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Eng: Two-year live-in requirement will worsen effects of terrible NU meal plan

Bryan Eng, Op-Ed Contributor
March 28
Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Toward the end of Winter Quarter, I swiped into Sargent Dining Hall for lunch. After seeing the scraps of leftover cold pizza from the main rush, I headed to Foster-Walker Complex in hopes of better options. It was a Saturday and I had three extra meals to use before my 14 weekly meals expired at midnight....

Letter from the Opinion Editor: Let’s use this section to tell nuanced, lived experiences

Yvonne Kim, Opinion Editor
March 28
Filed under Letters from Editor, Opinion

After having spent all of my time at The Daily solely as a news reporter, I approach my next 10 weeks as opinion editor with simultaneous excitement and apprehension. I have long expected to join the opinion desk to bridge my loves of journalism and creative writing, and throughout my time at this publication...

Trejos: Filibuster against Supreme Court nominee sets Democrats up for failure

Jose Trejos, Columnist
March 28
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ever since the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the next appointment to the Supreme Court has been a major issue in American politics. President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but the nomination has come under fire from Democrats...

Letter to the Editor: Save our schools, vote ‘yes’ for District 65 referendum

March 28
Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I'm part of a diverse group of parents and grandparents; community, faith-based, business and educational leaders; and many other everyday Evanston residents supporting a grassroots effort to save our schools and protect our kids by voting “yes” for the District 65 referendum on election day. Our...

Rappaport: From sideline to front line: teaching math as activism

Sarah Rappaport, Op-Ed Contributor
March 28
Filed under Opinion

If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, it’s filled with horror stories of climate change deniers implementing devastating environmental policies, or anti-vaccination pushes yielding mumps outbreaks. I see policy decisions based on false or misunderstood science, and the first communities hurt...

Closson: From Doha to Evanston, campus similarities exist beyond first glance

Troy Closson, Columnist
March 28
Filed under Columns, Opinion

This Spring Break I traveled to Northwestern’s campus in Doha, Qatar. As part of an annual, University-sponsored trip, Weinberg, Medill and School of Communication students learned about Doha’s history and explored aspects of Qatari society. We were embraced and shown around Doha by welcoming NU-Q...

Lavey: Warm February in Chicago should serve as a reminder that climate change is producing an unpredictable Earth

Lavey: Warm February in Chicago should serve as a reminder that climate change is producing an unpredictable Earth

Moriah Lavey, Op-Ed Contributor
March 3
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I don’t have to be from around Chicago to know that this and last winter are not normal. This January, for example, there were multiple days where the actual highs and actual lows were more than 20 degrees warmer than average highs and lows of the past. Although these odd local weather patterns are...

Phillips: ‘Black Lives, Black Words’ reminds us of the diversity of the black experience

Ruby Phillips, Columnist
March 3
Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Monday, I had the pleasure of seeing “Black Lives, Black Words” at the Ethel M. Barber Theater, which showcased eight plays written by black Northwestern students that examined the difficult question of whether black lives really do matter today. The themes ranged from ignorant interactions with...

Lachow: Parents, friends should normalize tumultuous first year at college

Hannah Lachow, Op-Ed Contributor
March 1
Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Is she happy there?” The question seems easy enough. Yes or no. I mindlessly scroll through Instagram, liking photos of distant high school acquaintances on various elevated surfaces. “Is she?” My mom persists. I pull up my friend’s Instagram. “I don’t know. She looks happy.” My...

Soto: Student journalists should have better support for harassment

Isabella Soto, Assistant Opinion Editor
March 1
Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I decided I wanted to go into journalism, I knew full well that this was a pursuit in which I wouldn’t be able to shy away from the comments people had about my work. My passions lie in discussing reproductive justice, social justice and my identity as a Latina woman, each provoking its particular...

Schwartz: In light of the 2017 Oscars debacle, we should place less emphasis on award shows

Alex Schwartz, Columnist
March 1
Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I watched the snafu that unfolded as “La La Land” was mistakenly handed the Oscar for Best Picture instead of “Moonlight,” I couldn’t help but wonder why we allow The Academy to have so much authority to judge art when they couldn’t even hand the right envelope to the presenters. The...

The Spectrum: Fear of ‘making it about race’ stops students of color from speaking out

Mariana Alfaro, Op-Ed Contributor
February 27
Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected] I first realized I was Latina during my first solo trip to the United S...