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Srivastava: Amazon pushing facial recognition technology to police only empowers racist institutions

Heena Srivastava, Columnist

May 22, 2018

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Facial recognition technology has been developing since the 1960s and has taken off over the last 20 years. From tagging people on Facebook to searching faces in iCloud’s photo library, the technology adds another dynamic to...

Martinez: Rappers shouldn’t have to censor the N-word for non-black fans

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 22, 2018

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar invited a teenage girl on stage Sunday to rap part of his popular song “m.A.A.d city” during his Hangout Festival set. The song contains the N-word (although it is not featured prominently), which the...

Gresik: Armed school resource officers present immediate relief to gun violence

Dylan Gresik, Columnist

May 22, 2018

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Dixon, Illinois and Santa Fe, Texas. Two towns and two high schools. Two ordinary school days and two different end results. These towns — roughly 1,000 miles apart — took divergent turns vis-à-vis the epidemic of gun...

Phillips: Blackness in royal wedding does not discount history

Ruby Phillips, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 20, 2018

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The day of the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, my mom texted me how happy she was to see Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, sitting in the second row during the ceremony. I was proud too. With Britain’s...

Parker: Bizarre ‘parody’ Instagram account promotes toxic campus culture

Sienna Parker, Op-Ed Contributor

May 15, 2018

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While on Facebook looking for a distraction and a quick laugh on the Northwestern Memes for Cultured Teens group, I happened upon a disturbing post. One of the group’s members posted a screenshot of an Instagram account called...

Phillips: Despite University inaction, students still retain power

Ruby Phillips, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 8, 2018

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As the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover passed last week, I found myself doing a lot of thinking about the history of this campus, and particularly about how much those student activists in 1968 were willing...

Chen: Marvel has saved the movies

Sophie Chen, Columnist

May 7, 2018

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Warning: This column contains spoilers for the movie “Avengers: Infinity War” Like most people walking out of my 6:40 p.m. showing of “Avengers: Infinity War,” I was feeling a bit zombified. But while my lungs felt lik...

Srivastava: Beware of Cinco de Mayo darties

Heena Srivastava, Columnist

May 3, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

With the simultaneous onset of “darty season” and Cinco de Mayo this Saturday, college students across America will be whipping out their best guacamole recipes and stocking up on Coronas. And while Americans see the day as...