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Trejos: School choice opponents often don’t understand program

Jose Trejos, Columnist

October 17, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently gave a powerful speech at Harvard University in defense of the school choice movement, which was interrupted by dozens of students waving signs — including one proclaiming her a “white...

Soto: Rollback of birth control mandate will make college students less safe, less healthy

Isabella Soto, Columnist

October 12, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Let me begin this column by establishing a fundamental truth. Hormonal birth control, in its various forms, is simply that — hormones. It can aid in preventing a pregnancy, reduce painful cramps caused by menstruation and help...

Closson: Why we need people of color in the room

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

October 10, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was talking with a friend this weekend when he showed me a Facebook post — a Dove ad depicting a black woman being replaced by a white woman seemingly as a result of using Dove body wash, appearing to illustrate her “becoming...

Reed: Studios have themselves to blame for box office failures

Chase Reed, Columnist

October 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My memories of home are inextricably tied to going out to the movies. Whenever my family would make the trek to my grandmother’s house — to stay over, celebrate or reunite with family — we’d drive by a wide, open field...

Sumra: International students are valuable to America

Eish Sumra, Columnist

October 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Walking back from a friend’s house last week, I was struck by a group of who I can only assume were freshmen. A tall guy surrounded by a group of women was clearly on his way to a party, and their conversation epitomised the...

Alfaro: Learning to love America in bits and pieces

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

They don’t let you bring your phone to the United States embassy when you go for visa interviews. The day I applied for my student visa, I went in terrified, wearing my Sunday best, disconnected from the world. I left my phone...

Sumra: US just suffered a terror attack, why aren’t we treating it like one?

Eish Sumra, Columnist

October 3, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the dust settles on what was the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, questions will surely be prompted from all sides. From liberals, we’ll likely see the bombast of gun control, whereas the usual rhetoric — of...

Closson: It’s okay to ask for help

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Maybe I’ll just deal with it myself. I can’t even count the number of times I told myself that last year — whether I was struggling in a class, confused about navigating the transition or just feeling overwhelmed by...

Schwartz: Trump has failed to protect American lives following Hurricane Maria

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The audacity. That’s all I could think when I read President Donald Trump’s tweets attacking Carmen Yulín Cruz this weekend, wherein he accused the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, of “poor leadership” and being influenc...

Alfaro: In journalism, never forget empathy

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

October 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week, Medill’s Facebook page published a few comments from first-year students on what they want to accomplish before graduating. Goals included meeting alum and ESPN journalist Mike Wilbon, working for Pitchfork magazine...

Reed: Freshmen, go for a walk

Chase Reed, Columnist

September 28, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s only the second week of school, and if you’re anything like I was last fall, your first year in college isn’t going exactly as planned. At Northwestern, we don’t have a lot of downtime in our schedules to play...