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Affording NU: Don’t assume everyone knows how to network

Allie Goulding, Development & Recruitment Editor

November 13, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, a writer explores the everyday struggles of being a low-income student at Northwestern. In my last column, I discussed the requirement I saw on many internship applications: “Previous internship experience is required.” This creates an unnecessary barrier to students who can’t afford to have previous unpaid inte...

Bian: The real problem with college admissions isn’t Affirmative Action; it’s legacies

Andrea Bian, Op-Ed Contributor

November 12, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

When I applied to Northwestern a year ago, I chose not to check the “Asian” box on the Common Application. I definitely wasn’t alone — most of my Asian-American peers and friends chose not to, either. As a high school...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Buchaniec: Anti-Semitism is not returning; it never went away

Catherine Buchaniec, Columnist

November 4, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This story is not a new one; it is one ingrained in humanity’s history, the United States’s history. From the ancient empires of Babylonia, Greece and Rome to the Middle Ages, from the Russian Empire during the nineteenth...

Martinez: Voting will not solve all our problems

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

November 4, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

There has been a huge surge, particularly among my generation, to go to the polls. Massive signup campaigns can be spotted on campuses and across many cities in the United States. National Voter Registration Day brought in a record...

Buchaniec: The routine of mass shootings

Catherine Buchaniec, Columnist

October 28, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

When I was 12, I watched as ABC News covered Sandy Hook, questions forming in my bewildered mind. Why did this happen? Will this happen again? What are we going to do to stop this? When I was 15, I pored over a New York Times...

Affording NU: Family Weekend isn’t accessible for everyone

Allie Goulding, Development & Recruitment Editor

October 25, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, a writer explores the everyday struggles of being a low-income student at Northwestern Family Weekend comes at a weird point in the year. You just came back to campus — or got here for the first time — abou...

Huang: How can I be as great as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs?

Alexandra Huang, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

“How can I be as great as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk or Sir Richard Branson?” This question received more than 100 answers on Quora, getting responses from curious minds all over the world. This question is relevant...