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Lessons from my atypical freshman year

After exchanging GroupMe direct messages for two days, I committed to living with four other Georgetown freshmen I didn’t know and hadn’t talked to before. Less than a month later, we all moved in together.

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Know your rights: 10 demands SFS students should make 

The SFS is failing its undergraduate students. Here's 10 demands SFS students should make.

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President DeGioia, tear down these tents!

The tents’ existence makes progressively less sense, an impressive feat since they’ve always been unnecessary.

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A Letter from the Georgetown egger

This week, the Voice received an anonymous letter, apparently hand delivered. In the interest of avoiding angering the author further, we have elected to publish a copy of this letter... Read more

Editorials

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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Readers’ questions answered by your favorite opinion editors.

Editorials

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.

News Commentary

More Georgetown graduates go into consulting than any other field. Why?

Statistically, there’s a 1 in 3 chance that I, albeit a CULP major in the SFS, will go into consulting or banking.

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STEM Fatale: The pitfalls of the “Women in STEM” label

I’m a “Woman in STEM”—I used to love saying that. It felt important to have a title that recognized my love for science, as well as the challenges associated with... Read more

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The merit to rethinking meritocracy, and why we need to change ‘elite’ admissions

The conversation around meritocratic admissions that dominates elite institutions promotes an us-versus-them mentality that drives a wedge between minority groups.

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The power of paint—graffiti and its pursuit of justice

Graffiti is an expression of hope, a demand for justice, and a representation of community solidarity.

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Georgetown is abandoning its student leaders

Georgetown, flush with lackluster resources, is knowingly relying on an under-supported, undertrained, and largely unpaid crop of student leaders to create a basic system of community care.

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I pledge allegiance as a stan: Breaking down Twitter subculture

Just like any other subculture, Stan Twitter has its rules and conventions; allegiances and local personalities; and, most of all, dangers and downsides.

News Commentary

Welcome to Surveillance University, where privacy no longer matters

When Allemai Dagnatchew (SFS ’22) began her final semester of college, the last thing she wanted to worry about was digital privacy.

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How I navigate achievement anxiety, and how you can too

Affixing our worth to achievement is no way to live—our love for ourselves shouldn’t be conditional on societal views of what makes us valuable.

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A letter to my hometown: Racial justice in Minneapolis still has a long way to go

This uncritical attribution of the nationwide increase in crime to the protests of that summer, without regard for other potential contributing factors, is a disservice to the Black Lives Matter movement and racial justice efforts more generally.

Editorials

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.

Features

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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Sorry, Not Sorry: How apologies are ruining us

We apologize for our sensitivity in expressing our emotions. We apologize for having needs. We punctuate our words with apologies, thinking nothing of it, and unknowingly face the consequences.

Editorials

Write-in “MO” for GUSA Exec

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