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Letter: NU better all around than LeBuhn claimed

Aaron Morse and Aaron Morse

November 10, 2009


Filed under Letters to Editor

NU better all around than LeBuhn claimedMac LeBuhn claims Northwestern does not succeed to its fullest in either academics or athletics ("Tossing our two-faced reputation," Nov. 10). He argues the school should make a choice about whether to imitate the Ivy League schools or to imitate the Big Ten sch...

Editorial: Race essential in crime alerts

November 10, 2009


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Should we ever have to choose between safety and racial sensitivity? The debate about including a suspect's race in NU crime alerts is too easily simplified by this dichotomy: Either we need to know the suspect's race for our safety, or we use racial labels that could perpetuate stereotypes. After last week...

Letter: Fluffy fashion column prejudiced in own way

Miriam Mogilevsky and Miriam Mogilevsky

November 10, 2009


Filed under Letters to Editor

Fluffy fashion column prejudiced in own wayI'm sure I'm not the only reader who was appalled to open Monday's edition of The Daily and find, right next to two eloquent, intelligent letters about race issues at Northwestern, you have printed a column ("Define your night with closet choice," Nov. 9) in...

Barzon: Would you blindly obey order to kill?

Carlton Barzon and Carlton Barzon

November 10, 2009


Filed under Opinion

Tuesday, Nov. 10 will likely go down in history as a watershed date in the evolution of video games. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the widely anticipated sequel to one of the most popular first-person shooters of all time, was finally released to the adulation of gamers everywhere.Being a fan of th...

Letter: Suspect details crucial for personal security

Rebecca Penskar and Rebecca Penskar

November 10, 2009


Filed under Letters to Editor

Suspect details crucial for personal securityAs a female member of our Northwestern community, I am troubled by the recent increase in crime, especially the sexual assault in Tech. I am encouraged by the steps the University has taken to better protect students. However, personal responsibility is the firs...

LeBuhn: Tossing our two-faced reputation

Mac LeBuhn

November 8, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For a while now, I've had a knot in my stomach about my favorite furry feline, Willie the Wildcat. Northwestern has been asking Willie to perform double duty for the past few decades, and it sounds like Willie's purgatory might be coming to an end soon. I realized this after reading the framework for the Un...

Campus Watch: Limitations of forum stifled some dialogue

Corinne Lestch

November 8, 2009


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The blackface incident that sparked debate across campus and garnered national attention last week also happened two years ago - and will likely happen again in the future. So what are students and administrators supposed to do when this occurs, and what is the next step?This time, For Members Only, Ass...

Guest column: Rich history of 150-year-old brotherly bond

Sandeep Kini

November 7, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Often I hear that by being in a fraternity, I have put myself in a box or isolated myself from the other 60 percent of Northwestern. I would argue, however, that being in Phi Delta Theta has served as a catalyst to develop an even more diverse experience. I honestly cannot say I would have gone to a ...

Letters: Appreciate finer points of baseball’s complexity

Mike Roche

November 4, 2009


Filed under Letters to Editor

Appreciate finer points of baseball's complexityTo Nicholas Sauerberg, regarding his take on the game of baseball ("Take me out of the ball game," Nov. 3): "Who cares about baseball?" If you consult the Nielsen ratings, more than 22 million people care. You would have known that, but that would have r...

Editorial: Use race forum as opportunity to take action

November 3, 2009


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This was the spark that started the fire.Halloween costumes perceived as racially insensitive ignited underlying tensions at Northwestern when two students painted their faces black, recalling the history of satirical depictions of blacks known as blackface.Addressing this single incident through a commun...

Barzon: Don’t blame blackface on blind hatred

Carlton Barzon

November 3, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I doubt I was the only student wondering if he knew "the blackface kid." I was nearly sure it was one of my own friends, who had asked me a week earlier for my opinion about painting his skin tar-black and dressing in FUBU gear for Halloween. He quickly decided against it once I explained the history surrounding his costume choice.Many people may have promptly rebuked my friend in a storm of expletives and immediately demanded an a...