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Martinez: Journalists, consumers should be cognizant of study funding

Martinez: Journalists, consumers should be cognizant of study funding

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As I was completing my typical BuzzFeed scroll to avoid doing homework, I came across an article titled, “Pasta Is Good For You, Say Scientists Funded By Big Pasta.” Intrigued, I clicked on it and read a slightly clickbait-y article that had the usual clumsiness of a BuzzFeed News investigative report....

Pomp: Student organizations should refocus on missions, not exclusivity

Amos Pomp, Op-Ed Contributor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I have heard time and time again how annoying it is that seemingly everything at Northwestern requires an application, a petition or some sort of rigorous selection process. Even opportunities you wouldn’t expect, like some majors, cap their membership or enrollment numbers and turn applicants away....

Letter to the Editor: NU should be transparent about dining workers after provider change

April 19, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last week the University announced a new dining services partnership that will replace our contract with Sodexo. We are told that the new company, Compass, will ask our employees to remain and keep their pay and benefits intact. I have no opinion as to one supplier versus another, but it wasn’t so ...

Letter to the Editor: Financial aid was not developed to cater to the upper-class

April 17, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

In Heena Srivastava’s recent opinion piece, the author outlines many of the obstacles students have when trying to afford college tuition, especially when they have siblings already enrolled in college. She argues that Northwestern should do more for middle-class students, noting how it has already don...

Haleem: NU should market discounted student section football season tickets to non-students

Naasir Haleem, Op-Ed Contributor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

At the unveiling of Ryan Fieldhouse on Saturday, April 7, a reporter from Rivals.com asked coach Pat Fitzgerald how the addition of the new venue changed the expectations for Northwestern Football. The answer the reporter received was both unexpected and telling. “Our attendance isn’t top 15 in...

Letter from the Editor: After ASG elections, don’t call The Daily biased

Letter from the Editor: After ASG elections, don’t call The Daily biased

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters from Editor, Opinion

I know you’re probably rolling your eyes. You’ve read enough letters about last week’s Associated Student Government election. Believe me, so have I — I edited all of them. But this letter isn’t about the campaign or its candidates so much as it is about The Daily’s role in covering them....

Gresik: With airstrikes, Trump fulfills Obama’s broken promise in Syria

April 16, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

President Donald Trump — in step with coalition partners — has made good on the promises President Barack Obama failed to keep. Around 4 a.m. local time Saturday, the skies of Damascus, Syria, erupted with the screams of passing rockets and flashes of exploding shells. Blasts also rocked the city...

Srivastava: Financial aid should be expanded to higher income brackets

Heena Srivastava, Daily Columnist

April 15, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In 2016, Money ranked Northwestern among the richest colleges in the nation, and by the end of the 2017 fiscal year, NU had an endowment of $10.5 billion. But while the University is ranked among the richest in the nation, it remains excluded from the top 28 in providing need-based financial aid. And...

Martinez: Journalists should use more accessible language

Martinez: Journalists should use more accessible language

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

A few weeks ago, I was finishing up my column about Korea in my hotel room, asking my mother to fact-check what I wrote. My grandmother asked what was going on, and we explained that I was writing an essay about my experience of meeting family in this new country. “That’s great, Marissa. I’...

Chen: NU students are already living in the ‘real world’

Sophie Chen, Op-Ed Contributor

April 15, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’ve recently figured out that I’m quite the interdimensional traveler. And, evidently, so is anyone enrolled in higher education. Being a lifelong student, my forays into internships and post-graduation plans have elicited bleak welcomes into what many refer to as the “real world.” As I’ve...

Letter to the Editor: 30 LGBTQ+ students endorse Sky + Em

April 13, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

We, as members of the LGBTQ+ community at Northwestern University — as activists, as advocates and as allies — are voting for Sky Patterson and Emily Ash for student body president and vice president. We fully believe that these candidates are the best choice for LGBTQ+ students at NU. Sky and...

Letter to the Editor: For student body leaders, Sky and Emily are the wrong choice

April 12, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

As we approach the last days of this election season, I get more and more frustrated with this process. As speaker of the Senate for Associated Student Government, I was asked to remain neutral in order to act as a liaison and adviser to the candidates and election commission. As my term ended officially...