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Schwartz: Learning to live within the weather, not against it

Schwartz: Learning to live within the weather, not against it

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

May 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’ve rarely had my privilege checked so intensely as I have this past week. I’m referring, of course, to the weather. I wore a winter coat last Sunday, and within a mere six days I was basking on the lakefill in shorts and a T-shirt. Chicago’s climate is underratedly erratic, and last week it...

Boyd: As midterms approach, recognize Republican degradation of democracy

Boyd: As midterms approach, recognize Republican degradation of democracy

Ryan Boyd

May 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign advances, it has become increasingly clear that the Republican Party is, by and large, anti-democratic. Though news organizations have reported that President Donald Trump has repeatedly discussed firing the Special Counsel,...

Srivastava: Beware of Cinco de Mayo darties

Heena Srivastava, Columnist

May 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

With the simultaneous onset of “darty season” and Cinco de Mayo this Saturday, college students across America will be whipping out their best guacamole recipes and stocking up on Coronas. And while Americans see the day as an opportunity to enjoy tacos and drinks, the party culture surrounding it...

Letter to the Editor: Student activists denounce university’s co-optation of Bursar’s Office Takeover, demand action

May 3, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

This week the university has been commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover, when about 120 students occupied the Bursar’s Office on May 3, 1968, in order to demand improvements in the conditions of Black students on campus. Throughout the commemoration process, Northwestern...

Martinez: Dolezal documentary more damaging than helpful

Martinez: Dolezal documentary more damaging than helpful

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last week, Netflix released “The Rachel Divide,” its documentary about Rachel Dolezal, a former NAACP chapter president who made headlines in 2015 after being outed as a white woman presenting herself as black. After reading initial reviews, I had planned to not give the movie any attention and legitimacy....

Shirola: Comey’s memoir should be taken with a grain of salt

Shirola: Comey’s memoir should be taken with a grain of salt

Wesley Shirola, Columnist

May 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’m not quite sure what James Comey set out to accomplish when he published his No. 1 New York Times Bestseller, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” in April. While there is a driving theme, much of the book reads like a man pouting over the fact that he was fired from his job as FBI...

Schwartz: Michelle Wolf’s jokes needed to ‘push the line’

Schwartz: Michelle Wolf’s jokes needed to ‘push the line’

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Letters from Editor, Opinion

Good comedy should do more than make you laugh. It should make you cringe and think to yourself, “Yikes.” It should make you question yourself and the world around you. And it should rarely leave you content with the way things are. Good comedy is almost never safe. That brings me to the White...

Allen: Consider racism in criminal justice system holistically

Kenny Allen, Op-Ed Contributor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In 2015, Lakeith Smith, A’Donte Washington and three others committed a burglary in Alabama. When police arrived at the home they had broken into, the two groups began to exchange gunfire. Washington died in the shootout from a bullet fired by the police. Although court proceedings indicate that an...

Letter to the Editor: Think globally, act nationally. Here’s how.

April 29, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

In his Earth Day piece, Alex Schwartz remarks that, “Environmentalism … requires political action.” He provides data to support the idea that no amount of individual environmental activism will solve the immediate and dire problem of climate change. He is correct. The vast majority of energy...

Phillips: In the #MeToo era, go beyond separating the art from the artist

Ruby Phillips, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I grew up watching “The Cosby Show.” I wanted to be as cool as Denise, as cute as Rudy and as classy as Clair. I cannot emphasize enough how important the Cosby legacy is for so many generations of black people: To see a middle-class black family who was funny and loving made me feel more black,...

Letter to the Editor: Rock painting mishap signals need for awareness, sensitivity

April 29, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

I’m a co-president of Northwestern’s QuestBridge Scholars Network, yet most students don’t know about the work I do. Even some low-income, first-generation students don’t realize that Quest is for them. My friends probably only know about Quest because I tell them, and my peers are constantly...

Letter to the Editor: Student leaders urge University to increase support for CARE

April 26, 2018


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Northwestern recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in many positive ways. From the annual Take Back the Night march to educational dialogues, our community takes seriously its responsibility to support survivors — at least, in theory. The University has allocated resources for just three...