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Levine-Drizin: Expanding liberal dialogue beyond anti-racism to address economic redistribution

Gabe Levine-Drizin, Op-Ed Contributor

January 15, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

In her column, “Conservatism must shift approach to social issues in Trump era,” Heena Srivastava is right to highlight that college campuses are generally left of center and offers an interesting and well-conceived history...

Srivastava: Conservatism must shift approach to social issues in the Trump era

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

January 9, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

It only takes a comparison of two political student groups’ Facebook pages to determine the ideological leaning of a college campus. On campus, College Republicans have less than half the number of page likes as College Democrats...

Holtzman: Facebook’s identity crisis continues to endanger business of media

Rachel Holtzman, Op-Ed Contributor

January 9, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

On January 4, Mark Zuckerberg posted his personal challenge for the year: “fixing” Facebook. In his nine-paragraph post, he attempted to address problems of abuse that runs unchecked on the platform, anxiety about advertising...

Balk: Appreciate your time at NU, and all the people who make it special

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

November 21, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

It hit me like a bullet train. A week early, actually. At halftime of Northwestern football’s penultimate home game of the season, I snuck out of the press box and into the upper deck. I stood in the frozen slush and looked down at Ryan Field, soaking up the back end of four years, uns...

Votta: Brexit is looking wildly better for EU than anyone could have imagined

Roberto Votta, Op-Ed Contributor

November 21, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Brexit was supposed to end the European Union as we know it. It was supposed to trigger other crises alongside innovative wordsmithing, like Grexit and Quitaly. It was supposed to be the resolution of a romantic tale for independence....

Kim: We need more diverse voices in our English readings

Yvonne Kim, Op-Ed Contributor

November 16, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Every course I take toward my English literature degree is an emotional roller coaster. It’s one I admit partially stems from my own obsession with having to get the most out of my college years, but I also believe it largely...

Wolfe: Republican tax plan negatively impacts college students

Michael Wolfe, Op-Ed Contributor

November 13, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

On Nov. 2, House Republicans unveiled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill proposes the largest reform of the U.S. tax code in 30 years, since former President Ronald Reagan’s Tax Reform Act of 1986. Authored by House Ways and...

Gordon: Leave apathy behind, raise your hand

Jake Gordon, Op-Ed Contributor

November 12, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

The professor looks down at her class, pleading for participation. There may be one student whose hand shoots up — it always seems to — but the professor wants more. She asks for other students to engage, but they remain silent. We’ve...

Sheffey: College Republicans should not give Charles Murray a platform

Ariel Sheffey, Op-Ed Contributor

October 31, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

I firmly believe that dialogues between opposing viewpoints are crucial for responsibly developing academic and political opinions. I also believe, however, that some voices dismally fail to advance intellectual debate in a productive...

Shirola: Women are essential to U.S. armed forces, deserve respect

Wesley Shirola, Op-Ed Contributor

October 30, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Women have played an integral part in the United States military for most of this country’s history. In the Civil War, over 400 women disguised themselves as men to fight on the battlefields. When World War II broke out in the...

Bienasz: University must extend SAE suspension after continued recruitment

Gabrielle Bienasz, Op-Ed Contributor

October 29, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

I won’t forget the moment I stopped feeling safe on this campus. I was walking along the Lakefill and looked down at my phone to see this email: “On February 2, 2017, the Sexual Harassment Prevention Office received...

McKeon: Frat boys are like mobsters

Shane McKeon, Op-Ed Contributor

October 29, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

In this series, a writer examines the history and influence of Northwestern fraternities — and proposes what to do about it. He is a former member of an IFC chapter. IFC had a bad week. Like really bad. To recap: The Inte...