The Daily Northwestern

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: 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...

N-U Said: Safe enough?

Jeff Meyer

November 2, 2009

Filed under Columns, Multimedia, Online Exclusive

N-U Said host Jeff Meyer talks with students about safety at Northwestern and off-campus in light of a noticeably increased police presence....

LeBuhn: Finance jobs won’t always boast money

Mac LeBuhn

October 31, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In a philosophy class a while back, I remember a TA trying to explain to a rather confused Kellogg student the notion of a priori truths: those things we know are true without any experience of them."Just try to think of something you know is undeniably true," the TA explained patiently...

Standards & Practices: Sex survey not representative

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

October 25, 2009

Filed under Columns

Last week, The Weekly conducted its Sex Survey to analyze NU's bedroom behavior. Though it gave us insight into what does - or doesn't - happen between the sheets, the "first stab" at gathering the numbers needed left a lot to ...

Guest column: Regulation popular but not practical

Nate Nicholas

October 24, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Populist appeasement is a powerful tool - politicians regularly capitalize on misdirected and uninformed public anger with visible, but realistically ineffective or counterproductive, legislation or executive action.The most glar...

Barzon: Music to my ears, but not others’ tunes

Carlton Barzon

October 20, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Music is my least favorite thing to discuss with strangers. When I meet new people, I always take extreme measures to steer clear of any questions about bands, genres or concerts. Some of the worst situations I can find myself in are being in a room with someone who decides to...

Mahen: Ditching dirty word taboos

Jill Mahen

October 17, 2009

Filed under Columns

I'll never forget my middle school health class. On the first day, my teacher asked us to say certain words out loud and laugh as much as we wanted to to "get it out of our system."She said the first word. "Penis." The class er...

Guest column: Purple-powered homecoming festivities

Catrina Miksis and Yazmin Harris

October 17, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A love of purple is just the beginning of what drew us to working with Northwestern's Homecoming celebration. While this year's theme focuses heavily on our school colors with the slogan, "got purple?" there is so much more to...

Barzon: No winners in battles of modern war

Carlton Barzon

October 13, 2009

Filed under Columns, Opinion

There's no such thing as a "clean" war. No matter what shock-and-awe buzzwords politicians use to sell it to us, no matter how many smart bombs or unmanned drones we churn off the assembly lines and no matter how much money we spend on body armor and early warning systems, someone will sti...