Opinions

Staff Editorial: What LeBlanc should know about students before becoming University president

Welcome to GW, Thomas LeBlanc. Here's what you should expect from students at the most politically active school in the country.

Essay: Finding peace with my body image

Early memories affect how I view myself – particularly my body. But growing up has allowed me to begin to love my body as much as my personality.

Nate Muramatsu: RAs should communicate better with CSE instead of unionizing

If we begin to view RAs as strictly university employees rather than student leaders, their relationship with their residents might suffer.

Sydney Erhardt: Trump's student loan policies could help students more than we expect

While some of Trump’s rhetoric may seem scary, what he has said so far about student loans should put students at ease.

Kendrick Baker: Student groups should focus on push for sanctuary campus

Although most of the demands made by student organizations last month were valid, students should focus first on establishing a sanctuary campus.

Staff Editorial: Students can make campus 'liberal bubble' less restrictive

We aren't going to be able to pop the liberal bubble – and that's OK. But students should actively try to make the bubble less restrictive.

Diana Wallens: Universities should fire professors for hateful online comments

If professors are openly intolerant of some groups online, they cannot be trusted to provide a welcoming environment to students.

Nate Muramatsu: Post-election student demands are unrealistic

Students are calling on administrators to make unfeasible and unrealistic changes, when they could have created a productive dialogue on campus.

Sara Brouda: Palestinian flag had no place at student walk-out

The Palestinian flag is a divisive symbol and shouldn't have been included at a walk-out to promote inclusivity.

Staff Editorial: Anti-smoking education would be better than ban

The smoking ban has proven to be ineffective. Therefore, It’s time for officials to be more realistic and slowly move away from the ban.

Kelly Skinner: GW should get creative to make housing affordable

GW should search for creative affordable housing accommodations for students forced to live on campus.

Sara Brouda: Housing and counseling offices must be able to work together

Mental Health Services staff should be able to intervene on behalf of students for housing accommodations.

Matilda Kreider: Environmental science department would confirm commitment to sustainability

If GW wants to effectively educate the next generation of environmental scientists, officials should create an environmental science department.

Sky Singer: GW's class registration system should consider students' majors, grade levels

A class registration system should give preference to students by class year and major, not a fast internet connection.

Staff Editorial: GW should stop asking applicants about felony convictions

There’s a stigma around the word “felony.” When people hear the word they might imagine a stereotyped image of what a felon is.