUARD) presented the Office of the President with a letter arguing that GUPD officers should be trained and equipped with firearms on April 13.... Read more

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D.C. General Demolition Ignores Safety Concerns of Homeless Residents

During her first mayoral campaign in 2014, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser vowed to close the D.C. General Family Shelter, the former hospital that served as the city’s primary homeless shelter... Read more

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Media Must Cover Police Shootings Responsibly

Within the last three weeks, there have been two high-profile police shootings of unarmed black men. On March 18, Sacramento Police officers shot and killed Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s... Read more

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Teacher Walkouts Show Unfair Conditions

Teachers across the country are walking out of classrooms for better pay and support from their state governments. Starting in West Virginia, where a nine-day strike resulted in a 5... Read more

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Howard Students Take Necessary Action

Hundreds of Howard University students staged a nine-day sit-in late last month to protest misappropriated financial aid funds, long-standing deterioration of housing conditions, and lack of transparency in administrative communications.... Read more

Digital Issue

Student Artists Deserve Better

This week is Arts Week on campus, an annual celebration of the arts and the students who create them. It is also an occasion to remember that the many artists... Read more

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Letter to the Editor: Stay Engaged in Qatar

On the Feb. 9, the Editorial Board of The Georgetown Voice published an article, titled “Time to Quit Qatar,” calling on the university’s leadership to close its Qatar campus. However,... Read more

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Walk Out for Gun Violence Prevention on the 14th

When 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida were murdered on Feb. 14 by a former MSD student, the United States once again began... Read more

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D.C.’s Amazon Bid Neglects Residents’ Needs

Earlier this month, consulting firm Hamilton Place Strategies released a report ranking Washington, D.C. the most qualified of the 19 U.S. cities that Amazon is considering for its “HQ2,” the... Read more

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Letter to the Editor: GU’s commitment to migrant worker welfare in Qatar

Since Georgetown’s founding in 1789, Catholic and Jesuit values have driven our educational mission, rooted in social justice, service to others, and the common good. Today, we have become a... Read more

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Vote Nair/Rahman for GUSA executive

This year’s GUSA executive election features another slate of lackluster tickets that fail to inspire excitement or address the apathy towards GUSA from the general student population. This campaign should... Read more

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Fin/App Must Not Repeat Funding Mistakes

This is the most important month of the year for most campus organizations. For two hectic weeks, tickets for GUSA executive compete in a campaign full of profile picture advertisements,... Read more

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Georgetown Should Pay Reparations to the Descendants of the GU272

Maryland Jesuits sold 272 slaves to plantations in Louisiana In 1838, to keep Georgetown financially afloat. In recent years, the university administration has attempted to make amends with the descendants... Read more