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

Elizabeth Torres, Op-Ed Contributor

May 17, 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Haleem: NU should market discounted student section football season tickets to non-students

Naasir Haleem, Op-Ed Contributor

April 17, 2018

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At the unveiling of Ryan Fieldhouse on Saturday, April 7, a reporter from Rivals.com asked coach Pat Fitzgerald how the addition of the new venue changed the expectations for Northwestern Football. The answer the reporter received...

Gresik: With airstrikes, Trump fulfills Obama’s broken promise in Syria

April 16, 2018

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President Donald Trump — in step with coalition partners — has made good on the promises President Barack Obama failed to keep. Around 4 a.m. local time Saturday, the skies of Damascus, Syria, erupted with the screams of...

Srivastava: Financial aid should be expanded to higher income brackets

Heena Srivastava, Daily Columnist

April 15, 2018

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In 2016, Money ranked Northwestern among the richest colleges in the nation, and by the end of the 2017 fiscal year, NU had an endowment of $10.5 billion. But while the University is ranked among the richest in the nation, it...

Chen: NU students are already living in the ‘real world’

Sophie Chen, Op-Ed Contributor

April 15, 2018

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I’ve recently figured out that I’m quite the interdimensional traveler. And, evidently, so is anyone enrolled in higher education. Being a lifelong student, my forays into internships and post-graduation plans have elicited...

Turkolmez: Americans need to consume more foreign news

Emre Turkolmez, Op-Ed Contributor

April 8, 2018

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While globalization seems inevitable, the knowledge Americans have of other nations reads as highly insufficient. This may be due to the geographic distance between the U.S. and other countries. Or, as a Global Media Journal artic...

Varcie: It’s time to change how undergraduate courses are evaluated

Joshua Varcie, Op-Ed Contributor

April 3, 2018

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At face value, Northwestern undergraduates appear to be receiving an elite university education. We attend a top-ranked institution, get high-paying jobs after graduation and often become leaders in our respective fields. But...

Boxerman: Please, don’t ask for my horoscope

Aaron Boxerman, Op-Ed Contributor

March 13, 2018

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We live in a nation awash in moral panics. In general, I’m no fan. But since we’re going to have them in any case, I’d like to humbly place my nomination for our next one: horoscopes. Astrology is making a resurgence...