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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 30, 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...

Votta: Trump’s actions in Turkey present dim prospects for the future

Roberto Votta, Op-Ed Contributor

October 25, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

On Oct. 4, Turkish authorities arrested Metin Topuz, a United States Consulate employee, on charges of espionage and treason, with alleged links to the Gulenist movement, the group the Turkish government holds responsible for...

Baas: First-year classes like General Chemistry must provide better materials, resources

Jared Baas, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

It all started during Wildcat Welcome. I received an email from Northwestern’s chemistry department saying new General Chemistry students were required to go to the lab resource room and purchase a lab coat and goggles. This...

McKeon: How Northwestern made frat life too big to fail

Shane McKeon, Op-Ed Contributor

October 22, 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. What if I told you our university set aside 15 of its b...

Boyd: Trump’s erratic foreign policy diminishes long-term international standing of U.S.

Ryan Boyd, Op-Ed Contributor

October 19, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

President Donald Trump has been erratic, wildly unprofessional and shamefully indifferent to the results of his actions. He’s behaved like a callous neophyte with the intellectual curiosity of a potted plant. These character...

Sainati: The absence of Palestine in my Jewish experience

Leo Sainati, Op-Ed Contributor

October 19, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

I was raised a reform Jew in a Northern Virginia congregation which didn’t have the largest Jewish population, but enough to make up a decent-sized community. I also participated in a regional youth group and went to a summer...

Elliott: Liberals, conservatives should avoid generalizations

Jackson Elliott, Op-Ed Contributor

October 19, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

In my experience talking about politics with both conservative and liberal friends, I have found two observations to generally hold true: some conservatives think liberals are well-intentioned but misinformed, and some liberals...

The Spectrum: Before coming out, I have to learn to accept myself

October 17, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email spectrum@dailynorthwestern.com. I don’t remember how old I was when I first started to reali...

MacColl: Men must do more to fight sexual assault, harassment

Margaux MacColl, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

I was in the room of a fraternity house on campus, watching TV with two men. One was a good friend I’ll call “Joe,” and the other an acquaintance I’ll call “Nate.” Nate sat next to me on the couch, our legs touching....