Voices

Voices is the Op-Ed and personal essay section of The Georgetown Voice. It features the real narratives of diverse students from nearly every corner on campus, seeking to tell some of the incredibly important and yet oft-unheard stories that affect life in and out of Georgetown.


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You Can’t Spell Cura Personalis without CRP: Collegiate Recovery Programs and Why Georgetown Students Need One

In accordance with its central tenet of care for the whole person, Georgetown University should provide sufficient support to students in recovery by establishing a Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP).

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Searching for a smile: Reconsidering trauma narratives in media

Dominant representation of trauma-centered narratives paints a misguided image that happiness is rare—or even unattainable—for people of color.

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Beyond inclusivity: Why Georgetown must better support its affinity spaces

We need to radically and intentionally reimagine what successful affinity spaces should look like, and the conditions must be set by the people they’re made for.

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Injustice against Palestine: Are Americans culpable?

As Americans, our conversations domestically have large-scale ripple effects abroad, our political and social presence influences international verdicts, and our neutrality deters the liberation of Palestine.

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If you want to do right by students, reconsider Teach For America

While TFA’s accelerated path to a (temporary) teaching certification may appear as a noble solution to the ongoing teacher shortage, in reality, it is a quick-fix program that exacerbates education inequity.

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How the land of the free has become the land of the partisan

Of the many observations I’ve cultivated about America, one has been particularly surprising: everything is made into partisan politics.

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Georgetown must make pre-os more accessible for marginalized students

We must restructure pre-os to focus on prioritizing the recruitment and admission of students of underrepresented communities at Georgetown

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Center intersectionality in the pro-choice movement

Failure to emphasize intersectionality weakens the pro-choice movement by leaving marginalized communities feeling overshadowed and discouraged.

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Broken Ankles and Barriers to Accessibility: Reflections from a Skater-Turned-Scooter Girl

Breaking an ankle is awful enough; breaking an ankle on the infamously inaccessible campus of Georgetown University appeared to be a death sentence.

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For ESG investing to succeed, it needs to die

While ESG is often hailed as a transformational movement, shifting investors’ focus from pure profit to the greater good, today’s ESG movement is an irredeemably flawed way of doing so.

Opinion

On the brink of Roe reversal, we must strengthen pro-choice arguments

Those affected by the loss of Roe have no obligation or duty to convince their opponents that they should change their minds—just living with the new reality is enough—but for those who do choose to take up this mantle, it simply isn’t enough to rely on those same arguments you put to friends who already agree with you.

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Grief is the ghost we don’t know how to talk about

Healing from grief is a necessary life skill, both in that it is a part of life, and requisite to a healthy one.

News Commentary

How the medical housing process reinforces ableism at Georgetown

There’s an unmatched agony I associate with the university housing process.

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Love Letter, Hate Mail: Making meaning at Georgetown

In truth, my college experience has not been the reverie that I imagined.

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It’s time for Georgetown to fulfill its promises to Descendants

We students demand transparency from the Foundation where there has been none, equal investment from Georgetown in a wider range of projects outside of the Foundation, consistent material reparations, a seat at the table that for too long has been missing for descendants in the decision making process, and a highly visible,  meaningful memorial on campus.

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Yes, I know where the masjid is

Hijabis are like the lighthouses of Muslims: We’re easy to see and people gravitate towards us when they have an Islam-related question.

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A love letter to the core curriculum

The core curriculum is a tool that can either push you out of your comfort zone or help you add a new dimension to your chosen area of study.

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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.