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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...

Buchaniec: Anti-Semitism is not returning; it never went away

Catherine Buchaniec, Columnist

November 4, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This story is not a new one; it is one ingrained in humanity’s history, the United States’s history. From the ancient empires of Babylonia, Greece and Rome to the Middle Ages, from the Russian Empire during the nineteenth...

Martinez: Voting will not solve all our problems

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

November 4, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

There has been a huge surge, particularly among my generation, to go to the polls. Massive signup campaigns can be spotted on campuses and across many cities in the United States. National Voter Registration Day brought in a record...

Buchaniec: The routine of mass shootings

Catherine Buchaniec, Columnist

October 28, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

When I was 12, I watched as ABC News covered Sandy Hook, questions forming in my bewildered mind. Why did this happen? Will this happen again? What are we going to do to stop this? When I was 15, I pored over a New York Times...

Affording NU: Family Weekend isn’t accessible for everyone

Allie Goulding, Development & Recruitment Editor

October 25, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, a writer explores the everyday struggles of being a low-income student at Northwestern Family Weekend comes at a weird point in the year. You just came back to campus — or got here for the first time — abou...

Huang: How can I be as great as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs?

Alexandra Huang, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

“How can I be as great as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk or Sir Richard Branson?” This question received more than 100 answers on Quora, getting responses from curious minds all over the world. This question is relevant...

Srivastava: Hey journalists, be human

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

One of the first stories I made last year was for Anne Ford and Bill Healy’s “Introduction to Podcasting” class fall quarter. I was a freshman and determined to make something amazing. I recorded a story about my sister...

Buchaniec: This election season, remember those who can’t vote

Catherine Buchaniec, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

We are a democratic republic — emphasis on the democratic. Despite the founding fathers’ fear of pure democracy, a concept they believed would ultimately lead to tyranny by “mob rule,” the notion of democracy was paramount...

Turkolmez: Your privacy may be even more limited than you think

Emre Turkolmez, Columnist

October 18, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

You never know your privacy may already be compromised until someone discloses your information. Lately, we’ve been debating issues like privacy and anonymity much more than we used to. Yet, one question is being avoided: What...

Monga: Northwestern’s Balance Revolution: when do we take it too far?

Mehak Monga, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Each weekend, “Nerdwestern’s” frat quad seems to buzz with excitable students, bustling their way through the pandemonium of party rejections and misty weather. Early the next day, you’ll catch these very students spending...

Buchaniec: Climate Change is our World War III

Catherine Buchaniec, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The alarm has rung. Again and again, we read the headlines and flip to the next page. Through raging wildfires and unprecedented hurricanes, we send thoughts and prayers. We donate a few dollars to the natural disaster in question...

Martinez: Huerta’s impact should not be erased

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

October 15, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As soon as I saw the poster announcing Dolores Huerta’s Thursday night speech, I immediately entered the event into my calendar. I had learned about Huerta’s work as a labor leader and civil rights leader, but did not know...