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Hofmann: A ‘biutiful’ solo afternoon at the movies

Steve Hofmann
February 8, 2011
Filed under Opinion

To be frank, I had every intention of writing about the Spanish film "Biutiful" for this week. I was overtaken by the combination of my man-crush and actor-genius Javier Bardem, director-genius Iñárritu, Spanish accents and my friend asserting that "‘Biutiful' made ‘Black Sw...

Hollander: Tech-talk has potential with collaboration

Alex Hollander and Alex Hollander
February 5, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Switching from MySpace to Facebook at 16 was a traumatic event for me. Gone were the days when I could change my background from pictures of Carrot Top to a montage of Brandon Boyd at whim. All of a sudden my font styles and worse yet, font colors, were doomed to a conventional, monochrome Tahoma. Of...

Editorial: NUandYou is unfair to town

The Daily Northwestern and The Daily Northwestern
February 5, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Good intentions aside, the Associated Student Government's new website NUandYou.com does little to achieve its goal of improving town-gown relations. The site is meant to be a pithy remake of a similar site directed toward skeptics of the Obama administration, yet in execution NUandYou portrays a sm...

Editorial: Green Cup can be more inclusive

The Daily Northwestern and The Daily Northwestern
February 5, 2011
Filed under Opinion

uch as SEED, Facilities, Student Affairs and ISEN may try, for many Northwestern students Green Cup has had very little impact. Greek Green Cup has been more successful in using competition to modify consumption habits. Sororities and fraternities compete against one another in a March Madness-esque pl...

Clifton: Judging hate speech: it’s a good thing

Derrick Clifton
January 31, 2011
Filed under Opinion

You see it all the time: media figures getting fired because they used hate speech. In the past year, radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger was muzzled after repeating the "n" word 11 times during an on-air conversation. National Public Radio host Juan Williams also got the curtain call after his...

Chen: Blackbirds dying in the dead of night…

Karen Chen
January 29, 2011
Filed under Opinion

About 5,000 birds dropped out of the sky earlier this month, and surprise! It's our fault. The arctic waters are also warmer than they have ever been in 2000 years. Again, our fault. Awesome animals (like polar bears and tigers and apes and whales and elephants) are endangered species, and they're cu...

Clifton: Drop Human Sexuality like it’s hot

Derrick Clifton
January 16, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Professor John Michael Bailey is quite the peculiar character. His Human Sexuality course boasts more than 600 students every winter in spite of the wild, outlandish propositions made through his original research and the firestorms surrounding his research ethics. Many of Bailey's opinions and resea...

Guest columnists: What Martin Luther King Jr. Means to NU

January 16, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Matt Bellassai Public Relations Vice President, Associated Student Government We don't celebrate any holiday quite like MLK Day here at Northwestern. And while we certainly wouldn't question a day without classes, we might wonder why exactly we put such significance on this particular day. Why cele...

Cartoon: Chet Haze

Nicole Collins
January 12, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Chen: Growing China is not yet a threat to U.S.

Karen Chen and Karen Chen
January 8, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinion

China is a big deal. China knows it. The world knows it. With the words "rising superpower" often attached as her qualifier and with the globe's second largest economy, it is easy to forget just how crucial the word "rising" is. It is undeniable that China's economic growth is impressive. With econ...

Letter to the Editor: Column ‘misleading’ in critical description of the wealthy

Chris De Notto
January 7, 2011
Filed under Letters to Editor

Ms. (Amanda) Scherker's column typifies the attacks on the rich. She brands the nation's top one percent of income earners as selfish. This is misleading. First, she equates the top one percent with millionaires. To her, the top one percent of Americans are all rich CEOs receiving million dollar bo...

Carson: Agenda-free is the way to be

Mike Carson
January 7, 2011
Filed under Columns

It was the sort of quote that should call to any columnist, the sort of beautiful, insane quip that could only come out of the world of political doublespeak. In the middle of December, the Sun-Times questioned U.S. Representative and then-mayoral hopeful Danny K. Davis about his relationship with an a...