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Allen: How the Northwestern housing system shuts low-income students out of the social scene

Kenny Allen, Op-Ed Contributor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

The housing system for Northwestern undergraduates makes it difficult for students of color to move off campus in their junior or senior years. When students with financial aid, who are often students of color, decide to move off campus, Northwestern provides refunds for housing. However, this refund...

Martinez: Stop silencing multilingual people

Martinez: Stop silencing multilingual people

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

According to the U.S. Census, foreign-born residents made up 13.5 percent of the population as of 2016, and that number is certainly higher considering potential survey methods. Their presence is incredibly important to this country, and it’s expected to rise even further — one projection by the...

Thuillier: The government shutdown was a useless self-inflicted wound

Thuillier: The government shutdown was a useless self-inflicted wound

Marcus Thuillier, Op-Ed Contributor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

On Friday, the government shutdown came to an end after 35 days. Over 800,000 government workers get to be paid for their work again. It has been a long and tedious road to get to a point where our president and his cabinet have finally decided to fund the government. It would be easy to write about...

Letter to the Editor: The Covington Catholic students need education, not affirmation

Letter to the Editor: The Covington Catholic students need education, not affirmation

January 27, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Obviously I don’t know Nick Sandmann, the teenager who went viral for his standoff with Native American elder Nathan Phillips at the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C. last week. But I do know kids just like Sandmann, armed with conservative upbringings, arrogance and, most dangerously, ignorance. Like...

Buchaniec: The dangers of anonymity and online comments

Buchaniec: The dangers of anonymity and online comments

Catherine Buchaniec, Assistant Design Editor

January 27, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

Last week, I watched Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) interview with Stephen Colbert on YouTube. Then I scrolled to the comments section to read what people had to say. “This girl behaves and speaks like an 8th grader...and is a member of the United States House of Representatives?” said...

Augustine: We need to erase the stigma surrounding psychiatric medication

Augustine: We need to erase the stigma surrounding psychiatric medication

Kathryn Augustine, Op-Ed Contributor

January 27, 2019


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

A clear double standard exists in our conversation about mental health. In the eyes of society, actively avoiding treatment for physical health issues seems self-sabotaging. However, deciding not to take medication for mental health issues is, to a certain extent, encouraged by societal norms. The...

50 Years of Queer Anger: While pivotal, Stonewall wasn’t the beginning

50 Years of Queer Anger: While pivotal, Stonewall wasn’t the beginning

A. Pallas Gutierrez, Columnist

January 25, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

This is the first column in “50 Years of Queer Anger,” a series examining LGBTQ+ issues in the United States since 1969. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a moment that kickstarted the gay liberation movement in the United States. The Stonewall riots erupted on June 28,...

Bian: In Covington Catholic scandal, it’s acceptable to acknowledge mistakes on many sides

Bian: In Covington Catholic scandal, it’s acceptable to acknowledge mistakes on many sides

Andrea Bian, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

We’ve all seen it by now — the image seared into our minds. A teenage boy wearing a Make America Great Again hat smirks in front of a Native American elder as he chants and plays a drum at the Lincoln Memorial. In the background, other hat-wearing teenagers look on, grinning and yelling back. The...

Martinez: Deifying politicians will only hurt us more later

Martinez: Deifying politicians will only hurt us more later

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the past few weeks, several Democrats have announced their exploratory committees, meaning they can begin to raise money and test the waters for their potential presidential campaigns. So far, eight candidates have made their intentions known, among them big names like, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand...

Huang: Competitive clubs do not mean success

Huang: Competitive clubs do not mean success

Alexandra Huang, Columnist

January 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

There is a culture of joining competitive extracurricular clubs at elite colleges throughout the United States. Business clubs are particularly popular at Northwestern because many students are interested in the lucrative industries of finance and consulting. Interviews for business fraternities and...

Augustine: The importance of eating disorder education on college campuses

Kathryn Augustine, Op-Ed Contributor

January 21, 2019


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

From “maintain ongoing consent” to ”monitor your binge-drinking habits,” Northwestern’s set of comprehensive True Northwestern Dialogues, better known as TNDs, cover a spectrum of topics as part of the first-year experience. Yet, in retrospect, I wished they discussed the growing issue of eating...

Buchaniec: Seventy percent of the Earth needs our help

Catherine Buchaniec, Columnist

January 21, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I don’t blame Walt Disney for my former idealistic, albeit inaccurate, view of our planet’s oceans. “The Little Mermaid” premiered in 1989, and while climate change was certainly wreaking havoc at that point in time, it was not regarded with noteworthy amounts of attention. The colorful narrative...