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Mahen: Ditching dirty word taboos

Jill Mahen
October 17
Filed under Columns

I'll never forget my middle school health class. On the first day, my teacher asked us to say certain words out loud and laugh as much as we wanted to to "get it out of our system."She said the first word. "Penis." The class erupted in laughter. Second word, "vagina." More laughter. Finally, "sex." Th...

Editorials: With fare hikes, time for U-Pass; Improve NU’s dorm life now

October 13
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

With fare hikes, time for U-PassNorthwestern students are lucky to go to school only miles away from one of the most vibrant cities in the world. But if proximity to Chicago is such an important aspect of attending NU, why is the University doing so little to encourage students to take advantage of the c...

Barzon: No winners in battles of modern war

Carlton Barzon
October 13
Filed under Columns, Opinion

There's no such thing as a "clean" war. No matter what shock-and-awe buzzwords politicians use to sell it to us, no matter how many smart bombs or unmanned drones we churn off the assembly lines and no matter how much money we spend on body armor and early warning systems, someone will still have to step up to...

LeBuhn: Professional sweet-talking for new job

Mac LeBuhn
October 10
Filed under Columns, Opinion

To Whom It May Concern:I recently came across your posting on CareerCat, Northwestern University's Career Services page. I am writing to express my interest in a full-time position at McTinsley and Co. I think you'll find my academic and professional experiences make me a superb match for your organization.Academically, I've spen...

Editorials: Will there be a new approach to alcohol under Schapiro?

October 6
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Time for fresh alcohol approachAs a University with such a richly dry history, Northwestern is no stranger to stringent standards like the Wildcat Safety Course and the three-week-long Freshman Freeze. But with NU's pressured policies, students can't help but feel uneasy and constrained by the inflame...

Letters from the Archives

October 6
Filed under Letters to Editor

Proposal: Coyotes would be awesome 05/02/05Fellow citizens, I am a pizza delivery boy at a major local pizza chain and a few nights ago a homeless drunk tried to mug me. Furthermore, two of my roommates have been mugged and my car has been broken into three times in the last two months.I would like to...

Barzon: At all costs, avoid online pit of terror

Carlton Barzon
October 6
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have seen the Internet's true face. The forum boards are decrepit septic tanks ready to burst open like the bloated belly of a swollen corpse, releasing a deluge of verbal diarrhea and the abandoned social waste of a damned culture. The accumulated filth of all their tired memes and LOLcats will foam up arou...

Letter to the editor: Antiquated argument: Not all girls emotional

October 5
Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I was shocked and disgusted by Jill Mahen's column, "No logic to psycho girls' crazy antics." The central idea that she put forward was that women are overly emotional and therefore not rational, whereas men are more logical and rational. This is the same argument men used in the 18th and 19th centuries, he...