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Schwalb: IFC members must move beyond symbolism, commit to tangible reform

Jessica Schwalb, Columnist

May 4, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

There seems to be confusion about what Interfraternity Council members are to do in response to rampant sexual assault on our campus. When faced with criticism for not publicly showing up for survivors at events like the Take...

Schwartz: How exploring photography helped me develop confidence

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

May 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I was on my high school yearbook staff, I was terrified of taking photos. For four years, I sat through lectures and workshops and learned photography mechanics and composition, but I was always afraid to actually leave...

Kim: Grappling with the Korean language is an experience in vulnerability, growth

Yvonne Kim, Opinion Editor

May 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

My parents often tell me of the first time they sent me off to preschool. They recount standing outside the classroom, secretly staring in through the window out of concern, to observe me crying in confusion. I understood none...

Reed: Give marijuana legalization in Illinois another chance

Chase Reed, Columnist

April 30, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Propelled by a statewide budget crisis and a rapid shift in the perception of marijuana, Illinois lawmakers introduced two new bills in March that aim to legalize the often-maligned drug for recreational use by adults and to regulate its sale through taxation. Should a bill pass in eit...

Closson: Use of N-word at A&O Ball representative of greater campus issues

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 25, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I didn’t go to A&O Ball. And after hearing stories from friends, I was more than happy I didn’t. This year, the concert was co-sponsored by A&O Productions and For Members Only, Northwestern’s primary black student...

Schwartz: Want to live better? Have less ‘stuff’

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

April 25, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Whenever Earth Day rolls around, I’m usually not in a celebratory mood. I mainly feel a deep concern for our deteriorating environment, guilt for that time I accidentally left the lights on in my room and just a little twang...

Trejos: March for Science is why people don’t trust science

Jose Trejos, Columnist

April 23, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Tragically, our government generally seems to be apathetic to science when making policy. Despite experts' universal support of, and extensive research on, topics like evolution, climate change and the benefits of free trade,...

Phillips: AccessibleNU must do a better job for disabled, injured students

Ruby Phillips, Columnist

April 18, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Over spring break, I suffered a nondisplaced fracture of the proximal tibia. Though this experience was incredibly painful in the moment, it did not compare to the terrible and cumbersome hurdles I have had to jump since returning...

Closson: Black arts on campus deserve more awareness, recognition

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 18, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Earlier this month, Barry Jenkins, director of Academy Award-winning film “Moonlight,” spoke on campus, drawing a packed audience and sparking conversation about the importance of diverse storytelling and art forms. Reactions were similarly enthusiastic in January, when writer Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall about his per...

Kim: How being Korean American influences my conversations about sexism, masculinity

Yvonne Kim, Opinion Editor

April 17, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In light of recent events on campus, conversations about buzzword topics like rape culture and toxic masculinity have felt particularly heightened. We are always talking about how administrations should respond, how men can do...

Reed: Room retention process is a prime example of poor University communication

Chase Reed, Columnist

April 17, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Housing selection is currently underway, and hopefully you’re sitting pretty on top of the priority number totem pole, itching to claim your rightful spot in a swanky Shepard single or the newly-constructed 560 Lincoln. Or,...

Dion-Kirschner: This Earth Day, take time to consider environmental inequities

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

April 13, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

On April 22, the U.S. will celebrate its 48th Earth Day. This day to celebrate and advocate for our planet was established in 1970 by former U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-Wis.), who organized environmental teach-ins in collaboration...