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LANDRE: Defining Disability

LANDRE: Defining Disability

As the international symbol for accessibility, a stick figure using a wheelchair has become nearly synonymous with the way our society conceptualizes disability. However, the disabled identity encompasses more than just physical mobility issues. Today, the definition of disability favored by most scholars, lawmakers and disabled people is an “activity[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: On LGBTQ, GUSA Candidates Unprepared

When it comes to LGBTQ issues, this year’s candidates for the Georgetown University Student Association executive offer little beyond the empty buzzword of “diversity.” To provide insight into what these candidates can do for the LGBTQ community, a coalition of the major LGBTQ clubs on campus — GU Pride, Queer[Read More…]

by February 4, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SARDA: Living Between Labels

SARDA: Living Between Labels

I am half-Irish and half-Filipino. But if you asked anyone else, you might hear I am Spanish, Italian, Mexican, white, or a vague, “exotic” mix of all four. Some may count me as a woman of color, while others may believe I am appropriating the term. I have lived my[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
2018 Senior Compass Series

2018 Senior Compass Series

For the second year in a row, The Hoya is proud to present the Senior Compass Series in coordination with the Senior Class Committee. This year, we asked seniors to write about their most regrettable decisions or deepest failures at Georgetown. From changing majors to prioritizing well-being, these reflections offer[Read More…]

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

WGSTea: Perspectives on Feminism

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Georgetown University’s women’s and gender studies program. Despite its limited resources — just two full-time faculty members and no access to tenure lines — the program offers an essential interdisciplinary academic space for not only its own majors, but students across disciplinary focuses and career[Read More…]

by April 3, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Resources Without Repercussions

To Whom It May Concern: We wanted to follow up on the April 4 article in The Hoya concerning the “Save Georgetown Day” initiative [“GUSA Launches Save Georgetown Day Initiative,” The Hoya, April 4, 2017, A5] so that we could further clarify the privacy and confidentiality of Georgetown Emergency Response Medical[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Debunking ‘Subtle Anti-Semitism’

It is not often that I respond to op-eds that attempt to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Indeed, there exist a myriad articles that share Tanner Larkin’s efforts to disparage support for Palestine. But what seeps through the cracks in the well-written piece is a subconscious appeal to partiality that I[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 5 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Losing Streak Demands Examination

I am writing this in response to the article titled “Students Lose Faith in Basketball Team.” As much as it pains me to type this, I must say I wholeheartedly agree with virtually everything said and believe the time for change is here. I am a 1984 graduate of Georgetown[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 0 comments Uncategorized
GUSA Candidates Agree: Affordability Above All

GUSA Candidates Agree: Affordability Above All

Despite their different platforms, three of four tickets in the 2017 Georgetown University Student Association presidential elections arrived at a similar conclusion: affordability and tuition hikes presented the most pressing issues facing the university community. Kamar Mack (COL ’19) and Jessica Andino (COL ’18) “We know how lucky we are[Read More…]

by February 21, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Ayan Mandal

MANDAL: Material Body, Immaterial Soul

According to a recent Harris poll, around 64 percent of Americans believe the soul survives after death. Of course, they would disagree upon the exact nature of the soul, but most will agree that it possesses two central characteristics: one, it is nonmaterial, and two, it allows us to be[Read More…]

by September 20, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top