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Phillips: Personal experiences, not statistics, effect change

Ruby Phillips, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 30, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

From publishing columns about my unhealthy drinking habits to my struggles with mental health, I have been more honest about my personal experiences in my columns for this desk than I ever have before. Exposing myself like this...

Martinez: Opinion section should try to move beyond limitations

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 30, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I applied to be assistant opinion editor Winter Quarter because a second leg surgery prevented me from walking anywhere to report, and I had dabbled in opinion during high school. Writing for the past two quarters has been a mixed...

Jackson: What I learned about failure during my freshman year at NU

Cassidy Jackson, Columnist

May 28, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last week, I wrote a column about how I learned to take ownership and be unafraid in my friendships during my freshman year. But I learned things in the classroom too, like the fact that academics shouldn’t define me. Similar to the vast majorit...

Shirola: US, North Korea Summit will bring us one step closer to a united Korean Peninsula

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

May 28, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

It all started in February at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, when South Koreans and North Koreans walked under one united flag for the first time in over a decade. This moving display of unity marked a sign ...

Boyd: Trump administration fuels ICE, CBP’s despicable behavior

Ryan Boyd, Columnist

May 28, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The Trump administration recently implemented its most callous policy yet. And that’s saying something considering the fact that these are the same people who pushed for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, refused to act...

Jackson: What I learned about friendship during my freshman year at NU

Cassidy Jackson, Columnist

May 24, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’ve recently realized what freshman year and the rest of this weird four-year period is all about: adjusting to the culture that permeates this campus and digesting a new pseudo-adult life. It’s about being a metaphorical...

Srivastava: Amazon pushing facial recognition technology to police only empowers racist institutions

Heena Srivastava, Columnist

May 22, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Facial recognition technology has been developing since the 1960s and has taken off over the last 20 years. From tagging people on Facebook to searching faces in iCloud’s photo library, the technology adds another dynamic to...

Martinez: Rappers shouldn’t have to censor the N-word for non-black fans

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 22, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Rapper Kendrick Lamar invited a teenage girl on stage Sunday to rap part of his popular song “m.A.A.d city” during his Hangout Festival set. The song contains the N-word (although it is not featured prominently), which the...

Gresik: Armed school resource officers present immediate relief to gun violence

Dylan Gresik, Columnist

May 21, 2018

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Dixon, Illinois and Santa Fe, Texas. Two towns and two high schools. Two ordinary school days and two different end results. These towns — roughly 1,000 miles apart — took divergent turns vis-à-vis the epidemic of gun...

Phillips: Blackness in royal wedding does not discount history

Ruby Phillips, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 20, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The day of the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, my mom texted me how happy she was to see Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, sitting in the second row during the ceremony. I was proud too. With Britain’s...

Parker: Bizarre ‘parody’ Instagram account promotes toxic campus culture

Sienna Parker, Op-Ed Contributor

May 15, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

While on Facebook looking for a distraction and a quick laugh on the Northwestern Memes for Cultured Teens group, I happened upon a disturbing post. One of the group’s members posted a screenshot of an Instagram account called...