The Daily Northwestern

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...

Closson: Trump’s latest attacks on black people illustrate deeper issues

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the latest edition of “What black person will Donald Trump attack this week?,” LaVar Ball, LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players were subjected to one of the president’s infamous tweet storms. According to...

Alfaro: Handling opinions as the Opinion Editor

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As Opinion Editor, this last quarter was interesting, to say the least. I’m a trained reporter, but I decided to take over The Daily’s Opinion section as a way to explore an aspect of journalism I had never considered pursuing....

Sumra: Australia’s marriage referendum shows flaws of democracy

Eish Sumra, Columnist

November 21, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last Tuesday evening, news broke that marriage equality had been given a resounding vote of approval in Australia. It came after a long, hard-fought campaign that saw ugly public battles between celebrities, politicians and citizens....

Sainati: Virginia’s election is promising for Democrats, but shouldn’t be overemphasized

Leo Sainati, Columnist

November 19, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Virginia’s gubernatorial election earlier this month received widespread media attention for voters’ apparent "rejection of Trumpism." These narratives treated Virginia like a contentious swing state, and Republican candidate...

Baas: It’s time for us to stand up to excessive advertisement

Jared Baas, Columnist

November 19, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Go to a movie, browse a website, check your social media feed or take a walk by The Rock. What do all of these things have in common? Ads. Advertisements are a continuously growing part of our culture in the United States....

Schwartz: ‘IT’S OK TO BE WHITE’ posters reference a nonexistent threat

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 16, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Earlier this week, The Daily reported that posters displaying the phrase “IT’S OK TO BE WHITE” appeared in Crowe Hall, mostly around the African American studies offices. Northwestern was just one of a growing number of...

Sumra: If the last year has taught us anything, it’s to listen and engage

Eish Sumra, Columnist

November 15, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My most distinct memory from Election Day 2016 is standing outside a bar in Paris, stumbling around crying snowflake tears. This time last year, I sat in beautiful parks around a foreign city observing people who didn’t...