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Boxerman: Please, don’t ask for my horoscope

Aaron Boxerman, Op-Ed Contributor

March 13, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

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...

Srivastava: Electronic monitoring isn’t positive prison reform for Cook County

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

March 7, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

On Feb. 22, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart issued a letter to Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle claiming that the recent increase in electronic monitoring programming for local defendants awaiting trial poses a threat to...

Turkolmez: The ‘corporate fascism’ hiding behind the curtains

Emre Turkolmez, Op-Ed Contributor

February 28, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Have you ever tried to find the differences between Apple’s new and older products? I’ll save you the time and provide a recent example. From the many articles written comparing the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, one can see that...

Rowden: Gun control debate requires better understanding of other perspective, Second Amendment’s benefits

Jacob Rowden, Op-Ed Contributor

February 23, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last week, a horrified nation watched malevolence reign terror upon its children once again, as 17 people were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Since the tragedy we have seen liberals push...

Kang: It’s time to re-evaluate the culture we live in

Will Kang, Op-Ed Contributor

February 20, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

As a country, we were shaken once more by another egregious outburst of terroristic violence when a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and murdered 17 people in cold blood. What followed afterwards has been a ...

Srivastava: ‘Basmati Blues’ backlash shows progress in challenging cultural misrepresentation

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

February 18, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In “Basmati Blues,” an American environmental scientist played by Brie Larson is outsourced to India to save the country with her revolutionary, genetically modified rice strain. When she realizes her strain does more harm than...

Levine-Drizin: Ditch centrism, revitalize YDSA presence on campus

Gabriel Levine-Drizin, Op-Ed Contributor

February 13, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

The explanations proposed for why President Donald Trump won the election have been numerous: It was either sexism, racism embodied by the country’s “deplorables,” Bernie Sanders’ unrealistic campaign proposals, “white...

Hume: Why I’m choosing to live outside of the present

Jack Hume, Op-Ed Contributor

February 8, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In the quest for contentment, I find myself, more than anything else, trying to live in the present. I am prone to do otherwise, coping by burying myself in the past or anchoring myself in the future. So as I’ve gotten older,...

The Spectrum: Deconstructing whiteness from a multiracial perspective

Laura Carther, Op-Ed Contributor

February 1, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion, The Spectrum

Writing about my own identity has always been a challenge for me. The way I have identified myself and the way I have been identified by others has been so varied and fluid throughout my life that when I try to pin it down, I...

Srivastava: Evanston inclusionary housing cannot stop at simply adding units

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

January 30, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

During the last week, the Chicago Housing Authority has begun implementing a long-delayed initiative for inclusionary housing in the South Side neighborhood of Bronzeville according to WBEZ. The second installment to the Oakwood Shores project would...

Elliott: Media should abandon portrayal of Trump as ‘apocalyptic’ for country

Jackson Elliott, Op-Ed Contributor

January 29, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Many American journalists and writers — from Charles Blow to Maureen Dowd — have spent the last two years essentially prophesying that Donald Trump’s presidency would prove apocalyptic for the United States. When stocks ...

Hume: Underneath a facade of justice, our juvenile corrections system is failing

Jack Hume, Op-Ed Contributor

January 28, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

The prosecutors handling January 16th’s Kentucky school shooting case that left two students dead and more than a dozen injured announced last Thursday that they planned on filing a motion to move the suspect to criminal —...