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Buchaniec: There’s more to CRISPR than superbabies

Buchaniec: There’s more to CRISPR than superbabies

Catherine Buchaniec, Assistant Design Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

Since its public release a few decades ago, the internet has largely been viewed as the most revolutionary product of the past century. However, another innovation is starting to provide some competition — CRISPR/Cas9. Starting in the 1990s, scientific researchers discovered that certain types...

Huang: Life should be an experiment, not a predestined package

Huang: Life should be an experiment, not a predestined package

Alexandra Huang, Columnist

February 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Since the middle of last quarter, I started seeing my life as an experiment. I always thought of myself as a responsible and serious person, but realized I am more than that. I started to realize how incomplete my understanding of myself was, and I set out to spend the next few quarters just following...

Oh: The large-scale impact of getting an American name

Oh: The large-scale impact of getting an American name

Jacqueline Oh, Op-Ed Contributor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Over the past couple weeks, I read Dani Zhang’s column on why she changed her name since she came to Northwestern because of the differential treatment she faced having a non-white name. This was compelling to me, as I recently learned that, throughout Japanese colonization, a significant number of Korea...

LTE: NU leaders endanger students, employees through E-verify

LTE: NU leaders endanger students, employees through E-verify

February 3, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Since 2009, Northwestern faculty, staff and students have voiced concerns about NU implementing a discretionary program that turns over private data from students, staff and faculty to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through a program called E-Verify. As the timeline on this matter shows, in the last decade, various NU legal and administrative offici...

Where we are now: American queer rights in 2019

Where we are now: American queer rights in 2019

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

February 3, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

This is the second column in “50 Years of Queer Anger,” a series examining LGBTQ+ issues in the United States since 1969. Since the 1969 Stonewall riots brought the queer liberation movement to national attention, queer activists have made large strides despite large obstacles. Homosexuality and “g...

The Spectrum: Saying Asians aren’t people of color is oppression in itself

The Spectrum: Saying Asians aren’t people of color is oppression in itself

Andrea Bian, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion, The Spectrum

The definition of a person of color, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is “a person who is not white or of European parentage.” I’d say fairly early on in my life I figured out I did not fit into the “white or of European parentage” category, so I remember being happy to discover...

Allen: How the Northwestern housing system shuts low-income students out of the social scene

Kenny Allen, Op-Ed Contributor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

The housing system for Northwestern undergraduates makes it difficult for students of color to move off campus in their junior or senior years. When students with financial aid, who are often students of color, decide to move off campus, Northwestern provides refunds for housing. However, this refund...

Martinez: Stop silencing multilingual people

Martinez: Stop silencing multilingual people

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

According to the U.S. Census, foreign-born residents made up 13.5 percent of the population as of 2016, and that number is certainly higher considering potential survey methods. Their presence is incredibly important to this country, and it’s expected to rise even further — one projection by the...

Thuillier: The government shutdown was a useless self-inflicted wound

Thuillier: The government shutdown was a useless self-inflicted wound

Marcus Thuillier, Op-Ed Contributor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

On Friday, the government shutdown came to an end after 35 days. Over 800,000 government workers get to be paid for their work again. It has been a long and tedious road to get to a point where our president and his cabinet have finally decided to fund the government. It would be easy to write about...

Letter to the Editor: The Covington Catholic students need education, not affirmation

Letter to the Editor: The Covington Catholic students need education, not affirmation

January 27, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Obviously I don’t know Nick Sandmann, the teenager who went viral for his standoff with Native American elder Nathan Phillips at the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C. last week. But I do know kids just like Sandmann, armed with conservative upbringings, arrogance and, most dangerously, ignorance. Like...

Buchaniec: The dangers of anonymity and online comments

Buchaniec: The dangers of anonymity and online comments

Catherine Buchaniec, Assistant Design Editor

January 27, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

Last week, I watched Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) interview with Stephen Colbert on YouTube. Then I scrolled to the comments section to read what people had to say. “This girl behaves and speaks like an 8th grader...and is a member of the United States House of Representatives?” said...

Augustine: We need to erase the stigma surrounding psychiatric medication

Augustine: We need to erase the stigma surrounding psychiatric medication

Kathryn Augustine, Op-Ed Contributor

January 27, 2019


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

A clear double standard exists in our conversation about mental health. In the eyes of society, actively avoiding treatment for physical health issues seems self-sabotaging. However, deciding not to take medication for mental health issues is, to a certain extent, encouraged by societal norms. The...