Our Actions Matter Too: It’s Not Just an Administrative Concern

“When in doubt, throw it out,” reads a sign on the new recycling bins in the Intercultural Center. Over the past year, improvements in Georgetown University’s waste management systems, such as single-stream recycling, were made by the understaffed Office of Sustainability, which consists of just two full-time staff members and a handful of student interns....

Problems at Home Don’t Stay at Home

Refresh, scroll down, nothing new. Wait. “What do you think?” my friend asks. His words barely process. I’m staring at my laptop, refreshing an anonymously-run Facebook page. It’s the same cycle: Refresh, scroll down, nothing new. This page, which contains accurate, real-time updates, is my only connection to one of Tennessee’s worst prisons, run by...

Carrying On: The Hidden Cost of E-Scooters

Since their introduction to the D.C. landscape in September 2017, electric scooters, or e-scooters, have become as ubiquitous as rats in the Georgetown neighborhood. It is not uncommon to trip over one on an unsuspecting stroll down to CVS or to feel one at your heels in a crowded Red Square on a Farmer’s Market...

Opinion

Free my addiction

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02/08/2001

Hi, my name is Rachel, and I am an addict. I guess it all started years ago when my family purchased a computer featuring something new, something exciting, something revolutionary … Windows Version 3.0. Sure, Microsoft Word came in handy and the Calculator was tr?s convenient, but they were nothing compared to what was awaiting…

Act locally (vote!)

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02/01/2001

We urge the student body to show their strong support for the student activities funding referendum that will be voted on this Friday. One of the glaring weaknesses of Georgetown University is its funding of student life. While the university is comprised of 6,200 undergraduate students, the equivalent of 12 students’ total cost to attend…

Think globally

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02/01/2001

The findings issued by a panel of 150 scientists from 99 nations at a U.N. conference on global warming in Shanghai last week should strike fear into the heart of every human on the planet. The scientists unanimously predicted that the average temperature of the Earth could rise by as much as 10.4 degrees over…

A smart, wealthy Swede from Silicon Valley

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02/01/2001

From a biological standpoint, interracial marriages actually strengthen the human gene pool. Anthropologically speaking, interracial dating is a process of acculturation: adapting to another person’s cultural values while retaining your own. In other words, the easiest way to expand your cultural horizons is to date someone from another culture. Personally, I find that interracial dating…

Shake your money maker for a good cause

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02/01/2001

“We can act if we want to; if we don’t nobody will.” – Men Without Hats, “Safety Dance” This moment is about Hoya-Thon, Georgetown’s Dance Marathon benefiting Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Miracle Network. Maybe you’re reading this at the dining hall right now, stirring cereal or cutting your ice cream cone with a knife…

Owner of a lonely heart

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02/01/2001

After the last time I wrote, one of my professors described my article as having one of the “eternal themes of youth.” My friends give me a hard time because I have yet to write anything without mentioning my ex-girlfriend Annie. To please my professor and to satisfy my friends, I thought about writing how…

Privacy, please

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02/01/2001

Thanks to Georgetown … I have a brand new credit card from MBNA. It looks pretty nice; it has a picture of Georgetown, the Visa logo and most of my name. Even the credit limit seems nice. Thanks to Georgetown … MBNA knows all sorts of things about me that I didn’t tell them. (I’m…

Politics of unity

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01/25/2001

In Saturday’s inaugural address, George W. Bush promised to work to build a single nation of justice and opportunity. The stated reason that this goal was attainable was not Bush’s deftness as a conciliating force, but the fact that “we are guided by a power larger than ourselves who creates us equal in His image.”…

Not a black-and-white issue

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01/25/2001

Questions regarding racial politics have plagued Mayor Anthony Williams since the day he entered office, and he continues to face the question the Washington Post asked at the beginning of his administration: Is he black enough? To some extent, Williams is not to blame for dealing with this issue. He stepped into a culture of…

Trouble with a capital “T”

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01/25/2001

“So, are you bored yet?” I stared out the sliding-glass door towards the snow and blustery winds outside that had defined my current, housebound stay in Muscatine (pop. 20,000) and plumbed my brain for a diplomatic answer to my uncle’s rather baiting question. “No, of course not!” I answered cheerily. “Plenty to keep me busy…


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