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Vargas: Feminism can benefit from conscious, aware male allies

Alani Vargas, Columnist

September 28, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ve always had big groups of female friends and only meshed well with guys a fraction of the time. But when I reflect on my youth spent frequently with male cousins and classmates, there’s always a recurring theme: I was... Read more »

Opinion: Clinton should avoid painting Trump supporters with broad, condescending strokes

Jose Trejos, Columnist

September 27, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The sentiment that all Donald Trump supporters are idiots and racists is plain in the mainstream media and throughout our campus. Hillary Clinton, Trump’s opponent, has made it clear that she agrees with this sentiment. In a recent f... Read more »

Schwalb: A call for self-critical participation in PHA and IFC

Jessica Schwalb, Columnist

September 26, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

By the end of the summer, my answers to prodding family and friends had become well-rehearsed: Yes, I’m in Greek life, but my chapter and my friends are more nuanced than the stereotypes. Yes, I buy into my Panhellenic Association... Read more »

Opinion: For students of color at NU, code-switching can be alienating both on campus and at home

David Guirgis, Columnist

September 25, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everyone comes to NU with a story to tell, and perhaps an accent or dialect in which to tell it. Mine is the story of three-dollar Spanish food plates and murals of mandalas in India Square; of a poor high school freshman showin... Read more »

Cooper: Reaction to Kaepernick protest shows NFL is toxic for social change

Danny Cooper, Columnist

September 22, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick used to be hated by opposing fans because of his strong arm and scrambling ability. He is now attracting widespread animosity on the sidelines by refusing to stand during pregame... Read more »

Patterson: The cost of diversity

Sky Patterson, Op-Ed Contributor

September 20, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

I remember the first time I saw the Black House on Sheridan Road when I visited Northwestern. I was pleasantly surprised that the space existed on campus, and when I found out NU also has a black student union, I felt ecstatic.... Read more »

Guirgis: Why I need safe spaces at Northwestern

David Guirgis, Op-Ed Contributor

September 20, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

When I told my high school friends last year I was applying early decision to a school in the Midwest, their eyebrows flew off their faces. And when I told them I’d applied without ever setting foot on campus, their eyebrows... Read more »