Opinion

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
KABOT: Bridging Differences Through Inquiry

KABOT: Bridging Differences Through Inquiry

Who I am as both a Jew and a person begins with my grandparents’ bookshelf. Their bookshelf was my first window to my Jewish heritage, with stories that took me from the Old City of Jerusalem to the Sea of Galilee. These tales of people, places and pain allowed me[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
EDITORIAL: Clarify Title IX Hiring Process

EDITORIAL: Clarify Title IX Hiring Process

This editorial discusses sexual assault on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. This fall marks the second consecutive year for which Georgetown University does not have a fully staffed Title IX office at the beginning of the academic year, indicating a lack[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
NAQVI: Denounce Abusive Clergy

NAQVI: Denounce Abusive Clergy

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. Five months ago, The Hoya published an investigation identifying 14 former Georgetown University religious leaders credibly accused of sexual abuse — including two associate deans, three chaplains in residence and seven professors.[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
TALATI: Rereading Eden

TALATI: Rereading Eden

As a freshman at Georgetown University, it took me several months to come to grips with my unexpected desire to study theology — mostly because I’m an atheist. When I first told my family about my new plan to double major and concentrate in biblical studies, they thought I was[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
EDITORIAL: Improve Bookstore Practices

EDITORIAL: Improve Bookstore Practices

The price of a textbook should not cause students stress at the beginning of a semester. Yet this stress is often a reality for students purchasing $100 textbooks at the Barnes & Noble Georgetown University bookstore.  The bookstore, the only university-sanctioned textbook provider on campus, is complicit in limiting access[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

VIEWPOINT: Finding Political Resolve

Whenever I write anything that supports Palestinian self-determination, I sit down before publishing it to estimate the consequences that may arise if the piece sees the light of day. I edit my grammar and fix my punctuation, then I look at the possible ways a person may interpret my criticisms[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top