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Sumra: International students are valuable to America

Eish Sumra, Columnist

October 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Walking back from a friend’s house last week, I was struck by a group of who I can only assume were freshmen. A tall guy surrounded by a group of women was clearly on his way to a party, and their conversation epitomised the...

Alfaro: Learning to love America in bits and pieces

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

They don’t let you bring your phone to the United States embassy when you go for visa interviews. The day I applied for my student visa, I went in terrified, wearing my Sunday best, disconnected from the world. I left my phone...

Sumra: US just suffered a terror attack, why aren’t we treating it like one?

Eish Sumra, Columnist

October 3, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the dust settles on what was the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, questions will surely be prompted from all sides. From liberals, we’ll likely see the bombast of gun control, whereas the usual rhetoric — of...

Closson: It’s okay to ask for help

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Maybe I’ll just deal with it myself. I can’t even count the number of times I told myself that last year — whether I was struggling in a class, confused about navigating the transition or just feeling overwhelmed by...

Schwartz: Trump has failed to protect American lives following Hurricane Maria

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The audacity. That’s all I could think when I read President Donald Trump’s tweets attacking Carmen Yulín Cruz this weekend, wherein he accused the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, of “poor leadership” and being influenc...

Alfaro: In journalism, never forget empathy

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

October 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week, Medill’s Facebook page published a few comments from first-year students on what they want to accomplish before graduating. Goals included meeting alum and ESPN journalist Mike Wilbon, working for Pitchfork magazine...

Reed: Freshmen, go for a walk

Chase Reed, Columnist

September 28, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s only the second week of school, and if you’re anything like I was last fall, your first year in college isn’t going exactly as planned. At Northwestern, we don’t have a lot of downtime in our schedules to play...

Trejos: GOP tax plan will grow U.S. economy, help working class

Jose Trejos, Columnist

September 28, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

After months of internal debate, the GOP finally released the main points of its tax plan, its major legislative initiative before the 2018 election cycle. While many crucial details are still under debate, the tax plan has greatly...

Schwartz: Trump’s Puerto Rico statement is too little, too late

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 26, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced he will travel to Puerto Rico next week to offer the island support in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The statement came a full six days after the hurricane made landfall on the island....

Closson: When athletes kneel during national anthem, understand greater significance

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As almost everyone’s heard by now, President Donald Trump lashed out this weekend after Stephen Curry said he’d vote against a Warriors team visit to the White House — which erupted into a large-scale ordeal as NFL athletes...