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Letter to the Editor: Can NU fix Fisk Hall?

November 12, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

As a Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications alum, I applaud interim dean Charles Whitaker's goal to make the school's curriculum meet the needs of today's changing media landscape. But how can students learn 21st century journalism skills in a 19th century building that...

Gutierrez: My parents didn’t finish college, but they knew I would

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

November 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

My mother was accepted to University at Albany as a pre-med student in the early 1980s. She attended for two years, hated the program environment and didn’t go back. She started working in theatres in upstate New York running spotlights. Now, she’s the head electrician at a major Broadway theatre....

Castillo: The Saudi monarchy can’t buy our dignity

Rodrigo Castillo, Op-Ed Contributor

November 11, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

After news broke last Tuesday that several U.S. colleges and universities, including Northwestern University, received more than $350 million from the Saudi government or its institutions, NU announced it would ask its faculty to reconsider its relationship with Saudi Arabia. NU received $14.4 million...

Letter from the Editor: A note of retraction

November 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Letter to the Editor from a former senior member of Associated Student Government published on April 12, 2018, concerning the merits of then-candidates Sky Patterson and Emily Ash, has been retracted. In looking at the letter and reviewing the editing process, I determined that the letter did not...

Thuillier: Revoking Jim Acosta’s press credentials is a gross overstep

Marcus Thuillier, Op-Ed Contributor

November 11, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last Thursday, the White House showed once again that they are tiptoeing the line between democracy and authoritarianism. After a heated exchange between Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta, a White House aide was ordered to take away Acosta’s microphone and the White House announced it had revoked the...

Buchaniec: A new hope for climate change

Catherine Buchaniec, Columnist

November 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last Tuesday, America put its left foot in front of its right for the first time since the 2010 midterm election: Democrats took back control of the House of Representatives. For those who live on this planet and who will most likely be alive in 2040, this change in power is a glimmer of hope. During...

Letter to the Editor: It is time to stop giving SAE chances

November 8, 2018


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I wrote last year that SAE was unworthy of a spot on our campus. The op-ed published by their president last week did nothing to change my mind. I hold many privileges as a wealthy, white cisgender woman in a PHA sorority, and I don’t want to speak for perspectives that are not my own. But, after two yea...

Affording NU: Internships should not require previous internship experience to apply

Allie Goulding, Development & Recruitment Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Cartoons, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, a writer explores the everyday struggles of being a low-income student at Northwestern. It’s November, which means deadlines for journalism summer internships are already here. As a Northwestern student, the pressure to have a summer internship — especially right before s...

Schwartz: Our votes are just the beginning

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

My first time voting was in the 2016 election. I was excited to cast my vote for Hillary Clinton, eagerly awaiting morning of Nov. 9 when I’d say to myself, “I helped elect the first female president of the United States.” I wanted the satisfaction of being part of something historic. Instead,...

Entrepreneurship is an option for anyone

Cassidy Jackson, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As a high school student, the term “entrepreneur” always drew up an image of the Bezos-prototype: white, male computer science major. Essentially, in my head, entrepreneurship represented everything I wasn’t. As a black woman and journalism major, I don’t tick off a single box on that checklist....

Doing What You Love is a Choice

Alexandra Huang, Op-Ed Contributor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

I like asking people questions. One of the questions I often ask is: “Are you doing what you want to do at the moment?” The responses I get are always surprising. The majority of people answer, “No.” “No, but I am only doing this for a short period of time,” they’d say. “No, but...

Gutierrez: Stop mocking people for doing things they love

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

November 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Engineers mock theatre kids, theatre kids mock athletes and athletes mock journalists. Most people I know have at some point derided someone else spending time on something they love, usually because they don’t value that thing in the same way. Despite how easy and almost instinctual it may be to jokingly...