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Bian: It’s both a great and terrifying time to be a journalist

Andrea Bian, Columnist

November 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Criticism and suppression of the press have not been a new development since President Trump came into office. Recently, though, it seems worse than ever. On Nov. 7, President Trump and CNN’s chief White House correspondent...

Shirola: Will the blue wall hold in 2020?

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

November 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

President Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the 2016 presidential election was largely a result of him winning three key states: Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. These states, which lie in the Rust Belt, had been Democratic...

Gutierrez: I deserve to feel safe on campus

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

November 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

When I was packing to move from New York City to Evanston for college, I was looking forward to being less nervous walking around at night. I was so very wrong. I felt safer at first, perhaps because I was deluding myself. But...

Buchaniec: Khashoggi case revisits American hypocrisy

Catherine Buchaniec, Columnist

November 18, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The United States places itself on a moral pedestal — a platform promoting equality and freedom, liberty and justice — and has for decades. From our own perspective, we are the apostles of democracy. But under the gaze of...

Huang: What I learned from the founder of Spikeball

Alexandra Huang, Daily Columnist

November 15, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

One of the biggest perks of going to a school like Northwestern is the array of interesting people who come here to speak. I feel lucky to get the opportunity to engage with people who have successfully navigated challenges to...

Affording NU: Don’t assume everyone knows how to network

Allie Goulding, Development & Recruitment Editor

November 13, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, a writer explores the everyday struggles of being a low-income student at Northwestern. In my last column, I discussed the requirement I saw on many internship applications: “Previous internship experience is required.” This creates an unnecessary barrier to students who can’t afford to have previous unpaid inte...

Bian: The real problem with college admissions isn’t Affirmative Action; it’s legacies

Andrea Bian, Op-Ed Contributor

November 12, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

When I applied to Northwestern a year ago, I chose not to check the “Asian” box on the Common Application. I definitely wasn’t alone — most of my Asian-American peers and friends chose not to, either. As a high school...

Gutierrez: My parents didn’t finish college, but they knew I would

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

November 12, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

My mother was accepted to University at Albany as a pre-med student in the early 1980s. She attended for two years, hated the program environment and didn’t go back. She started working in theatres in upstate New York running...

Buchaniec: A new hope for climate change

Catherine Buchaniec, Columnist

November 11, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last Tuesday, America put its left foot in front of its right for the first time since the 2010 midterm election: Democrats took back control of the House of Representatives. For those who live on this planet and who will most...

Schwartz: Our votes are just the beginning

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

My first time voting was in the 2016 election. I was excited to cast my vote for Hillary Clinton, eagerly awaiting morning of Nov. 9 when I’d say to myself, “I helped elect the first female president of the United States.” I...

Entrepreneurship is an option for anyone

Cassidy Jackson, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 6, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As a high school student, the term “entrepreneur” always drew up an image of the Bezos-prototype: white, male computer science major. Essentially, in my head, entrepreneurship represented everything I wasn’t. As a black...

Gutierrez: Stop mocking people for doing things they love

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

November 6, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Engineers mock theatre kids, theatre kids mock athletes and athletes mock journalists. Most people I know have at some point derided someone else spending time on something they love, usually because they don’t value that thing...