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Elkin: If a tree falls and nobody Facebooks it…

Ali Elkin

November 7, 2011


Filed under Opinion

I'm not a very "social shared." I suppose it's a nice sentiment when it comes to candy bars and picture books, but I think there's a lot to be said for private, individual experiences, for walking alone on the lakefill without posting a picture of the view to Facebook. I think we need to remember that ...

Clifton: Conrad Murray’s Cell Block Tango ends in conviction

Derrick Clifton

November 7, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Conrad Murray had it coming. He only has himself to blame. Unless you reside under a rock, chances are you're aware that Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for administering a lethal dose of the anesthetic drug propofol to Jackson in June 2009. The verd...

Editorial: Community should continue to shape NU Strategic Plan

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

November 2, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Northwestern administrators unveiled the University's strategic plan Tuesday to a crowd of more than 200 people. The unveiling marked the conclusion of a nearly two-year long process that included members from all corners of the community. Provost Dan Linzer described the plan in The Daily's preview Friday as "unifying." ...

Zeitlin: Will equality of opportunity ever be achieved?

Matt Zeitlin

November 1, 2011


Filed under Opinion

The Occupy Wall Street protests present a stark description of American inequality. At the heart of the movement is the claim that a narrow slice of Americans is hoarding the nation's wealth as the rest of the country suffers from joblessness and stagnant wages. The claim that the great wealth of the 1 ...

Friedman: Reality TV, the good, the bad and the shameless

Natalie Friedman

November 1, 2011


Filed under Opinion

You may not know who the leading GOP candidate is or what's going on in Greece right now, but I bet you've heard that Kim Kardashian broke up with Kris Humphries on Monday. The Kim Kardashian crisis (or Krisis, as they would probably say) is the latest controversy in the long-running debate around whet...

Kurtz: Not putting a ring on it might be the new norm

Michael Kurtz

October 31, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Although Kim Kardashian just filed for divorce after 72 days of marriage and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has been hitched for 21 years, there's at least one thing they can both agree on: Holy matrimony and raising families in this country just ain't what they used to be. Santorum,...

Elkin: Don’t believe the hype Gen-Y, you really are great

Ali Elkin

October 31, 2011


Filed under Opinion

I'm pretty averse to the term "millennial." For one thing, I think I usually hear it in some sort of critical way. We've all read countless magazine features about how we've been coddled by our "helicopter parents" so now we're "boomerang children" who are way too obsessed with trivial matters like...

The Drawing Board: Nov. 2

Sara Dunberg

October 31, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Kim: Open your mind to interracial relationships

Yoonj Kim

October 30, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Approximately 86 percent of the U.S. approves of interracial marriages, according to a Gallup poll taken this fall. I find this number quite surprising because it seems much lower than what I've personally experienced. For two years, with a few breaks in between, I've been in a relationship with a g...

The Drawing Board: Nov. 1

Julianna Nunez

October 30, 2011


Filed under Opinion