Tag: Saxa Politica

Saxa Politica: Silence and its dangers


On Saturday night, a diminutive sophomore was walking home from a Halloween party by herself. When she reached the end of Prospect Street, a male Georgetown student jumped out in front of her and began yelling obscenities. She remembers him calling her a “hot piece of shit.” He reached behind her, grabbed her behind, and…

Saxa Politica: GU owes students a free lunch


After Kathrin Verestoun (SFS `11) watched her norovirus-infected roommate vomit all over their room last week, it took her a while to muster the faith to trust Leo O’Donovan Dining Hall again. But on Sunday night, out of Flex dollars and short on cash, Verestoun decided to brave Leo’s once more.

Saxa Politica: The Kelly kerfuffle


Before James Kelly (COL ’09) became vice president of the Student Association, he ticked off a lot of people at an open forum following last fall’s bias incident when he argued that the school wouldn’t have proposed a resource center had a straight male been assaulted. While true, Kelly’s hypothetical entirely missed the point that the incident was a hate crime. So when Kelly came into office as Pat Dowd’s (SFS ‘09) VP, there was lingering resentment toward the ticket from certain campus groups, particularly GU Pride.

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