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Reed: New Trier parents, students should listen closely to differing perspectives on civil rights education

Chase Reed, Columnist

February 22

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The recent debate over the benefits of New Trier High School’s upcoming seminar on civil rights stems from a lack of listening. The program assesses student privilege and educates students on racial issues like implicit bias,... Read more »

Schecter: We must use this moment to set a new standard for the Title IX process on campus, across the country

Sarah Schecter, Op-Ed Contributor

February 21

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The past weeks have been trying for our community after the University alerted students earlier this month that it received anonymous reports alleging multiple sexual assaults and druggings at two fraternities. Many of us are angry, upset, even baffled by the prevalence of sexual assaul... Read more »

Cooper: Course packets should be eliminated

Danny Cooper, Columnist

February 20

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I look through a syllabus for the first time, I always scan the required readings to see if there is a course reader. Though these course packets may be beloved by the owners of Quartet Copies, who seem to have a monopoly... Read more »

Dion-Kirschner: Organizations can act without government to combat climate change

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

February 20

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Alongside social media accounts and White House web pages, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conference on health and climate change was yet another casualty of America’s new political climate. The conference was... Read more »

Off Script: A better society starts with socially conscious children’s media

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

February 20

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

One of my favorite CDs as a kid was “Free to Be...You and Me,” recorded by Marlo Thomas and featuring other famous actors and musicians from the 1970s. I rarely listened to anything else, and soon I knew most of the songs... Read more »

McKeon: Buy into local flavor

Shane McKeon, Op-Ed Contributor

February 17

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Full disclosure: I love Soulwich. Never been? It’s a modern-looking sandwich shop just south of Church Street on Orrington Avenue. I dig the name. I enjoy the vibe. I love that they always seem to play Radiohead from the sound... Read more »

Schwartz: ‘Lemonade’ loss at Grammys points to institutional racial bias

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

February 14

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Most listeners of popular music wanted Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” to win Album of the Year at the Grammys on Sunday night. Apparently, so did Adele — even though she ended up winning the award herself. People thought this... Read more »

Steinberg: Restricting controversial speakers will only polarize us further

Kent Steinberg, Op-ed Contributor

February 14

Filed under Columns, Opinion

At Northwestern and many other American universities, the concept of debate is distorted. Our universities were founded with a specific purpose: to educate students to be active and informed individuals in our society. Aristotle... Read more »

Closson: Expand your discussion, reflection of black history beyond one month

Troy Closson, Columnist

February 12

Filed under Columns, Opinion

For my fifth grade American history class, I wrote a report on Rosa Parks. In honor of Black History Month, my teacher had us research a prominent figure of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and compose a short essay about their... Read more »

Vargas: Don’t dismiss celebrities who speak out against Trump

Alani Vargas, Columnist

February 8

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Today’s political climate is anything but civil. President Donald Trump is hell-bent on keeping campaign promises based on his xenophobic rhetoric. So it should come as no surprise that many are speaking out and protesting against... Read more »

Dion-Kirschner: President Trump must acknowledge that scientific consensus on climate change is absolute

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

February 7

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 2004, a Harvard professor surveyed 928 randomly-selected scientific publications mentioning the phrase “global climate change.” Of these 928 papers, not one countered the theory that human activity is a major cause of climate... Read more »