Carrying On: Deadheads To Doctors

“Psychedelics are to the study of the mind what the microscope is to biology and the telescope is to astronomy,” transpersonal psychology pioneer Dr. Stanislav Grof said. A substantial contingent of psychologists and scientific researchers, Grof included, believe there are unplumbed depths to the potential of psychedelic-assisted treatment, specifically MDMA (“ecstasy” or “molly”), psilocybin (found...

Ask That “Dumb” Question

On Feb. 5, the Senate acquitted President Donald Trump. By the end of this six-month process, I found myself thinking back to early September, when I Googled seemingly simple questions because I was too afraid to ask them out loud—“What is a whistleblower?” and “Does impeaching a president automatically mean he’ll be removed from office?”...

Lessons From Aristotle: The Accidents Of Long Distance

Keeping your high school relationship when you go to college is like shuffling a deck of cards. I’ve heard that because there are 52 unique elements to a deck, each time you shuffle you’re creating an order the universe has never seen before. But the deck remains the same, with the same makeup, used for...

Opinion

End Legacy Admissions

End Legacy Admissions

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01/31/2020

In 2014, Johns Hopkins University quietly removed its admissions’ consideration of legacy status. This January, their university president went public with the change in The Atlantic, noting dramatic increases in diversity Hopkins saw as a result of the elimination.  At Georgetown, applicants with legacy status are twice as likely as non-legacy applicants to be accepted….

From Friends to Family

From Friends to Family

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01/31/2020

When Netflix users logged in on January 1, they noticed something missing. The show Friends had left after a five-year run. In those five years, it had garnered a whole new generation of viewers and inspired ’90s nostalgia for the show’s original audience. For me, Friends wasn’t just another streaming binge—it was essential to my…

Carrying On: My Summer On A Suicide Forum

Carrying On: My Summer On A Suicide Forum

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01/31/2020

“A suicide note is hard to write,” they say, almost matter-of-factly. After two months, I have learned not to panic, yet my head pounds as if hearing it for the first time. To be a source of hope, you really have to believe. When someone teeters at the ledge, with the universe’s energy pulling them…

2020 Vision: D.C.’s Next Decade

2020 Vision: D.C.’s Next Decade

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01/25/2020

In 2009, Voice staffer Will Sommer wrote a piece sharing his and other political writers’ predictions on the next year in D.C. city politics. Ten years later, as the Voice Feature’s editor, I would like to take this opportunity to revisit those predictions and make some new ones for 2020 and the decade following.  When…

Reform O’Connor Conference, confront Georgetown’s identity

Reform O’Connor Conference, confront Georgetown’s identity

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01/24/2020

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, the conference has operated under the name of a homophobic leader, invited harmful speakers to campus, failed to promote pro-life ideology across the entirety of…

Support the New and Improved Women’s March

Support the New and Improved Women’s March

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01/17/2020

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 march. Last year’s Women’s March was regarded by many as evidence the grassroots uprising grew out of anger at President Trump’s election and was unsustainable….

Georgetown Should Commit to Ethical Data Use

Georgetown Should Commit to Ethical Data Use

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01/17/2020

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 preemptively commit to the ethical use of data collection technology, both with respect to admissions and student life. As The Washington Post reported in 2019,…

Upon The New Decade

Upon The New Decade

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01/17/2020

The clock struck midnight on January 1, 2020. A brand new decade, a brand new act.  Maybe I watch too many movies, but with a new decade on the horizon I’ve been looking back on my life as different acts, and reflecting on each one has given me a new understanding of myself in the…

“This Is Punk Rock Time”

“This Is Punk Rock Time”

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01/17/2020

“Kick over the wall ’cause government’s to fall. How can you refuse it? Let fury have the hour, anger can be power. Do you know that you can use it?”  Would you believe me if I told you one of the biggest bands in the world purposefully trashed venues on tour and snuck fans in…


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