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Sainati: Fighting guns with guns is not only dangerous, but inherently reactive

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 20, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

It seems that after every mass shooting, amid the mourning and grief, calls for stricter gun control are countered with the firm belief that more guns correlates with safety. After the 2012 shooting that killed 20 children and seven adults...

Holtzman: Schools must do more to encourage girls’ interests in tech

Rachel Holtzman, Columnist

February 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last Saturday, about a dozen Girl Scouts visited the Northwestern University Knight Lab, where they experimented with the Knight Lab’s virtual reality headsets. It’s one of many components of the Girl Scouts’ new STEM programs,...

Schwartz: If I’m ever killed by a gun

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

If I’m ever killed by a gun, please make sure my name appears nowhere near the words “thoughts and prayers.” I see it as an indignant way gun advocates try to convince us of their humanity, an attempt to distract us from...

Martinez: ‘Black Panther’ signifies new era in representation

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 18, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

February 15, 2018. I’ve had that date in my calendar ever since 2016, when I first saw Black Panther’s small role in “Captain America: Civil War” in theaters with a friend. Each passing month felt like it was just br...

Schwartz: Trump administration’s proposal to overhaul SNAP is absurd

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’ll preface this column with my deeply held conviction that food assistance programs are vital to the survival of low-income people in this country. There are a host of reasons why food stamps work and why we should work every...

Closson: Don’t forget Florida

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Each time another mass shooting occurs in the U.S., we withdraw into the same unproductive pattern: politicians offer up their condolences, debates break out on social media over whether it’s too soon to initiate gun control...

Baas: Video games can provide creative outlet, don’t solely promote violence

Jared Baas, Columnist

February 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Stepping out into the brilliant sunlight of the late afternoon, I shield my face to give my eyes a moment to adjust to the surroundings. The lack of vision is attributed to the last couple of hours I had to spend in the hospital....

Sainati: The U.S. doesn’t need a military parade

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 13, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

After witnessing the Bastille Day parade in France last year, President Donald Trump said he wanted to bring the festivities, notably the excessive displays of military power, to the United States. Remarking that the parade “was...

Phillips: The problem with “woke” culture

Ruby Phillips, Columnist

February 13, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This weekend, I was able to see the Wirtz Theatre’s MFA Lab production of White, a theatre production that addresses how everyone is complicit in problematic institutions and the tokenization of people of color. The show delved int...

Holtzman: Long-term self care requires more than a drop-in session

Rachel Holtzman, Columnist

February 8, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Discussions surrounding mental health during winter quarter often boil down to handing out the Counseling and Psychological Services phone number and reminding people to take a healthy dose of Vitamin D — or, in worst-case scenarios,...

Martinez: Students can find ways to celebrate black culture both on, off NU campus

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 7, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Back in grade school, Black History Month was associated with some basic elements: a few history lessons about heroes like Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks, some sort of culturally significant gathering or talks held by the...

Closson: Let’s reframe mental health to acknowledge core issues, stop ‘pushing through’

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

February 7, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

It’s week five, but I feel like by now, we should be at reading week. For a lot of this quarter, I’ve felt like I’m running on empty — and that’s worrying. During my first year at Northwestern, I felt the exact same...