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Borrok: The monopolizing of culture is dangerous

Borrok: The monopolizing of culture is dangerous

Ben Borrok, Op-Ed Contributor

November 14, 2019

In recent months, Disney has taken steps to maximize their influence over the film industry by purchasing 21st Century Fox and starting their own streaming service, Disney+, which was released to consumers on Nov. 12. Major fans of Disney have been rejoicing the consolidation of all Disney properties...

Huang: Why Northwestern needs more clubs for beginners

Huang: Why Northwestern needs more clubs for beginners

Yujia Huang, Columnist

November 14, 2019

Northwestern Finance clubs are notoriously cut-throat. The process of getting into a finance-related club at Northwestern is meant to imitate the competitive, challenging and stress-causing procedure of getting into a real asset management or investment bank, but it hurts students who simply want to...

Augustine: Self-care culture is flawed

Augustine: Self-care culture is flawed

Kathryn Augustine, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 14, 2019

Go on a walk and listen to a soothing playlist. Take a nap without setting an alarm. Give yourself a proper manicure and pedicure with a sugar scrub. Indulge in a lavender-scented bath. Self-care has inarguably permeated the culture on college campuses across the nation. As a means of coping with...

Thuillier: More diversity needed in AI to fight human biases

Thuillier: More diversity needed in AI to fight human biases

Marcus Thuillier, Colmnist

November 13, 2019

As I approach graduation, diversity and representation has been on my mind. It’s been a key point of discussion in one of my classes this quarter, Leadership Insights and Skills for Data Scientists. It is of fundamental importance for data scientists, especially in the tech industry, to be aware of...

Sperti: Social media: A complex but necessary tool in democracy

Sperti: Social media: A complex but necessary tool in democracy

Elizabeth Sperti, Op-Ed Contributor

November 13, 2019

This past week, Political Union debated whether social media is corrosive to democracy. I took the stance that it wasn’t. I believe that social media is not corrosive to democracy for two reasons. First, social media is significant to movements that promote democracy. The most prominent example is...