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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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]..

Masoom: ‘True Gentlemen’ shouldn’t shirk accountability

Sumaia Masoom, Op-Ed Contributor

February 27

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As a survivor, I was offended on a fundamental level by Mike Seethaler and his fellow “True Gentlemen” — as the Sigma Alpha Epsilon creed anoints its members — when they deliberately obstructed the Associated Student Gov...

Closson: Now more than ever, we need diverse journalists

Troy Closson, Columnist

February 26

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few weeks ago, Beyoncé’s Album of the Year loss stirred conversation about diversity and inclusion at the Grammys. This year’s Oscar contenders included significantly more people of color than in previous years, but there’s still room for improvem...

Lee: The difference between web friendly and print friendly fonts for your resume

Jerry Lee, Columnist

February 26

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m the former creative director at The Daily, and I’m writing a new series of columns about how typography subtly and thoroughly pervades our lives. I hope this series will reveal the powerful ways fonts can redefine arguments an...

Reed: New Trier parents, students should listen closely to differing perspectives on civil rights education

Chase Reed, Columnist

February 22

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The recent debate over the benefits of New Trier High School’s upcoming seminar on civil rights stems from a lack of listening. The program assesses student privilege and educates students on racial issues like implicit bias,...

Schecter: We must use this moment to set a new standard for the Title IX process on campus, across the country

Sarah Schecter, Op-Ed Contributor

February 22

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The past weeks have been trying for our community after the University alerted students earlier this month that it received anonymous reports alleging multiple sexual assaults and druggings at two fraternities. Many of us are angry, upset, even baffled by the prevalence of sexual assaul...