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Alvarado: Live music and (not) getting wasted

Emily Alvarado

October 18, 2010


Filed under Opinion

The weekend of October 8th – 11th, I went home to Austin, Texas to experience three days of live music at the Austin City Limits music festival. If you've never been to Lollapalooza or Bonnaroo, one way to look at it would be to multiply the number shows at Dillo Day by about 18 and add about 60...

Editorial: Northwestern should reconsider policy on residence hall solicitation

The Daily Northwestern

October 18, 2010


Filed under Opinion

After the headline "GlobeMed solicitation violated University rules" appeared on the front page of The Daily on Wednesday, online commenters were quick to point out that GlobeMed is far from the first group on campus to promote its programming door-to-door, and that in this case, it was at least fo...

Letter to the Editor: Attitudes toward LGBT students are inconsistent

October 15, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Between the Gender Neutral Housing and the recent gay teen suicides, the treatment of LGBT students on campus has come into focus. As a transsexual male attending Northwestern, I have had experiences that not many others can relate to: few students can understand changing your sex and legal information fr...

Guest Column: New student center is not the only answer to campus unity

Gilbert Spencer

October 15, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Norris is fine just the way it is. Building a new student center is not, and should not, be at the top of the University's priority list at this time. If we're talking about having bad facilities, talk to ANY music major and they will give you an earful about it. Currently the music school is split ...

Editorial: Administrative stumbles cause troubled first year for gender-neutral housing

The Daily Northwestern

October 12, 2010


Filed under Opinion

When The Daily first learned that only one Northwestern dorm room contains a male and a female as part of the gender-neutral housing program this year, we were shocked. The news of the program, announced last April was met across campus with excitement. Rainbow Alliance and other groups applauded th...

Editorial: Checking off Dean and Santorum’s performance

The Daily Northwestern

October 11, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Howard Dean and Rick Santorum spoke here at Pick-Staiger to Northwestern students at a student group-sponsored event, so it's only appropriate that their debate be judged college-style. Let's gauge them on the classic pop-quiz grading scale-check-plus, check, or check-minus. For successfully engaging ...

Guest Column: You’ve gotta have heart

Megan Dunham

October 11, 2010


Filed under Opinion

I was so proud of Northwestern's student section at Saturday night's football game. I glanced behind me a few minutes into the first quarter, and was overwhelmed by the noisy and enthusiastic sea of purple stretching to every edge of the student section. For the first time I can remember since my fr...

Guest Column: Class Wars

Nate Nicholas

October 6, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Writing for the New York Times recently, economist Paul Krugman once again demonstrated that a Nobel Prize does not necessitate rational thinking. In a characteristically over-the-top opinion column, "The Angry Rich and Taxes," Krugman enumerated and denounced the evils of the "very privileged." Granted, Krugman i...

Firing Squad: Bicycle parking causes inconvenience at Tech

Jim An

October 5, 2010


Filed under Opinion

When I was a freshman, I had two classes up north in Tech every quarter, and though I was often late, at least I could ride my bike up to Tech's front doors and run right in. Now as a senior, I once more have a class at Tech, but not only is the bike parking ridiculously far away from the entrance,...

Firing Squad: New library computers are an inconvenience

Ali Elkin

October 5, 2010


Filed under Opinion

I own a printer, but I have not had black ink since freshman year. I am now a junior. Because I'm tired of explaining to professors that the blue ink is not a creative choice, I try to get most of my printing done in McTrib or Fisk, so I can abuse Medill's resources. The pile of requisite electronic de...

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...

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...