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Cooper: Responding to critiques of Wildcat Welcome as a Peer Adviser

Danny Cooper, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 27

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I served as a Peer Adviser this year, which means you can make a few assumptions about me right off the bat. Yes, I walk around everywhere with that neon backpack from Uncle Dan’s. Yes, I can and will do the New Student Dance...

Stachtiaris: Explorations into Evanston, Chicago should be better incorporated into Wildcat Welcome

Lukas Stachtiaris, Op-Ed Contributor

October 27

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

Throughout Wildcat Welcome, I found myself in awe of the constant activities Northwestern used to welcome new students. I was initially skeptical as to whether a full eight days was really necessary –– but by the end, I was...

Kim: After Fox News ‘Chinatown’ segment, let’s talk about anti-Asian racism

Justine Kim, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

I am all for writing respectfully about sensitive issues, but this incident is one that many people can agree calls for “taking the gloves off.” Though the memory of Jesse Watters’ racist Chinatown video segment on Fox News may...

Wang: Don’t confuse CAPS’ resource availability with accessibility

Colin Wang, Columnist

October 17

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Provost Dan Linzer’s defense of the recent plans for moving counseling services from the Women’s Center to Counseling and Psychological Services revealed how out of touch the administration is with the reality of mental he...

Montenegro: After removal of Women’s Center counseling, NU must devote more resources to CAPS and CARE

Edson Montenegro, Op-Ed Contributor

October 17

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

Our campus needs more psychological resources, and “streamlining” existing ones is not the solution. In an attempt to streamline services, Northwestern plans to eliminate counseling from the Women’s Center and move mental health resources to the Counseling and Psychological Services facility. This move has the potential to...

Schwartz: Don’t forget that Donald Trump is no typical Republican candidate

Alex Schwartz, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

I recently heard someone at Northwestern say that it’s hard for them to be a Trump supporter on this campus. They expressed that the hostility and judgement they received from their liberal friends was, at times, too much to...

Kaplan: For freshmen, finding what you don’t like is essential to finding what you do

Marisa Kaplan, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

Before I left for Northwestern, I thought the transition to college would be easy. After all, the pictures my friends posted on Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram presented college as a breeze. However, through a few weeks at NU...

Cooper: Trump’s comments are not ‘locker room banter’

Danny Cooper, Columnist

October 13

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Donald Trump is involved in a campaign-threatening scandal. In case you were stuck under a rock last weekend, you may have missed the video clip from 2005 of Donald Trump talking about...

Garrett: Trump’s ‘locker room’ comments are indicative of pervasive rape culture

Kathryn Garrett, Op-Ed Contributor

October 13

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

“I did try and f--- her. She was married.” “I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married.” “I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when...

Guirgis: MARS’ approach to sexual assault on campus fails to expand discussion outside of heteronormative boundaries

David Guirgis, Columnist

October 11

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In conversations about social justice, we are constantly reminded to “assume best intentions,” to remind ourselves most people come from a good place. However, we are also taught to “recognize impact vs. intent.” While intent...

Lumpkin: Don’t leave out multicultural councils when discussing Greek life on campus

Daniella Lumpkin, Op-Ed Contributor

October 11

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

Greek life at a university like Northwestern is often seen as limited to formals and fund-ragers. This leads students, both in and out of Greek life, to assume that all who join a sorority or fraternity on this campus share a...