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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...

Thuillier: Revoking Jim Acosta’s press credentials is a gross overstep

Marcus Thuillier, Op-Ed Contributor

November 11, 2018

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Last Thursday, the White House showed once again that they are tiptoeing the line between democracy and authoritarianism. After a heated exchange between Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta, a White House aide was ordered to take...

Doing What You Love is a Choice

Alexandra Huang, Op-Ed Contributor

November 6, 2018

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I like asking people questions. One of the questions I often ask is: “Are you doing what you want to do at the moment?” The responses I get are always surprising. The majority of people answer, “No.” “No, but I am...

Mills: A love letter to Northwestern’s brutalism

Clay Mills, Op-Ed Contributor

October 29, 2018

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There has been a recent desire at Northwestern to eradicate what the school is on an architectural level: a hot-spot of some of the most interesting Brutalist design in the Midwest. Buildings such as Norris University Center,...

Gutierrez: Why I am going to double major

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Op-Ed Contributor

October 29, 2018

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In a column in the New York Times’s opinion section, David Leonhardt advised college students, “Do not double major.” I’m going to do it anyway. Leonhardt’s main argument is that college students are prohibited from...

Duquenois: What journalists can do about political polarization

Servane Duquenois, Op-Ed Contributor

October 28, 2018

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Polarization is no breaking news. Since the 2016 elections, it has been the norm. People have a harder time listening to opposing viewpoints in this country, and political extremes are constantly growing more radical, leaving...

Thuillier: Green card holders should be able to vote

Marcus Thuillier, Op-Ed Contributor

October 28, 2018

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With election season right around corner, I can hear the familiar sound of other students urging me to register to vote. Political ads pollute my television (can Illinois afford a governor going to jail, “again”) and there...

The Spectrum: I’m still Chinese, even if I can’t speak the language

Andrea Bian, Op-Ed Contributor

October 22, 2018

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I’m sure many American-born Chinese people (ABCs) will concur: You meet someone new, they ask if you’re Chinese, you say yes and they ask if you speak Chinese. You say yes, and they promptly ask you to “say something in...

Gutierrez: AND is already in my DNA

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Op-Ed Contributor

October 22, 2018

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It’s Week 5 of fall quarter. I’m writing for The Daily and Syllabus, applying to be a first-year theater board representative, a writer and new board member for the Waa-Mu Show, going to club fencing practice and doing lighting...