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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...

Jackson: Realizing drinking isn’t for me — and owning it

Cassidy Jackson, Op-Ed Contributor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Throughout high school, I didn’t drink. It was a small part of my ploy to be as counter-culture as possible. In middle school, for example, when I caught the whiff that Uggs were becoming chic, I never wore mine out in public again. As high school went by, drinking started to catch on and began popping...

Editorial: The Daily Northwestern joins national #SaveStudentNewsrooms campaign

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

April 25, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

Across the country, newspaper staffs struggle to find a business model that makes print journalism a sustainable practice. This problem affects publications large and small, and student newspapers are no exception. The Daily Northwestern is proud to join the national #SaveStudentNewsrooms campaign to protect the futur...

Letter to the Editor: Transition to Compass Group raises concern from students, instills fear in workers

April 25, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Northwestern recently signed a contract solidifying a shift to Compass Group North American as our sole food vendor. Though this decision may mean little to most students, campus service workers, whose livelihoods hang in the balance of this new contract, are anxious following this decision. The Uni...

Gresik: Barbara Bush’s funeral offers moment of political unity

April 24, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Sometimes I worry that all hope of political reconciliation has been lost and that citizens of our country only see one another in terms of political affiliation instead of as Americans. Sometimes it seems like simple gestures of kindness and humility — those “faith in humanity restored” moments...

Martinez: Coming to terms with Kanye’s tweets

Martinez: Coming to terms with Kanye’s tweets

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Kanye West is back on Twitter. In typical Kanye fashion, West started posting sporadic self-help messages last week — advice about individuality, power hierarchies and original ideas. After deactivating his Twitter last May, West returned to the platform in full swing, much to the delight of his 16...

Schwartz: Sanchi oil spill reveals problems with international policy, media

Schwartz: Sanchi oil spill reveals problems with international policy, media

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

A tanker spilled more than 136,000 tons of oil into the East China Sea this past January. But the effects are almost invisible, and chances are you’ve never heard of it. The Sanchi was an Iranian tanker that collided with a cargo ship around 160 nautical miles off the coast of Shanghai on Jan. 6...

Schwartz: Environmentalism is more than nature photos, requires political action

Schwartz: Environmentalism is more than nature photos, requires political action

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters from Editor, Opinion, Top Stories

Instagram is always popping on Earth Day. People become environmentalists for the day, posting heartwarming photos of themselves enjoying nature and professing their love for the planet. I’ll be honest — I love seeing the pictures. And I think it’s important we have a day to at least remind people...

Phillips: The normalization of binge drinking supports unhealthy behavior

Ruby Phillips, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

On Fridays, I teach a class of freshman girls at Lake View High School about healthy decision-making as a peer health educator for Peer Health Exchange. We address topics like sexual assault, alcohol abuse and healthy communication. Being a peer health educator is one of my favorite activities on this...

Martinez: Journalists, consumers should be cognizant of study funding

Martinez: Journalists, consumers should be cognizant of study funding

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

As I was completing my typical BuzzFeed scroll to avoid doing homework, I came across an article titled, “Pasta Is Good For You, Say Scientists Funded By Big Pasta.” Intrigued, I clicked on it and read a slightly clickbait-y article that had the usual clumsiness of a BuzzFeed News investigative report....

Pomp: Student organizations should refocus on missions, not exclusivity

Amos Pomp, Op-Ed Contributor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I have heard time and time again how annoying it is that seemingly everything at Northwestern requires an application, a petition or some sort of rigorous selection process. Even opportunities you wouldn’t expect, like some majors, cap their membership or enrollment numbers and turn applicants away....

Letter to the Editor: NU should be transparent about dining workers after provider change

April 19, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last week the University announced a new dining services partnership that will replace our contract with Sodexo. We are told that the new company, Compass, will ask our employees to remain and keep their pay and benefits intact. I have no opinion as to one supplier versus another, but it wasn’t so ...