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Pomp: Student organizations should refocus on missions, not exclusivity

Amos Pomp, Op-Ed Contributor

April 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I have heard time and time again how annoying it is that seemingly everything at Northwestern requires an application, a petition or some sort of rigorous selection process. Even opportunities you wouldn’t expect, like some...

Jackson: Social media adds to college loneliness phenomenon

Cassidy Jackson, Columnist

April 10, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

On Nov. 4, 2017, a month and a half into my freshman year at Northwestern, I made a fatal mistake. I created a Facebook photo album, and titled it “GO U! GO NU!” — which I mistakenly thought were the lyrics to our school’s...

Schwartz: NU is grossly underfunding students’ mental health services

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

April 10, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’ve seen student activists stress countless times the need for more funding and resources for mental health and wellness on our campus. I’ve never disagreed with that, but I have to admit that it never struck me as an extremely...

Levine-Drizin: Palestine protests demonstrate need for new progressive foreign policy

Gabe Levine-Drizin, Columnist

April 10, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

For the second straight week, thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip marched toward the border fence with Israel to protest on “Land Day,” a day that has been commemorated since 1976 when Arab leaders initially declared...

Shirola: Constant changing of Trump’s senior officials is worrying

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

April 8, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I can’t recall any recent presidential administration that saw as many changes to its cabinet and senior staff during its first year as President Donald Trump’s did. In fact, during this past month, five senior officials within...

Schwartz: Be vigilant of corporate bias in journalism

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

April 6, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

You may have seen it on Twitter over the weekend: A video compiled by the sports publication Deadspin showing almost 200 local news stations reciting a single script about the dangers of fake news. The stations are owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, a company that has come under fire for biased conservative and ...

Martinez: Reaffirming my Korean identity

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 2, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

  I’ve dreamed of visiting South Korea since I was 8 years old. But because of money, school and work issues, we were never able to make the trip back to my grandmother’s homeland. She had immigrated to the Uni...

Closson: Saying goodbye to the Opinion Desk, and all its high and lows

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

March 9, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Running the Opinion Desk for the past two quarters, putting it mildly, has been an experience. If you told me Fall Quarter of my freshman year that I’d end up running this desk once — let alone doing it twice — there’s...

Votta: After the Italian elections, nothing changes whatsoever

Roberto Votta, Columnist

March 9, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This past weekend, Italians took to the polls to vote for their 65th government in just over 70 years, an event significant enough to warrant its own segment on Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. Some went as far as to say that the ...

Baas: U.S. government must improve election system to regain voter confidence

Jared Baas, Columnist

March 9, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The 2016 election was a period full of controversy, emotion and nightmarish reporting. For some, the election meant losing many of the American values they held dearest. Others saw it as an opportunity for the U.S. economy to...

Martinez: Oscars continue to miss the mark

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 7, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

“Get Out” was almost never made. That’s what Jordan Peele said during his acceptance speech for Best Original Screenplay during the Oscars on Sunday. He said he almost stopped writing 20 times because it was such a har...