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Reed: Freshmen, go for a walk

Chase Reed, Columnist

September 28, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s only the second week of school, and if you’re anything like I was last fall, your first year in college isn’t going exactly as planned. At Northwestern, we don’t have a lot of downtime in our schedules to play...

Trejos: GOP tax plan will grow U.S. economy, help working class

Jose Trejos, Columnist

September 28, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

After months of internal debate, the GOP finally released the main points of its tax plan, its major legislative initiative before the 2018 election cycle. While many crucial details are still under debate, the tax plan has greatly...

Schwartz: Trump’s Puerto Rico statement is too little, too late

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 26, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced he will travel to Puerto Rico next week to offer the island support in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The statement came a full six days after the hurricane made landfall on the island....

Closson: When athletes kneel during national anthem, understand greater significance

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As almost everyone’s heard by now, President Donald Trump lashed out this weekend after Stephen Curry said he’d vote against a Warriors team visit to the White House — which erupted into a large-scale ordeal as NFL athletes...

Alfaro: Mexico will not be beaten down

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

My mom knows exactly what she was doing when a deadly earthquake hit Mexico in 1985. It was her fourth year in a Mexico City university; she was terrified and did her best to help. At the end of the day, she was lucky enough to...

Schwartz: Recognize the important distinction between opinion, news

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 18, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

There’s a reason why columns and editorials are often printed on a page without news articles. There’s a reason why Daily staffers can’t write columns and report on the news in the same quarter. And there’s a reason why...

Schwartz: Though constructive, Shapiro talk ultimately disregarded marginalized experiences

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

May 25, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ben Shapiro spoke very quickly Wednesday night. He displayed an impressive command of the English language, barely slipping during his 30-minutes-or-so critique of liberal politics. I admired his (mostly) respectful discourse...

Trejos: Ben Shapiro is a good choice for College Republicans

Jose Trejos, Columnist

May 16, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last week, Northwestern College Republicans announced Ben Shapiro, editor in chief of The Daily Wire, as our spring speaker. This selection has sparked significant controversy from students who object to Shapiro’s right-wing...

Reed: Attendance policies can be detrimental to student mental health, life balance

Chase Reed, Columnist

May 15, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’ve been missing class a lot this quarter. Spurred by a toxic combination of taking forever to complete assignments, problems with my attention span and other personal issues — all of which have led to late nights and bleary-eyed...

Kim: Blurred lines in Asian, Asian American approaches to hip-hop prompt further thought, criticism

Yvonne Kim, Opinion Editor

May 15, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Though I enjoyed every moment of the Korean American Student Association’s KASA show on Friday, I can confidently say that my personal highlight of the night was a brief moment that others may have easily overlooked. In between...

Off Script: Season 9 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ brings more cultural awareness to queer media

Alex Schwartz, Columist

May 14, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” has always been a “problematic fave” kind of television show for me. I love cheering on my favorite contestants in comedy challenges, making fun of heinous runway outfits and laughing at RuPaul’s...