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From the Newsroom: The Daily and Northwestern

From the Newsroom: The Daily and Northwestern

Maddie Burakoff, Print Managing Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under From the Newsroom, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, Daily staff members hope to provide more transparency about how we operate. If you would like to submit a question to be answered here, please send an email to eic@dailynorthwestern.com. It’s a common misconception that, as a student group, The Daily gets money from Northwestern...

Bian: Not vaccinating your child should be illegal

Andrea Bian, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared measles to be eliminated in the United States. By 2014, the U.S. saw 667 cases of measles, and has already seen 159 cases in 2019 as of Feb. 21. The debate around vaccines seems to be intensifying more than ever. But with increasing...

Thuillier: For immigrants, labels simplify necessary complexities

Thuillier: For immigrants, labels simplify necessary complexities

Marcus Thuillier, Column

February 28, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

Why do we have to carry labels around? I asked myself that this past week, as I was standing in line for the first of a few appointments I need to attend to complete my naturalization process. As I waited for the office to open, I kept an ear out and heard people speaking many languages. Although...

Opinion: The history of black journalists in newsrooms, explained

Marissa Martinez, Christopher Vazquez, and Brian Meng

February 27, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Multimedia, Opinion, Video

Opinion editor Marissa Martinez breaks down the history of black journalists in newsrooms. Related Stories: — This election season, don’t ignore black journalists — again — Closson: Being a black journalist is hard — but necessary...

Augustine: Defunding Planned Parenthood hurts marginalized communities

Augustine: Defunding Planned Parenthood hurts marginalized communities

Kathryn Augustine, Op-Ed Contributor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

The Trump administration announced Feb. 22 that organizations providing abortion referrals will face an end to federal funding from Title X. This will effectively promote the funneling of funds to conservative, strictly pro-life organizations that do not acknowledge abortion as means of family planning...

Affording NU: Northwestern pushed for low-income students to be on campus. Now it’s time to actually care about their experience

Affording NU: Northwestern pushed for low-income students to be on campus. Now it’s time to actually care about their experience

Allie Goulding, Digital Managing Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, a writer explores the everyday struggles of being a low-income student at Northwestern. Three years ago, Northwestern announced a new initiative to have 20 percent of the entering class be Pell Grant-eligible by 2020 and to increase “access for academically qualified students, regardle...

Martinez: Why “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is my Best Picture

Martinez: Why “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is my Best Picture

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Anyone who knows me knows I can’t shut up about “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Yes, I have seen it three times in theaters. Yes, I have cried all three times. It’s hard to explain why the movie touches me so much. I mean, on a surface level, the stunning animation styles that referenced...

Martinez: The Oscars are getting better — but there’s still a disconnect

Martinez: The Oscars are getting better — but there’s still a disconnect

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As Julia Roberts handed the Oscar for Best Picture to the “Green Book” team, the newsroom and I, somewhat jokingly, waited for a beat. Would this be another “Moonlight”/“La La Land” scenario? Unfortunately, this was not the case. “Green Book” is a film riddled with controversies, from...

50 Years of Queer Anger: Queerness won at the Oscars. Queer people didn’t

50 Years of Queer Anger: Queerness won at the Oscars. Queer people didn’t

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

February 26, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This is the sixth column in “50 Years of Queer Anger,” a series examining LGBTQ+ issues in the United States since 1969. On Sunday night, Olivia Colman, Mahershala Ali and Rami Malek won Oscars for their roles in “The Favourite,” “Green Book” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” respectively. Colm...

Buchaniec: NU’s goal should be zero-carbon, not carbon-neutral

Buchaniec: NU’s goal should be zero-carbon, not carbon-neutral

Catherine Buchaniec, Assistant Design Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This is the second in a series about sustainability at Northwestern University in light of the 2018 UN Intergovernmental Climate Report. In the report, scientists concluded that in order to prevent 1.5 degrees C of warming, greenhouse gas pollution must be eliminated by 2050 in order to mitigate the...

LTE: The Master of Science in Education program is too white

LTE: The Master of Science in Education program is too white

February 24, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

In March of 2018, I found myself in a top floor Annenberg Hall classroom attending an admitted-students info session, where staff from the Master of Science in Education program welcomed a packed room of soon-to-be teachers. It was clear that as a cohort we were passionate, bright-eyed, gregarious and...

Liu: Why IMC classes need to prioritize inclusion

Liu: Why IMC classes need to prioritize inclusion

Jessica Liu, Op-Ed Contributor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

Before my marketing class, my professor posted two links on his Canvas site. One was an 82-slide PowerPoint file called “African Americans: Cultures, Values and Practices,” and one was a link to a 1965 debate on structural racism between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley. Through these resources,...