Opinion

Thoughts from the Georgetown community.



Voices

With a snap of my fingers

I got to Georgetown, and right from the beginning, I felt—yet again—the need to prove myself. Only one semester into college I realized that my idea of accomplishment, an idea based on being more successful than everyone around me, just is not sustainable.

Editorials

Tear down your monuments to enslavement, Georgetown

Georgetown must reckon with its history of racism through renaming buildings and erecting permanent memorials.

Voices

What foreign policymakers can learn from racial justice advocates

American foreign policy needs to adopt the same theory of change and progressive ideology as American racial justice activism.

Voices

Reform the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life

Due to the hypocritical and offense nature of the conference and its speakers, H*yas for Choice calls on the Georgetown administration to mandate a conference name change by December 2021, as well as to explicitly condemn the actions of Cardinal O’Connor and the offensive rhetoric of the speakers at the conference.

Carrying On

How I came to identify as disabled after a decade with mental illness

This process of self-shaming and hiding ate at me—until I began to identify as disabled.

Editorials

White supremacists attacked Washington. Georgetown must protect its students.

On Jan. 6, while a joint session of Congress gathered to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump breached the Capitol... Read more

On The Pandemic

On the Pandemic: Aid disparities put graduate students in financial binds

When it comes to pandemic aid, Georgetown graduate students are seriously undervalued relative to undergraduates in the eyes of the administration.

Voices

It’s time to rethink “success” in America

"Success" in America has too long been defined in terms of wealth and money. It's a destructive pattern—and it's time for change.

Voices

Skip your red meat burger. Save the Earth.

Ideally, we'd systematically eliminate red meat entirely. Environment health depends on it. But this isn't an ideal world—so let's do the next best thing.

News Commentary

When it comes to child care, Georgetown must step up

For Georgetown faculty, finding affordable care for young children is near-impossible. In facing an American child care crisis aggravated by the pandemic, the university must step up to meet the challenge.

Voices

Let there be lights, lights, and more lights

In a year full of darkness, holiday lights are more important than ever as a signifier of hope and a method of building community.

Voices

Stop blaming political institutions for our problems. Politicians are responsible.

It's fashionable, right now, to blame political institutions for all the problems we see in our democracy. Resisting that impulse is important.

Voices

Why the Democrats must take party succession for 2024 seriously

If Democrats don't think seriously about succession, they risk more serious losses in 2022 and 2024. Energized, broad-appeal candidates will be key.

Voices

On Burning Bread

Exchanging the Hilltop for the stovetop, Matt Phillips reflects on the labor of love it's been to learn the art of cooking during quarantine.

Editorials

DC must do more to protect the most vulnerable from the effects of COVID-19

Though D.C.’s COVID-19 rates have stayed below those of other regions, this does not mean the District’s COVID response has been perfect.  In reality, coronavirus is pushing the city’s most... Read more

Voices

When freshman year is put on pause

Saddled by the pandemic, my freshman year has been characterized by a distinct sense of FOMO. Here's how I'm learning to be OK with it.

Voices

How Jessica Krug appropriated not just an identity, but a history

The story of a George Washington University history professor pretending to be Afro-Caribbean made global headlines in September. Jessica Krug cosplayed as a Puerto Rican woman from the Bronx—while she... Read more

Voices

The Case for Phone-Banking

Phone-banking is fundamentally about channeling your emotions into productive change.

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How Georgetown students contribute to D.C.’s housing crisis

Georgetown has significantly contributed to homelessness and gentrification in D.C. We have the resources—and the imperative—to do better.

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How affordable housing segregates D.C.

Affordable housing programs have done little to integrate communities, instead propagating racial difference. It's time that changes.