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Booth: Facebook etiquette for the oblivious

Samantha Booth

May 6, 2011

Filed under Columns

Hey, kids. It's week seven, so let's be real, I'm tired, you're tired and I'm out of column ideas -- even though writing and complaining are my two greatest loves in life. And when I say out of ideas, I mean dead out of ideas. Ye...

Mitrakos: Giannoulias will enhance the classroom

Vasiliki Mitrakos

May 3, 2011

Filed under Columns

Former Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias will teach a political science course at Northwestern in the fall about the systematic challenges campaigning brings to good governing. The course, titled Campaigning vs. Leading, fo...

Kurtz: Bin Laden’s death good; Al-Qaeda’s decline better

Michael Kurtz

May 3, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Osama bin Laden fully deserved to die. I got the news whilst at SPAC that night, and proceeded to laugh and cackle and hoot and holler and sing and saunter my way down Sheridan. The cathartic combination of post-workout endorphins, re...

Swiatek: Obama right to withhold Osama photos

Greg Swiatek

May 3, 2011

Filed under Columns

Not even three hours after I watched President Obama announce that Osama bin Laden was dead, I read the first conspiracy theory surrounding the terrorist leader's death. In order to quell the controversy, many called for the U....

Elkin: Bin Laden’s death not worth the celebration

Ali Elkin

May 1, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As college students, we might be particularly susceptible to being swept up in movements and being seduced by the possibility of being a part of something historic. This was my initial reaction to the footage of jubilant George Wa...

Clifton: Trump and birthers: blinded by the ‘white’

Derrick Clifton

April 30, 2011

Filed under Columns

Bir•ther; n. a conspiracy theorist claiming that President Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii, thereby disqualifying him from the presidency, often with racist undertones. Allow me to be blunt: the nagging calls for the P...

Hayden: Mifflin was this weekend and it was pretty cool

Tom Hayden

April 30, 2011

Filed under Columns

Mifflin Street Block Party attracts some 20,000 people to Wisconsin's Madison campus every year, some of them Northwestern students likely intrigued by the idea of drinking outside. With Dillo Day just around the corner, I de...

Mitrakos: Verbal sanctions will have no impact on Syria

Vasiliki Mitrakos

April 25, 2011

Filed under Columns

Since last Friday's column detailing the conflicts in Northern Africa and the Middle East, Syria has taken a turn for the worse. Against prior progress toward democratization, on Monday the Syrian Army attacked the city of Da...

Mitrakos: Deep sea oil drilling: Put a cap on spilling

Vasiliki Mitrakos

April 19, 2011

Filed under Columns

On the one year anniversary of BP's oil spill, three Republican senators proposed a bill that would open the east coast to offshore drilling. While they acknowledged the irony of the proposal and pointed out that the bill ca...

Kurtz: Can you take me higher (education)?

Michael Kurtz

April 18, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The real estate bubble. The dot-com bubble. The higher education bubble? Michael's magic 8-ball says "All signs point to yes." As tuition, fees, books and room and board exceed $50,000 a year at many schools, middle and working-class fa...