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Kim: Myth of self-segregation only further centers whiteness, undermines need for real progress

Justine Kim, Columnist

May 14, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I took five official Northwestern tours before coming to campus as a freshman, which is five more than many students can say they’ve taken. Each time we walked into Norris University Center, I told myself that if I was admitted...

Dion-Kirschner: Climate change is more than a national threat, will affect each of us as individuals

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

May 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication recently published striking new data on how Americans view climate issues. You may have run into the results, which are summarized in arresting map graphics, in a New York Times article publishe...

Kim: Cultural organizations can simultaneously foster, inhibit community

Justine Kim, Columnist

May 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Many students on Northwestern’s campus, specifically white students, are unaware of the various Asian American cultural organizations that exist on our campus. In fact, two years ago, I never thought that I myself would become...

Kim: Journalism 202 is unproductive, should not be Medill graduation requirement

Yvonne Kim, Opinion Editor

May 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Ever since I first considered transferring from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences to the Medill School of Journalism Media, Integrated Marketing Communications during Winter Quarter of my freshman year, I have consistently...

Closson: Adjusting to Northwestern, its lack of diversity as a black student

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 4, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

When committing to Northwestern — one of my “dream schools” — as a senior in high school, I never thought I’d regret that decision once I got to campus. Before I officially chose a college, my parents constantly...

Schwalb: IFC members must move beyond symbolism, commit to tangible reform

Jessica Schwalb, Columnist

May 4, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

There seems to be confusion about what Interfraternity Council members are to do in response to rampant sexual assault on our campus. When faced with criticism for not publicly showing up for survivors at events like the Take...

Schwartz: How exploring photography helped me develop confidence

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

May 3, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I was on my high school yearbook staff, I was terrified of taking photos. For four years, I sat through lectures and workshops and learned photography mechanics and composition, but I was always afraid to actually leave...

Kim: Grappling with the Korean language is an experience in vulnerability, growth

Yvonne Kim, Opinion Editor

May 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

My parents often tell me of the first time they sent me off to preschool. They recount standing outside the classroom, secretly staring in through the window out of concern, to observe me crying in confusion. I understood none...

Reed: Give marijuana legalization in Illinois another chance

Chase Reed, Columnist

April 30, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Propelled by a statewide budget crisis and a rapid shift in the perception of marijuana, Illinois lawmakers introduced two new bills in March that aim to legalize the often-maligned drug for recreational use by adults and to regulate its sale through taxation. Should a bill pass in eit...

Closson: Use of N-word at A&O Ball representative of greater campus issues

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 26, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I didn’t go to A&O Ball. And after hearing stories from friends, I was more than happy I didn’t. This year, the concert was co-sponsored by A&O Productions and For Members Only, Northwestern’s primary black student...

Schwartz: Want to live better? Have less ‘stuff’

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

April 25, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Whenever Earth Day rolls around, I’m usually not in a celebratory mood. I mainly feel a deep concern for our deteriorating environment, guilt for that time I accidentally left the lights on in my room and just a little twang...

Trejos: March for Science is why people don’t trust science

Jose Trejos, Columnist

April 23, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Tragically, our government generally seems to be apathetic to science when making policy. Despite experts' universal support of, and extensive research on, topics like evolution, climate change and the benefits of free trade,...