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6 Comments on “Comment Policy

  1. The blog’s banner, which is the image of a (presumably) girl in skinny jeans with bright fluorescent sneakers stepping on the seal at Healy should be replaced with a different image. It’s a statement of counterculture that is devoid of any form of subtly. The spurning of tradition (the stepping on the seal) and the hideous shoe found on the feet of many garage band members make an obvious statement: that this blog, or perhaps the Voice in general, minimizes the “voice” bulk of the Georgetown population for the social bend and artistic eccentricities of its editors. A more fitting image would be, for example, any panorama of architecture of the campus, or an up-close of a sculpture. The adolescent image shown above begs to never be taken seriously.

  2. Also, doesnt it mean that the person stepping on the seal wont graduate, wont get scholarship, will die etc.?
    … just saying…

  3. The Voice was founded in 1969 as an alternative point of view on campus affairs during a time when dissenting opinions on campus were being self-censored by the other campus paper The Hoya. The banner unabashedly reflects that heritage.

  4. The truth behind the “don’t step on the seal” legend is that the seal was getting damaged from foot traffic, so the rumor was started to preserve it. This only started about 10 years ago or so. (Remember at college 4 years = “longstanding tradition”) Thus, I wouldn’t say that standing on the seal is in any way offensive to the real tradition of Georgetown. Both sides can take this point for what it’s worth.

  5. I would say the tradition goes way beyond 10 years prior. We didn’t step on the seal in the early 90’s.

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