This Week in the Voice: March 15, 2012

In this week’s feature, Vanya Mehta delves into the Georgetown chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice’s fight for contraception coverage at a Jesuit university staunchly opposed to any shift in policy:

For years, female student activists speaking up for reproductive justice are asked the same question—what did they expect when enrolling in a Catholic university?

Fluke has a simple response to this question. “We can only answer that we expected women to be treated equally, to not have our school create untenable burdens that impede our academic success. We expected that our schools would live up to the Jesuit creed of ‘cura personalis‘—to care for the whole person—by meeting all of our medical needs.”

On the Editorials page, the editorial board decries the corrosive effects of discriminatory Voter ID laws on American democracy.

In News, Morgan Manger discusses the ongoing process to construct a University boathouse on the Potomac.

In the Sports pages, Daniel Kellner previews Georgetown’s upcoming clash with its second round dancing partner, the 14-seed Belmont Bruins.

In the Leisure section, Jane Conroy praises Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt for their performances in the skillfully-written Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which is playing at the Landmark E Street Cinema.

Page 13 proudly tempts fate, proclaiming that this year, this team, this March Madness will be different.

And finally in Voices, Connor Jones criticizes both Rick Santorum for his over-the-top language on gay marriage and his opposition for countering his rhetoric with cheap Google bombs rather than attempts to change the opinions of those who agree with him.

2 Comments on “This Week in the Voice: March 15, 2012

  1. glad to see that the Voice is still taking talking points from David Axelrod.

  2. “rather than attempts to change the opinions of those who agree with him.” Why would he want to change the opinions of those who agree with him? Maybe a few less articles on how Georgetown is failing to give into the women who want their sex expenses paid for and more time editing would result in a better finished product.

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