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Shirola: Winter Olympics should serve as a reminder that we can be united

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

March 5, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The world seems more divided right now than at any other time in recent history, possibly since the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Conflicts, both within countries and between them, threaten democracy and civil...

Gordon: Rethinking the college major

Jake Gordon, Columnist

March 4, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Many academic disciplines specialized throughout the 20th century, leading to the huge number of department offerings at most modern universities. Sadly, in specializing the disciplines, we’ve frequently pushed one perspective...

Sainati: Gun reform must go beyond NRA, Second Amendment

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 4, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that resulted in thedeath of 17 people, many corporations such as Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Hertz and Enterprise have moved away from their support for the National Rifle Association. Whether through ending specia...

Boyd: As recent corruption scandals show, Prime Minister Netanyahu is wrong for Israel

Ryan Boyd, Columnist

March 1, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Late last month, Israeli police recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two separate corruption cases. There are also two ongoing corruption investigations into a plethora of former Netanyahu aides. And as if tha...

Holtzman: Tech companies are finally acknowledging their role in tech addiction. Now what?

Rachel Holtzman, Columnist

March 1, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I recently came across a tweet that read, “College is mostly just sitting with a laptop in different places.” I read it on my iPhone, which had been in my hand for several hours as I sent emails, listened to podcasts and mindlessly...

Chen: How the US ‘americanizing’ of Russia led to present day tensions

Sophie Chen, Op-Ed Contributor

February 26, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Russia has Americans in a tizzy. Recent news of Russian troll farms and Facebook social engineering have many Americans calling for isolationism, protectionism and harder stances towards their long-time rival. Predictably,...

Gresik: NU must renovate Fisk Hall, update facilities to better serve students

Dylan Gresik, Op-Ed Contributor

February 26, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Northwestern considers the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications a cornerstone of the University. From an extensive list of notable alumni to its long tradition of award-winning journalism, Medill’s...

Martinez: Arming teachers only creates more problems

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 25, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Combined, my parents have 45 years of experience in public education. From teaching in Chicago and Evanston schools to working in district-wide administration to effecting change on a national level, my immediate family has extensive education ties. I...

Hume: Let’s look at why we love Adam Rippon

Jack Hume, Columnist

February 25, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The media can’t take its eyes off of Adam Rippon, the American Olympic figure skater from the U.S. delegation at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Rippon’s face has adorned news outlets for the last two weeks: A piece in The N...

Closson: NU needs to move beyond task forces for tangible change

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

February 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last month, Northwestern’s Undergraduate Residential Experience Committee released its report on restructuring campus living. The new framework presented widespread changes to residential life from eliminating permanent themes at residential colleges to fully integrating Greek housing into th...

Sainati: Fighting guns with guns is not only dangerous, but inherently reactive

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 20, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

It seems that after every mass shooting, amid the mourning and grief, calls for stricter gun control are countered with the firm belief that more guns correlates with safety. After the 2012 shooting that killed 20 children and seven adults...

Holtzman: Schools must do more to encourage girls’ interests in tech

Rachel Holtzman, Columnist

February 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last Saturday, about a dozen Girl Scouts visited the Northwestern University Knight Lab, where they experimented with the Knight Lab’s virtual reality headsets. It’s one of many components of the Girl Scouts’ new STEM programs,...