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Condon: An openness to others is an openness to ourselves

Ryan Condon, Op-Ed Contributor

April 24, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Each one of us has two versions of ourselves that we can present to others. You can give the bullet-pointed, resume version of yourself, or you can give what I’d hope to give you — the uncensored, unapologetically reflective...

Lachow: ‘Freshman fifteen’ jokes, culture are harmful to college students

Hannah Lachow, Op-Ed Contributor

April 24, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

The photo is of a burger, some fries and a very appealing milkshake. The sun is out. The lake and a peep of Chicago are in the background. In every sense of the word, it is an aesthetically pleasing Snapchat. Plastered over this...

Goldrich: Bienen dual degree overworks students, needs structural changes

Nathan Goldrich, Op-Ed Contributor

April 23, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Each year, students from all around the world apply to Northwestern’s unique five-year, dual-degree program, which enables students in the Bienen School of Music to simultaneously obtain another degree from the Weinberg College...

Newman: On necessities, luxuries and labor in the humanities

Barbara Newman, Op-Ed Contributor, English professor

April 21, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

You love your lit courses — you know you do. Perhaps Dickens was your favorite: You could almost feel the London fog swirling into your lungs. Or how about that wild and crazy Chaucer class where you acted out “The Miller’s...

Kang: An anti-war movement is more urgent now than ever

William Kang, Op-Ed Contributor

April 21, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Recently the threat of war has, like an ominous storm cloud, smothered us with fear. The war machine that we have seen ravage other countries like Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan has only grown with the Trump administration’s...

Anderson and Neumann: A call for unity among Democrats, on campus and beyond

Calvin Anderson and Alex Neumann, Op-Ed Contributors

April 16, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Over the past two years, the Democratic Party has been tested greatly. Hillary Clinton’s candidacy seemed to promise a return to harmony, unifying the party around a common vision and an extension of the cherished years of President...

Oh: Barry Jenkins’ thoughtful approach to ‘Moonlight’ illustrates importance of reflective, diverse storytelling

Louis Oh, Op-Ed Contributor

April 11, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last weekend Barry Jenkins — director of this year’s Oscar winner for best picture, “Moonlight” — came to speak on campus. Like quite a few of you, I was there. The event started with a screening of the film. It was my second time seeing it. Again, I soaked myself in the i...

Masson: Following Syria missile attack, news media are perpetuating dangerous U.S. policies

Ryan Masson, Op-Ed Contributor

April 10, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Immediately following the Trump administration’s missile strike on the al-Shayrat airbase in Syria last Thursday, voices in the mainstream media started manufacturing consent for another war in the Middle East. As news of...

Farkas: A message from SPEAK for Change during sexual assault awareness month

Alana Farkas, Op-Ed Contributor

April 9, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Since last year, when former President Barack Obama issued a presidential proclamation on sexual assault, April has been observed as sexual assault awareness month. And given the recent sexual assault allegations at Northwestern, ...

Chase: How I failed Senate and Senate failed me

Ben Chase, Op-Ed Contributor

April 9, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

I should never have become a senator. After nearly a year serving in Associated Student Government, I realize I lack the experience, passion and dedication necessary to succeed in this position. When I first ran for Senate,...

Hawley: Active involvement in local politics can teach importance of civic engagement

Rachel Hawley, Op-Ed Contributor

April 6, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

On the night of April 4, I found myself in a room full of well-dressed, nervous-looking adults who gathered with bated breath as I repeatedly hit refresh on a laptop connected to a large projector screen. Online election trackers...

Hiken: Northwestern’s decreasing acceptance rate is not ‘great’

Asa Hiken, Op-Ed Contributor

April 4, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

A few days ago, The Daily Northwestern published an article regarding the recent drop in the undergraduate acceptance rate, from 10.7 percent to 9 percent. Included in this article was a statement by University spokesman Al Cubbage o...