Students start progressive political magazine
A group of Georgetown University undergraduate students recently created Counterpoint, new political magazine with a progressive viewpoint.
Created by Eric Pilch (COL ’12), Kara Brandeisky (COL ’13), and Cole Stangler (SFS ’13), the magazine is funded by the Center for American Progress and not affiliated with the University. (Editor’s note: Pilch is a staff writer, Brandeisky is the head of business, and Stangler is a member of the editorial board of the Voice.)
“We believe that positive change in American history has been brought about by those who are unafraid to challenge the prevailing status quo,” states the magazine’s mission statement. “We will tap into this tradition of reform while engaging readers and challenging them to seek positive social transformation.”
The magazine features a mix of feature stories, commentaries, editorials, interviews, and reviews.
The first edition includes a feature piece on Georgetown’s Latin American Board, commentary on the District’s voter disenfranchisement, and a piece on how the gay community has transformed at Georgetown, among a number of other articles.
Print editions of the magazine will be available on campus on Friday.