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The Drawing Board: ‘Alternative Facts’

Eli Sugerman, Cartoonist
January 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Johnson: My experience at the Women’s March on Washington

Hannah Johnson, Op-Ed Contributor
January 22, 2017
Filed under Contributors, Opinion

When I first saw the Women's March on Washington event advertised on Facebook, I RSVP'd "going" without thinking twice. Even though I didn't know how I would get there or where I would stay, I knew that somehow, I would get to D.C. When I clicked "going" to the event, I was sitting alone in my apartment... Read more »

Phillips: After Women’s March, white feminists must recommit to intersectionality

Ruby Phillips, Columnist
January 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Millions of people united and marched all over the world to stand in solidarity against the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Saturday. I, too, proudly participated in the women’s march in Chicago with an estimated 250,000 other people. Several participants in the women’s march have held... Read more »

The Spectrum: My reality of surviving sexual assault (Not just surviving)

Jonathan Hoffman, Op-Ed Contributor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected] When I was 17, I was raped by a boy in my biology class. It was my firs... Read more »

Kempis: Trump’s inauguration generates new wave of uncertainty among international students

Nicole Kempis, Opinion Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

This is the first in a series that will examine the challenges NU faces as it strives to become a global university. International Student Orientation commenced in September of my freshman year, a few days before the “local” American students arrived. I remember it was frigid and drizzling the firs... Read more »

Pope: Consistent success has redefined Northwestern sports

Ben Pope, Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Sports

In a column published on Jan. 12, Garrett Jochnau argued that, despite the Wildcats’ reputation as “perennial losers,” students should appreciate the charm and personality of Northwestern’s teams. It is true that NU has been remarkably unsuccessful throughout much of its athletic history. And it is... Read more »

Vargas: Protesting is a valid way to express frustration with status quo

Alani Vargas, Columnist
January 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Political protests and marches have raged across the country since Donald Trump’s election and have received more attention this week as his inauguration approaches. The Women’s March on Washington this Saturday will coincide with demonstrations in Chicago and other major cities. Protests and rallies,... Read more »

Reed: Lack of dual-degree program inhibits Medill, School of Communication students

Chase Reed, Op-Ed Contributor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Contributors, Opinion

For all intents and purposes, my first all-nighter at Northwestern was a total waste of time. Fueled by a potent mix of restlessness, anxiety and Pringles, I typed furiously away at my keyboard as the clock struck 2 in the morning. Dead-eyed and desperate, I surveyed the contents of the email I’d... Read more »

Farkas: New IFC and PHA members, stick to your values

Alana Farkas, Columnist
January 16, 2017
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

It’s that time of year again, when newly-accepted fraternity and sorority members experience their first taste of what it’s like to be part of the Northwestern PHA and IFC community. Some of these eager new members can be seen around campus wearing hats with big Greek letters and walking with new... Read more »

Lee: Watch the spacing between your letters

Jerry Lee, Columnist
January 16, 2017
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’m the former creative director at The Daily, and I’m writing a new series of columns about how typography subtly and thoroughly pervades our lives. I hope this series will reveal the powerful ways fonts can redefine arguments and dramatically change a text’s meaning. You’ll notice that the... Read more »

Ryan: From a student-athlete, it’s OK to not be OK

Caleigh Ryan, Op-Ed Contributor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

We aren’t perfect. No one is. Everyone has tough times, dark thoughts and seriously considers what they are doing in life — especially at a place like Northwestern, where it seems like everyone is doing well. It can be so easy to think you’re alone. You are not. Though it can be difficult to... Read more »

Wuest: Student groups should welcome diversity in new members

Matthias Wuest, Op-Ed Contributor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Coming to Northwestern can be overwhelming. By the end of two weeks in Evanston, it’s common for new students to have attended information sessions for multiple clubs, interviewed with a number of pre-professional groups and auditioned for (and been rejected from) a performance group. Why do students... Read more »