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Buchaniec: This election season, remember those who can’t vote

Catherine Buchaniec, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

We are a democratic republic — emphasis on the democratic. Despite the founding fathers’ fear of pure democracy, a concept they believed would ultimately lead to tyranny by “mob rule,” the notion of democracy was paramount to our founding as a nation. We fought a war to have a government for...

The Spectrum: I’m still Chinese, even if I can’t speak the language

Andrea Bian, Op-Ed Contributor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’m sure many American-born Chinese people (ABCs) will concur: You meet someone new, they ask if you’re Chinese, you say yes and they ask if you speak Chinese. You say yes, and they promptly ask you to “say something in Chinese” for them. The only difference for me is that I don’t speak...

Gutierrez: AND is already in my DNA

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Op-Ed Contributor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

It’s Week 5 of fall quarter. I’m writing for The Daily and Syllabus, applying to be a first-year theater board representative, a writer and new board member for the Waa-Mu Show, going to club fencing practice and doing lighting design for a winter quarter show. I have gone to two interviews, filled...

Perez: Don’t knock the Midwest until you try it

Zamone “Z” Perez, Op-Ed Contributor

October 21, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

When most people think of the Midwest, what comes to mind is a crippled economy, corn and a funny vernacular. As a lifelong resident of the Midwest, I feel like most of those assumptions hit the target most of the time. So, as new students from across the globe begin to adjust to life in the Midwest,...

Huang: Hip-hop made me aware of the bruises and strains of my people

Alexandra Huang, Op-Ed Contributor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

People usually laugh at me or squint their eyes — their disbelief tracing a question mark in the air — when I tell them that I’ve played Drake’s “Passionfruit” on repeat for three months straight. Cognitive bias gets the best of them: a Chinese girl can love hip-hop too. Hip-hop is my lingua...

Turkolmez: Your privacy may be even more limited than you think

Emre Turkolmez, Columnist

October 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

You never know your privacy may already be compromised until someone discloses your information. Lately, we’ve been debating issues like privacy and anonymity much more than we used to. Yet, one question is being avoided: What if you have already been hacked and you do not know it? The concept of...

Affording NU: Low-income student experiences should not be overlooked

Allie Goulding, Development & Recruitment Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, a writer explores the everyday struggles of being a low-income student at Northwestern. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t worry about money. But for many of my friends and classmates, money isn’t — and has never been — an issue to consider. That was my bigge...

Monga: Northwestern’s Balance Revolution: when do we take it too far?

Mehak Monga, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Each weekend, “Nerdwestern’s” frat quad seems to buzz with excitable students, bustling their way through the pandemonium of party rejections and misty weather. Early the next day, you’ll catch these very students spending hours on end at Mudd Science and Engineering Library, taking just a lunch...

Buchaniec: Climate Change is our World War III

Catherine Buchaniec, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The alarm has rung. Again and again, we read the headlines and flip to the next page. Through raging wildfires and unprecedented hurricanes, we send thoughts and prayers. We donate a few dollars to the natural disaster in question and continue blissfully ignoring the problem right in front of our faces:...

Gutierrez: The argument for ‘Latinx’

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Op-Ed Contributor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Officially, Latino 201-0 is listed as “Introduction to Latina and Latino Studies,” but the course syllabus says “Introduction to Latinx Studies and the department recently hosted a symposium called “Latinx Politics Today: Intersecting Activism, Advocacy, and Scholarship.” The debate over the...

Martinez: Huerta’s impact should not be erased

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As soon as I saw the poster announcing Dolores Huerta’s Thursday night speech, I immediately entered the event into my calendar. I had learned about Huerta’s work as a labor leader and civil rights leader, but did not know much more about her history. Huerta’s name is more unknown than the activist...

Duquénois: Visiting scholars walk the line between student and professor

Servane Duquénois, Op-Ed Contributor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Have you ever heard of visiting scholars here at Northwestern? Do you know who they are? My guess is you don’t, because visiting scholars have a pretty unique status, and little to no visibility on campus. If your answer was yes, there’s a good chance you are a visiting scholar yourself, and you...