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Allen: How the Northwestern housing system shuts low-income students out of the social scene

Kenny Allen, Op-Ed Contributor

January 29, 2019

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The housing system for Northwestern undergraduates makes it difficult for students of color to move off campus in their junior or senior years. When students with financial aid, who are often students of color, decide to move...

Augustine: The importance of eating disorder education on college campuses

Kathryn Augustine, Op-Ed Contributor

January 21, 2019

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From “maintain ongoing consent” to ”monitor your binge-drinking habits,” Northwestern’s set of comprehensive True Northwestern Dialogues, better known as TNDs, cover a spectrum of topics as part of the first-year experience....

Mills: In 2019, don’t let politicians ruin protests

Clay Mills, Op-Ed Contributor

January 15, 2019

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Last November, I attended Evanston’s “Nobody Is Above the Law” protest following the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which eliminated the buffer between President Trump and Robert Mueller, the special counsel...

Closson: Being a black journalist is hard — but necessary

Troy Closson, Op-Ed Contributor

January 14, 2019

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I didn’t want to write a story about the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover last spring, but I wanted one to be written. When I first pitched my vision for the story, I basically said if anyone else also had...

Zhang: We need to racially diversify our social lives

Dannes Zhang, Op-Ed Contributor

November 27, 2018

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I used to think that people could be non-racist. But I’ve been reading Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s book “Racism Without Racists” for my sociology class, and his definition of racism shows that it is deeply ingrained in society...

Augustine: The value of intergenerational relationships

Kathryn Augustine, Op-Ed Contributor

November 27, 2018

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When people hear the word “elderly,” stereotypical images usually pop in their minds: tufts of white hair, thick-rimmed glasses, rickety walkers and hearing aids. Some may even associate them with snide remarks at the dinner...

Augustine: Catholicism in the age of #MeToo

Kathryn Augustine, Op-Ed Contributor

November 19, 2018

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Growing up with a Catholic-raised mother, I frequently attended mass and Sunday school on weekends. In snug classrooms adorned with framed prayers and wooden crosses, I learned the meanings behind the components of communion and...

Castillo: The Saudi monarchy can’t buy our dignity

Rodrigo Castillo, Op-Ed Contributor

November 11, 2018

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After news broke last Tuesday that several U.S. colleges and universities, including Northwestern University, received more than $350 million from the Saudi government or its institutions, NU announced it would ask its faculty...