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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...

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...