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Missing in Action: How Elite Universities Threaten K-12 Teaching

Missing in Action: How Elite Universities Threaten K-12 Teaching

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02/28/2020

Every day, over 300,000 classrooms nationwide are missing teachers. The United States currently faces an overwhelming shortage of public K-12 educators despite growing student enrollment. In teacher-training programs, the number of participants has fallen by more than a third since 2010, and in some states by as much as 80 percent. Even when people do…

Ask That “Dumb” Question

Ask That “Dumb” Question

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02/14/2020

On Feb. 5, the Senate acquitted President Donald Trump. By the end of this six-month process, I found myself thinking back to early September, when I Googled seemingly simple questions because I was too afraid to ask them out loud—“What is a whistleblower?” and “Does impeaching a president automatically mean he’ll be removed from office?”…

QUIZ: What Building At Georgetown Are You?

QUIZ: What Building At Georgetown Are You?

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02/13/2020

You see them everyday as you travel around campus. Some are viewed as beloved additions to the campus, causing many students to spend most of their weeks within their walls. Others are vilified by the members of the community, viewed as the bane of existence and an obstacle towards a happier, more fulfilling life. Take…

Why We Need the Student Empowerment Fund

Why We Need the Student Empowerment Fund

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02/05/2020

We, as students, negotiate with the University administration every day, and time and time again we have learned a simple lesson: money talks. It’s time for us to invest in a fund that gives us the agency to complete our own large-scale projects centered on improving student life. The creation of the Student Empowerment Fund…

QUIZ: What Georgetown Archetype Are You?

QUIZ: What Georgetown Archetype Are You?

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02/02/2020

Chances are, we’ve all encountered at least one of the core Georgetown archetypes. Although we all poke fun at them, if you spend enough time on the Hilltop, you’ll find yourself falling into at least one of these categories. Take this quiz to answer the ultimate question: what Georgetown archetype are you? Image Credits: daderot…

From Friends to Family

From Friends to Family

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01/31/2020

When Netflix users logged in on January 1, they noticed something missing. The show Friends had left after a five-year run. In those five years, it had garnered a whole new generation of viewers and inspired ’90s nostalgia for the show’s original audience. For me, Friends wasn’t just another streaming binge—it was essential to my…

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….

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…

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