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.
With their national vaccine campaigns well underway, it’s time the U.S. and other Western countries start to fulfill their responsibility to vaccinate the rest of the world. It’s a moral imperative, as well as a public health necessity.
To be clear, I am not advocating for a complete overhaul of the pre-blood donation screening procedure for every individual; rather, I am looking for more nuance when it comes to screening homosexual and bisexual men.
All of the usual nostalgia of senior year “lasts” is further amplified because there are hardly any chances to make new memories anymore—just extra hours to ruminate on former versions of ourselves that we left behind long ago.
Bridgerton sits somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, not really committed to color-conscious casting, but not color-blind either. The way that race fits into the storyline seems to have been an afterthought. The conversation, which attributed the diversity of the society to love conquering prejudice, was so shallow that I wish they hadn’t included it.
Sneaker flipping enables the use of technology to exploit a slow-moving system. Now beyond innovative, the practice has become inequitable.
It almost seems impossible, really, that most of the time I forget about this thing that has sat heavy in my chest for 17 years. There’s no other aspect of my life that is simultaneously so crucial to my internal narrative, and yet so distanced from it. Most days, it feels like my ED belongs to someone else—or millions of someone else's—more than it does to me.
In response to Asian-American racism and hate, Allie Cho explores the harms of infographics. The transient, aesthetically pleasing, and performative nature of these posts attempt to solve systematic injustice and are ultimately unproductive and unsuccessful.
American foreign policy needs to adopt the same theory of change and progressive ideology as American racial justice activism.
Due to the hypocritical and offense nature of the conference and its speakers, H*yas for Choice calls on the Georgetown administration to mandate a conference name change by December 2021, as well as to explicitly condemn the actions of Cardinal O’Connor and the offensive rhetoric of the speakers at the conference.
This process of self-shaming and hiding ate at me—until I began to identify as disabled.
When it comes to pandemic aid, Georgetown graduate students are seriously undervalued relative to undergraduates in the eyes of the administration.
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.
It's fashionable, right now, to blame political institutions for all the problems we see in our democracy. Resisting that impulse is important.
If Democrats don't think seriously about succession, they risk more serious losses in 2022 and 2024. Energized, broad-appeal candidates will be key.