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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...

Schwartz: Philadelphia riots reveal racial bias toward white violence

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 6, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As I watched coverage of the celebrations taking place in Philadelphia after the Eagles won the 2018 Super Bowl this past Sunday, I thought, “This is going to get interesting.” People on social media worried about whether...

Sainati: Individual mandate must stay: Let’s pay it forward

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 5, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The recent tax bill passed by Republicans has been widely analyzed and scrutinized for its impact on tax brackets, incomes and savings, but one of the most important elements of the bill has nothing to do with tax cuts: It’s the...

Shirola: Science is vital to our society, but it is under attack

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

February 5, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are arguably not many things that have contributed so much to our society as science has over the course of our history. Indeed, scientists have existed since the first human civilization in ancient Mesopotamia, where they...

Closson: Beyond appearance of progress, Grammys remain stagnant in representation

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

January 30, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Back in November when the Grammy nominations were released, the selections were widely praised for unusually including a racially diverse group of artists — particularly within the Album of the Year nominees. Personally, I was...

Sainati: Despite qualms, Korean unification might be best chance at peace

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 29, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Reports of North and South Korea marching under one flag at the upcoming Olympics have recently made international headlines, as the Games’ location in Pyeongchang, South Korea has sparked tension. Holding one of the most politicized...