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Sheffey: In defense of the Iran deal

Ariel Sheffey, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

On Friday morning, President Donald Trump spoke from the White House about his decision to decertify the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, more colloquially known as the Iran Deal. Calling it one of the “worst and most one-sided...

The Spectrum: Treat all stories with empathy, not just those close to you

Michelle Zhang, Op-Ed Contributor

October 15, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly 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. My ...

Wolfe: Third-party tickets not viable in 2020 due to political system

Michael Wolfe, Op-Ed Contributor

October 15, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

On Aug. 1, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R- Tenn.) and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced hearings, hoping to manufacture bipartisan legislation that could stabilize the Affordable Care Act. But then, partisanship stuck its...

Sainati: Don’t give Bernie Sanders credit for socialism’s surge

Leo Sainati, Op-Ed Contributor

October 10, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

We all have that one friend who’s probably a socialist. Seriously, though, chances are most of us may actually have at least one socialist friend –– a reality emblematic of the dramatic, yet predictable rise of the Democratic...

Pytosh: On hegemonic masculinity, modern male struggles

Jordan Pytosh, Op-Ed Contributor

October 6, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

In a male-dominant world, the term “hegemonic masculinity” is scarcely used in modern gender analysis. However, it is still highly prevalent in our culture as it relates to the set of factors that we use to dictate the “perfect”...

Levine-Drizin: In Trump era, let’s not romanticize Obama

Gabriel Levine-Drizin, Op-Ed Contributor

October 5, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

It was nice to see Samantha Power's visit well attended. People clearly feel the need to become politically engaged in the wake of President Donald Trump's election. For some, hearing from someone in Barack Obama's cabinet is ...

Baas: The United States of cold pizza

Jared Baas, Op-Ed Contributer

October 5, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

It’s 8 p.m. on a Sunday night. You have two papers and math homework, all due at 11:59 p.m. The only thing standing between you and the finish line is hunger. Fatigue, soreness, lack of motivation, all these can be cured by...

Shirola: The food crisis is real, we need to act now

Wesley Shirola, Op-Ed Contributor

October 3, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

The sharing of food has always been part of the human story — from the Last Supper to modern society. It’s helped us forge lifelong relationships from the classic “dinner and a movie” date to family meals. It’s allowed...

Boyd: Recognize Suu Kyi’s culpability in Rohingya genocide

Ryan Boyd, Op-Ed Contributor

October 3, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

The world is witnessing a case of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. The minority Rohingya Muslim population in Rakhine State are being systematically killed, terrorized and driven from their homes. Over 500,000 Rohingya have fled the...

Sainati: Ambiguity in Northwestern’s amnesty policy deters students from asking for help

Leo Sainati, Op-Ed Contributor

October 3, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

In late August 2015, Northwestern’s Division of Student Affairs unveiled its new Amnesty through Responsible Action policy to “encourage students to take responsible action when necessary.” If students find themselves in...

Hidalgo: Clash in Catalonia is tragic, predictable

Melania Hidalgo, Op-Ed Contributor

October 2, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

For an outsider looking at the democratic crisis in Spain that followed the call for a referendum by the Catalonian government, this would seem like Brexit deja vu on steroids. However, as a Catalonian — and by extension, Spanish...

Anderson: Democrats must campaign against Trump’s white supremacy

Calvin Anderson, Op-Ed Contributor

September 26, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Over the past week, President Donald Trump has answered the million-dollar question, “When exactly does Donald Trump think America was great?” In his tweets and remarks attacking professional athletes, Trump told the American...