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Perez: Don’t knock the Midwest until you try it

Zamone “Z” Perez, Op-Ed Contributor

October 21, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

When most people think of the Midwest, what comes to mind is a crippled economy, corn and a funny vernacular. As a lifelong resident of the Midwest, I feel like most of those assumptions hit the target most of the time. So, as...

Huang: Hip-hop made me aware of the bruises and strains of my people

Alexandra Huang, Op-Ed Contributor

October 18, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

People usually laugh at me or squint their eyes — their disbelief tracing a question mark in the air — when I tell them that I’ve played Drake’s “Passionfruit” on repeat for three months straight. Cognitive bias gets...

Affording NU: Low-income student experiences should not be overlooked

Allie Goulding, Development & Recruitment Editor

October 18, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, a writer explores the everyday struggles of being a low-income student at Northwestern. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t worry about money. But for many of my friends and classmates, money is...

Gutierrez: The argument for ‘Latinx’

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Officially, Latino 201-0 is listed as “Introduction to Latina and Latino Studies,” but the course syllabus says “Introduction to Latinx Studies and the department recently hosted a symposium called “Latinx Politics Today:...

Duquénois: Visiting scholars walk the line between student and professor

Servane Duquénois, Op-Ed Contributor

October 15, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Have you ever heard of visiting scholars here at Northwestern? Do you know who they are? My guess is you don’t, because visiting scholars have a pretty unique status, and little to no visibility on campus. If your answer was...

Thuillier: It’s time for a conversation about the system of Supreme Court appointments

Marcus Thuillier, Op-Ed Contributor

October 14, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

It has been a week since Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in to the Supreme Court in what was one of the most disputed and controversial processes in recent political memory. For members of our generation, who have only been active in...

Resolved: Supreme Court justices should not be appointed for life

Alex Smith, Political Union Contributor

October 14, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, members of the Northwestern Political Union debrief their weekly debates on a range of topics. All opinions expressed are those of the author alone and do not reflect the views of the Northwestern Political Uni...

Torres: On living with a mental illness as a Northwestern student

Elizabeth Torres, Op-Ed Contributor

May 17, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’m currently in my last quarter at Northwestern. These last four years have been both tumultuous and amazing: I’ve made lifelong friendships, invested my time in things I’m passionate about and grown as a human being. But...

Latz: Sexual assault is not a single story

Emma Latz, Op-Ed Contributor

May 15, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Let me begin with a trigger warning: this piece discusses sexual assault on campus. For survivors who may feel harm or be triggered from reading the content of this piece, I urge you to please take caution and first and foremost...

Allen: Consider racism in criminal justice system holistically

Kenny Allen, Op-Ed Contributor

April 30, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In 2015, Lakeith Smith, A’Donte Washington and three others committed a burglary in Alabama. When police arrived at the home they had broken into, the two groups began to exchange gunfire. Washington died in the shootout from...

Jackson: Realizing drinking isn’t for me — and owning it

Cassidy Jackson, Op-Ed Contributor

April 26, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Throughout high school, I didn’t drink. It was a small part of my ploy to be as counter-culture as possible. In middle school, for example, when I caught the whiff that Uggs were becoming chic, I never wore mine out in public...

Gresik: Barbara Bush’s funeral offers moment of political unity

April 24, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Sometimes I worry that all hope of political reconciliation has been lost and that citizens of our country only see one another in terms of political affiliation instead of as Americans. Sometimes it seems like simple gestures...