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Kaplan: Panhellenic recruitment needs a revamp

Marisa Kaplan, Columnist

January 23, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

A flock of nearly 500 women filed down Sheridan Road to start Winter Quarter with Panhellenic Recruitment, bundled in parkas, thick scarves and snow boots. Each student waited outside one of the 12 PHA sorority houses, shivering...

Schwartz: A warm Chicago winter may bring us joy, but at what cost?

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

January 23, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With mostly sunny skies, a light breeze and a record high of 60 degrees Fahrenheit, last Saturday was one of those days where you feel like you’re missing out if you don’t go outside. I went for a stroll along the lakefill...

Dion-Kirschner: Climate change is a national security threat

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

January 23, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

President Donald Trump’s inauguration is alarming for anyone who sees climate change for what it is: a grave risk to the only known livable planet for humans. Our planet is both astonishing and precious. To the environmentally...

Phillips: After Women’s March, white feminists must recommit to intersectionality

Ruby Phillips, Columnist

January 22, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Millions of people united and marched all over the world to stand in solidarity against the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Saturday. I, too, proudly participated in the women’s march in Chicago with an estimated 250,000...

Pope: Consistent success has redefined Northwestern sports

Ben Pope, Reporter

January 19, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Sports

In a column published on Jan. 12, Garrett Jochnau argued that, despite the Wildcats’ reputation as “perennial losers,” students should appreciate the charm and personality of Northwestern’s teams. It is true that NU...

Vargas: Protesting is a valid way to express frustration with status quo

Alani Vargas, Columnist

January 17, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Political protests and marches have raged across the country since Donald Trump’s election and have received more attention this week as his inauguration approaches. The Women’s March on Washington this Saturday will coincide...

Farkas: New IFC and PHA members, stick to your values

Alana Farkas, Columnist

January 16, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

It’s that time of year again, when newly-accepted fraternity and sorority members experience their first taste of what it’s like to be part of the Northwestern PHA and IFC community. Some of these eager new members can be...

Lee: Watch the spacing between your letters

Jerry Lee, Columnist

January 16, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’m the former creative director at The Daily, and I’m writing a new series of columns about how typography subtly and thoroughly pervades our lives. I hope this series will reveal the powerful ways fonts can redefine arg...

Soto: We should not denigrate English learners while padding our résumés with second languages

Isabella Soto, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 11, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

During Winter Break, news outlets reported that an older woman in a Kentucky JCPenney went on an angry, hate-fueled tirade directed at two Latina shoppers. The woman’s vitriol was deeply rooted in racist rhetoric, she assumed...

Bannister: Donald Trump’s campaign against American civil society threatens the very institutions that hold the presidency accountable

Edmund Bannister, Columnist

January 10, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The American experiment would not be possible without individuals who strive to understand our society through research, analysis and a careful consideration of nuance and detail. Although everyone has their personal biases, objective...

Cooper: Craig Sager should be honored with Northwestern award in his name

Danny Cooper, Columnist

January 10, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Craig Sager, the Northwestern alumnus who strutted the sidelines for 40 years and reported on some of the biggest events in sporting history, had a personality as loud as the garish suits for which he was known. Even after he...

The Spectrum: Understanding my international identity at Northwestern

Nadine Daher, Op-Ed contributor

January 10, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Spectrum

“Sometimes I forget you’re an international student. I just see you as an American.” I’ve been told this by numerous friends here at Northwestern and each time, a sense of pride used to grow within me. I am an Arab ...