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.
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
Failure to emphasize intersectionality weakens the pro-choice movement by leaving marginalized communities feeling overshadowed and discouraged.
Breaking an ankle is awful enough; breaking an ankle on the infamously inaccessible campus of Georgetown University appeared to be a death sentence.
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.
Healing from grief is a necessary life skill, both in that it is a part of life, and requisite to a healthy one.
There’s an unmatched agony I associate with the university housing process.
In truth, my college experience has not been the reverie that I imagined.
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.