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Cooper: Social media slacktivism accomplishes little

Danny Cooper, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 3, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Monday after class, I opened up my laptop to see many of my Facebook friends had checked into the page for the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, the site of a massive protest against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. I was...

Lieberman: For freshman, Fall Quarter should be about embracing disorder

Matt Lieberman, Columnist

November 1, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Growing up, I always saw the college experience depicted in movies as a time to become heavily involved with on-campus organizations, delve deep into academics and form a lifelong group of friends. In my first few weeks at Northw...

Wang: Take pride in what you do, not how much you do

Colin Wang, Columnist

November 1, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Northwestern students are as busy as they come. We’re taking classes with midterms two or three times a quarter. We’re constantly running to and from exec board meetings. We’re putting on shows and performances, plannin...

Schwalb: American Jews should recommit to allyship for racial justice

Jessica Schwalb, Opinion Editor

October 30, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

We American Jews tell ourselves a story about our history in this country: We live in tenement houses; we work hard to escape the lowest social and economic bracket, then we march with Dr. King. We emphasize the parts of our r...

Cooper: Responding to critiques of Wildcat Welcome as a Peer Adviser

Danny Cooper, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 27, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I served as a Peer Adviser this year, which means you can make a few assumptions about me right off the bat. Yes, I walk around everywhere with that neon backpack from Uncle Dan’s. Yes, I can and will do the New Student Dance...

Stachtiaris: Explorations into Evanston, Chicago should be better incorporated into Wildcat Welcome

Lukas Stachtiaris, Op-Ed Contributor

October 27, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

Throughout Wildcat Welcome, I found myself in awe of the constant activities Northwestern used to welcome new students. I was initially skeptical as to whether a full eight days was really necessary –– but by the end, I was...

Kim: After Fox News ‘Chinatown’ segment, let’s talk about anti-Asian racism

Justine Kim, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

I am all for writing respectfully about sensitive issues, but this incident is one that many people can agree calls for “taking the gloves off.” Though the memory of Jesse Watters’ racist Chinatown video segment on Fox News may...

Wang: Don’t confuse CAPS’ resource availability with accessibility

Colin Wang, Columnist

October 17, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Provost Dan Linzer’s defense of the recent plans for moving counseling services from the Women’s Center to Counseling and Psychological Services revealed how out of touch the administration is with the reality of mental he...

Montenegro: After removal of Women’s Center counseling, NU must devote more resources to CAPS and CARE

Edson Montenegro, Op-Ed Contributor

October 17, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

Our campus needs more psychological resources, and “streamlining” existing ones is not the solution. In an attempt to streamline services, Northwestern plans to eliminate counseling from the Women’s Center and move mental health resources to the Counseling and Psychological Services facility. This move has the potential to...

Schwartz: Don’t forget that Donald Trump is no typical Republican candidate

Alex Schwartz, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

I recently heard someone at Northwestern say that it’s hard for them to be a Trump supporter on this campus. They expressed that the hostility and judgement they received from their liberal friends was, at times, too much to...

Kaplan: For freshmen, finding what you don’t like is essential to finding what you do

Marisa Kaplan, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

Before I left for Northwestern, I thought the transition to college would be easy. After all, the pictures my friends posted on Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram presented college as a breeze. However, through a few weeks at NU...