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Soto: Trump, one year later

Isabella Soto, Columnist

November 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Here we are. 367 days later. A lot of things haven’t changed. For one, President Donald Trump remains in the White House. We’ve seen the rhetoric and violence that elected him rear its ugly head at alarming rates. Brazen...

McKeon: Frats are unsafe spaces

Shane McKeon, Columnist

November 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In this series, a writer examines the history and influence of Northwestern fraternities — and proposes what to do about it. He is a former member of an IFC chapter. Allow me to say the same thing three different ways so ...

Trejos: Liberal response to Charles Murray is dangerous, mischaracterizes work

Jose Trejos, Columnist

November 7, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week was rather hectic for College Republicans. We were thrilled to host a nationally renowned scholar after a sudden opening in his schedule. Charles Murray has spent decades studying the way socioeconomic divisions have stratified Americans. Despite being writte...

Closson: Like FSU, Northwestern’s response to Greek issues must acknowledge problems with culture

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Monday, Florida State University announced an indefinite suspension of all fraternities and sororities following the recent death of Andrew Coffey, a fraternity pledge who died at an off-campus party. The announcement also cited a separate incident i...

Elliott: Government regulation isn’t appropriate solution to fake news

Jackson Elliott, Op-Ed Contributor

November 6, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Fake news” is a phrase that has become increasingly common since the 2016 presidential election. Interestingly, it’s a term that has been enthusiastically taken up and used by both sides of the political spectrum. Some...

Alfaro: Notre Dame’s decision to revoke birth control access dangerous for women

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

November 6, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week, the University of Notre Dame announced its insurance plan will no longer cover birth control for students, faculty and staff. This makes Notre Dame one of the first institutions in the nation to take advantage of new guide...

Schwartz: Gay men, recognize your role in sexual harassment

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Gay men, we need to talk about sexual harassment. A couple weeks ago — when I first saw my Facebook feed populating with #MeToo — I thought about how easy it would’ve been for me to feel like a bystander in this issue....

Sumra: By focusing on Spacey’s sexuality, media diverted conversation on abuse

Eish Sumra, Columnist

November 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As disgusting as the allegations against Kevin Spacey are, they are hardly surprising. Since the allegations against Harvey Weinstein were brought to light, Hollywood has been awash with sexual harassment and assault accusations....

Sainati: The problem with Vox’s explanatory journalism

Leo Sainati, Columnist

November 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Much like many other liberal college students, one of my main sources of news is Vox. Vox was created in 2014 by Melissa Bell, Matt Yglesias and Ezra Klein. In a 2014 article in The Verge, Klein said they co-founded Vox not onl...

Soto: Negotiating a ‘professional’ online identity

Isabella Soto, Columnist

November 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ve been on the internet in some capacity since I was about eight years old. Whether it was watching Hilary Duff and Avril Lavigne music videos using my parents’ AOL dial-up internet, tending to my Webkinz or pouring out...

Alfaro: Charles Murray’s visit ignores experiences of those he denigrates

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

October 31, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Earlier this week, Ariel Sheffey explained why Northwestern students should be upset about Charles Murray’s visit to campus — a meeting that was surreptitiously slid into NU’s programming as a “lunch for students and faculty.” In extreme detail ...