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Guest Column:”Are you a good witch or a bad witch?”

Jeffrey Geiger
October 4, 2010
Filed under Opinion

Every time you meet someone new, that's what you wonder. If you're LGBTQ, that is. If you're LGBTQ, you most likely spend some degree of time either outright worrying about - or at the very least unconsciously preparing for - "What If This One Turns Hostile?" There's no guarantee that someone isn't go...

Carson: SHIFTing the blame

Mike Carson
October 4, 2010
Filed under Opinion

The folks that run SHIFT sure know how to get people talking. Last week, your diligent Forum columnists managed to stir up 12 online comments on seven columns. A story about an event that Secular Humanists for Inquiry and Free Thought put together drew 10 comments in 48 hours. And all they had to do...

Editorial: Students should consider changing voter registration to Illinois

The Daily Northwestern
October 3, 2010
Filed under Opinion

Northwestern students from all 50 states migrate to Evanston and usually live here for at least nine months out of the year, giving us the right to register to vote as a resident of Evanston and of Illinois. If we register, we can vote in everything from local aldermanic elections to senator and go...

Editorial: Looking beyond the TFA brand

The Daily Northwestern
October 3, 2010
Filed under Opinion

Last Thursday, The Daily reported that more NU class of 2010 graduates went to work for Teach for America than for any other single employer - and even more members of the class applied. There is an indisputably huge interest in TFA on this campus, but it's hard to tell what this says about Northwestern as...

Guest Column: Finding community at Northwestern

Dylan Browdie
September 20, 2010
Filed under Opinion

Standing over a pile of clothing, a refrigerator, and a still-packaged printer (courtesy of Steve Jobs with the purchase of my off-to-college laptop), I paused for a moment to attempt to take in all that was now finally happening. I was about to depart for Northwestern, and I didn't quite know what...

Guest Column: Zach Kisfalusi

Zach Kisfalusi
September 18, 2010
Filed under Columns

My wait was finally over. I had arrived at Northwestern University-a month before classes were scheduled to start. I had been invited to be a member of the 2010 Summer Academic Workshop program. Honestly, when I agreed to come, I had little idea what the program was about or what benefits it offere...

Guest Column: Marshall Cohen

Marshall Cohen
September 18, 2010
Filed under Columns

Every freshmen entering NU has the opportunity to start college with a clean slate. With nearly 2,000 freshman and 6,500 other undergraduates, it is easy to just blend in with the crowd and adopt a comMonday, likeable personality. However, after attending two mandatory Essential NU freshman sessions,...

Guest Column: Rachel Poletick

Rachel Poletick
September 18, 2010
Filed under Columns

Let's get together, yeah yeah yeah." Of all the trite quotes in popular culture, this line from The Parent Trap best sums up Wildcat Welcome Week. As we shuffle from activity to activity, between dorm pals and PA group activities, the word "college" has taken on a whole new meaning. Everyone at home s...

Carson: Five Guys? Here in Evanston, just one is enough for me

Michael Carson
July 26, 2010
Filed under Opinion

I'm a notorious cheapskate and a good cook, traits I inherited from each of my parents in different proportions. In practice that means I rarely see the inside of a restaurant. Once every couple of weeks, though, I'll get the urge to go out for a meal. For most of my three years in Evanston, that usua...

Letters from the archive

May 18, 2010
Filed under Letters to Editor

5/15/2000: Film name change troubles someI just had a brilliant idea. In the name of efficiency, let's get rid of Medill's junior year internship program. Students can just stay at the university and write for The Daily. That's all the experience they need anyway. They could just change the name of th...

Letter: Islamic Studies would help broaden education

November 22, 2009
Filed under Letters to Editor

I am writing as a Religious Studies major to express my support for the creation of an Islamic Studies program. Recent debates in The Daily (among other, wider forums) illuminate the ongoing need for an elevated level of education concerning the role of Islam in global cultural and religious events, pa...

Letter: Show NU spirit, even if not with ‘Bananapalooza’

November 22, 2009
Filed under Letters to Editor

I discovered Wednesday a letter to the editor I had written last year was re-printed ("Northwestern needs a ‘Bananapalooza,' " Feb. 23, 2009). For those who might need a refresher, I jokingly advocated Northwestern host a campus-wide event called "Bananapalooza," in which students would come to...