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Turkolmez: Your privacy may be even more limited than you think

Emre Turkolmez, Columnist

October 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

You never know your privacy may already be compromised until someone discloses your information. Lately, we’ve been debating issues like privacy and anonymity much more than we used to. Yet, one question is being avoided: What if you have already been hacked and you do not know it? The concept of...

Affording NU: Low-income student experiences should not be overlooked

Allie Goulding, Development & Recruitment Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, a writer explores the everyday struggles of being a low-income student at Northwestern. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t worry about money. But for many of my friends and classmates, money isn’t — and has never been — an issue to consider. That was my bigge...

Monga: Northwestern’s Balance Revolution: when do we take it too far?

Mehak Monga, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Each weekend, “Nerdwestern’s” frat quad seems to buzz with excitable students, bustling their way through the pandemonium of party rejections and misty weather. Early the next day, you’ll catch these very students spending hours on end at Mudd Science and Engineering Library, taking just a lunch...

Buchaniec: Climate Change is our World War III

Catherine Buchaniec, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The alarm has rung. Again and again, we read the headlines and flip to the next page. Through raging wildfires and unprecedented hurricanes, we send thoughts and prayers. We donate a few dollars to the natural disaster in question and continue blissfully ignoring the problem right in front of our faces:...

Gutierrez: The argument for ‘Latinx’

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Op-Ed Contributor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Officially, Latino 201-0 is listed as “Introduction to Latina and Latino Studies,” but the course syllabus says “Introduction to Latinx Studies and the department recently hosted a symposium called “Latinx Politics Today: Intersecting Activism, Advocacy, and Scholarship.” The debate over the...

Martinez: Huerta’s impact should not be erased

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As soon as I saw the poster announcing Dolores Huerta’s Thursday night speech, I immediately entered the event into my calendar. I had learned about Huerta’s work as a labor leader and civil rights leader, but did not know much more about her history. Huerta’s name is more unknown than the activist...

Duquénois: Visiting scholars walk the line between student and professor

Servane Duquénois, Op-Ed Contributor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Have you ever heard of visiting scholars here at Northwestern? Do you know who they are? My guess is you don’t, because visiting scholars have a pretty unique status, and little to no visibility on campus. If your answer was yes, there’s a good chance you are a visiting scholar yourself, and you...

Thuillier: It’s time for a conversation about the system of Supreme Court appointments

Marcus Thuillier, Op-Ed Contributor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

It has been a week since Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in to the Supreme Court in what was one of the most disputed and controversial processes in recent political memory. For members of our generation, who have only been active in politics for a short amount of time, the nomination and confirmation process...

Resolved: Supreme Court justices should not be appointed for life

Alex Smith, Political Union Contributor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, members of the Northwestern Political Union debrief their weekly debates on a range of topics. All opinions expressed are those of the author alone and do not reflect the views of the Northwestern Political Union or its members. “Before the Law sits a gatekeeper.” — Franz Ka...

Off Script: Despite representation, Awkwafina isn’t free from criticism

Andrea Bian, Op-Ed Contributor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On October 6, actress and rapper Awkwafina stepped out onto the stage of Studio 8H to an applauding audience. During her opening monologue, she paid tribute to the last and only other Asian-American woman to host “Saturday Night Live,” Lucy Liu. “I remember how important that episode was for...

The Spectrum: Ending mental illness stigma shouldn’t require me to relive my trauma

Katie Pach, Op-Ed Contributor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion, The Spectrum

Wednesday marked World Mental Health Day. Amid the flurry of “check in on your friends” tweets and “self care is so important” Facebook posts, people around the world — myself included — shared personal stories of their struggles with mental illness. I’ve grappled with my mental health...

Letter to the Editor: No student should be forced to choose a career path by sophomore year

October 9, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

I graduated from Northwestern in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and started my career in investment banking. Over the past seven years, I have met with and mentored dozens of students seeking similar career paths. I am incredibly appreciative of the strong foundation that NU’s liberal...