Articles tagged: opinion
It’s time we reconstruct our view of protests
“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 true crime of ‘true crime’
The rise of true crime in popular culture has prompted novel conversations about how we depict killers and victims in storytelling.
Despite the negatives, D.C.’s restaurant industry needs Initiative 82
The newly passed Initiative 82 will help build a better restaurant industry, but it must tear the industry down to its foundations first.
What happens when it is not the child who needs to be taken care of?
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.
COP27, Human Rights, and The Climate Crisis
COP27 has been tasked with overcoming past criticisms while also dealing with new challenges that are arising inside a country with high levels of censorship and repression.
Solving polarization won’t fix our society’s injustices
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.
I’m a ‘Type 1 diabetic,’ not a ‘person with type one diabetes’: Rejecting person-first language
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.
Pull up the dictionary: We’ve got to redefine language learning
Despite spending hours learning vocabulary and practicing pronunciation, we remain estranged to the cultures of the languages we study.
Model UN must solve its own problems before it tries to solve the world’s
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).
Searching for a smile: Reconsidering trauma narratives in media
Dominant representation of trauma-centered narratives paints a misguided image that happiness is rare—or even unattainable—for people of color.
Beyond inclusivity: Why Georgetown must better support its affinity spaces
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.
Injustice against Palestine: Are Americans culpable?
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.
If you want to do right by students, reconsider Teach For America
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.