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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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How do we mourn someone we never really knew?

As we mourn the loss of public figures—celebrities, political titans, and victims of violent systems alike—we must honor their personhood while alive.

Opinion

Why Georgetown shouldn’t reopen for Spring 2021, as told by a senior

As the pandemic reaches record levels of infection, Georgetown has a duty to its students and its community to stay closed.

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Fund tuberculosis aid: Now’s not the time to forget about global health.

COVID-19 has proven that there has been a severe lack of planning and financing for global health security programs. But TB has been telling us this for years.

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The kids are dying: What HIV/AIDS activism and gun violence prevention say about America

The parallels between March for Our Lives and ACT UP make it clear: When tragedy strikes, it’s okay to demand that our government do better.

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Why cura personalis won’t solve Georgetown’s mental health crisis

Georgetown loves to espouse its Jesuit values. Yet one of them, cura personalis, or care for the whole person, fails to live up to its name.

Opinion

Who’s derailing the U.S. election? Hint: It’s not just Russia or China.

Misinformation campaigns may be signaling the start of the end of true pluralism.

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Carrying On: One Foot in the Promised Land

"There will probably never be a day when I wake up, look in the mirror, and see the face of a Jew or a non-Jew. The face will always be just a little bit of both, somewhere in between."