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Allen: Black Lives Matter is political — because Black Identity is too

Allen: Black Lives Matter is political — because Black Identity is too

Kenny Allen, Op-Ed Contributor

August 2, 2020

When people say that race is a social construction, the concept can be a bit abstract. The racial categories that we’re familiar with have boundaries and definitions that are not based in biology, which means that our understanding of those categories is dependent on the context in which we exist....

Benavides: Now is the time to get rid of toxic productivity culture

Benavides: Now is the time to get rid of toxic productivity culture

Austin Benavides, Columnist

July 26, 2020

I remember the first weeks coming home after campus transitioned entirely online in the spring. California was one of the first states to start closing things down and put in mask orders, so right away my environment changed from freely moving with friends, to only being at home with my many family...

Letter to the Editor: SOLR condemns service worker layoffs, demands worker protection and administrative pay cuts

July 26, 2020

Last Monday, Compass Group laid off 230 dining employees who have been furloughed since March, about 40 percent of the total Compass employees at Northwestern. Their health insurance coverage will end on Sept. 20. Students Organizing for Labor Rights learned that some workers found out only after they ha...

An Open Letter to Our Students

July 12, 2020

We, the undersigned faculty of Northwestern, write to express our solidarity with our students —  all of them — at this precarious moment. We pledge to contest, as energetically and thoroughly as possible, the fact and effects of the recent United States government decision affecting internationa...

Visiting the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest: a letter to myself on breaking a cycle of intergenerational trauma

Visiting the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest: a letter to myself on breaking a cycle of intergenerational trauma

Catherine Zhong, Op-Ed Contributor

July 9, 2020

I wrote this letter in response to the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, which I visited in Seattle three times. CHOP, formerly CHAZ, was an occupation protest, located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood near downtown Seattle as part of the George Floyd protests. After a week of tense protests, the Seattle...