Editorial

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

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

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

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

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

EDITORIAL: Pilot Sunday GUTS Service

When Georgetown University students have time on Sundays to explore Washington, D.C., the lack of Georgetown University Transportation Shuttles limits students’ ability to travel into the city. Students have advocated for more accessible transportation into the District. While the administration has brought some changes, students still lack sufficient weekend transportation[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Foster Respectful Discourse

Rigorous debate is widely accepted as a vital part of students’ formative college years, when their beliefs can be challenged by exposure to diverse perspectives. Yet the attempts to suppress opposing viewpoints and hostile discourse around the recent GU272 referendum proves that Georgetown University students must do better to foster[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Increase Streetcar System

In the 1960s, Washington, D.C., dismantled its extensive streetcar system, abandoning Georgetown neighborhood residents to find accessible transportation to downtown D.C. With the distance from Metro stations, long wait times for buses and high prices for ride-shares, Georgetown residents must decide between a fast commute and reasonable budget. Three years[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 1 comment Editorial, Opinion

EDITORIAL: Narrow GUSA Policy Goals

Nearly a month after Georgetown University Student Association President Norman Francis Jr. (COL ’20) and Vice President Aleida Olvera (COL ’20) were sworn into office, their efforts have been disappointing. Though the pair have just begun onboarding staff, they should ensure that the current passivity of the administration does not[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion