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Lamps: Make a conscious effort not to oversimplify others

Lamps: Make a conscious effort not to oversimplify others

Joseph Lamps, Columnist

November 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Think of your close friends. Did it take you a while to become friends with some of them because you assumed they were more simple and boring than they actually were? For me, this describes almost all of my friendships. My first impressions of others are rarely complete. All people think of themselves as complex....

Letter to the Editor: The real meaning of “It’s On Us”

November 10, 2015


Filed under Letters from Editor, Opinion

What does it mean to say that “It’s On Us” to stop sexual assault at Northwestern? That phrase certainly sounds true, but when it comes to sexual violence, empty words are all too common. Too often, if we were to peer past the platitudes that pervade the rhetoric on this issue, we’d find that ...

Balk: Maybe, just maybe, Northwestern football has its second-best team ever

Balk: Maybe, just maybe, Northwestern football has its second-best team ever

Tim Balk, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 9, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Maybe Saturday was a perfect day for football. And maybe, in the early November chill, with the sun beating down on a Family Weekend crowd and the Cats facing off against a Big Ten rival with a prestigious history and a formidable defense, a kid sat in the bleachers and discovered that college footbal...

Stratton and Sawhney: Does Northwestern adequately give back to the Evanston community?

Asha Sawhney and Abigail Stratton

November 8, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is well-known in the Evanston community and on campus that Northwestern has a historically strained “town and gown” relationship with the city of Evanston, most notably due to the Charter of the State of Illinois in 1851 that granted the University tax-exempt status. Residents of Evanston pay...

Wang: Lakefront athletics complex raises excitement and concerns

Wang: Lakefront athletics complex raises excitement and concerns

Colin Wang, Columnist

November 8, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Friday, Northwestern officials announced the groundbreaking ceremony for the new lakefront athletic complex will take place at 1 p.m. on Nov. 13. The new complex, which was originally approved back in 2012, will include the Ryan Fieldhouse and the Walter Athletics Center. In addition to the new facilities,...