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Letter from the Editors: Opinion should add humanity to the news

Marissa Martinez and Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editors

September 25, 2018

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Returning to campus from yet another summer full of political drama, a nonstop news cycle and increasingly volatile discourse, it seems as if we’re less and less likely to agree on things. In a moment when the truth seems to...

Letter from the Editor: Reflecting on discourse, censorship after a quarter as Opinion Editor

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

May 30, 2018

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Last Spring Quarter, I wrote a column arguing that hate speech should not be free speech. I received a litany of nasty emails and comments calling me a fascist and saying that I didn’t deserve free speech if I opposed it fo...

Schwartz: Dog Days epitomizes complexity of Greek life philanthropy

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

May 22, 2018

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I don’t even like hot dogs. I can’t remember the last time I ate one, and I plan on keeping it that way. Last week, I did not purchase a single one no matter how many times the fraternity men in hot dog suits placed so auspiciously...

Letter from the Opinion Editor: This is a space for you

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

January 8, 2018

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I couldn’t figure out how to start this column. Since the last day of publication in the fall, so much has happened: from the passage of the Republican tax bill, to further challenges against immigration as hundreds of thousands...

Letter from the Opinion Editors: Do not stop speaking up

Mariana Alfaro and Troy Closson

November 9, 2017

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Sometimes the systems in place to combat abuse are not successful in stopping dangerous behaviors. That’s when we — as allies, as witnesses, as bystanders — have to step up. The last month has seen countless sexual harassment...

Letter to the editor: ICE presence legitimized violent systems, University response is myopic

May 21, 2017

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On May 16, 2017, Northwestern University Prof. Beth Redbird invited a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement public relations representative on campus as a guest speaker to their sociology course Social Inequality: Race, Class...

Letter to the Editor: Trump’s recent international involvements send powerful message

April 16, 2017

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As someone who has opposed Donald Trump since he announced his presidency, recent political developments have caused me to second-guess some of my previous perceptions. On the campaign trail, Trump parroted an isolationist military...

Kim: Greek life members must go beyond institutional criticism, step up as individuals

Yvonne Kim, Opinion Editor

April 11, 2017

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After weeks of uncertainty following allegations of sexual assault and druggings at two fraternities, students finally received a University response when vice president for student affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin sent a school-wide email that said, “No disciplinary action or further investigative action related to the reports of sexual misc...