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Dion-Kirschner: In 2017, resolve to live greener

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

January 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s the start of a new year, and many of us are reevaluating our habits. In the next few weeks, motivated Northwestern students will attempt to hit the gym more or the snooze button less. But the year we’ve left behind was,...

Schwalb: The limits of post-election dialogue

Jess Schwalb, Opinion Editor

January 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Just days after the election of Donald Trump, think pieces galore called for liberals to reach out to those they have disrespected or ignored. The next four years would require, many wrote, a renewal of empathy for those snubbed...

Lee: Why Comic Sans is useless

Jerry Lee, Columnist

January 5, 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 arguments and...

Kempis: Northwestern’s hyper-professional atmosphere is detrimental to students’ long-term goals

Nicole Kempis, Opinion Editor

January 3, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In 2011, Karl Pillemer, a professor at Cornell University, published a six-year research project designed to curate advice from America’s older population. He asked 1,200 Americans aged above 70. “Over the course of your life,...

Phillips: Stop patting yourselves on the back, ‘woke’ white people

Ruby Phillips, Op-Ed Contributor

November 21, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

In October, I sat in a packed room in Harris Hall listening to Barbara Ransby, the Allison Davis Lecture Series speaker. I was excited to see so many white students in the audience, but I felt a twinge of frustration as I wondered...

Off Script: After Trump, using art as political resistance

Maggie Monahan, Op-Ed Contributer

November 15, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

On Wednesday night, I had to pull myself out of bed. As director of the 75th Annual Dolphin Show, “Little Shop of Horrors,” I should have felt the six months’ worth of daily preparation and giddy anticipation I had put into...

Op-Ed: We will not look away from Trump’s threat to the two-state solution

Ben Weinberg and Dan Toubman

November 14, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

The result of last week’s election challenged the values that many students on this campus hold dear. A Trump presidency poses dangerous threats to our country’s most vulnerable people. Trump’s policies could shut out immigrants,...

Vargas: Facing my return to a country under Trump after quarter abroad

Alani Vargas, Columnist

November 13, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Tuesday was one of the worst night sleeps I have ever had in my life. Because I am studying abroad in Italy this quarter, I’m six to seven hours ahead of the United States and went to bed awaiting results in the morning. I w...

Mitchell: President Schapiro, your statement trivializes my fear

Jade Mitchell, Op-Ed Contributor

November 10, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

As a junior, I've received my fair share of Morty emails addressing current events. But his statement in response to the election rubs me the wrong way. Part of the statement read: “The results of yesterday’s presidential...

Schwalb: Even under Trump, hate must not triumph

Jessica Schwalb, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The United States last night elected an unqualified, sexist, Islamophobic president, even as unimaginable as that result seemed just hours earlier. From our liberal bubble on the shores of Lake Michigan, it’s hard to reckon...