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Zhang: A thoughtless mind

Zhang: A thoughtless mind

Dani Zhang, Columnist

October 20, 2020

I check the time: 5:13 p.m. My Zoom meeting starts at 6:00 p.m., so I have enough time for a walk. I grab a carrot from the fridge — not one of those meek tiny ones, but a tenderlong imperator — and exit my apartment before I realize I don’t have my phone with me, and return. I know it’s ironic...

Ocampo: Should we abolish the Electoral College?

Aidan Ocampo, Opinion Contributor

October 18, 2020

In 2016, Hillary Clinton won 65,845,063 votes while Donald Trump won 62,980,160 votes – a difference of nearly three million votes and a 2.1 percentage point lead in the popular vote. The keyword: popular. Despite winning millions more votes than Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton did not win the presidential...

Fine: Abolish Greek life. Expand the residential college system.

Fine: Abolish Greek life. Expand the residential college system.

Simona Fine, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 15, 2020

Even before I applied to Northwestern, I worried about the large presence of Greek life here, with approximately 40 percent of undergraduates participating in the institution. The culture of sexual assault and the emphasis on conforming to fit into this system was unappealing to me from the start, but recen...

Smith: Down-ballot voting is more important than ever

Smith: Down-ballot voting is more important than ever

Emmet Smith, Guest Columnist

October 13, 2020

I have been to the polls twice in my life. The first time was November 2004, when I proudly pulled the lever on my dad's vote for John Kerry. Stepping into that voting booth was a triumphant introduction to the political process, but alas, my attempt to undermine our democracy as a 5-year-old committing...

Borrok: Work culture is suffocating students

Ben Borrok, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2020

In recent years, creating a LinkedIn page has become an inevitable feature of college life. The website, designed to improve the networking capabilities of employers and potential employees alike, has grown steadily since its official launch in 2003. The intentions of the website are smart, and to the...