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Reed: Fall activities fair is too hectic, overwhelming to be productive

Chase Reed, Columnist

April 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Not long after Wildcat Welcome each year, freshmen on campus have the opportunity to attend the activities fair, where student groups promote a variety of interests ranging from on-campus publications to cultural activities. I...

Kim: For cultural organizations, simply being is enough

Yvonne Kim, Opinion Editor

March 31, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Whenever I reflect on my life at Northwestern, I often realize that I dedicate far too much of my time to extracurriculars, a large portion of which goes toward the Korean American Student Association. Though I know and have even...

Dion-Kirschner: Lessons from scientists’ search for exoplanets

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

March 30, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Feb. 22, NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized exoplanets. Researchers believe all of the seven planets in the planetary system TRAPPIST-1 are rocky planets like Earth, rather than gaseous ones like Jupiter, Uranus...

Trejos: Filibuster against Supreme Court nominee sets Democrats up for failure

Jose Trejos, Columnist

March 28, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ever since the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the next appointment to the Supreme Court has been a major issue in American politics. President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch from the 10th U.S. Circuit...

Closson: From Doha to Evanston, campus similarities exist beyond first glance

Troy Closson, Columnist

March 28, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

This Spring Break I traveled to Northwestern’s campus in Doha, Qatar. As part of an annual, University-sponsored trip, Weinberg, Medill and School of Communication students learned about Doha’s history and explored aspects...

Phillips: ‘Black Lives, Black Words’ reminds us of the diversity of the black experience

Ruby Phillips, Columnist

March 3, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Monday, I had the pleasure of seeing “Black Lives, Black Words” at the Ethel M. Barber Theater, which showcased eight plays written by black Northwestern students that examined the difficult question of whether black lives...

Lachow: Parents, friends should normalize tumultuous first year at college

Hannah Lachow, Op-Ed Contributor

March 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Is she happy there?” The question seems easy enough. Yes or no. I mindlessly scroll through Instagram, liking photos of distant high school acquaintances on various elevated surfaces. “Is she?” My mom persists. I...

Soto: Student journalists should have better support for harassment

Isabella Soto, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I decided I wanted to go into journalism, I knew full well that this was a pursuit in which I wouldn’t be able to shy away from the comments people had about my work. My passions lie in discussing reproductive justice,...

Schwartz: In light of the 2017 Oscars debacle, we should place less emphasis on award shows

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

March 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I watched the snafu that unfolded as “La La Land” was mistakenly handed the Oscar for Best Picture instead of “Moonlight,” I couldn’t help but wonder why we allow The Academy to have so much authority to judge art...

The Spectrum: Fear of ‘making it about race’ stops students of color from speaking out

Mariana Alfaro, Op-Ed Contributor

February 27, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected]..

Masoom: ‘True Gentlemen’ shouldn’t shirk accountability

Sumaia Masoom, Op-Ed Contributor

February 27, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As a survivor, I was offended on a fundamental level by Mike Seethaler and his fellow “True Gentlemen” — as the Sigma Alpha Epsilon creed anoints its members — when they deliberately obstructed the Associated Student Gov...