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Upon The New Decade

Upon The New Decade

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01/17/2020

The clock struck midnight on January 1, 2020. A brand new decade, a brand new act.  Maybe I watch too many movies, but with a new decade on the horizon I’ve been looking back on my life as different acts, and reflecting on each one has given me a new understanding of myself in the…

“This Is Punk Rock Time”

“This Is Punk Rock Time”

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01/17/2020

“Kick over the wall ’cause government’s to fall. How can you refuse it? Let fury have the hour, anger can be power. Do you know that you can use it?”  Would you believe me if I told you one of the biggest bands in the world purposefully trashed venues on tour and snuck fans in…

The Fight For Democracy In Bolivia

The Fight For Democracy In Bolivia

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01/10/2020

The international community must know the historical context behind the indignation of the Bolivians who poured into the streets demanding that Evo Morales and his followers respect democracy and the rule of law after electoral fraud took place on October 20, 2019. The international community must acknowledge that Morales has ignored the will of the…

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

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

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12/06/2019

“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

Problems at Home Don’t Stay at Home

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12/06/2019

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

Carrying On: The Hidden Cost of E-Scooters

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12/06/2019

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…

Finding a Voice in America

Finding a Voice in America

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12/06/2019

When I left Turkey, I left behind many things: my loved ones, my childhood, the law school I was always dreaming about. Right before I arrived in America, I was studying for my midterms, but I could not take any of them. I left my class notes for my classmates. I left the theater ticket…

Bargaining for the Future

Bargaining for the Future

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11/24/2019

Something deeply important is unfolding on the Georgetown campus this fall: the university’s graduate assistants, represented by their union, the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees (GAGE) are negotiating their first bargaining agreement with university officials. Georgetown’s graduate assistants chose to be represented by GAGE, an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, by a vote…

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