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Pytosh: Let’s rethink fundamentals of music criticism

Jordan Pytosh, Op-Ed Contributor

September 26, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

In the digital era, there seems to be an oversaturation of online music writing, where albums are paraded in reviews that are posted, published and shared across the internet and written publications alike. Yet reviewers from...

Sumra: In Trump’s America, it’s never been more important to look at rest of world

Eish Sumra, Op-Ed Contributor

September 25, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

During this tumultuous political period in the United States, it would be hard to cast your gaze away from the scandals of President Donald Trump’s America. The news in this country is so focused on the new administration’s...

Gordon: Give writers like Ta-Nehisi Coates respect they deserve, critique their work

Jake Gordon, Op-Ed Contributor

September 21, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

This January, my friends flocked to Pick-Staiger Concert Hall with an uncanny energy. Ta-Nehisi Coates was speaking on campus and no one concerned with politics, race or social change, even only peripherally, dared to miss him. I’m sure Coates would agree his message ...

Fulle: Stop pitting activism against education

Matt Fulle, Op-Ed Contributor

May 25, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Sociology Prof. Beth Redbird recently brought a public relations spokesman from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to speak to her class. Student protests promptly shut down the lecture. I walked by the demonstration on...

Malnati: Rigor, prevalence of weed-out classes disproportionately harm students of lower socioeconomic status

James Malnati, Op-Ed Contributor

May 23, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

As a sociology major, I often joke to my friends that I can’t get through a single lecture without the professor mentioning socioeconomic status at least once every five minutes. It’s been the definitive term of almost every...

Rowden: Student protest against ICE representative was misguided, counterproductive

Jacob Rowden, Op-Ed Contributor

May 22, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

At this point, most are aware of the controversial protest last week in response to sociology Prof. Beth Redbird’s invitation of a public relations officer of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to speak to her class. The prote...

Baskaran, Basti: Through honest conversation, we can deconstruct perfectionism on campus

Archit Baskaran and Neha Basti, Op-Ed Contributors

May 18, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Northwestern’s academic, extracurricular and social pressures challenge us toward an unreal standard. We celebrate and compete about our packed schedules, boast about sleepless nights and ultimately champion perfectionism. Yet,...

Le: Perceptions of success in Asian culture have presented challenges in post-graduation career planning

Phan Le, Op-Ed Contributor

May 16, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

As my final undergraduate year is coming to a close, I am still uncertain about my post-graduation plans. Unlike the stereotypical high-achieving and driven Northwestern student, I’ve had no clue what I’m striving toward....

Albanez: Exploring my mixed-race identity at NU has been invaluable experience

Andrea Albanez, Op-Ed Contributor

May 9, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In 2011, The New York Times published an article about how many young Americans were no longer defining themselves as one single race, but rather beginning to cast themselves under multiple races or calling themselves “mixed-race....

Trejos: Affordable Health Care Act is a clumsy, regressive failure

Jose Trejos, Columnist

May 7, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

After an embarrassing failure to pass the American Health Care Act the first time around, House Republicans managed to pass it last week with a four-vote margin. On some level, the AHCA as it stands is fairly insignificant, since...

Boyle: Photographers, all artists deserve due recognition for their work

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

May 2, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

About two years ago, I wrote an opinion piece for my high school newspaper regarding the importance of giving proper credit to photographers for their work. At the time, I was photo editor of the paper and was in my third year of...

Shin: NU World Cup logo’s combination of Japanese, South Korean flags was insensitive, misguided

Paige Shin, Op-Ed Contributor

April 30, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

My paternal grandfather was born in 1931, to a Korea occupied by the Empire of Japan. Forbidden to speak his own language at home, he grew up learning Japanese in school and was forced to take on a Japanese name. I never knew...