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Off Script: Sesame Street’s autistic character is an excellent example for young viewers

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

April 11, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

A few months ago, I wrote about the importance of socially conscious children’s media. I particularly addressed how inclusive characters in media make children more aware and accepting of people different from them, and can ult...

Trejos: Successful democracy requires utmost respect for law, judiciary judgment

Jose Trejos, Columnist

April 10, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

After a failed and misguided attempt at a Democratic filibuster, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Friday. While it was no surprise that Democrats did everything in their power to block the app...

Closson: In Trump’s era of ‘fake news,’ student journalists should not be discouraged

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The federal government and Twitter have recently come to a clash. After the owner of an anonymous anti-President Donald Trump Twitter account claimed to be an employee of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services, U.S. Customs...

Schwartz: New CPS graduation requirement puts underprivileged students at a further disadvantage

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

April 6, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

On Wednesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new graduation requirement for Chicago Public Schools: Students must have either a job offer or an acceptance letter to a college, trade school or gap-year program lined up...

Reed: Fall activities fair is too hectic, overwhelming to be productive

Chase Reed, Columnist

April 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Not long after Wildcat Welcome each year, freshmen on campus have the opportunity to attend the activities fair, where student groups promote a variety of interests ranging from on-campus publications to cultural activities. I...

Kim: For cultural organizations, simply being is enough

Yvonne Kim, Opinion Editor

March 30, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Whenever I reflect on my life at Northwestern, I often realize that I dedicate far too much of my time to extracurriculars, a large portion of which goes toward the Korean American Student Association. Though I know and have even...

Dion-Kirschner: Lessons from scientists’ search for exoplanets

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

March 30, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Feb. 22, NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized exoplanets. Researchers believe all of the seven planets in the planetary system TRAPPIST-1 are rocky planets like Earth, rather than gaseous ones like Jupiter, Uranus...

Trejos: Filibuster against Supreme Court nominee sets Democrats up for failure

Jose Trejos, Columnist

March 28, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ever since the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the next appointment to the Supreme Court has been a major issue in American politics. President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch from the 10th U.S. Circuit...

Closson: From Doha to Evanston, campus similarities exist beyond first glance

Troy Closson, Columnist

March 27, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

This Spring Break I traveled to Northwestern’s campus in Doha, Qatar. As part of an annual, University-sponsored trip, Weinberg, Medill and School of Communication students learned about Doha’s history and explored aspects...

Phillips: ‘Black Lives, Black Words’ reminds us of the diversity of the black experience

Ruby Phillips, Columnist

March 2, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Monday, I had the pleasure of seeing “Black Lives, Black Words” at the Ethel M. Barber Theater, which showcased eight plays written by black Northwestern students that examined the difficult question of whether black lives...

Lachow: Parents, friends should normalize tumultuous first year at college

Hannah Lachow, Op-Ed Contributor

March 1, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Is she happy there?” The question seems easy enough. Yes or no. I mindlessly scroll through Instagram, liking photos of distant high school acquaintances on various elevated surfaces. “Is she?” My mom persists. I...