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Letter to the Editor: Northwestern should lead a reform of the college admissions system

March 14, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

My husband and I are both alumni of Northwestern. We are deeply saddened that Northwestern has been tied to this jaw-dropping college admissions scandal. Our oldest daughter just went through the grueling, heart-wrenching college admissions process last year. To read now about this “side door” that some wealthy elites in th...

Closson: An ode to the Blake Griffin’s and Joe Flacco’s of my best sports memories

Closson: An ode to the Blake Griffin’s and Joe Flacco’s of my best sports memories

Troy Closson, Op-Ed Contributor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It was less than 24 hours before Valentine’s Day. For so many others, it’s a time spent checking up on restaurant reservations, deciding between milk and dark chocolate and buying last-minute cards. But not for me. I was coping with a freshly broken heart. On Feb. 13, news hit that the...

Martinez: Saying goodbye to Opinion — but not the lessons

Martinez: Saying goodbye to Opinion — but not the lessons

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I started and restarted the beginning of this column maybe a million times. Unsure of whether to completely roast the Opinion section or sing its praises, I sat in front of the computer for a good hour, avoiding writing my farewell, sipping my cold brew instead. But now I’m ready. The Opinion...

Bian: Saying goodbye to the “unbiased journalist”

Bian: Saying goodbye to the “unbiased journalist”

Andrea Bian, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

In November of my first quarter at Northwestern, I wrote a column about the problem with legacy admissions at elite universities. It was only the fourth column I had ever written for The Daily; looking back, it’s safe to say I still wasn’t sure what I was doing. I remember casually editing and submitting...

Letter to the Editor: For extra cash, NU should turn from endowment to high salaries

Letter to the Editor: For extra cash, NU should turn from endowment to high salaries

March 8, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

Regarding your Jan. 17 article, "NU on track to balance budget in 2021 fiscal year:" Northwestern's president, provost and senior vice president of business and finance said they "deeply appreciate the spirit of shared sacrifice across this extraordinary university community which helps put us on a pat...

Gutierrez: Navigating spring break plans as a queer person

Gutierrez: Navigating spring break plans as a queer person

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

March 6, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

As spring break approaches, many students are excitedly discussing their travel plans, whether they’re going home or abroad. But for queer students, that excitement can sometimes be undercut by fear. Traveling while queer often isn’t easy, both inside and outside the United States. Newer travel...

Mendelson: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ shows the nuances of sexual assault well

Mendelson: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ shows the nuances of sexual assault well

Rachel Mendelson, Op-Ed Contributor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

This article discusses sexual assault and contains spoilers for the Feb. 28, 2019 “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” episode “He Said, She Said.” The NBC show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is no stranger to addressing social issues: It has already tackled racial profiling, LGBTQ experiences and police corrupti...

Letter to the Editor: Extracurriculars are not just resume bullets

Letter to the Editor: Extracurriculars are not just resume bullets

March 6, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

While I agree with many points within Alexandra Huang’s column regarding the organic nature of opportunities in life at Northwestern and beyond, I am struck by how indicative this column is of the level at which activities on campus have been co-opted by pre-professionalism. Extracurriculars at Nor...

Huang: Why I stopped chasing time

Huang: Why I stopped chasing time

Alexandra Huang, Columnist

March 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

All my life, I have been chasing after the next big thing. Take this class. Ace this test. Join this club. Meet new people. Find an internship. Get a job. There used to be a master plan in my head, a convoluted web of dots and connections that would “optimize” my life and lead me to the “best”...

Letter to the Editor: Administrators just saying they care about service workers is not enough

Letter to the Editor: Administrators just saying they care about service workers is not enough

March 4, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Students Organizing for Labor Rights (SOLR) recently petitioned Northwestern President Morton Schapiro to take accountability for ongoing labor abuses perpetrated by campus food service provider Compass Group. Despite university administrators and Compass representatives assuring us that they consider work...

Buchaniec: Helping emissions by phasing out beef

Buchaniec: Helping emissions by phasing out beef

Catherine Buchaniec, Assistant Design Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This is the third in a series about sustainability at Northwestern University in light of the 2018 UN Intergovernmental Climate Report. In the report, scientists concluded that in order to prevent 1.5 degrees C of warming, greenhouse gas pollution must be eliminated by 2050 in order to mitigate the maj...

Lipman: Northwestern needs to do better to support people with eating disorders

Lipman: Northwestern needs to do better to support people with eating disorders

Samara Lipman, Op-Ed Contributor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Content warning: This column includes detailed descriptions of eating disorders and mental health issues. I always suspected I had a problem with eating. However, I didn’t understand the extent. My episodes with disordered behavior used to occur in waves, usually during stressful periods of time:...