Post Tagged with: "vote yes"

EDITORIAL: Vote Yes for GU272 Descendants

Georgetown University would not exist today if the Maryland Society of Jesus had not sold 272 enslaved men and women in 1838 to financially sustain the university. And yet the university’s reconciliation with its historical connection to slavery is largely limited to legacy admissions preference for descendants and renamed buildings.[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 3 comments Editorial, Opinion
Sovereignty Best Serves Scots’ Future

Sovereignty Best Serves Scots’ Future

On Jan. 16, 1707, the Scottish Parliament voted 110 to 69 in favor of the treaty of unification with England, and Scotland ceased to be an independent nation. The leader of the anti-unionist party in Scotland, Andrew Fletcher, was later asked why he departed Scotland following the vote. “It is[Read More…]

by September 18, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
Breaking Free From “Britishness”

Breaking Free From “Britishness”

Many people have looked at the economic issues as the main reason to vote “yes” or “no” in the upcoming referendum. However, I do not see the issue as one of economics or politics, but rather an issue of identity. If there were an all-inclusive British cultural identity, Scotland would[Read More…]

by September 18, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion
Finding Kinship in Fight for Independence

Finding Kinship in Fight for Independence

When I found out I would be studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, I popped in my “Braveheart” DVD and gathered my blue war paint and tartan scarf that had been hanging in my closet since my 11th birthday. This was what Scotland was about — a[Read More…]

by September 18, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion

Vote No on SAFE Reform

The two words can be found in large font and blue ink on signs plastered across campus today: “Vote Yes.” Faced with a referendum on Student Activities Fee and Endowment reform, students may take one of three routes: heed the command on the signs, opt out of the voting entirely,[Read More…]

by December 7, 2010 0 comments Opinion