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Editorial: Medill Innocence Project blurs line between student, journalist

Forum staff

October 20, 2009


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Where is the line between student and journalist? It seems to be shades of gray with the Cook County state attorney's office issuing subpoenas for students' interviews, grades, off-the-record notes and e-mails for the Medill Innocence Project.As students in the investigative reporting class, federal p...

Editorial: NU should cut strings from alumnus’ donation

Forum staff

October 20, 2009


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The fraud investigation into Dr. Alan Mendelsohn, Feinberg '82, should serve as a not-too-friendly reminder for Northwestern. Donations to the private University don't have to be disclosed, but that doesn't mean the money will always stay under wraps.In the indictment filed last month, records indicated...

Editorials: Create forum for complaints; Making strides, still not enough

October 18, 2009


Filed under Opinion

Create forum for complaintsNorthwestern should be a place where everyone feels safe to be themselves."Northwestern prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, martial status, ...

LeBuhn: Taking over TV through cash Machine

Mac LeBuhn

October 18, 2009


Filed under Opinion

As much as I hate to give it any more focus than necessary, this column is about the Idiot's Great American Monetizing Machine.Known more commonly as reality television, the Machine started out modestly enough. It began with innocent if frivolous shows such as "Survivor" and "Real World" as the fuel that fi...

Mahen: Ditching dirty word taboos

Jill Mahen

October 17, 2009


Filed under Columns

I'll never forget my middle school health class. On the first day, my teacher asked us to say certain words out loud and laugh as much as we wanted to to "get it out of our system."She said the first word. "Penis." The class erupted in laughter. Second word, "vagina." More laughter. Finally, "sex." Th...

Guest column: Purple-powered homecoming festivities

Catrina Miksis and Yazmin Harris

October 17, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A love of purple is just the beginning of what drew us to working with Northwestern's Homecoming celebration. While this year's theme focuses heavily on our school colors with the slogan, "got purple?" there is so much more to the week-long celebration. Students, alumni and the Evanston community wi...

Letter: Curbing greenhouse gases

Suelyn Yu

October 17, 2009


Filed under Letters to Editor

If you are "just someone who happens to care a lot," why not consider proving it and taking greater environmental action. If we are going to curb greenhouse gases by 18 percent in 10 years by 2012, "going green" is going to take significant, not passive, lifestyle changes. While I agree with Ms. Pinsk...

Editorials: With fare hikes, time for U-Pass; Improve NU’s dorm life now

October 13, 2009


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

With fare hikes, time for U-PassNorthwestern students are lucky to go to school only miles away from one of the most vibrant cities in the world. But if proximity to Chicago is such an important aspect of attending NU, why is the University doing so little to encourage students to take advantage of the c...

Barzon: No winners in battles of modern war

Carlton Barzon

October 13, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There's no such thing as a "clean" war. No matter what shock-and-awe buzzwords politicians use to sell it to us, no matter how many smart bombs or unmanned drones we churn off the assembly lines and no matter how much money we spend on body armor and early warning systems, someone will still have to step up to...

LeBuhn: Professional sweet-talking for new job

Mac LeBuhn

October 10, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

To Whom It May Concern:I recently came across your posting on CareerCat, Northwestern University's Career Services page. I am writing to express my interest in a full-time position at McTinsley and Co. I think you'll find my academic and professional experiences make me a superb match for your organization.Academically, I've spen...

Letters from the Archives

October 6, 2009


Filed under Letters to Editor

Proposal: Coyotes would be awesome 05/02/05Fellow citizens, I am a pizza delivery boy at a major local pizza chain and a few nights ago a homeless drunk tried to mug me. Furthermore, two of my roommates have been mugged and my car has been broken into three times in the last two months.I would like to...