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50 Years of Queer Anger: While pivotal, Stonewall wasn’t the beginning

50 Years of Queer Anger: While pivotal, Stonewall wasn’t the beginning

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

January 24, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

This is the first column in “50 Years of Queer Anger,” a series examining LGBTQ+ issues in the United States since 1969. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a moment that kickstarted the gay liberation movement in the United States. The Stonewall riots erupted on June 28,...

Bian: In Covington Catholic scandal, it’s acceptable to acknowledge mistakes on many sides

Bian: In Covington Catholic scandal, it’s acceptable to acknowledge mistakes on many sides

Andrea Bian, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

We’ve all seen it by now — the image seared into our minds. A teenage boy wearing a Make America Great Again hat smirks in front of a Native American elder as he chants and plays a drum at the Lincoln Memorial. In the background, other hat-wearing teenagers look on, grinning and yelling back. The...

Martinez: Deifying politicians will only hurt us more later

Martinez: Deifying politicians will only hurt us more later

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the past few weeks, several Democrats have announced their exploratory committees, meaning they can begin to raise money and test the waters for their potential presidential campaigns. So far, eight candidates have made their intentions known, among them big names like, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand...

Huang: Competitive clubs do not mean success

Huang: Competitive clubs do not mean success

Alexandra Huang, Columnist

January 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

There is a culture of joining competitive extracurricular clubs at elite colleges throughout the United States. Business clubs are particularly popular at Northwestern because many students are interested in the lucrative industries of finance and consulting. Interviews for business fraternities and...

Augustine: The importance of eating disorder education on college campuses

Kathryn Augustine, Op-Ed Contributor

January 21, 2019


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

From “maintain ongoing consent” to ”monitor your binge-drinking habits,” Northwestern’s set of comprehensive True Northwestern Dialogues, better known as TNDs, cover a spectrum of topics as part of the first-year experience. Yet, in retrospect, I wished they discussed the growing issue of eating...

Buchaniec: Seventy percent of the Earth needs our help

Catherine Buchaniec, Columnist

January 21, 2019


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I don’t blame Walt Disney for my former idealistic, albeit inaccurate, view of our planet’s oceans. “The Little Mermaid” premiered in 1989, and while climate change was certainly wreaking havoc at that point in time, it was not regarded with noteworthy amounts of attention. The colorful narrative...

Perez: Christianity shouldn’t be politicized

Zamone “Z” Perez, Op-Ed Contributor

January 17, 2019


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In December, the Senate symbolically outlawed lynching when it passed the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act, making lynching a federal crime. Evangelicals aligned with the Liberty Counsel, a designated “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, urged the House of Representatives to take language...

Zhang: Why I changed my name

Dani Zhang, Op-Ed Contributor

January 17, 2019


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Over the last two months, I changed my name from Dannes (pronounced “Denise”) to Dan to Dani. Naturally, people had questions. Was I changing my gender identity? Was I just a kid who, after coming into college, believes she’s totally a new and improved person now? The latter’s probably true....

Bian: Gillette ad about toxic masculinity was more than necessary

Andrea Bian, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

The popular razor brand Gillette released an advertisement Jan. 13 titled “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be.” The ad challenged the brand’s previous slogan, “The Best a Man Can Get,” by offering a reflection on how toxic masculinity manifests itself in everyday life. In the video, men stare...

Thuillier: United States should prioritize press freedom

Marcus Thuillier, Op-Ed Contributor

January 16, 2019


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Even in 2019, not much has changed for the international journalist community, as coverage of France’s “yellow vests” protests showed once more. We have become used to violence toward journalists in authoritarian countries, but similar acts have picked up steam in democracies around the world —...

Gutierrez: Why I decided to go through recruitment

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

January 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

At the beginning of winter quarter, many first- and second-year students make what is framed by Hollywood as the most important decision in a college student’s life: whether or not they are going to join Greek life. The portrayal of sororities by Hollywood is consistently negative. Elle Woods and...

Mills: In 2019, don’t let politicians ruin protests

Clay Mills, Op-Ed Contributor

January 15, 2019


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Last November, I attended Evanston’s “Nobody Is Above the Law” protest following the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which eliminated the buffer between President Trump and Robert Mueller, the special counsel looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Arriving to the...