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Boyd: The case for immigration, and how President Trump has ignored it

Ryan Boyd, Columnist

January 29, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

America is a country of immigrants — the bipartisan consensus used to be that this is a good thing. Many Democrats and Republicans alike recognized that welcoming people — skilled or unskilled — who are searching for a better...

Closson: Having professors who look like us can be invaluable to students of color

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

January 26, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This is my fifth quarter on campus. And prior to this one, I only had two black professors during my time here. Within my journalism major, the number was zero. Thankfully, this winter been a little different. I’m only taking...

Phillips: Aziz Ansari situation highlights need to readdress our understanding of consent

Ruby Phillips, Columnist

January 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In the past few weeks, I have found myself engaged in several conversations with my friends, family and even coworkers about the culture of sex and dating today. I’ve heard questions like: Why is it so hard to say no? Why do...

Martinez: Ansari allegations should not be dismissed in #MeToo conversation

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 22, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Please be advised that this column contains reference to sexual assault and rape. Sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein rocked Hollywood. Weinstein’s history of using power and influence against dozens of women...

Shirola: Ending politicization in 2018 will make everyone happier

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

January 22, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The active discussion of politics is a necessary component of any healthy democracy, and as former President James Madison famously said, it is “sown in the nature of man.” Yet there is undoubtedly a point at which it can...

Baas: The words we use are reflections of our personal character

Jared Baas, Columnist

January 21, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A recent conversation between friends in my room sparked an avid cultural debate, one that transformed my viewpoint on how language is perceived by modern culture. The question that sparked our discussion was whether it is ac...

Sheffey: If you’re in Greek life, tell us why

Ariel Sheffey, Columnist

January 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably well aware that it's rush week. Walk past the sorority quad, and you’ll see hundreds of Northwestern women — mostly freshmen — undergoing recruitment. Standing outside...

Sainati: Coping with religious exclusivism

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few weeks ago, I had dinner with a staff member from a prominent campus Christian organization. After an amicable first few minutes, I was told after a few questions that because I was Jewish, I couldn’t have a real connection...

Closson: Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ comments aren’t shocking

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

January 15, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Calling someone racist always raises eyebrows. Yes, just because we disagree with someone or the policies they support doesn’t mean we can jump to labeling them racist. But when someone consistently singles out, advocates discrimination...

Wolfe: As midterm elections near, take a deeper look at harmful campaign finance laws

Michael Wolfe, Columnist

January 12, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As we enter 2018, Congressional midterm elections are fast approaching. Stakes are enormous: The entire House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate are up for re-election. November will either show Americans voting to...

Schwartz: Really think before you rush

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 9, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s the first week of Winter Quarter, and that means hundreds of underclassmen are gearing up for the period of exhaustive social events known as rush week. You may be one of those people. I want to tell you about a poster...

Sainati: A take to leave in 2017

Leo Sainati, Columnist

January 8, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In mid-December, Richard Cohen, an Opinion writer for The Washington Post, published a column titled “Who really should have been Time’s Person of the Year.” Curious as to who could possibly deserve more recognition than...