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Farkas: New IFC and PHA members, stick to your values

Alana Farkas, Columnist

January 16

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

It’s that time of year again, when newly-accepted fraternity and sorority members experience their first taste of what it’s like to be part of the Northwestern PHA and IFC community. Some of these eager new members can be...

Lee: Watch the spacing between your letters

Jerry Lee, Columnist

January 16

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’m the former creative director at The Daily, and I’m writing a new series of columns about how typography subtly and thoroughly pervades our lives. I hope this series will reveal the powerful ways fonts can redefine arg...

Soto: We should not denigrate English learners while padding our résumés with second languages

Isabella Soto, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 11

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

During Winter Break, news outlets reported that an older woman in a Kentucky JCPenney went on an angry, hate-fueled tirade directed at two Latina shoppers. The woman’s vitriol was deeply rooted in racist rhetoric, she assumed...

Bannister: Donald Trump’s campaign against American civil society threatens the very institutions that hold the presidency accountable

Edmund Bannister, Columnist

January 10

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The American experiment would not be possible without individuals who strive to understand our society through research, analysis and a careful consideration of nuance and detail. Although everyone has their personal biases, objective...

Cooper: Craig Sager should be honored with Northwestern award in his name

Danny Cooper, Columnist

January 10

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Craig Sager, the Northwestern alumnus who strutted the sidelines for 40 years and reported on some of the biggest events in sporting history, had a personality as loud as the garish suits for which he was known. Even after he...

The Spectrum: Understanding my international identity at Northwestern

Nadine Daher, Op-Ed contributor

January 10

Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Spectrum

“Sometimes I forget you’re an international student. I just see you as an American.” I’ve been told this by numerous friends here at Northwestern and each time, a sense of pride used to grow within me. I am an Arab ...

Dion-Kirschner: In 2017, resolve to live greener

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

January 8

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s the start of a new year, and many of us are reevaluating our habits. In the next few weeks, motivated Northwestern students will attempt to hit the gym more or the snooze button less. But the year we’ve left behind was,...

Schwalb: The limits of post-election dialogue

Jess Schwalb, Opinion Editor

January 8

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Just days after the election of Donald Trump, think pieces galore called for liberals to reach out to those they have disrespected or ignored. The next four years would require, many wrote, a renewal of empathy for those snubbed...

Lee: Why Comic Sans is useless

Jerry Lee, Columnist

January 5

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’m the former creative director at The Daily, and I'm writing a new series of columns about how typography subtly and thoroughly pervades our lives. I hope this series will reveal the powerful ways fonts can redefine arguments and...

Kempis: Northwestern’s hyper-professional atmosphere is detrimental to students’ long-term goals

Nicole Kempis, Opinion Editor

January 3

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In 2011, Karl Pillemer, a professor at Cornell University, published a six-year research project designed to curate advice from America’s older population. He asked 1,200 Americans aged above 70. “Over the course of your life,...

Phillips: Stop patting yourselves on the back, ‘woke’ white people

Ruby Phillips, Op-Ed Contributor

November 21

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

In October, I sat in a packed room in Harris Hall listening to Barbara Ransby, the Allison Davis Lecture Series speaker. I was excited to see so many white students in the audience, but I felt a twinge of frustration as I wondered...