Opinion

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

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

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

DILLON: Accept Ambiguity

The year I was an undergraduate at Georgetown University, the Supreme Court rendered its decision on Roe v. Wade. Decades later, the basic questions remain of how religion and religious freedom play out in an increasingly diverse society. How do those of us who try to practice the principles of[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LUKE: Embrace Hands-Off Development

LUKE: Embrace Hands-Off Development

Since the mid-1990s, political scientists have observed an alarming decline of civic engagement, civic trust and social capital within the United States. Today, more of the same is taking place, as modes of social interaction continue to dwindle and 45% of Americans report not being civically engaged. This trend presents[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
LUKE: Combat Extremism Through Community

LUKE: Combat Extremism Through Community

When I found out I was interning at a community center in northern France this summer, I figured it would be a sort of summer camp-like experience: finger painting with kids, teaching hip-hop dance to senior citizens or showcasing my lack of athleticism at soccer games. However, within the first[Read More…]

by July 6, 2019 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
PANJWANI: Embrace Personal Identity Through Supportive Communities

PANJWANI: Embrace Personal Identity Through Supportive Communities

According to my Campus Housing Roommate Matching System profile, I hoped to find a roommate who was willing to “ignite a spark of energy within me,” talk with me for “hours about the eccentric nature of time” and support my purpose here, which was to “leave a lasting impact through[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top