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Condon: An openness to others is an openness to ourselves

Ryan Condon, Op-Ed Contributor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Each one of us has two versions of ourselves that we can present to others. You can give the bullet-pointed, resume version of yourself, or you can give what I’d hope to give you — the uncensored, unapologetically reflective existential crisis that every student at Northwestern knows too well. The...

Lachow: ‘Freshman fifteen’ jokes, culture are harmful to college students

Hannah Lachow, Op-Ed Contributor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

The photo is of a burger, some fries and a very appealing milkshake. The sun is out. The lake and a peep of Chicago are in the background. In every sense of the word, it is an aesthetically pleasing Snapchat. Plastered over this envy-warranting photo though, are a couple careless words: “freshman fifteen...

Letter to the Editor: Upstairs Cafe sends thank you to customers, supporters

Letter to the Editor: Upstairs Cafe sends thank you to customers, supporters

April 24, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

As we prepare to close our beloved Upstairs Cafe (located at the Central Street Metra station) this Friday, we'd like to humbly thank all of our customers and other Evanstonians for their support in our battle to stay open. Hundreds of people sent letters and made calls to Union Pacific on our behalf...

Goldrich: Bienen dual degree overworks students, needs structural changes

Nathan Goldrich, Op-Ed Contributor
April 23, 2017
Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Each year, students from all around the world apply to Northwestern’s unique five-year, dual-degree program, which enables students in the Bienen School of Music to simultaneously obtain another degree from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the McCormick School of Engineering, the School of...

Trejos: March for Science is why people don’t trust science

Jose Trejos, Columnist
April 23, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Tragically, our government generally seems to be apathetic to science when making policy. Despite experts' universal support of, and extensive research on, topics like evolution, climate change and the benefits of free trade, they remain deeply controversial, and the policies resulting from this disregard...

Letter to the Editor: Kipnis book misrepresents grad student, employs irresponsible research

April 23, 2017
Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Several people, including a graduate student in the department of philosophy at Northwestern University, were recently targeted in a book by Radio, Television and Film faculty member Laura Kipnis. In “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus,” Kipnis constructs a narrative around a series...

Newman: On necessities, luxuries and labor in the humanities

Barbara Newman, Op-Ed Contributor, English professor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Contributors, Opinion

You love your lit courses — you know you do. Perhaps Dickens was your favorite: You could almost feel the London fog swirling into your lungs. Or how about that wild and crazy Chaucer class where you acted out “The Miller’s Tale”? But major in English? No, you promised your parents to choose...

Kang: An anti-war movement is more urgent now than ever

William Kang, Op-Ed Contributor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Recently the threat of war has, like an ominous storm cloud, smothered us with fear. The war machine that we have seen ravage other countries like Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan has only grown with the Trump administration’s foreign policy. In the last couple of weeks, we have seen President Donald...

Phillips: AccessibleNU must do a better job for disabled, injured students

Ruby Phillips, Columnist
April 18, 2017
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Over spring break, I suffered a nondisplaced fracture of the proximal tibia. Though this experience was incredibly painful in the moment, it did not compare to the terrible and cumbersome hurdles I have had to jump since returning to Northwestern as someone whose physical abilities have been temporarily...

Closson: Black arts on campus deserve more awareness, recognition

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Earlier this month, Barry Jenkins, director of Academy Award-winning film “Moonlight,” spoke on campus, drawing a packed audience and sparking conversation about the importance of diverse storytelling and art forms. Reactions were similarly enthusiastic in January, when writer Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall about his per...

Letter to the Editor: Voting democracy out in the Turkish referendum

April 18, 2017
Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Turkish voters headed to the ballot boxes on April 16 to vote in an historic referendum regarding a series of amendments to Turkey’s constitution. In a very close race, the amendments were approved by a razor-thin margin (51 percent “yes” vote, against 49 percent “no”). The change will turn...

Kim: How being Korean American influences my conversations about sexism, masculinity

Yvonne Kim, Opinion Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In light of recent events on campus, conversations about buzzword topics like rape culture and toxic masculinity have felt particularly heightened. We are always talking about how administrations should respond, how men can do better, what underlying problems we’re ignoring. These conversations are...