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Malnati: Rigor, prevalence of weed-out classes disproportionately harm students of lower socioeconomic status

James Malnati, Op-Ed Contributor

May 23, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

As a sociology major, I often joke to my friends that I can’t get through a single lecture without the professor mentioning socioeconomic status at least once every five minutes. It’s been the definitive term of almost every...

Rowden: Student protest against ICE representative was misguided, counterproductive

Jacob Rowden, Op-Ed Contributor

May 22, 2017

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At this point, most are aware of the controversial protest last week in response to sociology Prof. Beth Redbird’s invitation of a public relations officer of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to speak to her class. The prote...

Baskaran, Basti: Through honest conversation, we can deconstruct perfectionism on campus

Archit Baskaran and Neha Basti, Op-Ed Contributors

May 18, 2017

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Northwestern’s academic, extracurricular and social pressures challenge us toward an unreal standard. We celebrate and compete about our packed schedules, boast about sleepless nights and ultimately champion perfectionism. Yet,...

Le: Perceptions of success in Asian culture have presented challenges in post-graduation career planning

Phan Le, Op-Ed Contributor

May 16, 2017

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As my final undergraduate year is coming to a close, I am still uncertain about my post-graduation plans. Unlike the stereotypical high-achieving and driven Northwestern student, I’ve had no clue what I’m striving toward....

Albanez: Exploring my mixed-race identity at NU has been invaluable experience

Andrea Albanez, Op-Ed Contributor

May 9, 2017

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In 2011, The New York Times published an article about how many young Americans were no longer defining themselves as one single race, but rather beginning to cast themselves under multiple races or calling themselves “mixed-race....

Trejos: Affordable Health Care Act is a clumsy, regressive failure

Jose Trejos, Columnist

May 7, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

After an embarrassing failure to pass the American Health Care Act the first time around, House Republicans managed to pass it last week with a four-vote margin. On some level, the AHCA as it stands is fairly insignificant, since...

Boyle: Photographers, all artists deserve due recognition for their work

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

May 2, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

About two years ago, I wrote an opinion piece for my high school newspaper regarding the importance of giving proper credit to photographers for their work. At the time, I was photo editor of the paper and was in my third year of...

Shin: NU World Cup logo’s combination of Japanese, South Korean flags was insensitive, misguided

Paige Shin, Op-Ed Contributor

April 30, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

My paternal grandfather was born in 1931, to a Korea occupied by the Empire of Japan. Forbidden to speak his own language at home, he grew up learning Japanese in school and was forced to take on a Japanese name. I never knew...

Trachtenberg: As Jewish community faces challenges, Holocaust-denying professor has no place at NU

Ben Trachtenberg, Op-Ed Contributor

April 28, 2017

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Monday marked an occasion called Yom HaShoah, a Holocaust Remembrance Day for communities throughout the world to honor the 11 million innocent Jews, Roma, Poles, mentally disabled and LGBTQ people — among others — who died...

Orr: I have not forgotten importance of inclusion, change within IFC community

Rodney Orr, Op-Ed Contributor

April 28, 2017

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I have remained largely absent in the public eye with regard to the conversations surrounding the Greek community. This has been intentional. I have lowered my voice so that others may be heard louder, particularly those of survivors...

Davies: Fraternity men neglect responsibility with absence at Take Back the Night march

Adam Davies, Op-Ed Contributor

April 28, 2017

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I am tired of hearing feeble excuses from Northwestern fraternity men: the “not all men” line and the “I’m in a good frat” trope. I recognize the emptiness of those words. At the end of the day, Northwestern administrators...

Condon: An openness to others is an openness to ourselves

Ryan Condon, Op-Ed Contributor

April 24, 2017

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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...