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Kurtz: Study abroad and escape the NU ‘bubble’

Michael Kurtz

November 16, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With reading week and finals nearly upon us, the end of Fall Quarter is nigh. Before you know it, you'll be trudging through snow and waking up for class in near-darkness. That's the bad news. The good news is that early January is...

Zeitlin: Pro-life notion of ‘personhood’ takes it too far

Matt Zeitlin

November 15, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week, voters in the state of Mississippi rejected a referendum that would have defined a fertilized embryo as a person in the state constitution. The referendum failed, which surprised many observers, as Mississippi is on...

Wall: A little perspective to broaden your finals mindset

Maeve Wall

November 15, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Do you remember seeing your teachers outside of class as a first-grader and being astounded? I distinctly recall seeing my doctor in jeans in the grocery store and being mildly offended. What was she doing here, and what on ea...

Wall: Helping workers means more than just talk

Maeve Wall

November 9, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As is probably apparent from the repetitive mention of Norbucks in my columns, the Starbucks at Norris is one of my favorite places and in my daily visits I have become well-acquainted with some of its employees. One is a woman ...

*Editor explains decision to change columnist staff

Katherine Driessen

October 16, 2011

Filed under Columns, Editorial, Opinion

After serious consideration The Daily has asked Steven Monacelli and Ani Ajith to step down from their positions as Daily columnists. Today marks the last time their columns will run Fall Quarter. The decision was made in an effort to preserve t...

Carson: Beer tent won’t stop vampire weekend at NU

Mike Carson

May 25, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

If a beer garden opens and nobody drinks there, does it help calm Evanston residents down? That's the philosophical question Northwestern hopes to answer with the new Dillo Day beer tent, coming to a Lakefill near you. It's the ...

Kurtz: Year-end news: How well do you know NU?

Michael Kurtz

May 25, 2011

Filed under Columns

I've decided to rip off Gail Collins and Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times for my final column. Since I'm known across campus as the authoritative source on all things Northwestern, I will be evaluating your knowledge of...

Mitrakos: Post-college, don’t stay na

Vasiliki Miitrakos

May 23, 2011

Filed under Columns

A few weeks ago I received an email in response to my column on the rising discrepancy between tuition and average income. They said I was young and naïve in my criticism of rising tuition and that I had a general illusion ab...

Swiatek: A columnist’s last wish: Comment with care

Greg Swiatek

May 23, 2011

Filed under Columns

The first rule of PWild is that you don't talk about PWild. The second rule of PWild is that you tell everyone about PWild: Talk about the nudity a lot, talk about all the crazy parties where you chant the names of states an...

Elkin: On news, ‘Happy Days’ and the apocalypse

Ali Elkin

May 22, 2011

Filed under Columns

Jumping the shark" is the term used to describe the moment when a television series resorts to a plot device so ridiculous that it must be a harbinger of the series' imminent doom. Here's how you use it in a sentence: "‘Boy Me...