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Letter to the Editor: Devon Reid must remain Evanston’s FOIA officer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

In 2015 I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with Chicago Public Schools seeking documentation that would bring to light how the internationally-acclaimed graphic novel “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi came to be banned from CPS in March 2013. I sought any information that would help me understand...

Soto: Rollback of birth control mandate will make college students less safe, less healthy

Isabella Soto, Columnist

October 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Let me begin this column by establishing a fundamental truth. Hormonal birth control, in its various forms, is simply that — hormones. It can aid in preventing a pregnancy, reduce painful cramps caused by menstruation and help in clearing up acne, but at the end of the day, hormonal birth control is...

Letter to the Editor: Try to understand student-athletes before criticizing us

October 11, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

In response to Jonah Dylan and his column “Northwestern is running out of excuses,” I urge sportswriters to expand beyond the realm of what you think you know about NU student-athletes before writing another piece criticizing us. Just like any other student on this campus, student-athletes are c...

Closson: Why we need people of color in the room

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was talking with a friend this weekend when he showed me a Facebook post — a Dove ad depicting a black woman being replaced by a white woman seemingly as a result of using Dove body wash, appearing to illustrate her “becoming white.” Although we just looked at screenshots of the three-second...

Sainati: Don’t give Bernie Sanders credit for socialism’s surge

Leo Sainati, Op-Ed Contributor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

We all have that one friend who’s probably a socialist. Seriously, though, chances are most of us may actually have at least one socialist friend –– a reality emblematic of the dramatic, yet predictable rise of the Democratic Socialists of America. Between October 2016 and October 2017, the...

Reed: Studios have themselves to blame for box office failures

Chase Reed, Columnist

October 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

My memories of home are inextricably tied to going out to the movies. Whenever my family would make the trek to my grandmother’s house — to stay over, celebrate or reunite with family — we’d drive by a wide, open field of drought-addled grass flanked by four 50-foot-tall screens: the lonely remains...

Sumra: International students are valuable to America

Eish Sumra, Columnist

October 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Walking back from a friend’s house last week, I was struck by a group of who I can only assume were freshmen. A tall guy surrounded by a group of women was clearly on his way to a party, and their conversation epitomised the stereotype of American masculinity. “All my friends are chicks because guys...

Alfaro: Learning to love America in bits and pieces

Mariana Alfaro, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

They don’t let you bring your phone to the United States embassy when you go for visa interviews. The day I applied for my student visa, I went in terrified, wearing my Sunday best, disconnected from the world. I left my phone with my then-boyfriend, who planned to pick me up three to five hours later...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern sports are doing OK

October 8, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last Thursday, Daily sports editor Jonah Dylan wrote a column arguing Northwestern is running out of excuses for mediocrity. Dylan opened his column by highlighting a weekend’s worth of relatively negative results for University athletic teams, eventually concluding “NU is still not very good at sports.”...

Pytosh: On hegemonic masculinity, modern male struggles

Jordan Pytosh, Op-Ed Contributor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

In a male-dominant world, the term “hegemonic masculinity” is scarcely used in modern gender analysis. However, it is still highly prevalent in our culture as it relates to the set of factors that we use to dictate the “perfect” male. Australian sociologist Raewyn Connell’s 1987 work “Gender...