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Tekriwal: Blaming political problems on sports activism 101

Tekriwal: Blaming political problems on sports activism 101

Tanisha Tekriwal, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 26, 2020

For a lesson in hypocrisy or amnesia, we can turn to the International Olympic Committee. In 1968 Mexico City, John Carlos and Tommie Smith pumped the iconic Black Power salute to protest racial injustice in the United States. The move branded them into the annals of the Olympics which celebrated...

Zou: To confront fascism, let’s confront the nation

Zou: To confront fascism, let’s confront the nation

Dylan Zou, Op-Ed Contributor

January 26, 2020

With the recent re-election of right-wing leaders like Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu, nations all over the world are falling victim to nationalism. As citizens of the world, how do we confront this ideological shift? To confront nationalism, we must confront the nation itself. We tell ourselves...

Letter from the Editors: New Years’ Resolutions

Crystal Wall and Charlotte Walsh

January 22, 2020

The Monthly Dear readers, Charlotte: I’m back! And it’s so great to see you again. After the long fall, I’m here for the long haul — Winter Quarter. And I have company!! Crystal: And I’m here, refreshed from a quarter abroad, but not changed. Well, maybe a little. But my love for ...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern should renovate Fisk Hall for Medill’s centennial

January 21, 2020

I'm glad Northwestern has lifted its freeze on new construction after the budget deficit ended. But why does it focus on vacant buildings like the Donald P. Jacobs and James Allen Centers? Why not renovate an occupied building — Fisk Hall — in time for Medill to celebrate its centennial in 2021? Speakin...

Borrok: What I learned about life from Mac Miller

Borrok: What I learned about life from Mac Miller

Ben Borrok, Columnist

January 21, 2020

What does it mean to live? Beyond surviving, what are we meant to be doing here with the time we are given? Existential questions like these were common themes of the late Mac Miller’s albums. Starting his career as a classic “fratty” rapper with hits like “Knock Knock” and “Nikes On My Feet,”...