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.
What the pandemic teaches us about disability and disaster
We will all benefit from a society that ensures the inclusion and security of all people—something that will only come with reforming the way we provide long-term care and the way we see disability
On Being Green: How overconsumption fuels climate change
It’s time we change our vocabulary. The success of an individual or business should not be defined on growth but rather sustainability—or, even better, ‘thriveability.'
Cartoon Apes and Digital Strippers: Craving for Community in the Pandemic Continues Through NFTs
NFTs and their associated clubs may actually provide some real benefit given our evergreen interest in socialization with other like-minded people, united through their love of cards, cats, or video games.
The Importance of a COVID-19 Science Communication “Ground Game”
As you can see, the science communication challenge in COVID-19 is immense and involves many different stakeholders. To move past the pandemic, we must have an all-hands-on-deck approach to science communication, involving people from all walks of life.
The anti-women meaning of “women’s lit”
by framing everything they have to say as “women’s,” the label of “women’s fiction” effectively bars female writers from participation in broader, ungendered discussion through their work.
Contrary to Greg Abbott’s belief, cis men cannot make decisions about abortion
Yee pointed to the “bounty hunter provision” in the bill, which grants Texans the ability to sue someone aiding in an abortion for a monetary reward. Neighbors can report on anyone they know to be involved, including doctors, employees at abortion clinics, those seeking an abortion, and people transporting the patient.
How Shang-Chi fulfilled my childhood dream
I don’t want to be *that* Asian American raving about Shang-Chi and its nearly all-Asian cast. But as a Chinese-American woman who once flirted with the entertainment industry myself, I... Read more
Gamer Vote: The rise of technology-driven politics
While it has largely been Democratic campaigns pursuing Gamer Vote as a political strategy, there is huge potential for campaigns to expand their base by reaching this still largely untapped voter segment
Undergraduates have embraced social media as a platform to comment on Israel and Palestine. Should we?
I have also come to the realization that while social media activism can be problematic by lending credence to absolutist viewpoints, social media is often the only tool for activism among disenfranchised and minority opinion groups.
College, Interrupted: A reflection on my pandemic gap year
The pre-pandemic normal encouraged students to work through burnout and prioritize arbitrary academic and professional pressures over our wellbeing. While it seems that many students are still enamored by this lifestyle, I’m not sure that I can handle a desperate cling to the old normal when it was harmful in the first place.
A Third Start: Reflections from pandemic transfer students
The 2020 transfer class has already experienced Georgetown for a year but is just now finding their permanent place on the Hilltop.
Why grief is more than a five-step process
The five stages of grief do not explain that every holiday and special occasion will be bittersweet because the feeling of loss simply does not end. They do not explain that talking is not the only way to process your emotions of grief, or that your love for the person who died cannot be changed by resuming your life. We need a new perception of grief; one that does not exclude what makes grief idiosyncratic
In the Future, Jobs Will Make Fun of You for Applying
What us young professionals need is a sense of unity; after all, we are quite literally the future, without us these businesses will wither. So keep applying, put your best foot forward and give it your all everytime.
Breaking Down Imposter Syndrome
While imposter syndrome is commonly associated with academics, the feeling of estrangement extends beyond the classroom, as imposter syndrome permeates clubs and social settings.
Why my OCD diagnosis meant so much
At this point, it was pretty clear that there really was something different about the way my brain worked. Or at least, there had better be.
When Neutrality Isn’t Enough: Exploring multipartiality in the classroom
Implementing multipartiality provides participants with a consideration of counter narratives, as well as a consideration of why these perspectives are so often suppressed. This question of “why?” provides insight as to the function of larger structures, including the education system itself.
@AOC is Live Now: How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can steer local political engagement
AOC has brilliantly used Instagram to connect with and galvanize the masses on national issues. Local engagement should be spotlighted, too.
Why Democrats could lose the filibuster battle
Democrats face a tough dilemma on Capitol Hill. Though they control Congress and the presidency, the Senate’s filibuster rules limit their ability to pass a progressive agenda. While Democrats have undertaken an extensive campaign against these rules, this campaign itself is unlikely to kill the filibuster. But by simply calling for the filibuster’s end, Democrats have already doomed it.
Vaccinating the world is more than a moral imperative
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.