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Huang: How can I be as great as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs?

Alexandra Huang, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

“How can I be as great as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk or Sir Richard Branson?” This question received more than 100 answers on Quora, getting responses from curious minds all over the world. This question is relevant...

Srivastava: Hey journalists, be human

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

One of the first stories I made last year was for Anne Ford and Bill Healy’s “Introduction to Podcasting” class fall quarter. I was a freshman and determined to make something amazing. I recorded a story about my sister...

Buchaniec: This election season, remember those who can’t vote

Catherine Buchaniec, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

We are a democratic republic — emphasis on the democratic. Despite the founding fathers’ fear of pure democracy, a concept they believed would ultimately lead to tyranny by “mob rule,” the notion of democracy was paramount...

Turkolmez: Your privacy may be even more limited than you think

Emre Turkolmez, Columnist

October 18, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

You never know your privacy may already be compromised until someone discloses your information. Lately, we’ve been debating issues like privacy and anonymity much more than we used to. Yet, one question is being avoided: What...

Monga: Northwestern’s Balance Revolution: when do we take it too far?

Mehak Monga, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Each weekend, “Nerdwestern’s” frat quad seems to buzz with excitable students, bustling their way through the pandemonium of party rejections and misty weather. Early the next day, you’ll catch these very students spending...

Buchaniec: Climate Change is our World War III

Catherine Buchaniec, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The alarm has rung. Again and again, we read the headlines and flip to the next page. Through raging wildfires and unprecedented hurricanes, we send thoughts and prayers. We donate a few dollars to the natural disaster in question...

Martinez: Huerta’s impact should not be erased

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

October 15, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As soon as I saw the poster announcing Dolores Huerta’s Thursday night speech, I immediately entered the event into my calendar. I had learned about Huerta’s work as a labor leader and civil rights leader, but did not know...

Off Script: Despite representation, Awkwafina isn’t free from criticism

Andrea Bian, Op-Ed Contributor

October 11, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On October 6, actress and rapper Awkwafina stepped out onto the stage of Studio 8H to an applauding audience. During her opening monologue, she paid tribute to the last and only other Asian-American woman to host “Saturday Night...

Checking items off your bucket list boosts your self-worth

Cassidy Jackson, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 9, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The beginning of this summer, I sank into a state of intense self-deprecation. My freshman year was full of self-neglect and completely lacking self-care all because… I got swept into Northwestern’s “AND is in our DNA”...

Schwartz: After Kavanaugh, men need to take allyship seriously

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I got the notification on my phone in the middle of a meeting on Saturday afternoon — the one telling me they’d confirmed him. Normally, my guttural reaction to bad news is some kind of righteous anger. I project myself outward,...

Martinez: Van Dyke verdict is the first step of a long journey

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

October 7, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Jason Van Dyke was put on trial last month, along with the Chicago police system, in a way. While he was convicted, marginalized communities are still at a net loss. Our city still hurts. Jason Van Dyke is a former Chicago...