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Latz: Sexual assault is not a single story

Emma Latz, Op-Ed Contributor

May 15, 2018


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Let me begin with a trigger warning: this piece discusses sexual assault on campus. For survivors who may feel harm or be triggered from reading the content of this piece, I urge you to please take caution and first and foremost take care of your well-being. Various resources for support are also listed...

Parker: Bizarre ‘parody’ Instagram account promotes toxic campus culture

Sienna Parker, Op-Ed Contributor

May 15, 2018


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While on Facebook looking for a distraction and a quick laugh on the Northwestern Memes for Cultured Teens group, I happened upon a disturbing post. One of the group’s members posted a screenshot of an Instagram account called @boujiecompanionsofnu. She and those who commented on her post called attention...

Levine-Drizin: Iran has no reason to trust in the US, we’re not the victim

Gabe Levine-Drizin, Columnist

May 13, 2018


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Last Friday, The Daily ran two columns about the ramifications of President Donald Trump’s recent decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or more commonly “the Iran nuclear deal.” On the surface, the two authors seemed to disagree. Gresik, writing in favor of our withdrawal from the accord, miraculously asserted that President Trump’s decision actually helps his negotiations with North...

Bakradze: US-Georgia relations matter more than ever

David Bakradze, Op-Ed Contributor

May 13, 2018


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In 1990, while most Georgians’ experiences of the U.S. were primarily limited to audio recordings and selected movies, I had the tremendous opportunity to study as a high school exchange student in Colorado. That experience gave me a glimpse into a new culture and motivated my desire to pursue a career...

Letter to the Editor: From memory to action: AEPi’s inspiration for Dog Days

May 12, 2018


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Memory — in its varied forms — is the beating heart of the Jewish tradition, the fruitful phenomenon from which an entire people was born. In Hebrew, the word for “remember” derives from the word “zakar,” directly translating to “root.” The Hebrew language is deliberate in its derivations:...

Esquenazi: Iran deal problematic but withdrawal will lead to danger

Sophia Esquenazi, Op-Ed Contributor

May 10, 2018


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After repeatedly referring to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal, as “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into,” President Donald Trump made the long-awaited decision to withdraw from the agreement and re-impose...

Gresik: Trump dumps Iran nuclear deal, benefits US negotiations with North Korea

Dylan Gresik, Op-Ed Contributor

May 10, 2018


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Earlier this week, President Donald Trump announced the United States withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, better known as the Iran nuclear deal. The U.S. will benefit in upcoming negotiations with Kim Jong Un and North Korea because of the president’s decision. The Iran nuclear...

Turkolmez: Literature is burning out with devastating consequences

Emre Turkolmez, Op-Ed Contributor

May 10, 2018


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It is becoming an unavoidable fact that people, especially teens and children, read less and less by the day. You could go to any bookstore from multi-franchise giant Barnes & Noble to indie Strand and observe the steady decrease in people’s interest in literature firsthand from the untouched stacks...

Jackson: Prioritize attending multicultural student group performances, events

Cassidy Jackson, Op-Ed Contributor

May 10, 2018


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About two weeks ago, I went with a friend to SASA’s Spring Concert, naively expecting a student dance production similar to SASA’s “21 Devon Street” performance. I quickly realized that it was, just as it was labeled, a concert. It featured Mickey Singh and DJ Twinbeatz, two artists who were...

Martinez: Don’t call Glover a genius yet

Martinez: Don’t call Glover a genius yet

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 9, 2018


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“Gripping.” “Masterful.” “Beautiful.” “Genius.” These are just a few of the descriptors that have been applied to Childish Gambino’s new music video accompanying his song, “This Is America.” None have been as pervasive as the word “genius.” And it’s easy to see why...

Letter to the Editor: On Syrian airstrikes, learn from American inaction during Holocaust

May 8, 2018


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April 25’s paper described the new exhibit, Americans and the Holocaust, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., for which history Prof. Daniel Greene was the chief curator. One visitor to the exhibit, Avi Goldstein, was quoted saying the lesson to take away from the...

Phillips: Despite University inaction, students still retain power

Ruby Phillips, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 8, 2018


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As the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover passed last week, I found myself doing a lot of thinking about the history of this campus, and particularly about how much those student activists in 1968 were willing to risk. The occupation of the Bursar’s Office was a disruptive action rooted...