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Alfaro: Mexico will not be beaten down

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

My mom knows exactly what she was doing when a deadly earthquake hit Mexico in 1985. It was her fourth year in a Mexico City university; she was terrified and did her best to help. At the end of the day, she was lucky enough to...

Schwartz: Recognize the important distinction between opinion, news

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 18, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

There’s a reason why columns and editorials are often printed on a page without news articles. There’s a reason why Daily staffers can’t write columns and report on the news in the same quarter. And there’s a reason why...

Schwartz: Though constructive, Shapiro talk ultimately disregarded marginalized experiences

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

May 25, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ben Shapiro spoke very quickly Wednesday night. He displayed an impressive command of the English language, barely slipping during his 30-minutes-or-so critique of liberal politics. I admired his (mostly) respectful discourse...

Trejos: Ben Shapiro is a good choice for College Republicans

Jose Trejos, Columnist

May 16, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last week, Northwestern College Republicans announced Ben Shapiro, editor in chief of The Daily Wire, as our spring speaker. This selection has sparked significant controversy from students who object to Shapiro’s right-wing...

Reed: Attendance policies can be detrimental to student mental health, life balance

Chase Reed, Columnist

May 15, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’ve been missing class a lot this quarter. Spurred by a toxic combination of taking forever to complete assignments, problems with my attention span and other personal issues — all of which have led to late nights and bleary-eyed...

Kim: Blurred lines in Asian, Asian American approaches to hip-hop prompt further thought, criticism

Yvonne Kim, Opinion Editor

May 15, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Though I enjoyed every moment of the Korean American Student Association’s KASA show on Friday, I can confidently say that my personal highlight of the night was a brief moment that others may have easily overlooked. In between...

Off Script: Season 9 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ brings more cultural awareness to queer media

Alex Schwartz, Columist

May 14, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” has always been a “problematic fave” kind of television show for me. I love cheering on my favorite contestants in comedy challenges, making fun of heinous runway outfits and laughing at RuPaul’s...

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 8, 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...