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Editorial: NU’s turn to seize initiative; Find fix now for busy road

October 27, 2009


Filed under Opinion

NU's turn to seize initiativeOut of a bad situation, Northwestern has a chance to rise to the top. The downtown club incident earlier this month, in which six black students from Washington University in St. Louis were denied entry, stirred support from throughout the NU student body.Collaborative action ...

Firing Squad: Party foul – a lack of pre-game logic

Emilia Barrosse

October 26, 2009


Filed under Opinion

As a college freshman, I have learned that a party is not a party unless there is plenty of alcohol. But the alcohol doesn't just have to be at the party - one must consume alcohol prior to the party - and in massive quantities. And it doesn't stop there. Oh no, actually, it has only just begun. In fa...

Standards & Practices: Sex survey not representative

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

October 25, 2009


Filed under Columns

Last week, The Weekly conducted its Sex Survey to analyze NU's bedroom behavior. Though it gave us insight into what does - or doesn't - happen between the sheets, the "first stab" at gathering the numbers needed left a lot to be desired, said Alex Ilyashov, editor in chief of The Weekly and a Medill ...

LeBuhn: Selling out: The Homecoming football bill

Mac LeBuhn

October 25, 2009


Filed under Opinion

The scene: It's late at night the Friday before the big Homecoming game. Two conflicted Northwestern administrators, Dick and Jane, are sitting before a fire, engrossed in a conversation over the tickets they will be selling tomorrow for the game.DICK: So, it's settled then. $50 for sideline tickets, $40 fo...

Editorial: Seek greater diversity at NU

October 25, 2009


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The 10th anniversary of Northwestern's Multicultural Center should serve as a reminder for how much still needs to be done to promote diversity on campus. The MCC and Multicultural Student Affairs have worked to promote this goal by bringing together the wide array of groups on campus for cooperation an...

Guest column: Regulation popular but not practical

Nate Nicholas

October 24, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Populist appeasement is a powerful tool - politicians regularly capitalize on misdirected and uninformed public anger with visible, but realistically ineffective or counterproductive, legislation or executive action.The most glaring recent example is the regulation of compensation at companies receiving...

Barzon: Music to my ears, but not others’ tunes

Carlton Barzon

October 20, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Music is my least favorite thing to discuss with strangers. When I meet new people, I always take extreme measures to steer clear of any questions about bands, genres or concerts. Some of the worst situations I can find myself in are being in a room with someone who decides to turn on MTV, or riding shotgun in...

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...

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...

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, ...

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...