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Editorial: Amid protests against police brutality, Northwestern administrators need to break tradition of empty statements

Editorial: Amid protests against police brutality, Northwestern administrators need to break tradition of empty statements

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

June 1, 2020

On May 25, George Floyd was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Floyd’s death followed that of Breonna Taylor, who was shot by police in her own apartment on March 13, and that of Ahmaud Arbery, who was murdered by two white men while on a run in his neighborhood on February...

Sastoque: Why you should learn a new language

Sastoque: Why you should learn a new language

Laurisa Sastoque, Columnist

May 29, 2020

English speakers who refuse to learn a second language because of how universal English has become are robbing themselves of an opportunity for development. While most airports have translations of every sign into English, and locals in a foreign country usually address tourists in English, to actively...

Blaine: Access to mental healthcare should be a right for everyone, not a privilege for a few

Blaine: Access to mental healthcare should be a right for everyone, not a privilege for a few

Wesley Blaine, Op-Ed Contributor

May 29, 2020

I was watching ESPN’s new documentary about the Chicago Bulls, “The Last Dance,” when a scene with Michael Jordan piqued my curiosity. Jordan sits in a cream-colored chair talking with a reporter about his accomplishments while sipping a half-filled glass of scotch. He seems sullen. I wondered,...

Shirola: Reflections on my three years at The Daily

Shirola: Reflections on my three years at The Daily

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

May 29, 2020

When I arrived at Northwestern as a freshman in the fall of 2017, I never thought I’d end up writing opinion pieces for The Daily. For starters, I had never written an op-ed before. And quite frankly, journalism just wasn’t really my thing. After all, we were still less than a year into the Trump...

Augustine: Validation during COVID-19 is important

Augustine: Validation during COVID-19 is important

Kathryn Augustine, Opinion Editor

May 28, 2020

The unemployment rate is at a startlingly high 14.7 percent. Over 1.6 million Americans have been infected with COVID-19 and 100,446 people have lost their lives. Nearly half of Americans reported in a Kaiser Family Foundation poll that COVID-19 is negatively affecting their mental health. COVID-19...