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

Jackson Elliott, Op-Ed Contributor

January 28, 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 —...

Holtzman: Evanston should invest in dockless bike-share, ditch Divvy

Rachel Holtzman, Op-Ed Contributor

January 28, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Evanston’s relationship with bikes is constantly evolving. Last week, the Evanston renewed a 12-month contract with Divvy Bikes, which launched 10 Evanston stations in late 2016. During the next year, City Council will collect data on the bi...

Holtzman: The Women’s March should be more than a once-a-year commitment

Rachel Holtzman, Op-Ed Contributor

January 22, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

According to recent estimates, more than 1 million people in Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago alone attended the second annual Women’s March this Saturday, with hundreds of thousands more rallying in cities around the...

Chen: In search for new Buffett director, NU should expand definition of ‘qualified’

Sophie Chen, Op-Ed Contributor

January 19, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

This winter, the curious case of the missing executive director for the Buffett Institute for Global Studies may finally be solved. But I’m not sure if I’ll like the solution waiting at its end. On Dec. 5, the Office of the ...

Hume: Northwestern’s elite liberalism detracts from dialogue, creates exclusion

Jack Hume, Op-Ed Contributor

January 19, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Northwestern is one of the best places in the world to think, learn and contribute. Our school’s resources — its location, endowment, faculty and students — are a potent combination of strengths that lead the way in making ste...

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...