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.
Supermodel Bella Hadid left very little of her svelte figure to the imagination as she walked the runway in a dress spray-painted upon her nearly naked body for Paris Fashion Week last October. The message is clear: Big asses and boobs are out, protruding collar bones and wrist bones are in.
Perhaps it’s mere human instinct to measure ourselves by shared tragedies, but there’s something brutal about the unregulated bullet being a defining genre of timestamp for our generation.
If the implications of ChatGPT in an academic environment will be substantial, the implications in greater society will be even more profound. ChatGPT is able to draft lease agreements based on a given location and even code websites, tasks that have previously required significant training. For the vast majority of people, this technology will only make life easier—and less expensive. However, for those who make a living off of these skills, the proliferation of AI could be detrimental.
“Constructive” protests are generally nonviolent and informative to the other side, with the hope that people who previously disagreed with you will come to see your cause and make concessions. If a protest doesn’t meet these goals and expectations, however, it is often written off altogether, deemed instead “unconstructive,” “unhelpful to the cause,” or in the extremes even labeled as “riots.”
The newly passed Initiative 82 will help build a better restaurant industry, but it must tear the industry down to its foundations first.
When you believe that you are solely responsible for someone's well-being, you also worry that your departure will be the sole reason for their deterioration.
Today’s society is not a utopia, and it’s important to realize that politics is and will always be personal—especially for marginalized communities, which is why it is necessary that we work towards progressive action instead of reduced polarization.
PFL is a norm that many non-disabled people have attempted to universalize, regardless of personal linguistic preferences within the disabled community. While some disabled people are fine with PFL, many prefer IFL, especially in recent years.
Despite spending hours learning vocabulary and practicing pronunciation, we remain estranged to the cultures of the languages we study.
Model UN inculcates within participants the mentality that the world can be their playground and that people can be their pawns.
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).
Dominant representation of trauma-centered narratives paints a misguided image that happiness is rare—or even unattainable—for people of color.
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.
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.
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.
Of the many observations I’ve cultivated about America, one has been particularly surprising: everything is made into partisan politics.
We must restructure pre-os to focus on prioritizing the recruitment and admission of students of underrepresented communities at Georgetown