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50 Years of Queer Anger: Everyone should take a gender and sexuality course

50 Years of Queer Anger: Everyone should take a gender and sexuality course

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

February 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This is the fifth column in “50 Years of Queer Anger,” a series examining LGBTQ+ issues in the United States since 1969. Sexuality and gender are fundamental aspects of our society. We relate to each other differently based on perceived identity, different laws and regulations impact people b...

Bian: I won’t apologize for believing survivors of assault

Bian: I won’t apologize for believing survivors of assault

Andrea Bian, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

With the rise of the #MeToo movement comes a grievance almost as pervasive as the movement itself: What about lies and false accusations? It’s a concern I’ve seen time and time again, on social media and even in the words of President Trump, who said last year that it’s “a very scary time...

Shirola: Professors should include much-needed breaks in long classes

Shirola: Professors should include much-needed breaks in long classes

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

February 19, 2019


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As someone who studies social sciences, most of my classes are 80 minutes or longer. It doesn’t seem like all that much time in hindsight, but those of us who have taken a class of that length know that it is often unbearable. I’d go so far as to say that it can be pure torture. For a long time,...

Martinez: What Yalitza Aparicio’s role means for indigenous representation

Martinez: What Yalitza Aparicio’s role means for indigenous representation

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

February 19, 2019


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Yalitza Aparicio, the star of the hit Mexican film “Roma,” is coming into her own. Though she was originally training to become a teacher, Aparicio decided to try out for the film’s main character on a whim, never having officially acted before. Instantly, director Alfonso Cuarón knew she was...

Augustine: The NFL should stop placing success over women’s wellbeing

Augustine: The NFL should stop placing success over women’s wellbeing

Kathryn Augustine, Op-Ed Contributor

February 17, 2019


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In November of 2018, TMZ Sports released graphic surveillance video of then-Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoving a 19-year-old woman, Abigail Ottinger, in the hallway of a Cleveland hotel. Problematic yet predictable, Hunt was neither charged nor arrested the night of the incident. ...

Buchaniec: We don’t have room for a product made to last forever

Buchaniec: We don’t have room for a product made to last forever

Catherine Buchaniec, Assistant Design Editor

February 17, 2019


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This is the first in a series about sustainability at Northwestern University in light of the 2018 UN Intergovernmental Climate Report. In the report, scientists concluded that greenhouse gas pollution must be eliminated by 2050 to mitigate the major effects of climate change. This past October,...

Pach: Academic writing needs to be more accessible

Pach: Academic writing needs to be more accessible

Katie Pach, Op-Ed Contributor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

My first year at Northwestern convinced me I couldn’t read. It wasn’t the amount of reading — although that in itself was alarming — but the style in which social science articles are written. I study journalism and history, with a healthy dose of gender studies thrown in. By now I’ve learned...

50 Years of Queer Anger: Queerness at the Grammys

50 Years of Queer Anger: Queerness at the Grammys

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

February 14, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This is the fourth column in “50 Years of Queer Anger,” a series examining LGBTQ+ issues in the United States since 1969. Queerbaiting, the practice of presenting material as queer without making the queerness explicit, is rather common in the music industry. A recent example is the music video fo...

From the Newsroom: Understanding the Students Publishing Company board

Maddie Burakoff and Alex Schwartz

February 13, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, Daily staff members hope to provide more transparency about how we operate. If you would like to submit a question to be answered here, please send an email to eic@dailynorthwestern.com. Columnists featured on this page often receive angry responses from alumni threatening to with...

Closson: The Daily’s publisher must hold itself accountable to the racial diversity it hopes to see in our newsroom

Closson: The Daily’s publisher must hold itself accountable to the racial diversity it hopes to see in our newsroom

Troy Closson, Op-Ed Contributor

February 13, 2019


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This winter’s been the first quarter in over a year I haven’t been on The Daily’s editorial board because I’m on Journalism Residency. In all that time, there’s only three things I ever really cared about here: making the newsroom a more enjoyable place, improving racial diversity and inclusion...

Howell: Discovering my growth mindset

Howell: Discovering my growth mindset

Zaria Howell, Op-Ed Contributor

February 13, 2019


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During the fifth week of my freshman winter quarter at Northwestern, at around roughly 12:30 pm, I found myself sobbing my eyes out in one of the over-engineered bathroom stalls of the Kellogg Global Hub. Throughout my entire eighteen years, I have been told I was smart. The cream of the crop. A child...

Thuillier: American people’s disconnect with their government is unlikely to change

Thuillier: American people’s disconnect with their government is unlikely to change

Marcus Thuillier, Columnist

February 12, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Politics happen all the time in Washington, yet we the people — well, most of us — know nothing about it. I, like many Americans, feel disconnected from the government and that feeling is unlikely to change. There are many reasons to distrust a government that had a cabinet worth $4.3 billion in...