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Chen: Growing China is not yet a threat to U.S.

Karen Chen and Karen Chen

January 8, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

China is a big deal. China knows it. The world knows it. With the words "rising superpower" often attached as her qualifier and with the globe's second largest economy, it is easy to forget just how crucial the word "rising" is...

Carson: Agenda-free is the way to be

Mike Carson

January 7, 2011

Filed under Columns

It was the sort of quote that should call to any columnist, the sort of beautiful, insane quip that could only come out of the world of political doublespeak. In the middle of December, the Sun-Times questioned U.S. Represent...

Guest Column: Zach Kisfalusi

Zach Kisfalusi

September 18, 2010

Filed under Columns

My wait was finally over. I had arrived at Northwestern University-a month before classes were scheduled to start. I had been invited to be a member of the 2010 Summer Academic Workshop program. Honestly, when I agreed to come, ...

Guest Column: Marshall Cohen

Marshall Cohen

September 18, 2010

Filed under Columns

Every freshmen entering NU has the opportunity to start college with a clean slate. With nearly 2,000 freshman and 6,500 other undergraduates, it is easy to just blend in with the crowd and adopt a comMonday, likeable personality. However, after att...

Guest Column: Rachel Poletick

Rachel Poletick

September 18, 2010

Filed under Columns

Let's get together, yeah yeah yeah." Of all the trite quotes in popular culture, this line from The Parent Trap best sums up Wildcat Welcome Week. As we shuffle from activity to activity, between dorm pals and PA group activitie...

Levin: Our lifetime of new, cool technology

Kenny Levin

November 18, 2009

Filed under Columns

While researching a paper in the library, I was struck by a memory of finding a book in my elementary school's library by searching for its location in a card index. Just what a card index was is beyond the grasp of my feeble memory, but the thought of not being able to typ...

Forman: Carmody should use bad break to prove himself

Matt Forman

November 17, 2009

Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

This was supposed to be the most exciting season in Northwestern basketball history. In the matter of a week, the hype turned to pessimism. When senior star Kevin Coble suffered a season-ending foot injury in practice last Tues...

Guest column: ‘Homeless, not helpless’: DM supports StandUp

Rucha Mehta

November 17, 2009

Filed under Columns, Letters to Editor, Opinion

An estimated 26,000 homeless youth roam the streets of Chicago on any given day. While some of these youth are served in shelters (in one of the 119 beds designated for homeless youth in all of Chicago), the majority of these yo...

Barzon: Freedom not ‘free’ for true revolutions

Carlton Barzon

November 17, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

"Fight the power."I wish I were old enough to remember when that phrase meant something. Too many people today think those words contain some sort of fairy-dust magic that works just by screaming them loud enough. We think we're radical because we shout for change while lis...

Firing Squad: Sports left out of Medill core

Danny Daly

November 16, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Northwestern supposedly features one of the best journalism schools in the country. That's all well and good, but it would be nice if Medill actually tried to teach all types of journalism. With all the emphasis Medill places on...

Firing Squad: Ditch SafeRide, hoof it instead

Danny Daly

November 16, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Northwestern's SafeRide service seems to be one of the most popular targets of student criticism. But I find it ridiculous SafeRide is necessary at all.No two spots on campus (excluding the sports fields on Central Street) are farth...