The Daily Northwestern

Guest column: Rich history of 150-year-old brotherly bond

Sandeep Kini

November 7, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Often I hear that by being in a fraternity, I have put myself in a box or isolated myself from the other 60 percent of Northwestern. I would argue, however, that being in Phi Delta Theta has served as a catalyst to develop an even more diverse experience. I honestly cannot say I would have gone to a ...

Letters: Appreciate finer points of baseball’s complexity

Mike Roche

November 4, 2009


Filed under Letters to Editor

Appreciate finer points of baseball's complexityTo Nicholas Sauerberg, regarding his take on the game of baseball ("Take me out of the ball game," Nov. 3): "Who cares about baseball?" If you consult the Nielsen ratings, more than 22 million people care. You would have known that, but that would have r...

Editorial: Use race forum as opportunity to take action

November 3, 2009


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

This was the spark that started the fire.Halloween costumes perceived as racially insensitive ignited underlying tensions at Northwestern when two students painted their faces black, recalling the history of satirical depictions of blacks known as blackface.Addressing this single incident through a commun...

Barzon: Don’t blame blackface on blind hatred

Carlton Barzon

November 3, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I doubt I was the only student wondering if he knew "the blackface kid." I was nearly sure it was one of my own friends, who had asked me a week earlier for my opinion about painting his skin tar-black and dressing in FUBU gear for Halloween. He quickly decided against it once I explained the history surrounding his costume choice.Many people may have promptly rebuked my friend in a storm of expletives and immediately demanded an a...

N-U Said: Safe enough?

Jeff Meyer

November 2, 2009


Filed under Columns, Multimedia, Online Exclusive

N-U Said host Jeff Meyer talks with students about safety at Northwestern and off-campus in light of a noticeably increased police presence....