Opinion

EDITORIAL: Prioritize Donations for University Maintenance

EDITORIAL: Prioritize Donations for University Maintenance

As students on Georgetown University’s campus face constant health and safety hazards from crumbling infrastructure, pervasive mold and archaic lead water pipes, donations to the university continue to be directed toward luxury projects that do little to improve student life. To better address student well-being, Georgetown should emphasize the importance[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
EDITORIAL: Diversify Mental Health Support Systems

EDITORIAL: Diversify Mental Health Support Systems

As stress and other mental health concerns continue to affect students on campus, Counseling and Psychiatric Services remains woefully underprepared and many students lack access to the mental health care they deserve from Georgetown University.  Georgetown should, in addition to allocating greater resources to CAPS, invest in other mental health[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
CARNES: Remember Georgetown’s History of Slavery

CARNES: Remember Georgetown’s History of Slavery

The bells of Healy Hall and Dahlgren Chapel departed from their normal rhythm on the afternoon of Aug. 25. For four long minutes, beginning at precisely 3 p.m., they joined bells across the nation to toll in memory of the four centuries that have passed since the arrival of the[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
TALATI: Justify Environmentalism With Genesis

TALATI: Justify Environmentalism With Genesis

“In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth,” humanity’s troubled relationship with the environment began in earnest. (Genesis 1:1) 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls flocked to the university this week to participate in a town hall-style climate forum. The event serves as a timely reminder that many young[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
NAQVI: Encourage Religious Celebrations

NAQVI: Encourage Religious Celebrations

Last Tuesday, millions of Shia Muslims spent their entire day at the mosque to commemorate Ashura, a momentous day of grief and reflection. But at Georgetown University, I was pressured to choose between my faith and my schoolwork.  For Georgetown students that ascribe to a faith besides Christianity, commemorating a[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Grow Beyond Graduation

Five years ago, in fall 2014, I wrote an opinion piece for The Hoya that I regret. I wrote it to defend my decision to change my last name from Reavis to Volz when I married the love of my life. I had written it in a knee-jerk response to[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: End Lead Exposure

Elevated levels of lead identified in several water sources in a recent study conducted by Georgetown University graduate students means that members of the Georgetown community are subject to potentially dangerous drinking water.  To ensure community members are not experiencing the pernicious effects of lead, Georgetown should identify and replace[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

VIEWPOINT: ‘I Had Little Hope’: CAPS Fails LGBTQ Students

This article discusses suicide and self-harm. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on and off campus. The first time I seriously considered suicide, it was 2014 and I wasn’t depressed. I was 15 and closeted. Growing up in an extremely orthodox Catholic home, I knew my[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Codify Extension Policies

As students receive their syllabi at the beginning of the semester, the inconsistent and often unclear extension policies put forth by professors cause uncertainty for the months to come. Such variety in extension policies cause student stress, especially when students are unsure whether their extension will be granted in case[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
LOVE: Finding Community in GSP

LOVE: Finding Community in GSP

The first night I spent at Georgetown University was at the university hotel, with my mom and I in a bed and my dad on a couch somewhere. I spent the night in stressful tears that didn’t subside when my mom told me it would be okay. I was going[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top