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Letter to the Editor: Students should celebrate implications of bin Laden’s death

May 3, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor

On Sunday evening, I awoke from a nap to a raucous crowd outside my window and learned that Osama bin Laden had been killed by Navy SEALs in Pakistan. I quickly threw on a pair of pants and dashed outside. I was greeted by a crowd of my peers singing, chanting and celebrating this most auspicious ne...

Elkin: Bin Laden’s death not worth the celebration

Ali Elkin

May 1, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As college students, we might be particularly susceptible to being swept up in movements and being seduced by the possibility of being a part of something historic. This was my initial reaction to the footage of jubilant George Washington University students rallying around the White House, chanting an...

Letter to the Editor: Canvassing can be a fulfilling summer job for students

May 1, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The Daily Northwestern recently ran an article critical of a nonprofit that has been recruiting students to canvass in support of progressive campaigns. The article asserted "Canvassing organization's policies draw (sic) criticism from students," citing the opinions of a Northwestern student who ha...

Letter to the Editor: Celebratory mood innapropriate for bin Laden’s death

April 30, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I am writing this the morning after the death of Osama bin Laden was announced, and the morning after celebrations on campus and around the country. Although far removed from the heart of campus, sounds of cheering and celebration made it all the way to my living room. I don't begrudge anyone a chance to...

Editorial: LEND should focus on volunteers, not money donations

The Daily Northwestern

April 30, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Northwestern students working through Lending for Evanston and Northwestern Development launched a two-week campaign yesterday working to raise funds for small businesses in Evanston. LEND intends to provide business training and microloans to potential local entrepreneurs. While admirable in its go...

Clifton: Trump and birthers: blinded by the ‘white’

Derrick Clifton

April 30, 2011


Filed under Columns

Bir•ther; n. a conspiracy theorist claiming that President Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii, thereby disqualifying him from the presidency, often with racist undertones. Allow me to be blunt: the nagging calls for the President of the United States to produce his birth certificate, revived b...

Letter to the editor: The Daily’s recent ad promotes controversial cult

April 30, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor

My mom's hero donated $880,000 to Bill Clinton in 1996. Such philanthropy seemed implausible, so I did a little research and asked my mom about this mystery Asian woman-who apparently really loves the Clintons-during winter break. Defensive and fighting back her tears, my mom insisted that "Supreme ...

Hayden: Mifflin was this weekend and it was pretty cool

Tom Hayden

April 30, 2011


Filed under Columns

Mifflin Street Block Party attracts some 20,000 people to Wisconsin's Madison campus every year, some of them Northwestern students likely intrigued by the idea of drinking outside. With Dillo Day just around the corner, I decided to visit the event in the pursuit of dedicated journalism so that I ...

Changelian: Obama’s birth certificate will end birther discourse…right?

Armen Changelian

April 26, 2011


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

The verdict is in. Yesterday, the White House released Barack Obama's complete birth certificate, which showed Obama to have been born in Hawaii, proving once and for all his legitimacy as a U.S. president. Done deal. Case closed. Right? Unfortunately, this latest development...

Mitrakos: Verbal sanctions will have no impact on Syria

Vasiliki Mitrakos

April 25, 2011


Filed under Columns

Since last Friday's column detailing the conflicts in Northern Africa and the Middle East, Syria has taken a turn for the worse. Against prior progress toward democratization, on Monday the Syrian Army attacked the city of Dara'a with tanks and killed at least 25 people. In response to the heightened op...

Letter to the Editor: Take Back the Night benefits women and Evanston’s Porchlight

April 25, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor

Sexual assault remains one of the most underreported crimes in this country. According to the U.S. Department of Justice's 2005 National Crime Victimization Study, 60 percent of sexual assault is never reported. The majority of victims are female, but men are the least likely to report a sexual assault, ev...