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Letter to the Editor: It is time to stop giving SAE chances

November 8, 2018


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I wrote last year that SAE was unworthy of a spot on our campus. The op-ed published by their president last week did nothing to change my mind. I hold many privileges as a wealthy, white cisgender woman in a PHA sorority, and I don’t want to speak for perspectives that are not my own. But, after two yea...

Affording NU: Internships should not require previous internship experience to apply

Allie Goulding, Development & Recruitment Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Cartoons, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, a writer explores the everyday struggles of being a low-income student at Northwestern. It’s November, which means deadlines for journalism summer internships are already here. As a Northwestern student, the pressure to have a summer internship — especially right before s...

Schwartz: Our votes are just the beginning

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

My first time voting was in the 2016 election. I was excited to cast my vote for Hillary Clinton, eagerly awaiting morning of Nov. 9 when I’d say to myself, “I helped elect the first female president of the United States.” I wanted the satisfaction of being part of something historic. Instead,...

Entrepreneurship is an option for anyone

Cassidy Jackson, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As a high school student, the term “entrepreneur” always drew up an image of the Bezos-prototype: white, male computer science major. Essentially, in my head, entrepreneurship represented everything I wasn’t. As a black woman and journalism major, I don’t tick off a single box on that checklist....

Doing What You Love is a Choice

Alexandra Huang, Op-Ed Contributor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

I like asking people questions. One of the questions I often ask is: “Are you doing what you want to do at the moment?” The responses I get are always surprising. The majority of people answer, “No.” “No, but I am only doing this for a short period of time,” they’d say. “No, but...

Gutierrez: Stop mocking people for doing things they love

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

November 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Engineers mock theatre kids, theatre kids mock athletes and athletes mock journalists. Most people I know have at some point derided someone else spending time on something they love, usually because they don’t value that thing in the same way. Despite how easy and almost instinctual it may be to jokingly...

Buchaniec: Anti-Semitism is not returning; it never went away

Catherine Buchaniec, Columnist

November 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This story is not a new one; it is one ingrained in humanity’s history, the United States’s history. From the ancient empires of Babylonia, Greece and Rome to the Middle Ages, from the Russian Empire during the nineteenth century to Nazi Germany, from the Porte de Vincennes market in 2015 to Pittsburgh;...

Martinez: Voting will not solve all our problems

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

There has been a huge surge, particularly among my generation, to go to the polls. Massive signup campaigns can be spotted on campuses and across many cities in the United States. National Voter Registration Day brought in a record 800,000 new voters, a figure many attribute to the upcoming midterm elections....

Letter to the Editor: Saving Harley Clarke is a win for the environment

November 4, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

The greenest building is the one that is already standing. Existing buildings represent embodied energy, and that energy is forever lost once a building is demolished. The materials used to build historic buildings like the Harley Clarke Mansion — such as old-growth wood, historic glass and copper...

Letter to the Editor: The new SAE will be one of accountability

Tommy Vaughan

November 2, 2018


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Content Warning: This letter is from the president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and references allegations of drugging and sexual assault As president of the newly reinstated Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, I feel it is my duty to the Northwestern community to be transparent about the concerns...

Letter to the Editor: International Office should get rid of student technology fee

November 1, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

I was heartened by the recent article in the Daily concerning Northwestern’s increased support for international students — they need it now more than ever. However, I was dismayed the article did not mention the $50 technology fee international students have been asked to pay beginning this year. ...

Letter to the Editor: Demolishing Harley Clarke is a win for preservation

November 1, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Since 2015, the Harley Clarke Mansion has stood empty. The vintage building is nestled between the Grosse Point Lighthouse and Evanston’s Lighthouse Beach in the city’s far northeast corner. As city officials have contemplated what to do with the mansion and the valuable land it takes up, Evanstonians...