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Letter to the Editor: Northwestern’s actions are not living up to its values

December 8, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

In my five years as a graduate student at Northwestern, I’ve noticed a pattern in the University’s behavior. NU is fond of portraying itself as a progressive and totally inclusive environment for scholarship; however, its actions fall far short of that ideal. During this past year, after President...

Letter to the Editor: Focus on listening to survivors, not saving Northwestern Greek life’s face

December 7, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

For background, I identify as a cisgender Asian American woman and am not a member of any sorority. I am also currently studying abroad and have been following campus conversations about sexual assault related to Greek life through friends and online media. I am writing in response to the letter,...

Letter to the editor: How the Republican Tax Cut and Jobs Act will hurt American higher education

December 2, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I have been feeling helpless and angry, lying awake in the dark with my heart pounding in my ears. The Republicans just voted to pass their tax bill. It was revised, scribbled and not given sufficient reading time. It passed in the Senate a quarter after one in the morning. The House version of this...

Letter to the editor: Far more heroes than villains in Northwestern’s Greek life

December 2, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I would like to preface this letter by warning that it talks about sexual assault and sexual violence, and by saying to any survivors of sexual assault and/or sexual violence that your stories matter. The actions of perpetrators are vile and unjustifiable, and if the actions occurred in a Greek setting,...

Letter to the Editor: Disempowerment of women is not a framework for discussing personal inconvenience

November 30, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Fraternity and sorority life can be a torrid topic in college. The largely predominant Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association influence the social life for many NU students — even beyond the 2,000-plus students who are actually members of the Greek community. They provide a monopolized,...

Letter to the Editor: Freshmen women, save yourselves, don’t go Greek

November 28, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Sororities can initially seem attractive. They provide underclass women the opportunity to meet new people and socialize in traditionally collegiate ways — these spaces provide underclassmen with social experiences that cannot be replicated anywhere else on campus. Dumped into a new environment, all...

Letter to the Editor: Remembering Fayvus Naroditski, a strong, caring man

November 23, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

It’s odd how the greatest insight I can get into my grandfather’s perspective on life is through his jokes. Don’t get me wrong, he’s no reserved man, not even in his 90s. A lot of old people try to hide the countless tiny indignities — lost memories, the body’s failure to match the vigor of i...

Balk: Appreciate your time at NU, and all the people who make it special

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

It hit me like a bullet train. A week early, actually. At halftime of Northwestern football’s penultimate home game of the season, I snuck out of the press box and into the upper deck. I stood in the frozen slush and looked down at Ryan Field, soaking up the back end of four years, unsure whether I was sn...

Votta: Brexit is looking wildly better for EU than anyone could have imagined

Roberto Votta, Op-Ed Contributor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Brexit was supposed to end the European Union as we know it. It was supposed to trigger other crises alongside innovative wordsmithing, like Grexit and Quitaly. It was supposed to be the resolution of a romantic tale for independence. In fact, I still remember the day the EU Referendum took place in...

Closson: Trump’s latest attacks on black people illustrate deeper issues

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the latest edition of “What black person will Donald Trump attack this week?,” LaVar Ball, LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players were subjected to one of the president’s infamous tweet storms. According to Trump, LaVar Ball did not accept his generosity in getting LiAngelo out of China and comp...

Letter to the Editor: Virginia’s elections hold significance for national politics

November 21, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Two strong signals were sent to the nation as the results of Virginia’s Nov. 7 election trickled in: Americans are rejecting President Donald Trump and his conservative agenda, and progressives are energized and ready to help elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Leo Sainati is correct to say...

Alfaro: Handling opinions as the Opinion Editor

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As Opinion Editor, this last quarter was interesting, to say the least. I’m a trained reporter, but I decided to take over The Daily’s Opinion section as a way to explore an aspect of journalism I had never considered pursuing. I am not one to pass a good challenge. I had also heard that The Daily’s...