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Dion-Kirschner: Climate change is more than a national threat, will affect each of us as individuals

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

May 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication recently published striking new data on how Americans view climate issues. You may have run into the results, which are summarized in arresting map graphics, in a New York Times article published earlier this spring. Here’s one major takeaway: in most ...

Kim: Cultural organizations can simultaneously foster, inhibit community

Justine Kim, Columnist

May 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Many students on Northwestern’s campus, specifically white students, are unaware of the various Asian American cultural organizations that exist on our campus. In fact, two years ago, I never thought that I myself would become part of a cultural group at Northwestern. However, after spending two years...

Kim: Journalism 202 is unproductive, should not be Medill graduation requirement

Yvonne Kim, Opinion Editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Ever since I first considered transferring from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences to the Medill School of Journalism Media, Integrated Marketing Communications during Winter Quarter of my freshman year, I have consistently put off taking Journalism 202. The course, titled “Philosophy of...

Letter to the Editor: Improving reporting about Native, Indigenous individuals

May 8, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Below is a letter from Northwestern alumna Ninah Divine regarding student reporting on Native American and Indigenous people that was sent to different campus publications last quarter. It is being published in The Daily Northwestern in hopes that it will benefit future student journalists. I recogniz...

Trejos: Affordable Health Care Act is a clumsy, regressive failure

Jose Trejos, Columnist

May 7, 2017


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

After an embarrassing failure to pass the American Health Care Act the first time around, House Republicans managed to pass it last week with a four-vote margin. On some level, the AHCA as it stands is fairly insignificant, since Senate Republicans have been blatant about their plans to rewrite it almost...

Letter to the Editor: New Student Organization Symposium attendance requirement was harmful to student groups, wasted time

May 7, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Each year, Student Organizations and Activities hosts a mandatory Student Organization Symposium for incoming leaders of executive boards, typically presidents and treasurers. Each University-recognized student group must send two representatives to this five-hour conference. Failure to comply could...

Closson: Adjusting to Northwestern, its lack of diversity as a black student

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

When committing to Northwestern — one of my “dream schools” — as a senior in high school, I never thought I’d regret that decision once I got to campus. Before I officially chose a college, my parents constantly stressed that I should take into account campus diversity. As I started to...

Schwalb: IFC members must move beyond symbolism, commit to tangible reform

Jessica Schwalb, Columnist

May 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

There seems to be confusion about what Interfraternity Council members are to do in response to rampant sexual assault on our campus. When faced with criticism for not publicly showing up for survivors at events like the Take Back the Night march this year, some responded that they had been encouraged not ...

Schwartz: How exploring photography helped me develop confidence

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

May 3, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I was on my high school yearbook staff, I was terrified of taking photos. For four years, I sat through lectures and workshops and learned photography mechanics and composition, but I was always afraid to actually leave the classroom. Part of it was because I didn’t want to be assigned to take...

Boyle: Photographers, all artists deserve due recognition for their work

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

About two years ago, I wrote an opinion piece for my high school newspaper regarding the importance of giving proper credit to photographers for their work. At the time, I was photo editor of the paper and was in my third year of working as a freelance photojournalist, photographing athletic competitions...

Letter to the Editor: Medill accreditation decision does not serve students

May 2, 2017


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I write regarding your story, “Medill to not reapply for accreditation from national journalism council,” published May 1. I have great respect for Northwestern, Medill, its faculty and its leadership. I have served on two Medill accrediting teams in recent years and have been impressed with the ...

Kim: Grappling with the Korean language is an experience in vulnerability, growth

Yvonne Kim, Opinion Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

My parents often tell me of the first time they sent me off to preschool. They recount standing outside the classroom, secretly staring in through the window out of concern, to observe me crying in confusion. I understood none of the English spoken by the teacher or my peers — my parents had taught...