The Daily Northwestern

Elkin: For a good time, call your alderman

Ali Elkin

October 2, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Fun fact, off-campus students: "brothel law" might be something of a misnomer. The law's origins are murky (or at least they are murky to me), but when the argument came up at a city council meeting last year, one person in attendance said the law originated to limit unlicensed boarding houses, which we...

Ajith: Clicking ‘like’ will not bring social change

Ani Ajith

October 2, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Foreign correspondents of the world beware-we're on to you. If your story reads, ‘The protests have 16,000 Facebook fans, and #[insertarabsquarehere] is a trending topic on Twitter, demonstrating clear youth support and overwhelming pressure on the government,' it's time to do some real report...

Ajith: Indian youth hit streets to protest corruption

Ani Ajith

September 28, 2011


Filed under Opinion

As the Arab Spring continues to unfold, its shock waves have spread far and wide, hitting the shores of India with resounding force. Images of Egyptian youth and other average citizens taking to the streets helped ignite a movement in my motherland that promises to simultaneously shake the core of a ...

Letter to the Editor: Follow Irvine’s lead, take political action on campus

September 28, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Last week, 11 student activists from the University of California-Irvine appeared in court on misdemeanor charges for interjecting a lecture by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren during February of last year. They were escorted one-by-one out of the lecture hall in handcuffs. While the "Irvine 11's" na...

Elkin: If you care too much, don’t share too much

Ali Elkin

September 26, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Have you quit Facebook yet? Me neither. Recent user outrage in response to Facebook's redesign, the announcement of its impending Timeline feature and its integration with other sites has by now quieted down to a modest curmudgeonly growl. Part of me is a little sorry to bring it up again. But in th...

Letter to the Editor: Drone warfare nothing but mass murder

Matt Kovac

September 26, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Although one might not know it from reading Matt Zeitlin's gushing defense of drone warfare in last Thursday's Daily, the policy he so lovingly details is nothing but mass murder. Zeitlin applauds killing "terrorists," but he appears unaware that the U.S. does not target only al-Qaeda operatives or members of ...

Kurtz: Public underestimates severity of income gap

Michael Kurtz

September 25, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Last week, President Obama announced a new plan to reduce the federal deficit by roughly $3.6 trillion over the next decade. He intends to raise $1.5 trillion in taxes primarily on wealthy Americans and corporations by allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire and limiting various deductions and loopholes. The most cont...

Ajith: Strategic plan should pave way for needed change

Ani Ajith

September 24, 2011


Filed under Opinion

On the heels of Facebook's major overhaul and the unveiling of Apple's iCloud, Northwestern's administration plans to lift the curtains on its own game-changer: the 10-year Strategic Plan. The long-awaited plan will come in 16 GB and 32 GB models and feature "Like" buttons and a 30-minute video with Mor...

Clifton: “It Gets Better,” but what does “better” mean?

Derrick Clifton and Derrick Clifton

September 24, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Walk down a hallway to class and hear someone shout at you, "Go to hell, stupid ...

Firing squad: Bikers, mind your manners

Katherine Driessen

September 20, 2011


Filed under Opinion

For a while, my perpetual aggravation at the bicyclists, Razor scooter-ists and that lone unicyclist on campus came from sheer jealousy: They get places faster than me at even my most vigorous power-walking clip and avoid the awkwardness of, you know, talking to people. But, lately, annoyance has giv...

Firing squad: Evanston streets need more light

Annie Chang

September 20, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Evanston neighborhood streets could use a few street lights. And by a few, I mean several hundred. By day, Evanston is a beautiful, quaint and sunny town. By night, it's a terrifying pit of darkness, especially within neighborhoods near campus. This makes for an extremely dangerous environment for stude...

Editorial: Sexuality research should prompt pride, dialogue

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

September 19, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Earlier this month, Northwestern researchers published a study suggesting that bisexuality indeed exists in males, a ground-breaking turn-around from earlier studies. The data shows evidence that men who self-identified as bisexual were aroused by sexual videos of both males and females in the lab, wh...