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Editorial: Vote in the midterms. They’re too important to skip

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

October 30, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been bombarded with messages about voting, with celebrities, politicians and journalists urging their followers on social media to head to the polls. While it may seem like much of our current...

The Daily Northwestern’s 2018 Diversity Report

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

June 1, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Opinion, Top Stories

For nearly 137 years, The Daily Northwestern has been the newspaper of record for Northwestern and Evanston. And for the vast majority of that time, we have not been representative of either of those communities. It’s no...

Editorial: The Daily Northwestern joins national #SaveStudentNewsrooms campaign

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

April 25, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

Across the country, newspaper staffs struggle to find a business model that makes print journalism a sustainable practice. This problem affects publications large and small, and student newspapers are no exception. The Daily...

Editorial: For governor, vote Biss. More importantly, just vote.

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

March 9, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

We all know it’s true. Young Americans vote at lower rates than older people. At one of the country’s most civically engaged campuses, it’s easy to scoff at the idea of complicity, as we constantly hear Northwestern boast...

Editorial: Body cameras aren’t enough to solve Evanston police issues, racial bias

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

February 11, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As incident after incident has shown, the issues of racial bias and excessive force that pervade police departments across the country also affect Evanston police — most recently illustrated in the detainment of 60-year-old b...

Editorial: University shouldn’t relegate Black History Month recognition to students

February 4, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

University support of marginalized groups on campus is a storied concern. In 1968, more than 100 students occupied the Northwestern Bursar’s Office in protest after NU failed to meet a list of black students’ demands. Fast forward 50...

Editorial: ETHS censorship of The Evanstonian sets dangerous precedent

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

October 30, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

This past month, Evanston Township High School administrators trampled over their student journalists. It’s a recurring story at high schools — a student paper publishes a mildly controversial article and the school overreacts,...

Editorial: Evans’ name should be removed from campus buildings

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

October 3, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

Northwestern’s difficulties with inclusivity are well documented and continue today. But nowhere does the past permeate into the present more than in the University’s inability to foster a fully inclusive environment for its...

Editorial: The Daily Northwestern calls for critical election engagement, endorses Mulukutla, Gambrah

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

April 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

One ticket stands for the presidency and executive vice presidency of Associated Student Government, and it appears voting in this election amounts to little more than bureaucratic tedium. But this election requires more active...

Editorial: The Daily Northwestern encourages ‘yes’ vote on District 65 referendum

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

April 3, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board urges voters not just to participate in the local elections Tuesday, but particularly to vote “yes” on the District 65 referendum and authorize increased property taxes in support of...

Editorial: The Daily Northwestern endorses Mark Tendam for Evanston mayor

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

April 3, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

With only one day until Evanston’s mayoral election, The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board endorses Ald. Mark Tendam (6th) to succeed Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. After eight years as 6th Ward alderman, Tendam has gathered extensive...

Editorial: Local elections are more important than ever in Trump era

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

February 5, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Immediately following President Trump’s inauguration, Americans got to work demonstrating at political marches in cities across the United States and protesting at airports following the now-stalled travel ban. These protests, and the political momentum powering them, illustrate that Trump’s noxious agenda will not be enacted wit...