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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...

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...

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...

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...

City Watch: Hear residents’ input on budget

Ben Geier

November 15, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Illustration by Steven BergerWell, here we go again. It's budget time in Evanston. The next few months will feature endless debate, countless meetings and surely at least one or two good shouting matches.Things got rolling last week w...

Guest column: Recognizing need for new Islamic Studies

Muhammad Safdari

November 14, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Following the recent creation of Jewish Studies, Catholic Studies and Latino/a Studies academic programs on campus, students are now pushing for the implementation of an Islamic Studies minor. The Associated Student Government un...

LeBuhn: Faulty links connect ASG, student body

Mac LeBuhn

November 14, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

"God, ASG just doesn't do anything!"This favorite complaint of Northwestern students still rings familiar today, even after successive ASG presidential campaigns promised to restore relevance to the organization. Given the fact that ASG really does provide helpful services ...

LeBuhn: Tossing our two-faced reputation

Mac LeBuhn

November 8, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

For a while now, I've had a knot in my stomach about my favorite furry feline, Willie the Wildcat. Northwestern has been asking Willie to perform double duty for the past few decades, and it sounds like Willie's purgatory might be coming to an end soon. I realized this afte...

Guest column: Rich history of 150-year-old brotherly bond

Sandeep Kini

November 7, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Often I hear that by being in a fraternity, I have put myself in a box or isolated myself from the other 60 percent of Northwestern. I would argue, however, that being in Phi Delta Theta has served as a catalyst to develop an...

Barzon: Don’t blame blackface on blind hatred

Carlton Barzon

November 3, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I doubt I was the only student wondering if he knew "the blackface kid." I was nearly sure it was one of my own friends, who had asked me a week earlier for my opinion about painting his skin tar-black and dressing in FUBU gear for Halloween. He quickly decided against it once I explain...