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*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...

Clifton: Surviving Dillo Day for dummies

Derrick Clifton

May 21, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Well, it's almost that time of the year again. For many, Dillo Day is the the last chance to be completely escandaloso with friends at NU before some of us prepare for a heaping spoonful of the real world via graduation/work or...

Swiatek: Tech land is starting to look bubbly again

Greg Swiatek

May 18, 2011

Filed under Columns

Microsoft's unexpected announcement last week that it intends to purchase Skype raised more than a few eyebrows. Analysts' and investors' skepticism is justified and understandable for a few reasons. First, Microsoft is set to...

Hayden: Dinner with Morty doesn’t disappoint

Tom Hayden

May 14, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I recently ate dinner at Morty Schapiro's house with some 40 or so other people for some reason or another. Before you shout "stop bragging, you jerk," let me note that in the coming years, this will not be such a special in...

Booth: Entitlement gone awry on college campuses

Samantha Booth

May 13, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Okay. Ya'll aren't going to like this. Hey, it's a bitter pill. But it needs to be said - maybe not for your enjoyment, but at least for my sanity. I mean, that's the purpose of this column, right? Of course it is. While I pr...