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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...

Perez: Don’t knock the Midwest until you try it

Zamone “Z” Perez, Op-Ed Contributor

October 21, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

When most people think of the Midwest, what comes to mind is a crippled economy, corn and a funny vernacular. As a lifelong resident of the Midwest, I feel like most of those assumptions hit the target most of the time. So, as...

Huang: Hip-hop made me aware of the bruises and strains of my people

Alexandra Huang, Op-Ed Contributor

October 18, 2018

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People usually laugh at me or squint their eyes — their disbelief tracing a question mark in the air — when I tell them that I’ve played Drake’s “Passionfruit” on repeat for three months straight. Cognitive bias gets...

Affording NU: Low-income student experiences should not be overlooked

Allie Goulding, Development & Recruitment Editor

October 18, 2018

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In this series, a writer explores the everyday struggles of being a low-income student at Northwestern. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t worry about money. But for many of my friends and classmates, money is...

Gutierrez: The argument for ‘Latinx’

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Op-Ed Contributor

October 15, 2018

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Officially, Latino 201-0 is listed as “Introduction to Latina and Latino Studies,” but the course syllabus says “Introduction to Latinx Studies and the department recently hosted a symposium called “Latinx Politics Today:...