The Daily Northwestern

Clifton: Herman Cain, the godfather of race baiting

Derrick Clifton

October 25, 2011


Filed under Opinion

One simple question: does Herman Cain make you "feel good?" On this end, the answer is a resounding ‘hell no.' Cain, the successful entrepreneur behind the Godfather's Pizza chain, is emerging as a front-runner in the current GOP primary battle, but he's doing it as a Black apologist. Many of h...

Friedman: Artists should use apps to develop links to listeners

Natalie Friedman

October 25, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Smartphone apps, if done right, can empower the artist and the listener and revolutionize how we listen to music. From a "Pimple Popper" app to a "DateCheck" app, which weighs the sleaziness of your date against his net worth, it seems like your smartphone will do anything for you these days. One o...

Letter to the Editor: Stadium location to blame for low attendance

October 24, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I am a senior, and until this year I've been fortunate to be able to enjoy a perennially good football team, one that I am always still able to care about during bowl season. It has been a very exciting few years for NU football. And yet, the crowds in the student section at our games are always no...

Letter to the editor: Free Willie from corporate sponsors

October 23, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last weekend I returned to campus for my 40th reunion, and I was more than a little disappointed, and not just because we lost another football game that we probably should have won. You see, my class was best known for taking over buildings and shutting down Sheridan Road during the student strike in...

Elkin: Calm down Levine, we hear your “voice”

Ali Elkin

October 23, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Baseball players choose their walkup tunes with little regard to fan allegiances in the music industry. When I was about 10, my favorite Mets player, an outfielder named Derek Bell whom I favored because of his interesting mustache, approached the plate to the opening strains of Jay-Z's "Big Girl." T...

Kurtz: BJ Fogg’s behavior model offers genius motivational tips

Michael Kurtz

October 22, 2011


Filed under Opinion

We all have habits and hang-ups we wished we could get over. Some of us want to lose weight. Some of us want to stop smoking. All of us want to stop procrastinating on Facebook. If, as the eternally wise Carrie Bradshaw once posited, "the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of al...

Kim: A glimpse of femininity could help political girl power

Yoonj Kim

October 22, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Why is it that each time one of the world's most despised egomaniacs is killed, the world gets a rare glimpse of Hillary Clinton, the human, instead of the shoulder-padded pillar of brains we're used to? Sure, it's only been twice, first with Osama bin Laden and now with Muammar Gaddafi, but look at the r...

*Editor explains decision to change columnist staff

Katherine Driessen

October 16, 2011


Filed under Columns, Editorial, Opinion

After serious consideration The Daily has asked Steven Monacelli and Ani Ajith to step down from their positions as Daily columnists. Today marks the last time their columns will run Fall Quarter. The decision was made in an effort to preserve the integrity of our ethics code and is not at all refle...

Friedman: Weighing in on Denmark’s recent “fat tax”

Natalie Friedman

October 11, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Hold onto your Twinkies. Last week Denmark passed a "fat tax," a tax on foods with high saturated fat content and the first of its kind in the world. This tax is well-intentioned, but it doesn't have a place here in the U.S. One of the main reasons for imposing the fat tax is to curb obesity, which afflict...

Kurtz: NCAA’s no-pay policy unfair to student athletes

Michael Kurtz

October 10, 2011


Filed under Opinion

As a moderately successful high school soccer player and wrestler, I have an unsolicited, contradictory confession to make: I envy NU's student-athletes but think they're very mistreated. On the one hand, I wish that I had been talented enough to continue playing sports in college. I miss shouting ...

Clifton: Single bankers, put a fee on it

Derrick Clifton

October 2, 2011


Filed under Opinion

It's as if the government bailout money wasn't enough of a steal. When it comes to Bank of America's newly announced 60 dollar annual fee for its customers to use debit cards, all that this "too big to fail" banking institution can do is point fingers at the government's new consumer protection legislati...