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Thuillier: It’s time for a conversation about the system of Supreme Court appointments

Marcus Thuillier, Op-Ed Contributor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

It has been a week since Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in to the Supreme Court in what was one of the most disputed and controversial processes in recent political memory. For members of our generation, who have only been active in politics for a short amount of time, the nomination and confirmation process...

Resolved: Supreme Court justices should not be appointed for life

Alex Smith, Political Union Contributor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, members of the Northwestern Political Union debrief their weekly debates on a range of topics. All opinions expressed are those of the author alone and do not reflect the views of the Northwestern Political Union or its members. “Before the Law sits a gatekeeper.” — Franz Ka...

Off Script: Despite representation, Awkwafina isn’t free from criticism

Andrea Bian, Op-Ed Contributor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On October 6, actress and rapper Awkwafina stepped out onto the stage of Studio 8H to an applauding audience. During her opening monologue, she paid tribute to the last and only other Asian-American woman to host “Saturday Night Live,” Lucy Liu. “I remember how important that episode was for...

The Spectrum: Ending mental illness stigma shouldn’t require me to relive my trauma

Katie Pach, Op-Ed Contributor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion, The Spectrum

Wednesday marked World Mental Health Day. Amid the flurry of “check in on your friends” tweets and “self care is so important” Facebook posts, people around the world — myself included — shared personal stories of their struggles with mental illness. I’ve grappled with my mental health...

Letter to the Editor: No student should be forced to choose a career path by sophomore year

October 9, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

I graduated from Northwestern in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and started my career in investment banking. Over the past seven years, I have met with and mentored dozens of students seeking similar career paths. I am incredibly appreciative of the strong foundation that NU’s liberal...

Checking items off your bucket list boosts your self-worth

Cassidy Jackson, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The beginning of this summer, I sank into a state of intense self-deprecation. My freshman year was full of self-neglect and completely lacking self-care all because… I got swept into Northwestern’s “AND is in our DNA” mentality. I went from having a plethora of hobbies — namely journaling,...

Schwartz: After Kavanaugh, men need to take allyship seriously

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I got the notification on my phone in the middle of a meeting on Saturday afternoon — the one telling me they’d confirmed him. Normally, my guttural reaction to bad news is some kind of righteous anger. I project myself outward, positively or negatively searching for a face or name to stab blame...

Shelly: Don’t let Big Bite Night be your last venture into Evanston’s food scene

Shelly: Don’t let Big Bite Night be your last venture into Evanston’s food scene

Nora Shelly, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Although it may have gone unnoticed by some, Sunday was the best day of the year. A day when Northwestern came together to celebrate something so wholesome that cars didn’t even seem to mind the hordes of college students blindly jaywalking all around Evanston. I’m not talking about Dillo Day...

Martinez: Van Dyke verdict is the first step of a long journey

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Jason Van Dyke was put on trial last month, along with the Chicago police system, in a way. While he was convicted, marginalized communities are still at a net loss. Our city still hurts. Jason Van Dyke is a former Chicago police officer who shot and killed teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014. As McDonald...

Huang: It’s time to wake up from the default

Alexandra Huang, Op-Ed Contributor

October 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

“I am going to major in computer science and economics,” I told myself. In first grade, I learned that legs were meant to be folded quietly beneath me in the classroom, not to launch me across a field. Instead of running around the track, I was trapped inside the classroom, struggling to spell:...

Buchaniec: Kavanaugh’s disregard for due process de-legitimizes him

Catherine Buchaniec, Op-Ed Contributor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

One’s reputation is their most valuable asset. It is beliefs generally held about a person that elicit their legitimacy, or lack thereof. The Supreme Court — an institution that rightfully retains a reputation of integrity and justice — holds vast legitimacy. The decisions concluded hold the same...

Abroad Brush Strokes: Plastic jellyfish and giant mantas in Bali

Abroad Brush Strokes: Plastic jellyfish and giant mantas in Bali

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In this series, a writer recounts his experiences studying environments and natural resources in Indonesia. When I jump into the water at Manta Point, the first thing I see is a plastic bag. I almost mistake it for a jellyfish as it floats just below the surface: ripped, gnarled and ghostly white ag...